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The First Great Sam & Max Race of 2010

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Well, with Episode 4 coming out on Tuesday and the Monkey Island race coming to a close, this thread is way overdue. Most of this post was adapted from the rules for the ongoing Monkey Island race, so please let me know if there's any errors.

I'd like to point out that this race is Icedhope's, I'm just running it for him. I can still make some decisions on the rules, but final decisions are up to him and he can overrule anything I say if he wants.

Dates and Times

The race will take place from September 13th through the 26th. Participants will set their own race times and race on their own schedule during the two weeks. Approximate race times will be submitted to me so I can try and draw up a viewing schedule, as well as to make it easier for me to keep track of what times to document. Any participants who have a problem with these dates can be accommodated.

Broadcasting and Documenting

Documentation in the form of a post in this thread at the start and end of each episode is required. This is how I will record times and determine winners. If you wish (and if you'd like to make my life easier and have a more accurate time), you may time yourself and submit times along with your "finished" posts.

To clarify: If you do not post in this thread at the start and finish of each game, I cannot record your times.

In the past, a few of us broadcasted our races on Livestream, and it was a lot of fun, both for us and the people watching. However, this can cause sluggish performance in some games and can be difficult to make work with others, so if you prefer you can also provide updates on your progress over Twitter, post in this thread, or even come to one of the Livestreams and chat with everyone. What's fun about this is the added community element. If you choose to document, please provide a link to where you will be documenting and an estimated time (and time zone) that you will begin playing each game so I can add where and when to watch next to your name on the entrants list.

If anyone's interested in using Livestream and needs help, feel free to ask. Several of us have experience with it from the last two races and will be happy to help.

Rules

If anyone has any ideas on how to improve these rules, let me know.

It is required that you play all sixteen episodes in the Telltale series in order. Sequence breaking is not allowed. You must play Culture Shock, Situation: Comedy, The Mole, The Mob, and The Meatball, Abe Lincoln Must Die!, Reality 2.0, Bright Side of the Moon, Ice Station Santa, Moai Better Blues, Night of the Raving Dead, Chariots of the Dogs, What's New Beelzebub?, The Penal Zone, The Tomb of Sammun-Mak, They Stole Max's Brain!, Beyond the Alley of the Dolls, and The City That Dares Not Sleep in that order (whew!).

Hit the Road is sort of a bonus. Due to its limited availability, participants only have to play if they have access to it and want to. It will not be factored into the final race time, but times on Hit the Road will be posted and compared separately. Hit the Road is to be played at default dialogue speed.

Hint settings are to be left on low.

Skipping dialogue is not allowed. Bypassing optional dialogue is allowed, but once a dialogue option is picked, you must let it play out uninterrupted. There is an exception for accidentally picking an identical dialogue section a second time.

The credits count as a cutscene. You're finished with a game when you return to the menu.

Saving the game during the race is allowed, and may be a good idea in case of a game crash. Loading saves made during the race is fine (but other than a crash, why would you want to?). If your game crashes and you haven't saved, er...I really have no idea what happens then.

The use of saves made outside the race is only allowed if the saves strictly take you to a previous point in the game. That is, you may not gain any new inventory or bypass any puzzles, even if you also lose inventory and puzzles become unsolved. If the save has the exact same inventory and solved puzzles or fewer, you may use it.

Since we're splitting the race apart, the winner will be determined by time. Time will be determined by forum posts made at the start and finish of each game.

Each player is allowed four do-overs. If you don't like one of your times, you may elect to try that game again. You may only redo each game once. Note that this only applies to completed runs. If you play a game over and do worse, your best time will be kept.

Prizes

Probably not going to happen.

Participants and Broadcast Info

IcedHope - http://livestream.com/thegreatmithon2009

The Highway - http://www.livestream.com/sammaxrace2010

tabstis - http://www.livestream.com/tabstisstream

Neelo

StrongBrush1

evilguy12

doodinthemood - http://www.livestream.com/doodmonkey

joseppey

TomPravetz - http://www.livestream.com/tompravetz

Nintomster - http://www.livestream.com/nintomstersvideos

SlasherMan

The Gentleman

mightypiratetm

hamza721 - http://www.livestream.com/monkeyislandmarathon

RingmasterJ5

Spamking

tbm1986 - http://www.livestream.com/tbm1986

caeska - http://www.livestream.com/caeska

Results

1. caeska - 15:02
2. Nintomster - 15:37 (+0:35)
3. joseppey - 16:05 (+1:03)
4. SlasherMan - 17:00 (+1:58)
5. Icedhope - 17:43 (+2:41)
6. StrongBrush1 - 17:56 (+2:54)
7. tbm1986 - 18:53 (+3:51)
8. RingmasterJ5 - 26:29 (+11:27)

Disqualified
The Highway
tabstis
Neelo
evilguy12
TomPravetz
The Gentleman
mightypiratetm
hamza721
Spamking
doodinthemood

Times

IcedHope:
Culture Shock: 0:52
Situation: Comedy: 0:38
The Mole, the Mob, and the Meatball: 0:46
Abe Lincoln Must Die!: 1:07
Reality 2.0: 0:57
Bright Side of the Moon: 0:52
Ice Station Santa: 0:58
Moai Better Blues: 1:02
Night of the Raving Dead: 0:49
Chariots of the Dogs: 1:05
What's New, Beelzebub?: 0:57
The Penal Zone: 1:45
The Tomb of Sammun-Mak: 1:32
They Stole Max's Brain!: 1:26
Beyond the Alley of the Dolls: 1:35
The City that Dares Not Sleep: 1:22
Sam & Max Save the World: 5:12
Sam & Max: Beyond Time and Space: 1:32
Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse: 7:40
Total: 17:43

StrongBrush1:
Culture Shock: 0:51
Situation: Comedy: 0:51
The Mole, the Mob, and the Meatball: 0:48
Abe Lincoln Must Die!: 0:59
Reality 2.0: 1:01
Bright Side of the Moon: 0:59
Ice Station Santa: 1:10
Moai Better Blues: 1:01
Night of the Raving Dead: 1:15
Chariots of the Dogs: 0:59
What's New, Beelzebub?: 1:10
The Penal Zone: 1:27
The Tomb of Sammun-Mak: 1:31
They Stole Max's Brain!: 1:16
Beyond the Alley of the Dolls: 1:15
The City that Dares Not Sleep: 1:23
Sam & Max Save the World: 5:29
Sam & Max: Beyond Time and Space: 5:35
Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse: 6:52
Total: 17:56

doodinthemood:
Culture Shock: 0:54
Situation: Comedy: 0:53
The Mole, the Mob, and the Meatball: 0:59
Abe Lincoln Must Die!: 1:45
Reality 2.0: 1:23
Bright Side of the Moon: 1:20
Ice Station Santa: 2:01
Moai Better Blues: 1:55
Sam & Max Save the World: 7:14

joseppey:
Culture Shock: 0:49
Situation: Comedy: 0:46
The Mole, the Mob, and the Meatball: 0:43
Abe Lincoln Must Die!: 0:53
Reality 2.0: 0:48
Bright Side of the Moon: 0:52
Ice Station Santa: 1:03
Moai Better Blues: 0:48
Night of the Raving Dead: 1:08
Chariots of the Dogs: 0:49
What's New, Beelzebub?: 1:01
The Penal Zone: 1:18
The Tomb of Sammun-Mak: 1:18
They Stole Max's Brain!: 1:16
Beyond the Alley of the Dolls: 1:16
The City that Dares Not Sleep: 1:17
Sam & Max Save the World: 4:51
Sam & Max: Beyond Time and Space: 4:49
Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse: 6:25
Total: 16:05

Nintomster:
Culture Shock: 0:44
Situation: Comedy: 0:44
The Mole, The Mob, and The Meatball: 0:41
Abe Lincoln Must Die!: 0:51
Reality 2.0: 0:52
Bright Side of the Moon: 0:51
Ice Station Santa: 1:00
Moai Better Blues: 0:45
Night of the Raving Dead: 1:08
Chariots of the Dogs: 0:50
What's New, Beelzebub?: 0:58
The Penal Zone: 1:13
The Tomb of Sammun-Mak: 1:30
They Stole Max's Brain!: 1:10
Beyond the Alley of the Dolls: 1:06
The City that Dares Not Sleep: 1:14
Sam & Max Save the World: 4:43
Sam & Max: Beyond Time and Space: 4:41
Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse: 6:13
Total: 15:37

SlasherMan:
Culture Shock: 0:50
Situation: Comedy: 0:43
The Mole, the Mob, and the Meatball: 0:41
Abe Lincoln Must Die!: 0:57
Reality 2.0: 0:47
Bright Side of the Moon: 0:58
Ice Station Santa: 0:59
Moai Better Blues: 0:42
Night of the Raving Dead: 1:04
Chariots of the Dogs: 1:00
What's New, Beelzebub?: 1:22
The Penal Zone: 1:20
The Tomb of Sammun-Mak: 1:25
They Stole Max's Brain!: 1:33
Beyond the Alley of the Dolls: 1:20
The City that Dares Not Sleep: 1:19
Sam & Max Save the World: 4:56
Sam & Max: Beyond Time and Space: 5:07
Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse: 6:57
Total: 17:00

RingmasterJ5:
Culture Shock: 1:16
Situation: Comedy: 1:09
The Mole, the Mob, and the Meatball: 0:57
Abe Lincoln Must Die!: 1:16
Reality 2.0: 1:35
Bright Side of the Moon: 1:11
Ice Station Santa: 1:23
Moai Better Blues: 1:41 1:34
Night of the Raving Dead: 2:20 1:50
Chariots of the Dogs: 1:53
What's New, Beelzebub?: 2:19
The Penal Zone: 2:48 1:45
The Tomb of Sammun-Mak: 2:45
They Stole Max's Brain!: 2:09
Beyond the Alley of the Dolls: 2:12
The City that Dares Not Sleep: 2:29 1:15
Sam & Max Save the World: 7:24
Sam & Max: Beyond Time and Space: 8:59
Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse: 10:06
Total: 26:29

tbm1986:
Culture Shock: 0:58
Situation: Comedy: 0:52
The Mole, the Mob, and the Meatball: 0:50
Abe Lincoln Must Die!: 1:06
Reality 2.0: 1:05
Bright Side of the Moon: 1:01
Ice Station Santa: 1:31 1:05
Moai Better Blues: 1:04
Night of the Raving Dead: 1:31
Chariots of the Dogs: 1:11
What's New, Beelzebub?: 1:26
The Penal Zone: 2:05 1:25
The Tomb of Sammun-Mak: 1:27
They Stole Max's Brain!: 1:21
Beyond the Alley of the Dolls: 1:39 1:13
The City that Dares Not Sleep: 1:37 1:18
Sam & Max Save the World: 5:52
Sam & Max: Beyond Time and Space: 6:17
Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse: 6:44
Total: 18:53

Caeska:
Culture Shock: 0:45
Situation: Comedy: 0:44
The Mole, the Mob, and the Meatball: 0:41
Abe Lincoln Must Die!: 0:50
Reality 2.0: 0:47
Bright Side of the Moon: 0:51
Ice Station Santa: 0:58
Moai Better Blues: 0:44
Night of the Raving Dead: 1:00
Chariots of the Dogs: 0:46
What's New, Beelzebub?: 0:58
The Penal Zone: 1:14
The Tomb of Sammun-Mak: 1:14
They Stole Max's Brain!: 1:12
Beyond the Alley of the Dolls: 1:06
The City that Dares Not Sleep: 1:12
Sam & Max Save the World: 4:38
Sam & Max: Beyond Time and Space: 4:26
Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse: 5:58
Total: 15:02

Achievements

Surfin' the Highway (Fastest time on Hit the Road): NOBODY!
Culture Cultist (Fastest Time on Culture Shock): Nintomster - 0:44
Situation Under Control (Fastest Time on Situation: Comedy): Icedhope - 0:38
Stick It To the Mob (Fastest Time on The Mole, the Mob and the Meatball): Nintomster, SlasherMan, and caeska - 0:41
Expedient Election (Fastest time on Abe Lincoln Must Die): caeska - 0:50
A Grip on Reality (Fastest Time on Reality 2.0): SlasherMan and caeska - 0:47
Always Look on the Bright Side (Fastest Time on Bright Side of the Moon): Nintomster and caeska - 0:51
Merry Exorcist-mas (Fastest Time on Ice Station Santa): Icedhope and caeska - 0:58
Welcome to Paradise (Fastest Time on Moai Better Blues): Slasherman - 0:42
Zoom Zoom Zombie (Fastest Time on Night of the Raving Dead): Icedhope - 0:49
Chariots of Fire (Fastest Time on Chariots of the Dogs): caeska - 0:46
The Speed Devil (Fastest time on What's New, Beelzebub?): Icedhope - 0:57
One Swift Stroke (Fastest time on The Penal Zone): Nintomster - 1:13
Tomb Raider (Fastest time on The Tomb of Sammun-Mak): caeska - 1:14
They Beat Max's Time! (Fastest Time on They Stole Max's Brain): Nintomster - 1:10
Put your Toys Away (Fastest Time on Beyond the Alley of the Dolls): Nintomster and caeska - 1:06
Max Destruction (Fastest Time on The City That Dares Not Sleep): caeska - 1:12
World Savior (Fastest Time on Save the World): caeska - 4:38
4th Dimension Traveler (Fastest Time on Beyond Time and Space): caeska - 4:26
Speak of the Devil (Fastest Time on The Devil's Playhouse): caeska - 5:58
Speedy Sam (Fastest Total Time): caeska - 15:02
Don't Say "Achievement", Sam (Most Annoying Number of Achievements): caeska - 13
First to the Finish (First Person to Finish the Race): StrongBrush1
You Crack Me Up, Little Buddy (Closest Competitors): Icedhope and StrongBrush1 (0:13 difference)
Bosco's Playhouse (Most Absent): The Highway, tabstis, Neelo, evilguy12, TomPravetz, The Gentleman, mightypiratetm, hamza721, Spamking

After the Race

It looks like everyone really enjoyed the idea of doing fun runs of each game after the Monkey Island race, so we're bringing the idea over here. Between now and the end of the race, everyone can sign up for one two episodes to play through for fun after the race. This is an audience participation sort of thing, so being able to broadcast on Livestream, Ustream, or a similar site is a must. Once we start getting closer to the end of the race, if all the slots aren't filled, I'll be opening it up for people to sign up for a second third episode. Note that this is open to anyone who can broadcast on Livestream, not just race participants.

Hit the Road - Blooglspash
Culture Shock - Icedhope
Situation: Comedy - WayneBrady
The Mole, The Mob, and The Meatball - StLouisRibs
Abe Lincoln Must Die! - StLouisRibs
Reality 2.0 - tabstis
Bright Side of the Moon - lombre
Ice Station Santa - GuruGuru214
Moai Better Blues - harald
Night of the Raving Dead - caeska
Chariots of the Dogs - StrongBrush1
What's New, Beelzebub? - RingmasterJ5
The Penal Zone - Nintomster
The Tomb of Sammun-Mak - shoeshine624
They Stole Max's Brain! - Icedhope
Beyond the Alley of the Dolls - The Highway
The City That Dares Not Sleep - GuruGuru214

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