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Speedruns Meet Mental Health for RPG Limit Break 2022

RPG Limit Break Logo

RPG Limit Break, a charity speedrunning event focused entirely on RPGs, is back and streaming live for the first time in three years. The stream benefits NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, a grassroots mental health organization focusing on providing better lives for Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI offers education, community support, and advocacy, and is supported through gifts and donations.

Screenshot of RPGLimitBreak 2022 featuring a run of Final Fantasy X. Includes an image of the runners, an image from the game with main character Tidus running through a beach, and the tracker for the current donation total and runtime.
Completed runs include an entirely automated speedrun of Final Fantasy X in just over 3 hours.

RPG Limit Break features speedruns from a wide variety of RPGs, from old-school computer RPG classics to modern AAA console titles. The event is currently live and runs for a full week straight from October 16th to the 22nd. With a goal of raising $100,000 USD for NAMI this year, RPG Limit Break promises a week of exciting gameplay, in-depth commentary, and donations for a good cause. Upcoming runs include both bot-run and human-run versions of Dragon Warrior II, Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin‘s hard mode, and races for games including Fire Emblem: Three Houses and Pokémon Sword & Shield. And if you miss anything, VODs of each day’s runs are uploaded to the RPGLimitBreak YouTube channel.

It’s OK to ask for help. For more information on how NAMI can assist you, visit the official website for mental health resources and community help in your area.

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Wes Iliff

Wes Iliff

Wes learned to read playing Dragon Warrior on the NES and they haven't stopped playing RPGs since. Through a superhero-esque origin story, they started writing like crazy and eventually ended up writing features at a site they'd been reading since high school, which was... some time ago. They love sharing the joy in whatever flawed masterpiece has caught their attention this week, usually to the captive audience of their spouse, children, and small menagerie of pets.

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