RPG Limit Break Charity Event Now Live!

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All those cute, pixelated guys are going to break your fav RPGs.

Following in the footsteps of Child’s Play and Awesome Games Done Quick, Utah based speedrunners have formed a charitable event known as RPG Limit Break. The 6 day long event features gamers beating role playing games as quickly as possible to raise money for NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness). And while fighting the stigma and inaccessibility around mental health is the main goal of the event, seeing speedrunners take on their greatest foe is an added bonus. Who doesn’t want to see these superstars force their way through Shining Force II or blaze their way through Soul Blazer?

The schedule for RPG Limit Break is available now and has some interesting blocks including an all photo run of EarthBound and a normal dash through the lesser known Half-Minute Hero 2. You can watch everything on the event’s Twitch channel and be amazed by the nonstop running and speeding. Notable speedrunners from the US, Canada and Australia are taking part in the event but anyone from around the world can donate directly to NAMI as long as they have the right credit card info. For an added bonus, those pledging can either be put into a raffle for RPG related swag (Mario and Luigi plushies) or to choose elements for future runs (main character’s name in Soul Blazer). The group is hoping to raise $50,000 USD for NAMI by the end of May 14th. With your help, they might be able to achieve that ambitious goal.

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There’s still a long way to go to $50,000.

It’s always great to see events like RPG Limit Break and all of us here at oprainfall wish them the best of luck. I know personally I will be watch a few of my fav games like Parasite Eve and Final Fantasy Adventure get destroyed and I’ll be doing what I can to cheer on these amazing gamers. Let’s all Omnislash the limits of Mental Health compassion and research!

About Leif Conti-Groome

Leif Conti-Groome is a writer/playwright/video game journalist whose work has appeared on websites such as NextGen Player, Video Game Geek and DriveinTales. His poem Ritual won the 2015 Broadside Contest organized by the Bear Review. While he grew up playing titles such as Final Fantasy VI and Super Double Dragon, he doesn’t really have a preference for genre these days except for Country; that’s a game genre right? Leif’s attention has been more focused on the burgeoning communities of niche Japanese titles, eSports and speedruns. He currently resides in Toronto, Canada and makes a living as a copywriter.