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The RPG is open once again now that ECS9 has concluded! The songlist has been expanded to include the Stamina RPG 3 in its entirety-- including unlocks. This should be great for you if you missed out on SRPG3 previously, or if you want to see if you can pass some content that you weren't able to when it was running in 2019.

You can download the DLC here: Stamina RPG 4 DLC - Full Pack

There's also a couple of new quests, some new unlocks, and a relic that will carry forward into Stamina RPG 5!

If you've played any SRPG3 charts after 05/19/2020, or if you played SRPG4 content while the RPG was closed during ECS9, don't worry-- you can submit those scores! Scores from before that date are NOT allowed, however.

SRPG4 will close permanently sometime after the New Year, most likely just prior to the beginning of ECS9.5 in 2021.


Stamina RPG 4 is an online competition for In The Groove 2 that, in addition to being a tournament in its own right, serves as the qualifier for ECS9. Difficulties range from 11-footers to songs so challenging that almost no one can pass them. To participate, you must register on Groovestats first. Once you've done that and you've downloaded the songs for the event, after logging in, you can go to the Your Scores page to view your current status and enter in any new passes.

Using Stepmania 5 and the newest version of db2k's Simply Love theme is HIGHLY recommended. It adds support for scanning QR codes, which will greatly simplify the process of entering scores for you. The newest version can be found here: Simply Love. If you prefer, another theme called Digital Dance (by Aoreo) is available now that will also handle QR submissions-- you can download it here: Digital Dance. Once you have one of those themes, all you need to do is switch to that theme on SM5 and download a QR scanning app on your phone. After each song, a QR code will display on one of the panes on the results screen, and you can scan that to automatically enter your pass along with the score and rate mod.

If you choose to enter scores manually, you have the ability to enter your score percentage and rate mod in addition to updating your pass to indicate you cleared the song. Your score and rate mod do not have to come from the same attempt on the song-- you're intended to track your best of each (so if you play a song at 1.0x rate and get a 90 and then play it at 1.1x rate and get an 80, you would enter 1.1x for your rate and 90% for your score). Increasing your rate mod increases the EXP yielded by the pass, while increasing your score increases the amount of Gold that is obtained by clearing the song. Gold can be exchanged for relics in the Border Shop.

In addition to Gold and EXP, you will gain Skill Points towards specific BPM ranges for each song you pass (which impact ECS9 in addition to being involved in certain quests). Most importantly, Tournament Points (based purely off the difficulty of the pass) and Length Points (based off the length and difficulty of the chart) will determine your qualifying rank for ECS9. Only your ten best passes count towards your qualifying rank for TP and only your five best passes count towards your qualifying rank for LP. Score and rate do not matter for TP or LP and the top 24 that get to compete in the upper division will be based on the rank for their combined values.

Finally, Stamina RPG 4 introduces Affinities and Nature Points. As you gain life levels, you will obtain Nature Points, which can be assigned in the Settings menu.

These can be assigned to any of four affinities which will impact point calculation at East Coast Stamina 9:

Much like with relics, affinities allow you to strategically approach your set for ECS and play to your strengths.

You can view the current rankings by going to the Ranking page. The Quests page will provide a log of quests that participants can undertake for rewards, and hints on how to complete them-- you may also view a list of Relics that are available as prizes for the quests. These relics will be usable in ECS9, in both the lower and upper divisions.

There are a few rules to note:


The 24 players WORLDWIDE who have earned the highest total TP + LP by August 30th, 2020 at 11:59 PM EST are invited to compete in the upper division for East Coast Stamina 9. ALL SHOPPING AND AFFINITY SETTINGS MUST BE COMPLETED BEFORE STAMINA RPG ENDS!


I'd like to give a special thanks to the following individuals who helped to make Stamina RPG 4. Everyone on this list either created content specifically for SRPG4 or contributed it at my request (though this list doesn't cover the full spectrum of people who have content featured in the pack):

...and thanks to everyone who has been a part of what has become a truly global stamina community. Thank you all for continuing to participate in my events.