Extra Life 2017 – Spirit Made Steel Martial Arts

What’s better than playing games with friends? Playing games with friends and saving lives at the same time! 2017 will be our fifth year hosting Extra Life, a 24-hour gaming event to raise money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Last year we raised over $1800 to help pay for life-saving treatment for terminally ill children. Come join us for our amazing 5th year of Extra Life!

How it works

We’ll be playing games for 24 hours at our dojo beginning at 8:00 AM on Saturday, November 4th. Come out and join us for any or all of that time! That’s right – you don’t have to stay 24 hours. Come and play for as much as you like. But we’re not just playing games – we’re also raising money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals provide life saving treatment for terminally ill children who otherwise can’t afford to pay. Your donations literally save the lives of children. All of the money – 100% – goes straight to the hospitals. Madison Martial Arts Academy doesn’t keep any, and the Extra Life organization doesn’t keep any either. We’re funding the events through our own resources.

We’re asking for a minimum $15 donation from everybody who comes to play with us. But honestly, we’d prefer it if you’d join our team and get your friends and family to sponsor you!

Can’t make it out to play with us this year? Find one of our team members and sponsor them!

For more information, see our Facebook group.

Our Fifth Year!

For our fifth year of Extra Life, everything is bigger and better than ever! Last year more than 95 players helped us raise over $1800. This year, we’re expecting even more – and we’re also raising the ante on our side!

We’ve got returning features from last year:

  • The VR corner where you can check out the latest virtual reality games!
  • The Classic Video Game station – play the greatest games of the 80s and 90s!
  • Play games on the 10 foot projector screen!
  • Board games, card games, and tabletop roleplaying!

But we’re also adding:

  • The play-to-win table, with prizes donated by leading game companies and local stores!

Stay tuned for more!

Past Success

Last year we raised over $1800 and had a fantastic time doing it! This year, with your help, we’re hoping to do even better. Check out the report than WHNT 19 did on us in 2014, or this awesome article in the Madison County Record!

Scheduled Games

TIME: Sat, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
TITLE: Ogre

GAME: Ogre
REFEREE: Kerry Jordan
TYPE: Board
NUM. PLAYERS: 2-4
AGES: 10+
EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: None
MATERIALS REQUIRED: None (all provided)
DESCRIPTION:
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In 2085 A.D., armored warfare is faster and deadlier than ever. Hovercraft, tanks and infantry slug it out with tactical nukes. But the most feared weapon of all needs no human guidance. It’s the giant cybernetic tank called the Ogre.
Outgun or outmaneuver your opponent as the Ogre or the defending army to win a prize from Steve Jackson Games.

TIME: Sat, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
TITLE: Frostgrave

GAME: Frostgrave
REFEREE: Joe Smith
TYPE: Miniatures
NUM. PLAYERS: 1-4
AGES: 12+
EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: None
MATERIALS REQUIRED: None (all provided)
DESCRIPTION:
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Amidst the frozen ruins of an ancient city, wizards battle in the hopes of discovering the treasures of a fallen empire. In this fantasy skirmish wargame, each player takes on the role of a wizard from one of ten schools of magic, and builds his band of followers. The wizard's apprentice will usually accompany his master, and more than a dozen other henchman types are available for hire, from lowly thugs to heavily armoured knights and stealthy thieves.

TIME: Sat, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
TITLE: The Adventurers' Choice

GAME: The Adventurers: The Temple of Chac or The Adventurers: The Pyramid of Horus
REFEREE: Kerry Jordan
TYPE: Board
NUM. PLAYERS: 2-6
AGES: 10+
EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: None
MATERIALS REQUIRED: None (all provided but dice helpful)
DESCRIPTION:
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This game session offers a choice of two great games in The Adventurers series: The Temple of Chac or The Pyramid of Horus. In either game, intrepid adventurers delve into ancient ruins in search of prized relics. They face deadly traps and hazards as they race to gather their prizes and escape before being sealed inside the ruins forever!

TIME: Sat, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
TITLE: Frostgrave

GAME: Frostgrave
REFEREE: Joe Smith
TYPE: Miniatures
NUM. PLAYERS: 1-4
AGES: 12+
EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: None
MATERIALS REQUIRED: None (all provided)
DESCRIPTION:
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Amidst the frozen ruins of an ancient city, wizards battle in the hopes of discovering the treasures of a fallen empire. In this fantasy skirmish wargame, each player takes on the role of a wizard from one of ten schools of magic, and builds his band of followers. The wizard's apprentice will usually accompany his master, and more than a dozen other henchman types are available for hire, from lowly thugs to heavily armoured knights and stealthy thieves.

TIME: Sat, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
TITLE: Frostgrave

GAME: Frostgrave
REFEREE: Joe Smith
TYPE: Miniatures
NUM. PLAYERS: 1-4
AGES: 12+
EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: None
MATERIALS REQUIRED: None (all provided)
DESCRIPTION:
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Amidst the frozen ruins of an ancient city, wizards battle in the hopes of discovering the treasures of a fallen empire. In this fantasy skirmish wargame, each player takes on the role of a wizard from one of ten schools of magic, and builds his band of followers. The wizard's apprentice will usually accompany his master, and more than a dozen other henchman types are available for hire, from lowly thugs to heavily armoured knights and stealthy thieves.

TIME: Sat, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
TITLE: Frostgrave

GAME: Frostgrave
REFEREE: Joe Smith
TYPE: Miniatures
NUM. PLAYERS: 1-4
AGES: 12+
EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: None
MATERIALS REQUIRED: None (all provided)
DESCRIPTION:
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Amidst the frozen ruins of an ancient city, wizards battle in the hopes of discovering the treasures of a fallen empire. In this fantasy skirmish wargame, each player takes on the role of a wizard from one of ten schools of magic, and builds his band of followers. The wizard's apprentice will usually accompany his master, and more than a dozen other henchman types are available for hire, from lowly thugs to heavily armoured knights and stealthy thieves.

TIME: Sat, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
TITLE: Red Dragon Inn

GAME: Red Dragon Inn
REFEREE: Kerry Jordan
TYPE: Card
NUM. PLAYERS: 2-8
AGES: 13+
EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: None
MATERIALS REQUIRED: None (all provided but dice helpful)
DESCRIPTION:
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You and your adventuring companions have spent all day slogging through the Dungeon, killing monsters and taking their stuff. Now you're back in town, healed up, cleaned up, and ready to party at the Red Dragon Inn. Drink, gamble, and roughhouse with your friends. But don't forget to keep an eye on your Gold. If you run out, you'll have to spend the night in the stables. Oh... and try not to get too beaten up or too drunk. If you black out, your friends will continue the party without you... after they loot your body for Gold of course!

TIME: Sat, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
TITLE: The Night Fiend of Ravenloft

GAME: Dungeons & Dragons
REFEREE: Kerry Jordan
TYPE: Role-Playing Game
NUM. PLAYERS: 4-6
AGES: 13+
EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: None
MATERIALS REQUIRED: None (all provided but dice helpful)
DESCRIPTION:
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Village children are disappearing in the dead of night. Are the characters willing to risk their very souls to stop the Night Fiend?

TIME: Sat, 8:00 pm - 12:00 am
TITLE: Beneath the Mask

GAME: Dread
REFEREE: Kerry Jordan
TYPE: Role-Playing Game
NUM. PLAYERS: 3-6
AGES: 16+
EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: None
MATERIALS REQUIRED: None (all provided)
DESCRIPTION:
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It was supposed to be a relaxing weekend at your friend's cabin. Then the power went out, and some psycho in a hockey mask attacked. Now two people are dead, and your host is a gibbering wreck. Can you make it through to morning?

TIME: Sun, 12:00 am - 2:00 am
TITLE: Howls in the Night - A Ravenloft
Adventure
GAME: Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition
REFEREE: Sam Lyons
TYPE: Role-Playing Game
NUM. PLAYERS: 4-6
AGES: 13+
EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: None
MATERIALS REQUIRED: None (all provided but dice helpful)
DESCRIPTION:
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A new danger lurks in the haunted moors of Mordent: hounds whose mournful howls and murderous jaws trap the townsfolk in their homes at night. At the heart of it all lies a curse laid a century ago, and a tale of bitter tragedy.
Even now, you can hear the howls in the night...



Note: there will be plenty of unscheduled games! If you're not able to do one of the scheduled games, come anyway!