The side bar at the backloggery is really getting cramped and bloated so I decided to move this info here and expand upon it a little in the process as well. Now you will find all my ongoing challenges, marathons, and Master runs; as well as stuff I plan to do in the future.

Ongoing Challenges:

WhiteLayer’s A-Z Challenge
>Standard rules: Only first time s, First Letter of the Game’s name (excluding articles aka “the” and “a”).


[A] — Atelier Annie ~Alchemists of Sera Island~
[B] — Breath of Fire II
[C] — Crimson Shroud
[D] — Dear Esther
[E] — Etrian Odyssey
[F] — From the Abyss
[G] — Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective
[H] — Hakuoki ~Demon of the Fleeting Blossom~
[I] —
[J] — Journal
[K] — Kirby’s Dream Land
[L] — (The) Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary Edition
[M] — Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again!
[N] — New Super Mario Bros.
[O] — Organ Trail: Director’s Cut
[P] — Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords
[Q] —
[R] — Rondo of Swords
[S] — Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor
[T] — Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together
[U] —
[V] — Virtue’s Last Reward
[W] — (The) Walking Dead
[X] —
[Y] — Yoshi’s Island: Super Mario Advance 3
[Z] —

Ongoing Marathons:

1.Fire Emblem MarathonOn-going
Fire Emblem: Ankokuryuu to Hikari no Tsurugi (NES)
Fire Emblem: Gaiden (NES)
Fire Emblem: Monshou no Nazo (SNES)
Fire Emblem: Seisen no Keifu (SNES)
Fire Emblem: Thracia 776 (SNES)
Fire Emblem: Fuuin no Tsurugi (GBA)
Fire Emblem: Rekka no Ken (GBA)
Fire Emblem: Scared Stones (GBA)
Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance (GC)
Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn (Wii)
Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon (NDS)
Fire Emblem: Shin Monshou no Nazo ~Hikari to Kage no Eiyuu~ (NDS)
Fire Emblem: Awakening (3DS)
Fire Emblem: Fates (3DS)
Fire Emblem: Echoes -Shadows of Valencia (3DS)*
Fire Emblem: Heroes
Fire Emblem Warriors (Switch/N3DS)*

{ notes: }
So I was going to wait to do this marathon until finishing others I started BUT my boyfriend lent me his copy of Path of Radiance and I’m playing through Fates and Heroes too so I figured. HEY LET’S JUST START THIS ALREADY. Plus I need to really play these. I can’t keep calling myself a fan without playing these Japanese-only games I’ve been putting off. Also Gaiden Remake is coming. Warriors is coming. 2017 is the year of Fire Emblem, so LET’S JUST OVERLOAD ME WITH IT TOO! Originally I wanted to do this all in order, but alas, given my unique opportunity and the fact that I needed something to get me to start it, it’s going to be done a bit out of order. Fates will be marked off once I finish all routes (On Birthright, and have Revelations still to do) plus DLC. Awakening will be crossed off once I do another playthrough plus all DLC. Outside of Fates and PoR + RD, I am still going to try and finish the rest in order, so NES games will be started first and I’ll finish off with Awakening or maybe a replay of Fates again. We’ll see~
*Games that haven’t been released yet, but I doubt I’ll be done with the marathon before they are, so up they go~

2. Shining (Genesis) Marathon – On Hold
Shining Force (GEN)
Shining Force II (GEN) –
Shining in the Darkness (GEN) –

{ notes: }
This marathon is currently on hold into the foreseeable future due to having started too many marathons and making slow progress on games in general. I want to boot it back up inbetween or after finishing with Fire Emblem! Probably will redo the first SF game through steam as well since it’s a lot of fun. :3

3. Final Fantasy Marathon – On Hold
Final Fantasy (GBA)
Final Fantasy II (GBA)
Final Fantasy III (DS)
Final Fantasy IV (SNES)
Final Fantasy IV (DS)
Final Fantasy IV (PSP)
Final Fantasy IV: Interlude (PSP)
Final Fantasy IV: The After Years (PSP)
Final Fantasy V (GBA)
Final Fantasy VI (SNES)
Final Fantasy VII (PS1C)
Final Fantasy VII: Dirge of Cerberus (PS2)*
Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII (PSP)*
Final Fantasy VIII (PSX)
Final Fantasy IX (PSX)
Final Fantasy X (PS2)
Final Fantasy X-2 (PS2)
Final Fantasy XII (PS2)
Final Fantasy XII HD: The Zodiac Age (PS4)*
Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings (DS)
Final Fantasy XIII (PS3)
Final Fantasy XIII-2 (PS3)*
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII (PS3)*
Final Fantasy XV (PS4)*
Final Fantasy: Type-0 (PS4)*
Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Tails (DS)
Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest (SNES)
Final Fantasy: The 4 Warriors of Light (NDS)
Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions (PSP)
Dissidia 012 Prologus: Final Fantasy (PSN)
Dissidia 012 [Duodecim]: Final Fantasy (PSP)
Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy -Curtain Call- (3DS)
Final Fantasy Explorers (3DS)

{ notes: }
This marathon’s purpose is to beat { } all the mainline Final Fantasy games plus a few spin-offs that I already own and any sequels/prequels as well. Any game that is crossed out is already beaten. I am aware that I am missing two entries in this marathon (11 and 14). Unfortunately I don’t like MMOs so I won’t be playing those two games. Other than those, all the games should be accounted for. Crystal Chronicles and Tactics are not up on the list because they are their own series now. (Edit: Since War of the Lions is the only Tactics game left for me, gonna add it to the marathon). The same applies to Kingdom Hearts (which will get its own marathon). I will add in more spin-off games once I pick them up as I don’t want to bloat the list too much with future purchases. This marathon is currently on hold until I finish off some lose ends.

*I currently don’t own these games, but I do plan to pick them up.

4. Crystal Chronicles Marathon Slow Burn
Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles (GC)
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Ring of Fates (3DS)
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time (3DS)
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers (Wii)

{ notes: }
This is sort of a slow burn marathon since I started playing the original with my bf and decided, hey why not finish all of them. Since we only see each other a few times a year, it will be very slowwww burn. Also I wanna see if I can do co-op with the other CC games with him too. Plus good complement to the on-hold FF marathon. I should boot that back up. xD Also still debating if I’m gonna touch the two WiiWare spinoffs. We’ll see~

Current >In Progress< Master Runs:

Super Mario Bros. // Mini Mario Run
+NES version played on the 3DS (via Virtual Console)

  1. Cannot acquire power-ups, must play using mini mario all the time
  2. No save states. Must beat the game using the lives I have. Will only use save states to save progress, but will not reload that save after resuming once, even if I get a game over.
  3.  No warp points. Must play through the whole game from start to finish.

Future/Planned Marathons:

1. Kingdom Hearts Marathon
Kingdom Hearts (PS2)
Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories (GBA)
Kingdom Hearts 2 (PS2)
Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days (NDS)
Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep (PSP)
Kingdom Hearts Re:Coded (NDS)
Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream, Drop, Distance (3DS)

{ notes: }
Shamefully, I haven’t finished any of the Kingdom Hearts games, so this marathon is here to correct that. The main goal is to beat { } each of the games in the series in chronological order of release. A game that is crossed out has been finished. Re: Chain of Memories is not included because it’s just a fancy sparkly version of the GBA game.

Future/Planned Master Runs:

Nuzlocke Ruby
+GBA cart of Pokemon Ruby

  1. I can catch only the first pokemon I meet in the wild in every route/cave. If that pokemon faints, I cannot catch any other pokemon on that route/cave.
  2. If a pokemon faints, I have to release it.
  3. Since it’s my first Nuzlocke, I am allowing myself to use Pokemon Centers and items.
  4. Nickname each Pokemon

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