Aunty Paladin’s Charity Nonstop Roleplaying Stream (Or the Easiest Way to Yell at Rutskarn)

  By Rutskarn   Dec 14, 2012   62 comments

Hi, everyone, I’m Shamu. Did you know that games have been getting consistently better over the years? As I was saying to my best pal, Bobby Kotick

Oh. Shamus finally added those avatars, huh? I had another twenty pages where I explain why Medal of Honor: Warfighter was GotY 2012, but I guess I’ll just get to the point.

Remember Aunty Paladin? You probably do, since most of you were around last year, hecklin’ on us, watching us play roleplaying games, participating in crowd activities, and generally havin’ a blast. But for those of you who didn’t make it, let me sum up.

Every year, the RPG association I’m president of does a 24-hour Livestreamed RPG marathon for as long as you guys pay us to. Damn fine people play damn fine games from sunrise to sunset with only the comment stream to keep us company. All the proceeds go to Child’s Play, and we’ve hooked it up so you can send your donations simply and directly this year. Frankly, I’m jazzed.

The official schedule will be posted soon, so keep an eye out for that, but here’s some of the glory you can expect:

Seriously, folks, this oughtta be great. As long as we’re funded, we’ll be rolling until midnight Friday. Spread the word–this isn’t just a great opportunity to help kids and have fun, it’s a great way to show people a.) what roleplaying games are, and b.) that they’re a riot to play. Ever try to describe what an RPG is like to someone who’s never seen one before? Trust me, this is easier.

See you all there!

Oh yeah, we’ve got an embedded stream now. So there’s that.

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  1. NonEuclideanCat says:

    So what’s the day/time this all actually starts up? I can’t seem to find it.

  2. Daemian Lucifer says:

    Oh god,no!My sleeeeep :(

  3. Daemian Lucifer says:

    So brolina,will you push paranoia a bit sooner this time,so that it can be with a larger group?

  4. Hal says:

    Wait. Table top RPG stuff? Here?

    . . . Are we sure we’re still on the right website?

  5. Jeremiah says:

    Fate Core & Fiasco. Excellent choices!

    Any idea what playset you might use?

  6. Bryan says:

    Hopefully they’ll fill in some time with another run of Kobolds Ate My Baby at some point. Looks like a lot more people involved this year though, so not sure what there will be for time to fill in. Well, we’ll see.

    Also Savage Worlds (“it was winnable!”). Also, Maidiators (which was the only run of Maid that I was able to catch).

    I don’t see a donate link yet, though. Hmm. …Aha, flashblock was hiding it! OK, that’s solved then. :-)

  7. KremlinLaptop says:

    Oh man oh man! THIS IS THE BEST THING EVER. I remember last year this being hilarious and hilariously painful.

    I’ll be sure to tune in.

  8. Eljacko says:

    Yesss! I can’t wait! I can’t believe it’s been a whole year already! Last year’s Aunty Paladin was so much fun!

    By the way, you should absolutely play some Call of Cthulhu.

    • el_b says:

      After hearing spoony talk about it and those somethingawful wtf d&d games, I’d love to see a call of Cthulhu game.

      • Mari says:

        The problem with seeing a Call of Cthulhu game is that you can’t ever UNsee it. Remember that every piece of knowledge causes negative modifiers to your SAN check :-)

    • Von Krieger says:

      I managed to totally derail the one and only CoC game I’ve ever taken part in before we’d even started playing.

      Somewhere in the middle of things I pointed out that the military unit based characters that the GM had whipped up for us corresponded quite well to Team Fortress 2 classes.

      That let to TF2 quotes all night, and since this took place over Skype, me linking to Gmod videos relating to just about everything.

  9. el_b says:

    Will Reginald cuftbert be showing up this year?

  10. decius says:

    I find it funny that there are four or five people watching the test pattern right now…

  11. Josh says:

    I told Jarenth that I would show up if he did.

    BUT APPARENTLY, FLYING TO CALIFORNIA FROM EUROPE IS SOMEHOW MORE DIFFICULT AND EXPENSIVE THAN DRIVING TWO HUNDRED KILOMETERS THROUGH THE DESERT.

  12. Mr Compassionate says:

    What day does this happen?

  13. Jace911 says:

    Ah-HA! My last final is on Tuesday so I’ll actually be able to goof off and follow most of the marathon this year (Assuming you guys make it to Friday).

    Are you guys going to record it so those of us with prior obligations can go back and watch the games we missed due to exams/work/terror missions?

  14. Phase says:

    Damn you, Rutskarn. Damn you.

    Also you left Jibar’s underwear at my condo again.

  15. Mari says:

    Is this something my RPG obsessed 13-year-old should watch? Not playing FATAL this year is a good step in that direction so I thought I would check.

    • Daemian Lucifer says:

      If Rutskarn is there,it is safe for anyone over 12.

    • Dovius says:

      Judging from last year, he’d be able to safely watch it (Although there is occasional mature language), but I’d advise you to somehow disable the chat for him.

      Because last year it descended into the naming of random pairings of the various cast-members for slash fics, up to and including Futa Mumbles/ Femskarn.

      • Mari says:

        LOL Not knowing anyone involved would probably not prevent my daughter from engaging in some random ‘shipping. She’s heavily involved in the Hetalia fan-fic ‘shipping communities. And if she knew either Rutskarn or Mumbles she would have laughed maniacally at that “crack pairing.”

      • AyeGill says:

        I though Futa Mumbles/Femskarn was all but canon at this point.

      • Ironeye says:

        By “mature language”, we mean the sort of thing that will scandalize overprotective parents, but won’t be any worse than what we all heard back in 8th grade.

        The games themselves may contain drug-related content (though not in graphic detail) and sexual content (again, not graphic). And, well, lots of non-graphic violence, but that should be no surprise at all.

        We of course can’t guarantee that the people in chat won’t take things in a graphic direction, but everyone was pretty well-behaved last year.

  16. Tony Kebell says:

    (Damn, haven’t had anything to say on here in a while, been lurking since…I sent josh to the wrong store in the Saints Row 3 live stream, almost a year ago…)

    ANYWAY!

    Shamus is still a contributor on the Escapist right? Why don’t you whore Rutskarn out on there, do a little article, about charity and childs play etc, and just name drop Rutsky as a table-top version of desert bus, but not sooo mainstream (hipsters will flock to them).

  17. Aulayan says:

    Over/Under on how many people go insane this year due to no Julie to take care of them?

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