Ralph Vickers (Ralphis)

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Ralph "Ralphis" Vickers is a Philadelphian Doomer. He has contributed to a variety of projects over the years.

Overview

He is the founding member of Unidoom, a mapping and competitive Doom clan. He was an original member of the ZDaemon team, and currently serves as a project lead and founder of the Odamex project. He has been in the community since founding Unidoom as a wad review site in the summer of 1998.
Ralphis in 2005

Multiplayer career

Ralphis is a well known competitive player and proponent of multiplayer Doom. He represented the United States as a starter in the first official United States vs. Europe CTF game held on ZDaemon (2004; USA won 54-5 in flags) and has won or placed in various tournaments that have been held on ZDaemon and Skulltag.

In December 2006, Ralphis founded the International Doom League, a competitive private CTF league run on ZDaemon (independent of the ZDaemon administration). Ralphis served as commissioner over the league for the entire duration of its existence, excepting a short month of absence in the Summer 2009 season. As of May 2nd, 2011, Ralphis resigned as commissioner of the International Doom League, passing duties on to fellow league veteran Humanbones. Despite no longer being involved in league operations, Ralphis continues on as a player.

In the nine seasons Ralphis has played in the league, he has captained his teams to five divisional titles (W2008, W2009, W2010, S2010, W2011), four conference championships (W2008, W2009, W2010, W2011), and two league titles (W2008, W2010). He was named co-MVP of the Summer 2010 regular season, as well as MVP of MasterBowl VII (W2010). Entering the Summer 2011 season, Ralphis has spent three complete seasons as the captain of the Super Chargers.

His lifetime IDL records (as of May 2011) are as follows:

  • Regular Season (As Captain): 37-15-3 (.700)
  • Post Season (As Captain): 9-4 (.692)
  • Overall Record (As Captain): 46-19-3 (.699)
  • Regular Season (All-Time): 44-22-4 (.657)
  • Post Season (All-time): 9-5 (.643)
  • Overall Record (All-Time): 53-27-4 (.655)

Mapping contributions

Ralphis has mapped for various projects, most notably the Unidoom DM series and the ZDaemon & Odamex CTF map packs. He served as project lead on all four UDM wads. In the early 2000s, Ralphis was infamous for starting high profile, anticipated projects and not completing them. These projects included Zeldoom, NesDoom, and DoomKart. Ralphis has also released a small amount of single player maps, one of which was for the ill-fated "Enigma" project.

In 2011, Ralphis was involved in the release of Double Impact, a complete Doom episode replacement. This marked Ralphis' first complete single player release. The episode was co-authored with fellow Unidoom member, RottKing.

Music

In addition to mapping efforts, Ralphis has created music for a variety of community projects. His most recent contributions were to Unidoom DM X and Urban Brawl: Action Doom 2.

Released projects

Mapping

  • UDM1 (2002)
  • Doomworld Speedmapping Compilation #17 (2002)
  • AndrewB Sucks It (2002)
  • AndrewB Still Sucks It (2002)
  • UDM2 (2003)
  • Doom: Enigma Demo (2003)
  • Doom Anomaly's Shotgun! (2003)
  • ZDaemon CTF (2004)
  • UDM3 (2004)
  • Odamex CTF (2007)
  • 32in24 (2007)
  • UDMX (2008)
  • Double Impact (2011)

Music

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