OT: Awesome Games Done Quick 2020

Well this past college football regular season was a wild one for everyone that will finish with the Belk Bowl (hopefully I can go but need to get tickets and then travel from Eastern to NC to Charlotte for a six hour drive), all of the conference championship games have been played and bowl/playoff season starting soon it also means Awesome Games Done Quick (AGDQ) is coming up soon to kick off 2020.

A quick summary about AGDQ:
Games Done Quck (GDQ) is a charity organization where speedrunners of different games try to complete games from different eras (1980s-present), different genres (horror, platform, action/adventure), and in different categories (glitchless/100%/Any%) raising money for different charities depending on the time of year with AGDQ raising money for Prevent Cancer Foundation and Summer Games Done Quick (SGDQ) raising money for Doctors Without Borders.

The event starts on January 5th and ends January 11th. I have put links below of their schedule, youtube channel, and twitch channel. The schedule I linked is the current update for the runs that may change because they added games from the November submission period and might have a couple more if there is a December submission period.

AGDQ 2020 Schedule

Games Done Quick (GDQ) Youtube channel for past events

GDQ Twitch Channel to watch the live stream

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Comments

Couple years back they had one of the GDQ's in NOVA. I used to watch more but probably will only catch a couple of the games I am interested in this year. MGS3 and Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines pique my interest.

AGDQ has historically always been in the DC metro area, this is the first year in Orlando.

Haven't been to a GDQ since SGDQ '16, I really need to make it out to another one.

Looking forward to seeing The Legend, ZFG, break everyone's brains with OoT 100% NSR. zfgRunOgre

The Orange and Maroon you see, that's fighting on to victory.

I'll probably watch all the Mario and Zelda games like always, and maybe I will have finished Celeste by then and will watch that one. And I'm sure I'll find a few more to watch by the time the event rolls around.

The LoZ runs are always great to me, what I want to see is FF VIII because of how much min/max can be done in RPGs to get through quickly and how to manipulate random encounters (especially some of the bigger ones where 8 hours is considered really short).
It seems that they brought back Super Metroid as the last game ran while previously it has been RPGs like Chrono Trigger, FF VII, and Earthbound.
I wanted to try a hand in running Dawn of War but RTS games are tricky and what I saw the fastest official time is 2 hours and 30 minutes for it (skipping cutscenes) and went back to playing it to remember stuff from it and there is a lot to be careful to not fail the missions I have to make time to go through all the details of each mission to complete them quickly.

"Oi! What's a Horkie"
"I am ya Grot!"

"Horkies were made for two fings foighten' and winnen'" - Horkie Warboss

"That Gritty git doesn't exactly look like a Horkie, but by Gork and Mork it acts like one!"-Random Horkie Boy

Just bumping the thread as a reminder that AGDQ will start soon 1130 EST.

"Oi! What's a Horkie"
"I am ya Grot!"

"Horkies were made for two fings foighten' and winnen'" - Horkie Warboss

"That Gritty git doesn't exactly look like a Horkie, but by Gork and Mork it acts like one!"-Random Horkie Boy

The fallout Anthology is gonna be a banger

Throw that Bob Marley wannabe motherfucker outta here. Maynard James Keenan. 1991