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Sprasshu
Oct 21, 2020

Bleach is healthy. It's mostly water. And we're mostly water. Therefore, we are bleach.



Animation by Nalwonk | Glitchy Visual Effects and Logo by Sprasshu

(It's been too long since Something Awful's last had a Let's Race thread!)

Welcome to the reboot of the Something Awful Let's Race thread! Anyone can join in for whatever race anytime whenever they go down. These races are mostly casual and for fun! I, as well as a few other folks organize races whenever we can, but feel free to race video games with other folks as well and share those videos or streams here!



  • On December 9th, 2012, the original (to my knowledge) Let's Race thread was created by an SA user named Smite (who changed his username to Smight in 2017)
  • The initial concept was to get people into a call together playing the same video game, record their footage and race one another to finish the game first
  • Racers would sync their audio (3, 2, 1, Sync) and then start their game at the same time, usually by doing a countdown (3, 2, 1, Go)
  • When the race was over, everyone would send their footage over to the host and they would edit together the footage into a full race
  • During the active period of the thread's existence, the thread was very successful, amassing over 1000 replies and 400,000 total views
  • An off-shoot of the thread was created by The T on June 13th, 2015, but had a very short life span before being abandoned
  • Eventually, racing began to slowly die off, and after Manic X's post on August 9th, 2016, the thread had been abandoned and was eventually locked and thrown into the archives

However while the thread may of been abandoned, the spirit of Let's Race still lives on, as their are folks still hosting video game races to this day. My hope with this thread is to see a resurgence to the life and legacy of Let's Race!



Just to be clear, these are the requirements for my races specifically, but it is also a decent guideline for listing off racing requirements in general
  • Owning a microphone is a good start
  • Discord is required
  • Have OBS or XSplit or any other program that you can record or stream gameplay with, capture cards are optional and will probably never be required for a race I host
  • A good enough computer to use these programs without lag/framerate issues and whatever emulators may be required
  • Decent/stable internet is optional, if your internet is too poo poo to stream without it dropping out on you, record your footage and send it to me later, quite a few people do this for me because they have to
  • If your stream footage is a slideshow, I might scrap it entirely for being unwatchable and will request that you send me a recording of your gameplay for future races
  • In OBS/XSplit, preferably have your video output settings set to 1280 x 720, 30 or 60fps
  • Have your mic, the Discord call and your game audio all present, I typically will find my own sync point to use in the video and will use the audio of the racer who has the best sound quality anyways for the video
  • An audio sync isn't necessary for me, but a countdown to when the race starts is definitely appreciated
  • If your footage is trash/doesn't meet my requirements, it will get trashed and won't be featured in the final race upload

    IF YOU ARE STREAMING YOUR FOOTAGE:
  • Keep anything that isn't gameplay off to the side (you can still have it on stream, just not over top of your gameplay)
  • Stream to Twitch, since I'm familiar with how to download VODs from there

    IF YOU ARE RECORDING YOUR FOOTAGE:
  • Have OBS/XSplit recording settings set to record in mp4

Most importantly though, try to have fun and don't be an rear end in a top hat or a tryhard! We are not speedrunners and alot of us race some of these games having never played them before. So don't take this poo poo seriously!


So you want to make your own racing videos, eh? Well, I can give you some guidelines on what you might want to do then:
  • First off, your gonna want a timer. Whether you want to have one for each racer or have just one for everyone, doesn't really matter, depends on whatever your preference is
  • You are also gonna want to have the names of each racer present as well
  • Do your best to sync the call audio with the video for each racer, it might take a bit of time and practice to get it right
  • Have some sort of music overlayed on top of the racers commentary. Watch your levels! You don't want the music drowning out the call audio
  • Alternatively, if you edit your races from Twitch VODS like I do, figure out who out of the racers has the best quality audio and then delete the other call audio's once you are done syncing up the audio with the video. Then place a speaker icon down on the video whose audio your using.
  • Having an overlay isn't required, but it makes the video look alot more professional in my opinion. Here's a link to some of my overlay assets I use, just for example. (Nevermind my awful naming convention)
  • Optional but appreciated, I suggest you write up a final scoreboard at the end of the race as well listing off everyone's placements in the race and what time they finished the race at
  • If you are stuck, I suggest checking out one of mine or another Let's Race video for editing ideas

If you need further assistance, I can try to help you out, but I only have experience with editing in Adobe Premiere Pro at the moment.

(If there is enough of a demand for it, at some point, I might make a tutorial video for how I edit together my videos and include it in the OP)



Currently, I create race archives for 4 different racing series. These include:


Spraceshu and Target Practice logo were designed by Sprasshu | Terrorible Tuesday and Tyme Attack logo were designed by Wobbly Python

SPRACESHU: Racing series hosted by me since December 2017. Usually happens Fridays - Sundays whenever I have a game set up for it. Games raced for Spraceshu typically rely on having to emulate resource intensive emulators for consoles like the Nintendo 64, Gamecube and Playstation 2.

TERRORIBLE TUESDAY: Racing series hosted by Terror Van since December 2017. Usually happens every Tuesday night whenever Terror has a game set up for it. As the name implies, Terrorible Tuesdays are typically races of really bad video games and range from a variety of different consoles.

TYME ATTACK: Racing series hosted by Tymestalker since May 2017. Takes place usually every Wednesday night at 11 PM EST. You can see the schedule for what race is happening each week for Tyme Attack here. Tyme Attack races are for the most part "Get the furthest in 2 hours", but the goal tends to vary from time to time.

TARGET PRACTICE: Another racing series hosted by me. Formerly called Console Warz, but rebranded to Target Practice in January 2021. Vastly different from the other races. Rather than racing a specific game, everyone is racing a different game and the goal is to finish the challenges the players set out for themselves in their individual games of choice within a set time limit. These are much more casual than the other races and rely more on strategy than speed to win. These take place on a whenever-I-set-them-up basis.





Another group still carrying on with the Let's Race legacy, that has been hosting races since 2015, is Games Raced Awfully, hosted by Manic X (though he primarily goes by TooneySA these days)

GRA runs things quite a bit differently from me, they more so adhere to the way the races were set up back from the original race thread.

Here's a video from Manic explaining how to set up everything required for the GRA races.

If you can't be assed to watch the video, here's the key points to remember from the video in writing for you:
  • Use OBS
  • Record at an aspect ratio of 640x480 or 960x720
  • Set OBS to record in flv
  • Mute Discord call and Mic in OBS
  • Record your mic audio in Audacity
  • Start your audio recording at the same time as everyone else and do an audio sync with everyone (3, 2, 1, Sync)
  • Start your video recording at the same time as everyone else



If you have any additional questions, post them in the thread. Or you can contact me on Discord. My Discord ID is Sprasshu#0995



Taking damage to save time by Smite
Flailing Around at the Speed of Sound by The T

Sprasshu fucked around with this message at 00:39 on May 8, 2021

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Sprasshu
Oct 21, 2020

Bleach is healthy. It's mostly water. And we're mostly water. Therefore, we are bleach.


THREAD CONTENT



SUPER MONKEY BALL 2 (RACED ON DECEMBER 16TH, 2017) - chaos_defrost, GeneJeanie, Splash, FlamingRok, Terror Van, Nalwonk

SONIC ADVENTURE 2 - HERO CAMPAIGN (RACED ON JANUARY 15TH, 2018) - Nalwonk, GeneJeanie, ZeroGravyon, FlamingRok, Splash, JSpades (lost footage), chaos_defrost (lost footage)

SUPER MARIO 64 (RACED ON JANUARY 27TH, 2018) - Nalwonk, Subzero7, RobbyLeT2, Splash, FlamingRok, GeneJeanie, chaos_defrost (lost footage), Terror Van (played DKC instead I think)

SONIC MANIA (RACED ON FEBRUARY 10TH, 2018) - ZeroGravyon, Sprasshu, FlamingRok, Nalwonk, CaptainFalconXNess (was an hour late and had no footage)

CRASH BANDICOOT: THE HUGE ADVENTURE (RACED ON FEBRUARY 23RD, 2018) - GeneJeanie, Sprasshu, FlamingRok, lethargicscientist, Terror Van (scrapped footage)

SONIC ADVENTURE 2 - DARK CAMPAIGN (RACED ON MARCH 9TH, 2018) - GeneJeanie, Splash, FlamingRok, Nalwonk, Terror Van (no footage)

SONIC ADVENTURE 2 - ALL CAMPAIGNS (RACED ON MARCH 12TH, 2018) - Sprasshu, FlamingRok, GeneJeanie

PAC MAN WORLD 2 (RACED ON APRIL 20TH, 2018) - FinnKaenbyou, Splash, Terror Van, Nalwonk, RobbyLeT2, FlamingRok (played on console, was no different from my footage really)

SONIC GENERATIONS (RACED ON MAY 18TH, 2018) - clark_mk_iv, GeneJeanie, lethargicscientist, Nalwonk, Sprasshu, PolterGhost (no footage, footage was replaced with Sonic Adventure footage)

SONIC ADVENTURE - AMY, BIG AND GAMMA'S CAMPAIGN (RACED ON JULY 20TH, 2018) - Nalwonk, Sprasshu, FlamingRok, GeneJeanie

WARIO LAND 4 (RACED ON NOVEMBER 13TH, 2020) - Dustminion, FlamingRok, Sprasshu, RycarFlareshine

BIRTHDAY MYSTERY RACE (RACED ON JANUARY 9TH, 2021) - Sprasshu, FlamingRok, GeneJeanie, Terror Van





NO RULES GET PHAT (RACED ON MARCH 13TH - MARCH 14TH 2018) - Terror Van, Nalwonk, chaos_defrost, Sudokuwiz, RobbyLeT2 and Splash (both spectating)

TYPING OF THE DEAD (RACED ON APRIL 17TH 2018) - FinnKaenbyou, Terror Van, Sudokuwiz, Nalwonk, GeneJeanie, RobbyLeT2, chaos_defrost (scrapped footage), Splash (spectating)

GREENDOG: THE BEACHED SURFER DUDE (RACED ON APRIL 24TH, 2018) - Nalwonk, GeneJeanie, Terror Van, FlamingRok, Sprasshu, chaos_defrost

INDIANA JONES: GREATEST ADVENTURES (RACED ON JULY 17TH, 2018) - FlamingRok, chaos_defrost, Nalwonk, Terror Van

THE MASK (RACED ON JULY 24TH, 2018) - Terror Van, FlamingRok, Sprasshu, Nalwonk

THE ADVENTURES OF DR. FRANKEN (RACED ON OCTOBER 20TH, 2020) - Sprasshu, Terror Van, GeneJeanie, chaos_defrost, Nalwonk, FlamingRok (spectating for the first half of the race)

THE OOZE (RACED ON JANUARY 5TH, 2021) - Terror Van, Nalwonk, FlamingRok, GeneJeanie, Sprasshu

DAIKATANA (GBC) (RACED ON JANUARY 26TH, 2021) - FionaKaenbyou, Sprasshu, Terror Van, FlamingRok, lethargicscientist





PORTAL GROUP 1 (RACED ON FEBRUARY 14TH, 2018) - RobbyLeT2, Terror Van, FinnKaenbyou, chaos_defrost (lost footage)
PORTAL GROUP 2 - Dr. Mutagen, ei, Sudokuwiz (really should of scrapped his footage though), Splash

TMNT IV: TURTLES IN TIME (RACED ON MAY 2ND, 2018) - PolterGhost, Tymestalker, Schide, chaos_defrost, ei, Dr. Mutagen, It's Paranoia

SPYRO THE DRAGON | 2 HOUR GEMS RACE (RACED ON SEPTEMBER 2ND, 2020) - Tymestalker, OkamiOfGames, Sprasshu, Dustminion

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG (RACED ON SEPTEMBER 16TH, 2020) - Dr. Mutagen, Shadow Hog, Dustminion, OkamiOfGames, Tymestalker and chaos_defrost (I failed to download their VODS before Twitch deleted them)

GODZILLA: MONSTER OF MONSTERS (RACED ON SEPTEMBER 23RD, 2020) - Tymestalker, chaos_defrost, OkamiOfGames

SKYBLAZER (RACED ON SEPTEMBER 30TH, 2020) - OkamiOfGames, Tymestalker, chaos_defrost, Dr. Mutagen

VAMPIRE: MASTER OF DARKNESS (RACED ON OCTOBER 7TH, 2020) - ZeroGravyon, Dustminion, Tymestalker, OkamiOfGames, chaos_defrost, Sprasshu (spectating, recording Discord call for video, this was the first race I began doing this)

KID DRACULA (RACED ON OCTOBER 14TH, 2020) - chaos_defrost, Dr. Mutagen, OkamiOfGames, Tymestalker, Sprasshu (spectating, recording Discord call)

TYME ATTACK MYSTERY RACE #1 (RACED ON NOVEMBER 10TH, 2020) - Tymestalker, chaos_defrost, Dr. Mutagen, ZeroGravyon, OkamiOfGames, Bendyhuman, FlamingRok, Sprasshu (spectating and recording Discord call for 2/3rds of the race)

DOUBLE DRAGON - 9 LIVES CHALLENGE (RACED ON NOVEMBER 18TH, 2020) - Dustminion, Kyon2570, chaos_defrost, Tymestalker, OkamiOfGames, Sprasshu (recording call, spectating)

SUPER MARIO WORLD GROUP 1 (RACED ON JANUARY 6TH, 2021) - Bendyhuman, Tymestalker, chaos_defrost, Joeygatorman, Sprasshu (spectating, recording call)
SUPER MARIO WORLD GROUP 2 - Terror Van, Nalwonk, FlamingRok, OkamiOfGames (recording call)

SCORE DEFLECT/APRIL MYSTERY RACE 1 (GROUP 1) (RACED ON APRIL 6TH, 2021) - Polk Kitsune, Tymestalker, Bendyhuman, Jake Monroe
SCORE DEFLECT/APRIL MYSTERY RACE 1 (GROUP 2) - chaos_defrost, Dustminion, Kyon2570, Terror Van
SCORE DEFLECT/APRIL MYSTERY RACE 1 (GROUP 3) - ZeroGravyon, Sprasshu, OkamiOfGames, FlamingRok





SONIC TARGET PRACTICE (RACED ON DECEMBER 12TH, 2020) - PolterGhost, GeneJeanie, Sprasshu, Dustminion, FlamingRok
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PolterGhost: Knuckles Chaotix + Sonic Spinball - Good Ending in Chaotix

GeneJeanie: Sonic Advance 2 - All Characters

Sprasshu: Sonic Adventure - All Campaigns (modded to skip credits)

Dustminion: Amy Rose in Sonic 1, 2, 3 & Knuckles - 100% 3 & Knuckles

FlamingRok: Sonic Adventure 2 - All Campaigns





CRASH BANDICOOT - About27Midgets, Micky J, Manic X, Trained Professional

SPYRO THE DRAGON (TEAM ALPHA) PART 1 | PART 2 | PART 3 - Trained Professional, Manic X, About27Midgets, NoSuchThing

WOLFENSTEIN 3D PART 1 | PART 2 - Manic X, Trained Professional, MickyJ, Fluffy, NoSuchThing

BOMBERMAN - Elektric Paradox, ManicX, MickyJ, NoSuchThing

SPYRO THE DRAGON (TEAM BETA) PART 1 | PART 2 | PART 3 | PART 4 - Manic X, MickyJ, NoSuchThing, Elektric Paradox, Fluffy, DinoDan

DONKEY KONG COUNTRY - Manic X, T. Professional, Midgets, Elektric Paradox

CRASH BANDICOOT 2 - ManicX, MickyJ, EP, 27Midgets, Fluffy, Lister

CROC: LEGEND OF THE GOBBOS - ManicX, MickyJ, Midgets, Fluffy

ALADDIN - SuccinctAndPunchy, ManicX, Ultigonio, Pat? Cody? Whatever. (no footage)

POKEMON FIRE RED - Manic, Elektric Paradox, Fluffy, JR, MickyJ, Kazu

FREEDOM PLANET: TEAM TRYHARD - Manic X, SuccinctAndPunchy, Ultigonio, Ballistic Clipboard, Combat Lobster

CRASH TEAM RACING - Dr. Manic X, Elektric Paradox, Kazu, NoSuchThing, MickyJ, Mr, Lister, Voice Of Mum (no footage)

FREEDOM PLANET: TEAM TRY-HARDER - SuccinctAndPunchy, Combat Lobster, Dr. Mutagen, Manic X, Robust Laser, Snorunt Pyro

RAYMAN - Manic X, Captain Turbo, Elektric Paradox, Micky J, Trained Professional, Fluffy

SPYRO 2 - Manic X, Captain Turbo, Demous, Hamooken, Elektric Paradox, DinoDan, NoSuchThing, MickyJ

KULA WORLD - Manic X, Elektric Paradox, NoSuchThing, ShiN, Micky J, Fluffy

MEGAMAN ZERO - Shin, Manic, Trained Professional, Fluffy

LEGO STAR WARS - NoSuchThing, Trained Professional, Elektric Paradox, Manic X, Demous, Mr. Lister

RC REVENGE PRO - Micky J, Manic, Thunder, Trained Professional, Torrent

SPYRO 3: YEAR OF THE DRAGON - Micky J, Manic, NoSuchThing, Ratchet Mania, Thunder

CRASH BANDICOOT 3: WARPED - Micky J, Manic, ShiN, E-102 Tezuka Rin, Elektric Paradox, Ratchet Mania

BATTLEBLOCK THEATER - MajorMedic & MickyJ789, Elektirc Paradox & NoSuchThing, Manic X & Hamooken, Ratchet Mania

BOMBERMAN FANTASY RACE - Elektric Paradox, Manic X, NoSuchThing, Micky J, Shin, Ratchet Mania, Pyro Vixen (no footage)

LEGO STAR WARS II - NoSuchThing, Manic X, Micky J789, Elektric Paradox, Trained Professional (no footage)

SONIC 2 GROUP 1 - FoldUpVermin, E-102 Tezuka Rin, Electric Paradox, NoSuchThing
SONIC 2 GROUP 2 - Captain Turbo, Manic X, Odogg, Thunder, Hamooken, Pyro Vixen (spectating)

LEGO RACERS 2 - NoSuchThing, Manic X, Micky J789, Elektric Paradox, D6 (no footage)

SPYRO THE DRAGON (THE LAST EPISODE) - Ratchet Mania, E-102 Tezuka Rin, FoldUpVermin, Mr. Lister, Thunder, T00N3Y (Manic X)

SUPER MARIO 64 - Tooney, Shinnessten, NoSuchThing, BloodyThunderX, FoldUpVermin, Elektric Paradox

CRASH BASH - Manic X, Micky J & Fluffy, NoSuchThing, Hamooken, Elektric Paradox, FoldUpVermin, Manic Toon (bonus footage from Manic)

CRASH BANDICOOT (GROUP 2) - FoldUp Vermin, E-102 Tezuka Rin, Elektric Paradox, NoSuchThing, Tooney (playing Crash 2 instead)

APE ESCAPE - Tooney, MickyJ, NoSuchThing, Elektric Paradox

SPYRO 2 (GROUP 2) - Lv27 Markerman, FoldUpVermin, E-102 Tezuka Rin, Tooney

CRASH NITRO KART GROUP 1 | GROUP 2 - Micky J, Tooney, Ratchet Mania, HolyBajebus, NoSuchThing, Oppaiman, BloodyThunderX (Group 2), FoldUpVermin (Group 2), E-102 Tezuka Rin (Group 2)

SPYRO: ENTER THE DRAGONFLY - T00N3Y, MickyJ, FoldUpVermin, NoSuchThing

MARIO KART 64 - Oppaiman, Shin, DrMonkeyMan, Tooney, FoldupVermin, MickyJ

YU-GI-OH!: THE LEGACY OF THE DUELIST - Shin, Vermin, Milan, Micky, Mini-Tooney

CRASH BANDICOOT: THE WRATH OF CORTEX - MickyJ, Tooney, Ratchet Mania, Thunder, FoldUpVermin, Oppaiman, Dr. Monkeyman (muted)

RATCHET AND CLANK - Tooney, ElektricParadox, NoSuchThing, MickyJ789, RatchetMania

CRASH BANDICOOT 2 (GEM RACE) - Tooney-SA, FoldUpVermin, Dr. Monkeyman, MickyJ789

TEKKEN 3 - Tooney-SA, NST, FoldUpVermin, MickyJ

MINESWEEPER - tooneysa, demous85, kazu, mickyj, Dr. Monkeyman

DOOM - NoSuchThing, Tooney and Andru (footage corrupted), TrainedProfessional, Dr. Mutagen, MickyJ789, Strikeflow

SPYRO 2: CHAMPIONS CUP GROUP A | GROUP B - TooneySA, Daniel Davidson, DantaFanta, Skater6453, Lucas Bolton, Al Malloy (All Group A) | Kolapro, Ratchet5, YesWally1, Luka, E-102 Tezuka Rin, LukeRF44 (All Group B)

RE-VOLT - LooPeR231, MickyJ789, Milan, Tooney, Torrent

CRASH 3: WARPED CHAMPIONS CUP GEM RACE (GROUP A) | GROUP B | GROUP C - Koalapro Kong, Penta Tooney SA, Nitrus Lucass Bender, Dr. Danta Banta, Gladiator (All Group A) | The Psychic Gaymer MickyJ, Dr. Rilla Monkeyman, Marcus Terry Bedford, Looper The Party Pooper (All Group B) | Ratchet5 Cotote CarbonFootprint, Brandon Black, The Dark Lizzard, The Desert Monkey (All Group C)

CROC: LEGEND OF THE GOBBOS (RE-RACE) - TooneySA, Marcus Terry Breniford, LukeRF44, Dessert Monkey, Cotote/Ratchet5, NoSuchThing, The Psychic Gaymer AKA MickyJ (also his last race), Kolapro, Mini-Brandon Black, Lucas Bolton (briefly)

CRASH BASH - GROUP 2 - KolaPro, Looper321, DessertMonkeyJK, DarkLizzard, TooneySA and Lucas Bolton (both spectacting)

APE ESCAPE - GROUP 2 - Totozigemm, Spaceweeb, DessertMonkey, Dr. Monkeyman




PRELIMINARIES
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GROUP A (Zerogravyon, OkamiOfGames, GeneJeanie, chaos_defrost): Round 1 | Round 2 | Round 3

GROUP B (Tymestalker, bendyhuman, TooneySA/ManicX, Pufferfish_King: Round 1 | Round 2 | Round 3

GROUP C (CirclMastr, TerrorVan, Subzero7, ampillion): Round 1 | Round 2 | Round 3

GROUP D (Neetsel, RobustLaser, heavybass, Mickyj789): Round 1 | Round 2 | Round 3

GROUP E (Polk_Kitsune, soundlyParanoid, Kuchiri, Notolecta): Round 1 | Round 2 | Round 3
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BRACKETS: TBA
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LOSER BRACKET: TBA



SUPER MARIO RPG | FALCONEERING FRIDAY - Terror Van, Ampillion, Tymestalker, FlamingRok, Nalwonk, chaos_defrost, Splash, CaptainFalconXNess (hosted the race, no footage)

BUBSY: IN FRACTURED TALES | JAGUAR HELL | SPRACESHU? - Tymestalker, Nalwonk, GeneJeanie, FlamingRok, Sprasshu, Hippoman, Terror Van, CRSreverb and Dustminion (both spectating and laughing at the rest of us)

SONIC ADVANCE 2 | GROUP STRAWBERRY - GeneJeanie, heavybassX, Nalwonk, Dr. Mutagen, tymestalker
SONIC ADVANCE 2 | GROUP BANANA - CptDouglasJFalcon, FlamingRok, ManicX97, Subzero7, chaos_defrost, Extreme0

BIONIC COMMANDO | STORM - Tymestalker (host, footage corrupted), Dr. Mutagen, chaos_defrost, IvyIV (mostly muted), ZeroGravyon

RENEGADE | STORM - Terror Van, Dr. Mutagen, FlamingRok, FinnKaenbyou, IvyIV, YardSaleStalker

Sprasshu fucked around with this message at 14:49 on Jun 12, 2021

Sprasshu
Oct 21, 2020

Bleach is healthy. It's mostly water. And we're mostly water. Therefore, we are bleach.




To kick off this thread, I'm hosting my first ever racing tournament on May 11th to promote Let's Race. We are currently at 17 participants for this tournament and will be accepting new sign ups until I hit my cap off point of 32 participants or until May 11th. Here is the Challonge link for the tournament. You can find all the details there as well.


Currently signed up for the tournament:
  • CirclMastr
  • TerrorVan
  • Subzero7
  • heavybass
  • PolterGhost
  • GeneJeanie
  • chaos_defrost
  • SalmonBuffalo
  • ampillion
  • bendyhuman
  • Tymestalker
  • Pufferfish_King
  • Polk_Kitsune
  • soundlyParanoid
  • Kuchiri
  • Notolecta
  • Neetsel
  • mickyj789

Tourney Admins:
  • FlamingRok
  • TerrorVan
  • OkamiOfGames
  • PolterGhost

People who are assigned as "floats" (will participate in the tournament if needed to fill a group/if a participant drops out or is disqualified from the tournament)
  • OkamiOfGames
  • Manic X / TooneySA


In addition to the tournament itself, I am also looking for more challenge submissions for the tournament as well. Here is the link to submit challenges for the tourney.

Finally, we have the list of games currently submitted for the tournament. You can see what we currently have here! If there is a game you want to see submitted for the tournament that isn't on this list, feel free to add it and if I think it's good, I'll add it into the database of accepted challenges, and if I think it sucks, I'll add it to the DENIED list. Even if it is a game we have a challenge for already, you can still submit it so long as the challenge has a different challenge length (details for all of that is in the Challonge page and the submissions page)

I fully expect this tournament to take anywhere from 2 - 6 months to finish, possibly even longer. There is no rush to get matches done, but you will have to set aside at least 2 hours per match + 30 - 60 minutes for set up (I also ask for everyone's patience if we have any technical difficulties because I am new at this).

Matches will be streamed to my Twitch Channel, then later edited and uploaded onto to my Youtube Channel. I'll be sure to post about tourney updates and notifying folks about upcoming matches regularly here once we get started. If this tourney goes over well with the participants, the viewers, myself and with folks reading the thread, then this will become a yearly event.

If you have any further questions about the tournament, feel free to post them here. Only 3 days left before I start scheduling match ups. Hope you all enjoy the tourney!

I'll update this post if any changes occur to any of the information posted here (for example: if anyone else signs up for the tournament)

EDIT: Signs up close on May 11th at midnight now because I've been sick and don't have everything I want to have finished for the tournament yet

Sprasshu fucked around with this message at 14:04 on May 10, 2021

Sprasshu
Oct 21, 2020

Bleach is healthy. It's mostly water. And we're mostly water. Therefore, we are bleach.


We are at 20 participants for the tournament. Sign ups are now closed!




Let the tourney begin!

For the first ever Gelgium Falls Mystery Race tournament, we have 5 groups of 4 currently competing in the preliminary rounds.

Each group will play 3 matches. Each match will be a different challenge pack. The packs are as follows:
  • 2 Fast challenges (5 - 15 minutes in length) + 1 Extended challenge (30 - 60 minutes in length)
  • 3 Standard challenges (15 - 30 minutes in length)
  • 1 Long challenge (1 - 2 hours in length)

Afterwards, we spin a wheel to determine what games are played. After time elapses on a challenge, the racers must move on to the next challenge. If a racer finished a challenge with time to spare, they also must wait out the remaining time before starting up the next challenge.

The racers will also receive points based on how high they place in each challenge, the points are as follows:
  • 1st gets 3 points (for a maximum of 9 points)
  • 2nd gets 2 points
  • 3rd gets 1 point
  • 4th gets 0 points

Finally, we tally up all the total points the racers got for each of their challenges. Whoever has the top 2 highest point totals at the end of 3 matches for their group then moves onto the brackets, while the bottom 2 are eliminated. If their is a tie for 2nd and 3rd, a Fast challenge will be played as a tiebreaker.

Matches will happen whenever all 4 participants of a group are available to do them.


I'll update this thread whenever a match is scheduled to take place, when a match is currently taking place, to update current standings and whenever I finish editing and uploading the archived footage of a match.

Sprasshu fucked around with this message at 14:50 on May 11, 2021

Sprasshu
Oct 21, 2020

Bleach is healthy. It's mostly water. And we're mostly water. Therefore, we are bleach.


We've got some updates here on Week 2 of the Gelgium Falls Mystery Race Tournament:


GROUP A (PolterGhost, OkamiOfGames, GeneJeanie, chaos_defrost): Currently in scheduling hell. PolterGhost, despite being responsible for assisting in making alot of the preparations for the tournament (including the games submission form) and for submitting alot of challenges for the tournament has seemingly disappeared for the last 2 months. If he remains inactive until June 1st, he will be booted from the tournament. Until he either returns or time is up, Group A will be unable to schedule a match.


GROUP B (Tymestalker, bendyhuman, SalmonBuffalo, Pufferfish_King): All 4 participants have agreed to do their first match on Friday May 21st at 10 PM EST


GROUP C (CirclMastr, TerrorVan, Subzero7, ampillion): All 4 participants have agreed to do their first match on Saturday May 22nd at 11 PM EST


GROUP D (Neetsel, TooneySA/ManicX, heavybass, mickyj789): There has been a change in the lineup.



Due to Tooney/Manic not having officially signed up for the tournament a week after the tournament had started, they were replaced by late entry RobustLaser. Tooney/Manic has agreed however to replace PolterGhost in the tournament, should he not be back active on the server again before June 1st.

As for scheduling a match this week, heavybass had stated they were on holidays, so therefore, this group will have no match this week


GROUP E (Polk_Kitsune, soundlyParanoid, Kuchiri, Notolecta): Tentatively scheduled to do their first match on Thursday May 20th sometime around 8 PM (Match Cancelled)

I will update this post if anything new happens regarding the tournament this week

Sprasshu fucked around with this message at 18:10 on May 20, 2021

Sprasshu
Oct 21, 2020

Bleach is healthy. It's mostly water. And we're mostly water. Therefore, we are bleach.


End of Week 2 update: We had our second lineup change already!



SalmonBuffalo has withdrawn from the competition, so TooneySA/ManicX is getting a second chance in the tournament again, this time as a member of Group B!

Group B is also scheduled to have their first match at 11 PM EST tonight. You can watch that take place here: https://www.twitch.tv/sprasshu


GROUP B | ROUND 1 STANDINGS
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Tymestalker: 1st place
Bendyhuman: 2nd place
Pufferfish_King: 3rd place
TooneySA/ManicX: 4th place

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PACK ROLLED: 2 FAST & 1 EXTENDED
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GAMES ROLLED
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Game 1: Chocobo Racing - Submitted by Sprasshu | Finish a Grand Prix with any Racer and any Ability, and choose the following tracks: 1st - Moogle Forest, 2nd - Ancient Gate, 3rd - Mythril Mines, 4th - Floating Gardens. Highest placement wins, if multiple people place 1st, finishing the Grand Prix the fastest breaks the tie!
Game 2: Magical Puzzle Poplis - Submitted by FlamingRok | Clear the first ten levels! There is no jumping, only punching.
Game 3: Mega Man 3 - Submitted by Sprasshu | Defeat the 8 Robot Masters

Sprasshu fucked around with this message at 05:50 on May 22, 2021

Sprasshu
Oct 21, 2020

Bleach is healthy. It's mostly water. And we're mostly water. Therefore, we are bleach.


One more match for you here before we wrap up Week 2! Group C will be starting their 1st round in this tournament tonight at 11 PM EST!

You can watch that match take place here: https://www.twitch.tv/sprasshu


GROUP C | ROUND 1 STANDINGS
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TerrorVan: 1st place
Subzero7: 2nd place
Ampillion: 3rd place
CirclMastr: 4th place

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PACK ROLLED: 1 LONG
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GAMES ROLLED
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Game: Gex - Enter The Gecko - Submitted by Sprasshu | Most TV Remotes in 2 hours

Sprasshu fucked around with this message at 01:01 on May 24, 2021

Sprasshu
Oct 21, 2020

Bleach is healthy. It's mostly water. And we're mostly water. Therefore, we are bleach.


Week 2 is over, Week 3 has now begun! The 2 matches that have taken place last week have now been edited together and are up on YouTube!



GELGIUM FALLS MYSTERY RACE TOURNAMENT - GROUP B, ROUND ONE

Featuring: Tymestalker, bendyhuman, TooneySA/ManicX and Pufferfish_King




GELGIUM FALLS MYSTERY RACE TOURNAMENT - GROUP C, ROUND ONE

Featuring: CirclMastr, TerrorVan, Subzero7 and ampillion


As for matches and updates this week, I'll be ignoring Group B and C from here on out until the other 3 groups do their Round One matches!

GROUP A (PolterGhost, OkamiOfGames, GeneJeanie, chaos_defrost): Yet another change in the lineup (hopefully it's the last!):



PolterGhost, after 2 months of inactivity, returns to say he is dropping out of tournament and will resume his role as an organizer. ZeroGravyon will now be replacing PolterGhost in this tournament!

Group A will have their first match on Saturday at 9 PM EST!


GROUP D (Neetsel, TooneySA/ManicX, heavybass, mickyj789): Just as heavybass was on vacation last week, Neetsel is on vacation this week. No match for this group this week!


GROUP E (Polk_Kitsune, soundlyParanoid, Kuchiri, Notolecta): Kuchiri has said they are unavailable this week

Will update the schedule if anything changes

Sprasshu fucked around with this message at 15:02 on Jun 12, 2021

Sprasshu
Oct 21, 2020

Bleach is healthy. It's mostly water. And we're mostly water. Therefore, we are bleach.


The sole tourney match happening here on Week 3. Group A will be starting their 1st round in this tournament tonight at 9 PM EST!

You can watch that match take place here: https://www.twitch.tv/sprasshu


GROUP A | ROUND 1 STANDINGS
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OkamiOfGames: 1st place
GeneJeanie: 2nd place
chaos_defrost: 3rd place
Zerogravyon: 4th place

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PACK ROLLED: 3 STANDARD
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GAMES ROLLED
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Game 1: Sonic Advance - Submitted by Sprasshu | Clear Ice Mountain (Zone 4) or furthest in 30 minutes. Amy Rose only, all other characters banned!
Game 2: Mario Golf - Submitted by Sprasshu | Stroke Play! Finish a 18 hole game on Toad Highlands, lowest score wins, but you have 30 minutes to finish!
Game 3: Wanpaku Kokkun no Gourmet World (Panic Restaurant) - Submitted by PolterGhost | Beat the game, or furthest in 30 minutes (Japanese version because it's easier)

Sprasshu fucked around with this message at 01:02 on May 31, 2021

Sprasshu
Oct 21, 2020

Bleach is healthy. It's mostly water. And we're mostly water. Therefore, we are bleach.


We are now midway into Week 4, where hopefully we can wrap up the end of Round One this week! Group A's match that took place last week is now up on Youtube!



GELGIUM FALLS MYSTERY RACE TOURNAMENT - GROUP A, ROUND ONE

Featuring: Zerogravyon, OkamiOfGames, GeneJeanie, and chaos_defrost


(There, spelt the thumbnail right this time)

As for scheduling for this week, here is where we currently stand with Group D's and E's matches:

GROUP D (Neetsel, TooneySA/ManicX, heavybass, mickyj789): Scheduled to have their match Thursday at 8 PM EST


GROUP E (Polk_Kitsune, soundlyParanoid, Kuchiri, Notolecta): Scheduled to have their match on Saturday, the time is still undetermined however

Will update the schedule if anything changes


Also because I've been slacking on it, the matches that have taken place so far have finally been added to the THREAD CONTENT list!

Sprasshu fucked around with this message at 15:02 on Jun 12, 2021

Sprasshu
Oct 21, 2020

Bleach is healthy. It's mostly water. And we're mostly water. Therefore, we are bleach.


MAJOR UPDATE: Kuchiri quit the tournament! No word, nothing, just left. I banned them from the server.

My tournament is dying at a fantastic rate! If you want to replace him, message me on Discord at Sprasshu#0995 or reply in this thread. We had a match with Group E scheduled for 1 PM EST, but now it's null and voided unless someone is willing to take his spot NOW! Save this loving shitshow of an event please!

The match is likely to be postponed to tonight or tomorrow now, if anyone is willing to take the spot, I'd appreciate it!

Edit: OkamiOfGames pulled through yet again and found a replacement participant for Kuchiri. Freezestar has now entered the tournament!

Sprasshu fucked around with this message at 16:12 on Jun 5, 2021

Sprasshu
Oct 21, 2020

Bleach is healthy. It's mostly water. And we're mostly water. Therefore, we are bleach.


Sorry for the sudden second reply (the sudden dropout threw me into a panic), but Group D's Round One match is now out on YouTube



GELGIUM FALLS MYSTERY RACE TOURNAMENT - GROUP D, ROUND ONE

Featuring: Neetsel, RobustLaser, heavybass and Mickyj789


Also because I forgot to announce Group D's match last night, here was the match's standings:

GROUP D | ROUND 1 STANDINGS
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heavybass: 1st place
Neetsel: 2nd place
Mickyj789: 3rd place
RobustLaser: 4th place

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PACK ROLLED: 2 FAST, 1 EXTENDED
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GAMES ROLLED
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Game 1: Diddy Kong Racing - Submitted by Sprasshu | Clear all 4 races in the Dino Domain and defeat the triceratops afterwards
Game 2: Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure - Submitted by Sprasshu | Beat the Cheetah boss at the end of Stage 1
Game 3: Mega Man 2 - Submitted by Sprasshu | Defeat the 8 Robot Masters


Now for Group E's standings regarding the tournament so far:



With Kuchiri dropping from the tournament mere hours before his scheduled tournament match, thanks to OkamiOfGames, Freezestar is taking up the mantle of replacing Kuchiri in this tournament. As such, the match that was scheduled for 1 PM EST today is now scrapped! We will be rescheduling the match for tomorrow for 9 PM EST

Sprasshu fucked around with this message at 15:03 on Jun 12, 2021

Sprasshu
Oct 21, 2020

Bleach is healthy. It's mostly water. And we're mostly water. Therefore, we are bleach.


Week 5 has begun. Group E is scheduled to start their match at 9 PM EST. After this match, all of Round One will of been concluded and Round Two of the Preliminaries will begin!

You can watch that match take place here: https://www.twitch.tv/sprasshu


GROUP E | ROUND 1 STANDINGS
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Polk_Kitsune: 1st place
Its_A_Starman (Changed their name from soundlyParanoid): 2nd place
Freezestar: 3rd place
Notolecta: 4th place

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PACK ROLLED: 3 STANDARD
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GAMES ROLLED
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Game 1: Rush'n Attack - Submitted by PolterGhost | Beat the game. Infinite Lives (Changed it to ''Clear Stage 3'' about halfway through the challenge)
Game 2: Castelian - Submitted by OkamiOfGames | Beat stage 3 (Infinite Lives because Level 1 is poo poo)
Game 3: Klonoa: Door To Phantomile - Submitted by Sprasshu | Get to the boss of Vision 2-2. The game takes a massive spike in difficulty starting in Vision 2-1

Sprasshu fucked around with this message at 11:46 on Jun 10, 2021

Sprasshu
Oct 21, 2020

Bleach is healthy. It's mostly water. And we're mostly water. Therefore, we are bleach.


We are now halfway through Week 5! Round One has concluded, and Group E Round One match, is now out on Youtube!



GELGIUM FALLS MYSTERY RACE TOURNAMENT - GROUP E, ROUND ONE

Featuring: Polk_Kitsune, Its_A_Starman, Freezestar and Notolecta


Round Two has officially begun, and in the heat of Round One concluding, we have 3 scheduled tourney matches happening this week:

GROUP A (Zerogravyon, OkamiOfGames, GeneJeanie, chaos_defrost): Scheduled to have their Round Two match this Saturday at 9 PM EST

GROUP B (Tymestalker, bendyhuman, TooneySA/ManicX, Pufferfish_King): Scheduled to have their Round Two match this Friday at Midnight EST (Cancelled)

GROUP C (CirclMastr, TerrorVan, Subzero7, ampillion): Uncertain

GROUP D (Neetsel, TooneySA/ManicX, heavybass, mickyj789): Scheduled to have their Round Two match today (Wednesday) at 2 PM EST

GROUP E (Polk_Kitsune, soundlyParanoid, Kuchiri, Notolecta): No match this week

Will update the schedule if anything changes

Sprasshu fucked around with this message at 15:04 on Jun 12, 2021

Sprasshu
Oct 21, 2020

Bleach is healthy. It's mostly water. And we're mostly water. Therefore, we are bleach.


I keep failing to announce when a group is about to go live with their matches before their matches take place, so I'm gonna discontinue doing that in this thread and just post the standings after the match takes place instead. Group D was the first group to do their Round Two matchup in the tournament! Here were the results of that match:


GROUP D | ROUND 2 STANDINGS
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Neetsel: 1st place
Mickyj789: 2nd place
RobustLaser: 3rd place
Heavybass: 4th place (Forfeited the challenge)

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PACK ROLLED: 1 LONG
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GAMES ROLLED
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Game: Sonic Shuffle - Submitted by Sprasshu | Finish a 7 Precioustone game the fastest, and place the highest. Finishing 1st and coming in first place in an automatic win. (3 Easy CPUs, any board except Fifth Dimensional Space)


GROUP D | OVERALL STANDINGS
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Neetsel: 1st place with 5 points
Mickyj789: Tied for 2nd place with 3 points
Heavybass: Tied for 2nd place with 3 points
RobustLaser: 4th place with 1 point (Has to come 1st in Round Three to potentially avoid elimination)

Sprasshu
Oct 21, 2020

Bleach is healthy. It's mostly water. And we're mostly water. Therefore, we are bleach.


The first match of Round Two to take place, Group D, Round Two of the Gelgium Falls Mystery Race Tournament is out on Youtube, now with updated thumbnails!



GELGIUM FALLS MYSTERY RACE TOURNAMENT - GROUP D, ROUND TWO

Featuring: Neetsel, RobustLaser, Heavybass and Mickyj789


Also tonight at 9 PM EST, to wrap up Week 5, we've got Group A doing their Round Two match. Again, you can watch these matches take place here: https://www.twitch.tv/sprasshu


GROUP A | ROUND 2 STANDINGS
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OkamiOfGames: 1st place
ZeroGravyon: 2nd place
GeneJeanie: 3rd place
chaos_defrost: 4th place

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PACK ROLLED: 2 FAST, 1 EXTENDED
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GAMES ROLLED
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Game 1: Game And Watch Gallery | Submitted by PolterGhost - Score as high as you can on all 4 games (max score of 100 on each game), Modern Hard, 1 attempt with each game. If you get a score of 100 on one of the games, move onto the next one.
Game 2: Tennis | Submitted by PolterGhost - Win 3 Games in a Singles match
REJECTED CHALLENGE: Mickey's Adventures In Numberland | Submitted by FlamingRok - Help out sheriff Donald Duck by collecting all 10 magic numbers! (Competitors beat it in 15 minutes)
Game 4: Mega Man 5 | Submitted by Sprasshu - Defeat 8 Robot Masters


GROUP A | OVERALL STANDINGS
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OkamiOfGames: 1st place with 6 points (Moving onto brackets)
GeneJeanie: 2nd place with 3 points
ZeroGravyon: 3rd place with 2 points
chaos_defrost: 4th place with 1 point

Sprasshu fucked around with this message at 23:23 on Jun 17, 2021

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Sprasshu
Oct 21, 2020

Bleach is healthy. It's mostly water. And we're mostly water. Therefore, we are bleach.


We are now over past the halfway point of Week 6! Here is the current schedule for this week:


GROUP B: Scheduled to have their Round 2 match tomorrow (Friday) at 11 PM EST (Tooney Cancelled!!)

GROUP C: Still waiting on confirmation for scheduling their match Saturday at Midnight EST

GROUP E: Scheduled to have their match tonight at 8 PM EST


Reserved for Group E's post-match standings

Sprasshu fucked around with this message at 04:48 on Jun 18, 2021

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