In early 2016, jdurand began planning a setlist in collaboration with a few others in the community. After a little research on YouTube, he came across a few charters that we all know today - ChemFinal, GHX and CaptainToasty - and asked them if they would like to work on something new for the community. The biggest inspiration for the setlist was "Intense Smoke Hero", which was released for GH3PC in 2013-2014 (though the exact date is unknown; there is no trailer or record of its original release) by charters HotZin and Void, including challenging songs by virtuoso guitarists among others.
Carpal Tunnel Hero ended up taking 6 months to create and was released on October 10, 2016 for GH3PC. The setlist received positive feedback from the community and inspired Carpal Tunnel Hero 2, which followed the next year.
The name in and of itself is an indicator that these songs are really challenging, but don't let that turn you away - there is something for everyone, as the setlist is designed to have a steady increase in difficulty from tier to tier while still containing a variety of genres to play.
Carpal Tunnel Hero - Remaster
As of November 2018, plans have been put in place by CSC and jdurand to rerelease Carpal Tunnel Hero in late 2019. This will contain much better quality charts, adhering to today's standards. They will be updated by not just the original charters, but also all other CSC members, who have been invited to contribute. With this will also come some bonus content, and other great things you definitely don't want to miss out on!