I'm Streaming Roller Coasters, Final Fantasy, And Questionable Visual Novels In The Name Of COVID-19 Relief!
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Let's Set The Scene
Alright, some of you may or may not have heard about the 10th annual Giant Bomb Community Endurance Run! It's the latest edition of a yearly community-run spring-time charity event, and despite the current pandemic, it is STILL HAPPENING NEXT WEEKEND! This year, however, the fundraiser has pivoted to help COVID-19 relief. With the support of Abby and @thatpinguino, I have decided to join them in supporting this cause! Also, because I'm one of those "COOL KIDS," I set my initial donation goal for $666! Yeah, what can I say? My badge might say I'm a moderator, but my heart tells me I'm still a troll.
Now, this is the part where I make an emotional plea for your support. However, if you are going through a rough patch, I want you to keep your money, and stay safe. I know these are challenging times; I get it. Nevertheless, if you are able to part with even a small amount of your time or income, I would greatly appreciate it. The streams I have planned for this event should be fun to watch, and I plan to put as many smiles on people's faces as possible. If you have ever been entertained by my blogs, Spotlights, or activities on Twitter, it would mean the world to me if you supported my efforts. Down below, you'll find the donation link to my page. Even small amounts are much appreciated, and if you cannot donate, spreading the word is equally helpful! So, without further ado, let's talk about what I have planned for the event!
Rollercoaster Tycoon 2: Coaster Designer MADNESS - April 17th (6:00 P.M. PDT to 12:00 A.M. PDT)
For my Friday charity streams, I always prefer to play a game I can speak about with some authority. This year, I want to share my love for the RollerCoaster Tycoon franchise. And not just that, but OpenRCT2, an open-source re-implementation of RollerCoaster Tycoon 2! For those unaware, OpenRCT2 is a total conversion mod that fixes bugs and even adds-in a ton of new features to Rollercoaster Tycoon 2 "vanilla." However, to better show off some of these features. I'll be designing roller coasters in real-time!
Nonetheless, watching me make roller coaster designs from scratch can only be entertaining for so long. To address that problem, I plan to spice things up by adding-in a randomizer element! The way this will work is simple! Every coaster in the game has three base stats, and they are: Excitement, Intensity, and Nausea. Before starting a new coaster, I will use a random number generator, ranging from one to ten, to select each of the "base stats," and I will have to create something that meets those requirements. The results should be incredibly exciting, and specific results from the random number generator will force me to build different types of coasters. For example, if I am forced to make a coaster with a low excitement score, but high intensity and nausea scores, then, I'm making a "vomit comet!" To add another "spicy" element to this stream, I have a "DONATION INCENTIVE!"
For every $25 donated, If I cannot make a design within 30 minutes, I will have to re-roll one of the three base stats for the coaster design I am working on at the moment. More than likely, a re-roll will result in me needing to scrap my current plan entirely, which makes this stream both torturous and more entertaining to watch.
Final Fantasy X-2 x Bud Light Seltzer Torture Chamber - April 18th (9 A.M. PDT to ???)
For those unaware, @thatpinguino will be livestreaming a Final Fantasy X "speedrun" on April 18th! While his speedrun will not set any records, it will most certainly involve him breaking the game sideways. However, I'm not about to let him take away my status as Giant Bomb's "Final Fantasy Community Expert!" Nonetheless, I'm not much of a speedrunner either. So, in an effort to give the people what they want, I plan to do a "normal" playthrough of Final Fantasy X-2 in tandem to thatpinguino's highly "professional" livestream of Final Fantasy X. And when I say "normal," I mean I'm getting drunk as a skunk! And my poison of choice this time, as the title might suggest, is You know... a quality product that screams "high class!"
Did you ever want to watch the sloppiest playthrough of Final Fantasy X-2 in human history?! WELL, THEN TUNE IN ON APRIL 18TH! Also, unlike thatpinguino, I have done virtually ZERO preparation for my stream! I felt like doing so would "ruin" the whole appeal of me playing the game "buzzed." That said, if you are concerned about my health, relax, because I have contingency plans to prevent me from getting sick. Each downing of the seltzer will be spread apart by two hours. Also, be aware these things have 5% alcohol by volume. But luckily for me, they are both "Gluten-Free" and have "No Artificial Flavors!" Oh, and my donation incentives below further add to the nightmare!
- Upon Reaching 20% of My Fundraising Goal: I will drink the Strawberry Seltzer and provide a live review in-stream.
- Upon Reaching 40% of My Fundraising Goal: I will drink the Black Cherry Seltzer and provide a live review in-stream.
- Upon Reaching 60% of My Fundraising Goal: I will drink the Lemon-Lime Seltzer and provide a live review in-stream.
- Upon Reaching 80% of My Fundraising Goal: I will drink the Mango Seltzer and provide a live review in-stream.
- Upon Reaching 100% of My Fundraising Goal: I will play Final Fantasy X-2 for an extra TWO HOURS! This means TWELVE WHOLE HOURS of Final Fantasy X-2!
Visual Novel Torture Chamber: FINISH THE FIGHT EDITION!!! - April 19th (10:30 A.M. PDT to 4:30 P.M. PDT)
One of the greatest injustices in the history of Giant Bomb, at least in my opinion, comes from Drew Scanlon. And that injustice is the fact he never finished that Alpaca dating sim from many UPFs ago. Whelp, I found that game on Steam, and I plan to FINISH THE GODDAMN FIGHT! THAT'S RIGHT, I'M PLAYING Paca Plus! IT IS TIME FOR THE GIANT BOMB COMMUNITY TO KNOW THE STUNNING CONCLUSION OF YUKARI TURNING INTO AN ALPACA! I DO NOT KNOW IF YOU NEED THIS, BUT I DEFINITELY DO!
Upon doing some research, I discovered PacaPlus might not fill out the six hours I have planned for my Sunday stream. If this issue presents itself, rest assured, I have a back-up plan! Speaking of which, let me tell you about "NATIONAL PARK GIRLS!" You heard that right; they made a visual novel where you "interact" with the personifications of the national parks of the United States of America! ISN'T CAPITALISM FUCKING AMAZING! I fully intend for this stream to be a complete nightmare, but you can rest assured, there will not be any "adult" visual novel content! Unlike what you may have heard about me, I'm not exactly excited about the prospect of getting banned from Twitch! Nonetheless, this nightmare should be thoroughly entertaining!
Upon Reaching 100% of my Fundraising Goal: I will dramatically read whatever visual novel I am playing.
Again, if you have ever been entertained by my blogs, Spotlights, or activities on Twitter; please, consider donating to my campaign for COVID-19 relief! Additionally, I want to thank Abby for bringing this charity to my attention, and thatpinguino for once again hosting the Giant Bomb Community Endurance Run! I hope to see you next weekend, and stay safe everyone!