This RPG Marathon Stream Just Raised $100,000 For A Mental Health Charity

RPG Limit Break, an RPG speedrun marathon, has wrapped up after reaching its goal of raising $100,000 for charity ($102,839.42 to be precise). The annual event raised money for NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness), An organization that advocates for mental health awareness, provide educational information about different types of mental illness, and offers a toll-free mental health hotline to offer a lifeline for those struggling with mental illness.

The event ran from October 16 to 22 in Salt Lake City, Utah, and was livestreamed on Twitch. Although the event is over, you can still watch each game's speedrun courtesy of the RPG Limit Break website.

And there were a lot of speedruns. RPG Limit Break streamed 62 speedrunners playing all sorts of RPGs, from classic titles like Ultima IV, Knights of the Old Republic 2, Earthbound, Final Fantasy II and III, and Golden Sun, to modern RPGs like Final Fantasy 7 Remake: Integrade, Yakuza: Like a Dragon, and Pokemon Sword & Shield. You could also catch a few indie speedruns for Cat Quest 2 (a personal favorite of mine), Divinity: Original Sin, and the audio-only RPG Manamon 2.

Those that took part in the festivities were eligible for random prize giveaways as well that included fun merch like a Chrono Trigger soundtrack and the NES Classic Edition or even full games like a copy of Xenoblade Chronicles 2 and even a PlayStation 5 with FF7 Remake and Tales of Arise.

Some runs had pretty hilarious modifiers. Both Fire Emblem: Three Houses and Pokemon Sword & Shield were actually races between two players, and those who made large enough donations could make some weird demands of the speedrunner, such as playing Kingdom Hearts Final Mix HD blindfolded.

RPG Limit Break hasn’t announced just when and where next year’s event will take place, but stay tuned to the marathon’s social media handle to find out. In the meantime, you can check out this Fallout: New Vegas speedrun that was completed in just nine minutes.

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