Doulos
 member, 1237 posts
Thu 4 Oct 2018
at 15:20
Fitness RPG
Would love to see a Fitness based game where your real life actions (running, swimming, biking, weight training etc) translate into improvements in your character.

I think it could be a great way to stay motivated with staying fit and healthy.  Anyone interested in putting together something along these lines?  Any system would be fine, even a homebrew one.
Der Rot Konig
 member, 194 posts
 Educated Pirate
Thu 4 Oct 2018
at 15:23
Fitness RPG
Interesting concept...I'd be curious to see how it's implemented and ultimately works.
Madclergy
 member, 67 posts
 I am he who questions
 the strands of fate
Thu 4 Oct 2018
at 15:37
Fitness RPG
I like this concept, having recently just caught the fitness bug, would you want to incorporate some form of actual tracking site (like a fitbit) or go mostly on the honor system?
Big Brother
 member, 465 posts
 Who controls the past...
 ... Controls the future.
Thu 4 Oct 2018
at 15:43
Fitness RPG
Someone did this about a year ago, IIRC. Based on exploring a fictional setting and writing journal entries based on distances traveled.
locojedi
 member, 164 posts
Thu 4 Oct 2018
at 16:18
Fitness RPG
https://darebee.com/programs/hero-journey.html

I did this with my boys a year or so ago. They loved it! Throw some narrative in, and you've got the beginnings of a great adventure!
Lukey77
 member, 58 posts
Thu 4 Oct 2018
at 16:58
Fitness RPG
Ive used narrative rp stuff with clients to add a bit of fun to sessions. Seige of Troy; Set distance rowing, farmers carry and cradle step ups for the approach and camp. Crawling press ups and chin ups on the assault. Zigzag shuttles and padwork for the battle.
Was enjoyed a lot more than the same activities without a story! ;)
Doulos
 member, 1238 posts
Fri 5 Oct 2018
at 00:00
Fitness RPG
I mean, you could totally use a tracking site of some sort, but I'm not sure if that would add a whole other layer of complexity or not.  I personally run a lot, and so I use a Suunto watch, but then what do you do if you have people using different devices, I'm not sure how that would work.

I just personally hate the idea of strength training (or nearly any crosstraining to be honest!) and figured this would be a good way to inject a little of that into my life with some fun motivation. I have not really thought about the details much yet, but thought I would throw it out there.  Cool to see some other people find it interesting as well!