SpecialEffect are a UK-based charity who use video games and technology to enhance the quality of life of people with physical disabilities. You can read more about Special Effect here.
GameBlast is the UK’s biggest annual charity gaming marathon weekend in aid of SpecialEffect. It’s the perfect way to help change the lives of disabled gamers and have a blast at the same time. Gameblast occurs in the last weekend of February every year. Generally participants set themselves some gaming related challenge or task to complete within a 24 hour period over the weekend. However fundraising is not limited to games and any form of fundraising is fine. Find out more about GameBlast here.
For Gameblast19 I will be running 'The Mirkwood Charity Walk' - a followup to 'The Middle-earth Charity Walk' whereupon our intrepid heroes will have to journey from Hobbition all the way to The Lonely Mountain and face what lies therein.
Gameblast18 was 'The Middle-earth Charity walk', an adventure that take sour heroes from peaceful Hobbiton to Mordor in a quest to destroy 'The Other Ring'. Gameblast18 raised over £200,000 for Special Effect.
Gameblast17 was the 2nd Gameblast I participated in: It was 1st time doing a tabletop game instead of a video-game. For Gameblast17 I ran 'Dungeon Daze'; 24 hours - 24 dungeons. Can 24 dungeon levels be done in 24 hours? The answer is no!