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Saving Throw invites you to attend the 24-hour tabletop RPG charity marathon, “Saving Throw vs. ALZ,” from Friday, June 15, at 8 p.m./PST to Saturday, June 16, at 8 p.m./PST. The marathon will benefit the Alzheimer’s Association as part of The Longest Day, an annual worldwide charity event, where people pledge to engage in all sorts of activities on the longest day of the year in an effort to raise money for Alzheimer’s awareness, support, and research.
Throughout the stream, viewers will be able to make donations to the Alzheimer’s Association, and those donations will unlock rewards and events that will affect the games being played. These games include Deadlands: Reloaded, Dread, Shadowrun: Anarchy, a homebrewed Savage Harry Potter game, Jurassic Park Lasers & Feelings, all culminating in a raucous session of Twitch GMs. Rerolls for the players, healing, story events, and more will all be unlocked as they raise funds to fight Alzheimer’s.
There will also be huge giveaways, fun surprises, and special guests! Additionally, using the hashtag #SlayALZ on Twitter and Instagram, the Saving Throw team will be collecting stories of those affected by the disease to help raise awareness and share the impact it’s had on the community.
For more information, you can check out their donation website and watch the stream here or follow Saving Throw on Twitter (@savingthrowshow).
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