RPG Limit Break is Speedrunning RPGs for a Mental Health Charity

Want to watch some generous streamers spend the next three days obliterating your favorite RPGs for a good cause? Check out RPG Limit Break:

Watch live video from RPGLimitBreak on www.twitch.tv

Streamers from the U.S., Canada, and Australia have all gathered to take part in the marathon, which started earlier this week. Together, they’re collecting donations for the National Alliance on Mental Illness, (NAMI), a nationwide mental health advocacy group. NAMI has been around since 1979–its mission is one of support for families affected by mental health issues.

The RPG Limit Break team has been smashing through some great RPGs, but there are a lot more to come. EarthBound is being run this afternoon, Final Fantasy IV is coming up overnight, and there are Kingdom Hearts, Elder Scrolls and Dragon Quests still to come, among others. They’re even doing Eternal Sonata tonight, for anyone who has ever wanted to see the last few hours of composer Frédéric Chopin’s life reimagined as a JRPG.

There are raffles to be had and prizes to win, and even a t-shirt collection from The Yetee. Best of all are the donation incentives, though. Each donation can be counted as a vote to name a character in one of the games, to make a decisive choice, or to otherwise make things more fun (or more challenging) for everyone involved. Want to see EarthBound played with an entire team named Jeff? That’s currently on the table if you vote with your wallet. Want to decide what happens to a certain beloved mentor character in Final Fantasy VI? You can weigh in on that, too.

So check it out on Twitch, or on the RPG Limit Break website. If you want to see a specific game played, here’s the full schedule of upcoming speedruns.

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