Saturday, January 11, 2014

RPG app that helps you succeed in real life

Well, this is a short post, but I wanted to share something Kate found that I am trying out, and thought was really neat.  The game is at the website  This is a FREE program, so that fact makes it awesome to me from the get go, because I am a gal on a budget.  You set up your personal avatar and the tasks you wish to accomplish up on your computer, then you install the app on your phone. Then you earn points in the game every time you do the things in real life that you set for yourself as goals.  There are three types of tasks: habits that you want to do every day, daily tasks you can set to only have to do certain days of the week, and a to do list.for one time things.  You can even decide if you want the things you set up to be positive if you do them but not take away anything, only negative (like eating junk food or drinking soda, for example), or both.  You earn virtual "money" as you check off things, and you can use the virtual money to "buy" armor and weapons for your little avatar.  I am not sure how much this part motivates me, but I like that you can also set up individualized, real life rewards for yourself when you have reached whatever points you think would be worthy of that reward.  I am trying it out, and will have to let you know in the future if it is helping me to build healthy habits.  I put in things like drinking enough water each day, exercising, folding laundry, reading my Bible, etc.  The nerd side of myself thinks this may be just the thing that will motivate me to get the things accomplished that I want to, like exercising regularly.  
Oh, the other thing is you can friend people you know who sign up for this as well.  So if anyone I know decides to sign up, let me know so I can friend you on the game.  One can never have enough friends with battle armor. ;0)

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