Child's Play, the locally based charity that delivers toys and games to hospitalized kids worldwide, beat their previous record by raising almost $2.3 million in 2010. Nerd gods Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins, who developed Child's Play out of the fan base for their filthy, nerdy webcomic Penny Arcade, are as dumbfounded as they are delighted. "The world may be a better place than I previously thought," says Holkins, which is a fairly cheery way to start a new year—even if his previous worldview was notoriously dark.

If you want to help sick kids, check out their contribution page or, if you've got project management experience and want to spend your days hanging out with a bunch of friendly Chaotic Good adventurers, they're looking for henchmen.

The Stranger Testing Department is Rob Lightner and Paul Hughes.