November 19, 2022

I'm (Finally) on Instagram

Following the rumors of Twitter's imminent demise, I've decided to make a public Instagram account for Tomb Raider stuff. I'm not much for posting pics and real-life updates, but you may catch a glimpse of country living, my flock of chickens and ducks, random gaming stuff, and who knows what else. I hope you'll give me a follow. I'm happy to follow back.

As always, you can find me and all my social, gaming, and charity fundraising links at And, if you feel so inclined, you can help keep the site running by buying me a ko-fi. Thanks always for your support!

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November 13, 2022

Extra Life 2022 Game Day Stream with StardustLegacy

If you missed my Extra Life game day stream with StardustLegacy, you can watch it here. My husband pledged to donate $1 to each of our fundraisers for every red skull we collected, so you're about to witness the sloppiest Guardian of Light speedrun ever attempted. As you can see, we had a blast—both literally and figuratively!

This year's Extra Life marathon happened last weekend, November 5-6. The Tomb Raider Community team's Extra Life raffle runs through November 30, and we're accepting donations through the end of the year. All proceeds benefit Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Thanks again for your support!

November 10, 2022

$10,000 for Children's Hospitals! Thank you!

I'd like to extend my heartfelt thanks to everyone who helped make the Tomb Raider Community's Extra Life marathon a success. We had an amazing weekend! We streamed for 41 hours and, with your help, raised more than $10,000 for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals across the U.S. and Canada.
I'd need decades to write a post thanking everyone who assisted, but indulge me as I call out a few shining stars:
  • All of our teammates for contributing their time and energy. Many of them are still streaming and raising money for their local children's hospitals. Please check out the team roster and support where you can.
  • Earl Baylon (the voice of Jonah in the TR Survivor trilogy and a wonderful friend to the team) for offering four online meet-and-greet sessions as donation incentives, boosting us across the finish line.
  • Nicolas Croft for his generous raffle prize donations and for supporting the team throughout the year.
  • Hunger Club and teammate Kelly M. from Tomb Raider Horizons, for donating the extremely cool Dragon's Lair poster for the raffle.
  • Taryn Platt, also an Extra Life teammate, for contributing a fantastic Lara portrait for the raffle. She also has a bunch of cool art incentives for her donors.
  • Inna Vjuzhanina, who despite the many challenges of creating art in a war zone, has always been there for us. Check out her raffle contribution, a signed copy of Pix'n Love Editions Tomb Raider with her gorgeous cover art.
  • NondescriptMidnight for designing the team logo, which is also available on a variety of swag in the Tomb Raider Community Redbubble store. (Beware of imitations! Our artwork has been stolen and reposted in several stores. Follow our link for the real deal.) All proceeds will be donated to Extra Life.

Most of all, THANK YOU! Without you, there would be no Tomb Raider community. You donated, joined the streams to chat and cheer us on, and helped get the word out. We are so grateful for your support!

If you missed the marathon, it's not too late to contribute. The raffle is open through November 30, and we're still accepting donations through the end of the year. Follow these links for details about Extra Life, the team raffle, my personal donor incentives, and how donations are used.

Tomb Raider Community streamer UnchartedRaider wearing a puffy T. rex costume while streaming during Extra Life marathon weekend.
Tomb Raider Community teammate UnchartedRaider doing whatever it takes to get that $10K!

November 2, 2022

Extra Life 2022 Charity Marathon and Raffle

Welcome to another Extra Life season! This weekend, November 5-6, the Tomb Raider Community Team will be playing our 11th annual Extra Life charity marathon to benefit Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. I am once again gaming in support of San Jorge Children & Women's Hospital in San Juan, Puerto Rico. If you'd like to make a donation, just click the banner at right or visit my Extra Life page. Contributions are tax deductible and ALL PROCEEDS fund critical healthcare services for kids in Puerto Rico.

Even if you are unable to donate, I hope you'll join us for 40+ hours of Tomb Raider this weekend on Twitch. The marathon begins at 6 am EDT (10 am GMT) and runs through Sunday night.


I'll be playing Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light with StardustLegacy on her twitch channel starting at 12:30 pm EDT (4:30 GMT). My husband has set a challenge for us and will donate $1 to each of our Extra Life fundraisers for every red skull we collect. So watch us attempt the sloppiest speedrun ever! :D

Extra Life Co-op Guardian of Light Livestream, Saturday, November 5 at 12:30 pm EDT,

The team has also launched our annual Extra Life raffle, with 11 prizes, including two Shadow of the Tomb Raider Ultimate Edition boxed sets, fabulous fan art, and other great swag. Anyone can enter, but Extra Life donors receive bonus entries. The deadline to enter is November 30.


Some of our teammates will be streaming apart from the marathon, through the end of the year. They have some great rewards and incentives lined up for their donors, so be sure to browse the team roster and support where you can. Thank you so much!