I've been playing with streaming software for a few days now and finally ran my first live stream last night. It got me thinking about the recent fundraiser done by the speedrun community, and my own enjoyment of Giant Bomb's own Endurance Runs. So much awesome! Then this crazy scheme popped into my head, and I'll share it with you.
This community is full of tech-savvy, hilarious, talented people who love video games. Most of us also dig the ER collections here. Most of us are also capable of talking. And most of us would at least acknowledge that stuff likes the EFF and Child's Play are worthwhile causes. So why don't we combine these things, set some date, and take pledges/donations for what I'll label an Endurance Run Charity Stream-a-Thon?
Seriously, asking the Bomb Squad to ER *insert original PlayStation JRPG title here* is a waste of energy, but what's to stop us from doing it? We could run endurance streams of Final Fantasy IX, Suikoden II, Revelations: Persona, and Star Ocean II (because we're monsters) with a responsible adult manning a charity tip jar. Madness! Who'd ever consent to coordinate such a thing?
Well, I would. I'd be willing to help ringlead this madness, and keep things on the up and up. I'd need help at some points and it would be a learning experience, but I'm naive enough to volunteer.