Zelda Marathon Details (June 24-July 1) “Hyrule vs Lorule”

Team Rosters and Schedule (subject to change):  http://bit.ly/1WKJ0gK

Rules recap:  Attendees have been divided into two teams, Hyrule and Lorule. There are 14 games being played by each team.  For each run, a player starts with 5 points. Each death results in a loss of one point. If a runner beats their goal time, they will receive a bonus point. During races, the winning runner will get 3 points for their team.  At the end of the marathon, the team with the most points will be awarded the Tri-Hard Championship.

Daily points up for grabs!: There will be around 3 points per day that the chat/community will have an impact on which team gets the points. We will be running promotional contests, fan art, auctions and more to decide which teams are worthy of the points.

Buy items at the Curiosity Shop to help your team!:  When donating you will be able to purchase items from the Curiosity Shop that will impact the player.  For example, by putting “arrows” in a donation comment $30 or higher will result in an automated nerf gun firing arrows at the player. We have several other items rigged up to an Arduino board that will trigger from keywords  in donation comments. A list of items and their prices will be available during the marathon.

And more: Prizes, shirts and more will be detailed in the coming weeks.

The Zelda Marathon “Hyrule v.s Lorule” is benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 

Zelda Marathon Details Part 1

This post is meant to shed some light on the format of our Zelda Marathon. We are dividing our marathon attendees into two teams, Team Hyrule (light world)and Lorule (dark world) . Every run will net a team points depending on their performance.  A run will start with 5 points and each death will be a loss of one point.  At the end of the run the the points will be added to the teams total score.  For example, if I’m on team Hyrule and I play Majora’s Mask with 1 death, I will gain 4 points for team Hyrule. The runners will also each set their own goal times. If the goal time is beaten, you gain an additional bonus point for your team. There will also be races that will gain the winning player +3 points for their team.

Each day there will be a few points up for grabs that will be decided by viewer participation.  Fan art, promotion, etc.  Another example, “Today community member Evandeck received the most retweets promoting the Zelda marathon. Evandeck can now choose which team he would like to give one point to.” There are other contributing factors and partnerships that we will be revealing as we get closer to the marathon.

I think fun competition will be a great way to highlight our strengths , raise a great amount of money for charity, and have a great time with the community.  Teams and more information will be announced in upcoming blog posts.

The Zelda Marathon is 1 week long, June 24-July 1 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. 

Mega March Starts Tomorrow @ 2pm ! (March 11-15)

Starting tomorrow (March 11) at 2pm central, we will be celebrating 8 years of TSG by playing Mega Man around the clock until March 15th. We are getting a head start on raising money for St. Jude and opening up donations during Mega March. Below is a rough schedule of what will be played. You can view the entire marathon and chat with us at twitch.tv/thespeedgamers Continue reading Mega March Starts Tomorrow @ 2pm ! (March 11-15)

MEGA MARCH! Celebrating 8 years of TheSpeedGamers

Starting on Friday March 11th the TSG staff and community will be playing over 72  hours of Mega Man to celebrate our 8 year anniversary ! You will be able to watch the entire event on our twitch page, twitch.tv/thespeedgamers . The marathon will be played remotely like our community events and not like our typical marathons. Continue reading MEGA MARCH! Celebrating 8 years of TheSpeedGamers

Pokethon Success!

I don’t think we could have scripted a better marathon. We had tons of excitement surrounding the gameplay and most importantly we raised over $16,300 for the Rocking H Ranch. It was very fun interacting with the chat throughout and the Pokemon and twitch communities were very supportive. We could not have done this marathon without all of the support and it was so exciting to pull off. With the feedback from previous marathons we made some changes to the Pokethon that I think gave us an extra boost. There are additional changes to our formula that we will be trying out during our upcoming week long summer event. If you have time, we would appreciate it if you filled out our survey to help us improve our events: http://blog.tsg.tv/survey/ Continue reading Pokethon Success!

Claim your Pokemon starters and trainers now!!

The Retro Pokethon for Rocking H Ranch is just a week away (Thurs Dec 17th) so we are making trainers and starters available to name NOW. Trainers and starters will go for $30 each. Donate to Rocking H Ranch with the following link DONATE HERE and leave the trainer or Pokemon starter that you would like to name and also the nickname that you would like to give it in the comment of your donation. The names are on a first come first serve basis. We will keep this list of available Pokemon and starters up to date and also tweet from @thespeedgamers when starters or trainers are claimed. Continue reading Claim your Pokemon starters and trainers now!!