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4th Aug '17 6:47:30 AM Synch
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* RuleOfFun: Most games have a few house rules on what is or isn't allowed, based on this trope, as speedrunning is ultimately about the challenge and entertainment. Exploits that make a run too easy, or rules that make it too hard, are likely to be done away with (or at least put into their own competitive category).
12th Jul '17 11:03:29 AM Synch
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* LordBritishPostulate: Exploits and SequenceBreaking are common speedrunning tools, so this trope comes with that territory. While in many games it might make the game {{Unwinnable}}, in others it can produce any number of unexpectedly advantageous effects.


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* MinusWorld: In some games it is possible to reach out-of-bounds, DummiedOut, or developer-only areas where shortcuts, unobtainable items, and other exploits can be found.
12th Jul '17 12:57:23 AM TheCuza
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-->"At first there were 70 stars because Bowser demanded it. Then there were 16 stars because MIPS the rabbit demanded it. Then there was 1 star because Bowser's Sub demanded it. Now there are none because the viewers are impatient and demanded the game be quicker."

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-->"At ---->"At first there were 70 stars because Bowser demanded it. Then there were 16 stars because MIPS the rabbit demanded it. Then there was 1 star because Bowser's Sub demanded it. Now there are none because the viewers are impatient and demanded the game be quicker."
11th Jul '17 11:37:13 PM godofgamers
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** Years later, these records have been shattered, with the WR for Vice City being just [[http://www.speedrunrecords.com/Grand_Theft_Auto_Vice_City/run/588 1:27:26 by Aces_High]], while the WR for San Andreas is [[http://www.speedrunrecords.com/Grand_Theft_Auto_San_Andreas/run/551 5:24:17 by UltimateOmega07]] ''done in a single sitting''. Don't forget the world record for VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIII: [[http://www.speedrunrecords.com/Grand_Theft_Auto_III/run/200 1:13:02 by SSJ4Vegito]].

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** Years later, these records have been shattered, with the WR for Vice City being just [[http://www.speedrunrecords.com/Grand_Theft_Auto_Vice_City/run/588 1:27:26 by Aces_High]], while the WR for San Andreas is [[http://www.speedrunrecords.com/Grand_Theft_Auto_San_Andreas/run/551 5:24:17 by UltimateOmega07]] ''done in a single sitting''. Don't forget the world record for VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIII: [[http://www.speedrunrecords.com/Grand_Theft_Auto_III/run/200 1:13:02 by SSJ4Vegito]]. More recently, it has been discovered that the game can be beaten in about [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9cXVQLe7j0& 12 minutes]].
4th Jul '17 9:16:27 PM Wuz
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* {{Parodied}} with ''VideoGame/ClubPenguin'' [[https://www.speedrun.com/cp banned%]] speedruns. As the game is mainly a kiddy social game with no endings, some players decided to parody the concept of speedruns by speedrunning the process of creating an account and banning that account by swearing in-game. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcNjtiidugY The world record]] is currently 37.37 seconds, while a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OALbVKuJm60 TAS]] pushes it to 29.1 seconds. The process also parodies many common topics in speedrunning, such as RNG (filling out the CAPTCHA), using tricks (copying and pasting into the speech bar), and abusing glitches (a glitch allows you to say the f-word during the startup tutorial).

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* {{Parodied}} with ''VideoGame/ClubPenguin'' [[https://www.speedrun.com/cp banned%]] speedruns. As the game is mainly a kiddy social game with no endings, some players decided to parody the concept of speedruns by speedrunning the process of creating an account and banning that account by swearing in-game. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcNjtiidugY The world record]] is currently 37.37 seconds, while a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OALbVKuJm60 TAS]] pushes it to 29.1 seconds. The process also parodies many common topics in speedrunning, such as RNG (filling out the CAPTCHA), using tricks (copying and pasting into the speech bar), and abusing glitches SequenceBreaking (a glitch allows you to say the f-word during the startup tutorial).
4th Jul '17 9:04:41 PM Wuz
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* {{Parodied}} with ''VideoGame/ClubPenguin'' [[https://www.speedrun.com/cp banned%]] speedruns. As the game is mainly a kiddy social game with no endings, some players decided to parody the concept of speedruns by speedrunning the process of creating an account and banning that account by swearing in-game. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcNjtiidugY The world record]] is currently 37.37 seconds, while a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OALbVKuJm60 TAS]] pushes it to 29.1 seconds.

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* {{Parodied}} with ''VideoGame/ClubPenguin'' [[https://www.speedrun.com/cp banned%]] speedruns. As the game is mainly a kiddy social game with no endings, some players decided to parody the concept of speedruns by speedrunning the process of creating an account and banning that account by swearing in-game. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcNjtiidugY The world record]] is currently 37.37 seconds, while a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OALbVKuJm60 TAS]] pushes it to 29.1 seconds. The process also parodies many common topics in speedrunning, such as RNG (filling out the CAPTCHA), using tricks (copying and pasting into the speech bar), and abusing glitches (a glitch allows you to say the f-word during the startup tutorial).
4th Jul '17 8:52:39 PM Wuz
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* {{Parodied}} with ''VideoGame/ClubPenguin'' [[https://www.speedrun.com/cp banned%]] speedruns. As the game is mainly a kiddy social game with no endings, some players decided to parody the concept of speedruns by speedrunning the process of creating an account and banning that account by swearing in-game. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcNjtiidugY The world record]] is currently 37.37 seconds, while a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OALbVKuJm60 TAS]] pushes it to 29.1 seconds.
3rd Jun '17 9:41:55 PM infernape612
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** And now behold [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfty4mWEf5g a 120 star run with no TAS in only 99 minutes!]]
3rd Jun '17 9:23:37 PM infernape612
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* PauseScumming: for TAS players; some games are still active when paused allowing for random number manipulation, or a meta example of rapidly pausing the emulator. Depending on the game, some realtime runs can also make use of this, such as frame-buffering techniques in VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime or the infamous pause damage glitch in {{VideoGame/MegaMan}}. The dominant rule in [=TAS=] is that the real time is what counts, whereas a better in-game time is secondary; that said, there are moments where due to in-game slow-down, the player can pause for a frame or two to make the in-game time better without affecting the real time negatively.

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* PauseScumming: for For TAS players; some games are still active when paused allowing for random number manipulation, or a meta example of rapidly pausing the emulator. Depending on the game, some realtime runs can also make use of this, such as frame-buffering techniques in VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime or the infamous pause damage glitch in {{VideoGame/MegaMan}}. The dominant rule in [=TAS=] is that the real time is what counts, whereas a better in-game time is secondary; that said, there are moments where due to in-game slow-down, the player can pause for a frame or two to make the in-game time better without affecting the real time negatively.



* WeDoTheImpossible: For TAS players

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* WeDoTheImpossible: For TAS playersplayers.
3rd Jun '17 9:22:14 PM infernape612
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* TheBerserker: a non-combat variant. if a speed-runner can save time by taking damage or dying, they'll take it without fear, and likewise will liberally absue DesperationAttacks

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* TheBerserker: a A non-combat variant. if a speed-runner can save time by taking damage or dying, they'll take it without fear, and likewise will liberally absue DesperationAttacksabuse {{Desperation Attack}}s.
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