Category Archives: Take This

Join the Fight Against Mental Health Stigma – Volunteer With Us at Momocon

If you believe in fighting for mental health awareness, come join us at Momocon! Thanks to our amazing supporters, we’ll be there — and we need your help. We’re looking for more people to join the wonderful volunteers at our booth and in the AFK Room. Volunteers at our booth spread word of the Take […]

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Help Us Bring Color to Mental Health Awareness Month

If you’ve ever visited one of our AFK Rooms, you know we keep them well-stocked with coloring books. The act of coloring can be grounding; it can be a temporary distraction from the noise and crowds of a busy convention; it can make people more comfortable taking the time they need. So in celebration of […]

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We Did It!

WAHHH! You lovely humans! What did you do? You funded our AFK Room Program 2017 Kickstarter to $38,721! That’s AMAZING! Combined with the $28,265 we raised in the first half of our interrupted Indiegogo campaign, that makes for a grand total of $66,536 raised to put life-saving Take This AFK Rooms in conventions around the […]

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Last Day to Support the AFK Room Kickstarter!

The finish line is just ahead of us: this campaign is ending in less than a day. And we’re going into it with some huge news. PAX South Unlocked You’ve done something wonderful, friends: You’ve made sure Take This will be able to bring the life-saving AFK Room program to PAX South 2018. The program […]

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This Is It!

Dear friendos, It’s time for a personal confession: I’ve been losing sleep over this campaign. For me, this Kickstarter is about more than how many dollars we can raise to put life-saving AFK Rooms in convention spaces, and how many we can add in the future. For me, this is about whether or not Take […]

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Love Our Psychomancer? Now You Can Get the Plushy

The Take This Psychomancer was first designed by Kay Fedewa for Habitica, but its popularity soon took it beyond the confines of the app. Your love convinced us to turn it into a pin, then another pin and now — at long last, and after many requests – a plush toy. We’re hard at work […]

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How Take This Is Recovering From a Major Funding Setback

If you’ve been following our AFK Room crowdfunding campaign, you’ve probably noticed that we changed platforms from Indiegogo to Kickstarter partway through the process. Cliqist recently sat down with Take This co-founder Russ Pitts to discuss the reasons for that change, the resulting challenges for funding our 2017 programs, and the reasons we care so […]

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Don’t Miss Depression-Proof Studio Culture: A How-To for Mental Wellness

At GDC, Russ Pitts, president and co-founder of Take This, spoke on the subject of mental health in the video game industry — specifically, how to create a mentally healthy environment and deal with mental health issues in your studio of any size in a healthy, productive way. This year, he was joined by Alex […]

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What to Do If You Feel like an Imposter

Imposter Syndrome is “the disconnect between a person’s internal perceptions and fears of being a discovered as an intellectual fraud by someone important and outward evidence of success and competence.” It’s also, as Doctor B says, the feeling that “you’re not good enough or smart enough for your position, but evidence says otherwise.” Imposter Syndrome […]

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Where to Find the AFK Room, Take This Merchandise and Panels at PAX East 2017

We’re two days out from PAX East, and thanks to our supporters, we’ll be there. Everyone here at Team Take This is making lists and checking them twice — or four or five times, just to be sure. If you’re getting ready to head out to the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC) on Friday, […]

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