2013 Mindcrack Marathon

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The 2013 Mindcrack Marathon was a 48 hour livestream marathon held by Mindcrack (in association with MCProHosting[1]) on 18-20 October 2013 to raise money for Child's Play, a charity that provides toys, books, and games to children in hospitals around the world. The event was first announced on the Mindcrack Podcast on 15 September,[2] and later on 16 October in an event reminder featuring PauseUnpause and AvidyaZEN.[3] MCProHosting provided the whitelisted server for $20 donors.

All money donated during the event was added to the Far Lands or Bust! (FLoB) season 4 fundraiser total. The goal of the marathon was to have FLoB reach its $100,000 season goal. The FLoB fundraiser was at $47,268.31 on 17 October.[4]


21 Mindcrackers (of which there was 26 at the time) participated in the stream.



Individuals not members of Mindcrack participating in the Mindcrack Marathon


The marathon was streamed to the Mindcrack Network Twitch page, with the stream and donation widget displayed on MindcrackLP.com. The 48 hours were divided into 16 3-hour long segments, with the allocated streamers free to fill their portion of the stream however they pleased. Three segments also listed Guude as the streamer, though the partnered Mindcracker was the one that streamed in all cases.[a] generikb and BdoubleO100 were listed to stream together during slot 2 (18 Oct 6:00pm - 9:00pm);[5] BdoubleO streamed to the Mindcrack Network Twitch page, while generikb streamed to his own. Slot 14 (20 Oct 6:00am - 9:00am) was left as a wildcard, which ended up being AvidyaZEN.

All times given are in Eastern Daylight Time (UTC-04:00), and are to the nearest hour.

Time period Streamer Mindcrackers Activities Archived stream
18 Oct 2013
3:00pm - 6:00pm
(slot 1)
kurtmac adlingtont, AvidyaZEN, BlameTC, Guude, PauseUnpause, SethBling, VintageBeef, W92Baj
  • Introducing the Marathon, Beef or BTC singing the name of large donators
  • Exploring the MCProHosting server worlds
  • Discovering factions on Survival 1
18 Oct 2013
6:00pm - 9:00pm
(slot 2)
BdoubleO100 AvidyaZEN, generikb, Guude
  • Fishing race on the Mindcrack server
  • Enchanting wars with Guude and BdoubleO on the Mindcrack Server
  • Impromptu Build Review on Creative 2
18 Oct 2013
9:00pm - 12:00am
(slot 3)
mcgamer Guude
  • Growing Team Rocket Faction on Survival 1
  • Infiltrating the Vacationeers (Pause's faction) and BTC's faction
19 Oct 2013
12:00am - 3:00am
(slot 4)
PauseUnpause BlameTC, Etho, Guude, Pakratt0013
  • Starting a war with Etho on the Mindcrack Server
  • Enchanting at the Ender Ender
  • King of the Ladder on the MCProHosting server
  • Guude's shower story
19 Oct 2013
3:00am - 6:00am
(slot 5)
  • Flying around Creative 1 and trying King of the ladder
  • Hiding Pondery books in Survival 1
  • Making a King of the ladder in Survival 1
  • Flying around both creative servers
19 Oct 2013
6:00am - 9:00am
(slot 6)
Pyro_0 Docm77
  • Wearing a dinosaur suit
  • Creating a faction on the survival server, trying to make an end portal
  • Shaving his mustache
  • Playing on the King of the ladder
  • Shaving his beard
  • Looking at builds on Creative 1
  • Planning to prank Beef
  • Fighting Doc at spawn
19 Oct 2013
9:00am - 12:00pm
(slot 7)
  • Looking for the zombies near his base and repairing creeper destruction
  • Caving on the Mindcrack server
  • Visiting the builds on Creative 1
19 Oct 2013
12:00pm - 3:00pm
(slot 8)
kurtmac AvidyaZEN, Guude, PauseUnpause, W92Baj
  • Visiting the builds on Creative 1 & 2
  • Raffle for 2 signed MineCon postcards
  • King of the ladder on MCProHosting
  • Starting the Farlanders faction in Survival 1
  • Visiting builds and reading notes from players with autism
19 Oct 2013
3:00pm - 6:00pm
(slot 9)
PauseUnpause AvidyaZEN, BlameTC, Guude, kurtmac, mcgamer, Mhykol
  • Getting the stream set up
  • Reading notes from a player with autism
  • Having a Mindcrack vs. MCProHosting faction battle in Survival 2
  • Raffling signed 3D glasses
  • Receiving a $10,000 donation from Notch, pushing FLOB over its goal with 22 hours and 3 minutes left in the marathon
  • Watching others try to play King of the ladder and visiting Creative 1
  • Raffling off 2 Minecraft Xbox 360 codes that will be signed by the Mindcrackers at the upcoming MineCon
19 Oct 2013
6:00pm - 9:00pm
(slot 10)
BlameTC AvidyaZEN, Guude, Mhykol, Pakratt0013, PauseUnpause, Pyro_0, SethBling
  • Flying around the creative worlds
  • Visiting Survival 1 and viewing Notch's distractions on Survival 2
  • Trying King of the ladder on the MCProHosting servers
  • Exploring outside the hub
  • Raffling off the T-shirt from PlayOnCon and reminiscing about first meetings
  • Faction battles on Survival 1
  • Raffling a signed poster from MineCon
19-20 Oct 2013
9:00pm - 1:00am
(slot 11)
AvidyaZEN generikb, Guude, Mhykol, Pakratt0013, PauseUnpause, Pyro_0, Vechs_, W92Baj
  • Watching King of the Ladder matches
  • Flying around the creative worlds
  • Raffling two postcards
  • Watching the Building Game with: Pyro, Guude, Mhykol, Pause, SethBling and marc and Baj
  • Raffling Pyro's signed MineCon badge
  • Looking at builds on Creative 2 and holding an Alpha build competition
  • King of the Ladder
  • Discussing Mindcrack's birthday, enchantment war upgrades and killing Vechs
  • Selling generik's assassin services
  • Enchantment wars with Avidya, Guude, Pakratt0013 and generik
20 Oct 2013
1:00am - 3:00am
(slot 12)
Pakratt0013 AvidyaZEN, BdoubleO100, Etho, generikb, Guude, kurtmac, mcgamer, Mhykol, Vechs_
  • Watching generikb die at the Enderfarm
  • Parkor at spawn on Mindcrack and discussions of donation ideas
  • jaaski's $1,000 donation to blow up generik's mansion, a rush to collect TNT
  • Guude makes a backup, accidental showing of the IP
  • Blowing up generikb's mansion
  • Skrubbzilla's $2,000 donation to roll back the destruction
  • Etho gets an anvil kill on generik
  • Generik kills Vechs
20 Oct 2013
3:00am - 5:00am
(slot 13)
mcgamer AvidyaZEN, BdoubleO100, Docm77, Etho, Guude, Pakratt0013, Vechs_
  • mcgamer's new hair cut
  • Visiting builds in Creative 2 and 1 and rating builds with lapis
  • Discussing the E Prankster
  • Giving BTC death by editing his player file
  • Orange Wool with Millbee AvidyaZEN, Millbee BdoubleO, Millbee Etho and Millbee Guude: building floors and making a horse pen
  • Playing King of the Ladder on MCProHosting
20 Oct 2013
5:00am - 9:00am
(slot 14)
AvidyaZEN Docm77, Pyro_0, SethBling
20 Oct 2013
9:00am - 12:00pm
(slot 15)
kurtmac adlingtont, AvidyaZEN, Docm77, Guude, PauseUnpause, VintageBeef, W92Baj
  • Building a mockup of Juno on Creative 1
  • Playing King of the Ladder
  • Hanging out on survival 1
  • F1 with VintageBeef
  • Raffling one of the swords
  • Retelling the blowing up of generik's mansion, talking about flying
20 Oct 2013
12:00pm - 3:00pm
(slot 16)
PauseUnpause adlingtont, AnderZEL, BlameTC, Guude, kurtmac, Millbee, Pyro_0, Vechs_, VintageBeef, W92Baj
  • Flying through Creative 1
  • Raffling 3D glasses signed by Notch, a MineCon swag bag, signed foam sword and a postcard signed by Mojang and Mindcrack members
  • Reaching $100,000 raised for Child's Play with 2 hours and 13 minutes remaining
  • Fighting the Ender Dragon in survival 1
  • Flying through Creative 2
  • Racing to build fireworks to celebrate the end of the marathon on the Mindcrack server, joined by Dinnerbone and marc
  • Pause kills BlameTC


Archives of the stream were supposed to be uploaded to YouTube[6] by AvidyaZEN,[7] though the process was tedious and time consuming to do.[8] The streams are no longer available on Twitch, and much of the event has been lost.[9]


Donor server[edit]

$20 donors during the marathon were automatically whitelisted on the donor server, provided they had entered their Minecraft username into their comment correctly. The server was hosted by MCProHosting, and the IP was mindcrack.mcprohosting.com. The server included a hub, 2 survival faction PvP worlds, 2 plot creative worlds, and 2 King of the Ladder worlds. Access to the server was a gift to thank those donating and did not prevent those who broke rules from being removed.

Raffle items[edit]

Originally these items were intended to be auctioned off, using an auction bot in the Twitch chat. An attempt near the end of the first streaming slot did not work due to fraudulent votes,[10] so it was decided to raffle the items instead. Raffles were opened for period of time in which $20 got the entrant 2 tickets and an additional ticket for every $10 more. Winners were then chosen using a random number generator.

  • 4 Mindcrack postcards signed by Baj and the Mindcrackers that attended MineCon 2012
  • 1 Mindcrack postcard signed by the Mojang team, Baj and the Mindcrack members at MineCon 2012
  • 2 Far Lands or Bust 3-D glasses signed by Notch, with a Minecraft computer gift code
  • 2 Minecraft swords signed by Mindcrack, Minecraft and YouTube personalities at PAX East 2013
  • 1 shirt signed by YouTubers at PlayOnCon 2012
  • 1 MineCon 2012 swag bag with extra buttons
  • 5 Minecraft Xbox 360 games to be signed by Mindcrack members at MineCon 2013


$3884.83 from 147 contributors had been raised in the two hours before the marathon began.[11] As of FLoB #308, $117,897.69 was raised during the marathon, taking FLoB's total to $165,548.50 from $47,650.81.[12] /r/mindcrack moderator nWW reported a total of $118,097.69 raised during the event.[13]


  1. This was due to Guude's poor Internet speeds. The slots that Guude was allocated to were:[5]
    • Slot 1 with kurtmac (18 Oct 3:00pm - 6:00pm)
    • Slot 9 with BlameTC (19 Oct 3:00pm - 6:00pm)
    • Slot 16 with VintageBeef (20 Oct 12:00pm - 3:00pm)


  1. MCProHosting (18 October 2013). "Mindcrack Marathon | Childs Play Charity & MCProHosting". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sb1milFsSOM>.
  2. Mindcrack (15 September 2013). "Mindcrack Podcast - Episode 51". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfbbjzLki4o&t=90s>.
  3. Mindcrack (16 October 2013). "Mindcrack Marathon Charity Event". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fKm16nSr6k>.
  4. kurtjmac (17 October 2013). "Minecraft Far Lands or Bust - #307 - Sidewalk Canyon". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZlZdvv4GqA>.
  5. 5.0 5.1 MCProHosting (16 October 2013). "Mindcrack Marathon Charity Live-Stream! Friday, October 18th-20st". Reddit. <http://www.reddit.com/r/mindcrack/comments/1olktc/mindcrack_marathon_charity_livestream_friday/>.
  6. MindcrackLP (22 October 2013). Twitter. <http://twitter.com/MindcrackLP/status/392566671321227264>.
  7. AvidyaZen (22 October 2013). Reddit reply. Reddit. <http://www.reddit.com/r/mindcrack/comments/1oynyy/avidyazen_mindcrack_smp_070_too_much_awesome/ccxh0tj?context=1>.
  8. AvidyaZen (23 October 2013). YouTube comment. YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/all_comments?v=kXb3-hewFjA>.
  9. brooky12 (10 August 2014). "Help preserve Twitch streams!". Reddit. <https://www.reddit.com/r/mindcrack/comments/2d4w0o/help_preserve_twitch_streams/>.
  10. Mindcrack (23 October 2013). "MindCrack Marathon | Friday 3PM - 6PM | Streamer: KurtJMac". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXb3-hewFjA&t=2h42m31s>.
  11. Mindcrack (23 October 2013). "MindCrack Marathon | Friday 3PM - 6PM | Streamer: KurtJMac". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXb3-hewFjA&t=7s>.
  12. kurtjmac (23 October 2013). "Minecraft Far Lands or Bust - #308 - Mindcrack Madness". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r87f3CXE-Jc>.
  13. nWW (20 October 2013). "Mindcrack Marathon Post Stream Discussion/Archive". Reddit. <https://www.reddit.com/r/mindcrack/comments/1oulrb/mindcrack_marathon_post_stream_discussionarchive/>.