About TTRPG Marathons
A major TTRPG event where we play for as long as we can for for 15+ days non-stop with many players and dungeon masters and raise money for charity. Many players and dungeon masters work together to prepare for the marathon. During the event, players play 4 hour sessions and switch off with other players in a tag-team format with the same characters in the same game. These events are a great way to meet a lot of people, provide lots of fun, and a great way to help raise money for charity!
We had set a world record set in December 2022 for longest continuous TTRPG session set at 440.5 Hours - roughly 18 days. The previous record before us was set in 1986 at 206 hours.
Marathons can run up to twice year - in July and December.
How does it work?
The game is split up into 4-hour blocks of time that players and Dungeon Masters can choose when to play according to their availability. These session blocks are 4 hours long and will be non-stop play from beginning to end. Don't worry. No one will be expected to play the whole time or even the majority of the game! Every 2 hours there is a 20 minute break and either the Dungeon Master or the players will hand-off to the next DM or set of players.
Minimum commitment to join is to be able to play one 4-hour session a week- 3 sessions total at minimum! You can absolutely sign up to play more, but with some limitations to prevent burnout and to share the game fairly with others. Players also can play across multiple characters if so desired- even being able to hop in mid-game if a spot is left open and empty while playing!
Scheduling is very flexible with times available literally 24/7 for 19 days for you to choose from to play. You also can easily move your days around if things come up, and others can take your spot if you are unable to attend.
How is the game ran?
The game will run on Foundry and be streamed on Twitch thus a PC with a graphics card, headset, microphone, mouse, decent internet, and keyboard are necessary to play the game.
The game will be streamed onto Twitch, and the viewers can impact the game directly by being able to give support such as with magic items, inspiration, and buffs as well as potentially impede and hurt the party with random chaotic events.
Which Charity is this for?
A Twitch charity stream hosted and organized by Paladin’s Archives supporting the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). They are a wonderful charity that help many animals. CHECK THEM OUT.
Want to dig deeper into the details? Here's the game manual and FAQ!
You can checkout this marathon's player manual which explains things in 10X more detail than this page.
The manual also includes an FAQ at the end.
You can find a PDF version of the manual here: CLICK THIS TO SEE THE MAIN GAME MANUAL
What are the Requirements to join?
Playing D&D 5E: 1 year of consistent playing experience playing D&D 5th edition at least twice a month; however, exceptions can be made for players that have been part of the Paladin's Archives community prior to the event and on other very rare case by case situations.
Tech: Web Camera or rigged 2D or 3D VTuber Model (Light-Up Models not allowed), Headset, Microphone, Computer with Graphics Card, Keyboard, Mouse, and Internet Connection speed of at least 100 mb download and 10 mb upload speed.
Dungeon Mastering D&D 5E: 2 years of consistent Dungeon Mastering experience playing D&D 5th edition at least twice a month. Playing D&D 5E as a player does not count towards this.
Tech: 2 computer monitors, Web Camera or rigged 2D or 3D VTuber Model (Light-Up Models not allowed), Headset, Microphone, Computer with Graphics Card, Keyboard, Mouse, and Internet Connection speed of at least 100 mb download and 15 mb upload speed.
When are signups open and when is the deadline to signup?
Dungeon Master signups are open until Nov 10 at 6PM EST. If you want to run the adventure as a Dungeon Master, please reach out Paladin on discord at: dungeonmasterpaladin and join our Discord Server: https://discord.gg/paladinsarchives
Player signups open up Nov 1st 6PM EST and end on Nov 25 6 PM EST
PLAYER SIGNUPS FORM
To signup as a player, submit a form here and follow the instructions: CLICK THIS LINK TO GO TO THE SIGNUP FORM
Dungeon Master Schedule
This schedule shows all the time slots for Dungeon Masters only.Click me for Dungeon Master-only schedule
All Characters Schedules
All 5 character schedules side by side so you can see what is open with a quick glance!
Only Player Characters are on this list.
Aurum Dragonborn Rogue Schedule
This schedule only shows time slots for AurumClick me to open Aurum-only schedule
Avarice Tiefling Bard Schedule
This schedule only shows time slots for AvariceClick me to open Avarice-only schedule
Ridak Githyanki Barbarian
This schedule only shows time slots for RidakClick me to see Ridak-only schedule
Miracle Gnome Artificer Schedule
This schedule only shows time slots for MiracleClick me to see Miracle-only schedule