I would like to share with you all a little life project which officially began at midnight on New years eve.
I am calling it Meg’s RLRPG
Here’s a few things I know about myself :
- I am incredibly Driven
- I am fascinated by everything!
- I always have a million projects going on all at once
- I work in Games Development.
- I am never satisfied
- I am incredibly impatient
- I never feel like I can commit to one Goal in life.
So I decided in November 2017 that I needed to find some way of focusing myself. There are sooooo many things I want to complete, to master, to experience and in the chaos very little gets actually achieved. This to me isn’t good enough. Having survived a brain tumour in my 20’s I am very aware of how little time on earth we all have and I want to experience and achieve more!
So why not make life a GAME:
This is when I came up with my Quest. My favourite type of games are RPG’S, I love the exploration and the levelling up. So why not create one for my own life where I am the main character??
Isn’t that what little girls dream of being… the Lara Croft of their own life.
People make bucket lists all the time. But I wanted to take it further! I wrote a list of 100 quests. Things that I want to see and do with my life. Ignoring how hard some might be or how difficult to achieve. I just wrote everything down.
Then I took it further, like only crazy people do 🙂
I added side quests to each quest. – When I go to the galapagos Islands I get bonus XP for taking photos of specific animals.
I also get multiplier XP for completing all objectives in an individual quest.
I sat with a very talented Level designer and worked out the maths behind the xp and a progressive Levelling system for my whole game. (Very handy having talented games developers as friends)
Here are My levels. They reflect all my childhood role models:
|5||Hobbit out the door|
|6||Mulan in the Making|
|8||Arya gonna finish this|
|10||Buffy the slayer of boredom|
|14||Alanna epic as F***|
|19||Ambassador for earth|
So the quest items and levelling system were complete.
But obviously this still wasn’t enough. (did i mention i’m never satisfied.)
All RPG’s have player attributes. I chose mine. Body(constitution), Mind, Intelligence, agility and charisma
To be able to start each of my quest items I would need to achieve the minimum personal attribute scores.
For example if i want to begin the Everest base camp quest item. I need some pretty high attribute scores. Which makes sense because this is a tough quest item and I would gain a huge chunk of xp for completing it 🙂
Here’s the minimum requirements for the Everest trip:
So I worked out (being very honest with myself) what my current scores are for each attribute
And came up that I currently am:
Not enough to begin this quest. 😦 though probably for the best as i’m currently very unfit.
I would need to start gaining body and mind points!
So I came up with a list of things that would allow me to gain points in each area.
For example I decided that if I work out 3 times a week for 3 months straight I gain 1 body point.
If I meditate every day for 60 days I get a Mind point.
If i miss a day I have to start all over from the beginning again. (tough right)
But by doing this I am creating habits and a healthy lifestyle, whilst at the same time earning points which help drive me 🙂
To make this a lifelong game I put in the added difficulty that at the end of each year I will automatically lose 2 points off all my attributes; so I will always need to be working hard to better myself.
Now what about an element of chance to the game??
I can start as many quests as my money and attributes will allow but lets make some mandatory!
I grouped my 100 quests into 3 groups: simple, medium and hard.
Then I wrote out the quest numbers on paper and put them in 3 opaque bags.
On New years eve I pulled a quest from each bag.
The simple task I have to complete in 3 months
The medium quest I have to complete in 6 months
The Hard quest I must complete within 2.5 years
(I’ve no idea why some are named simple as most are at best challenging :D)
So… Hello! My names Meg and within 3 months I have to buy a camera (which will be great to help document all my trips) Within 6 months I have to sell a piece of my art for over 2k. And within 2.5 years I had best be showing you all photos of my trip to the Arctic.