“The following is a guest post by The Timely Mage.”
Role-Playing Games can be fun and engaging. Often times they try to put you in the shoes of a relatable protagonist in a fantastical world – the ultimate escape. But as hard as they try there are some things that would be questionable, bizarre, or just outright hilarious if we lived in their world.
Well what if our world followed the same rules as an RPG? What would you exploit and what would drive you crazy? Would making life more like an RPG be like reality 2.0 for you or make you realize some things are better left with an off button?
In some ways my life is already like an RPG. When I’m presented with a dialogue choice I spend like 10 minutes trying to guess the outcome while they stand there staring blankly into my soul.
Conversations would be simpler. If I wanted to know the extent of someone’s thoughts I’d just walk up to them and listen until they started repeating themselves. Actually that isn’t as far from reality as I thought…
I’d want my overworld music to be either “Ronfaure” (FFXI), “Sunleth Waterscape” (FFXIII), or “Blue Fields” (FFVIII). I’d want “Guldove” (Chrono Cross) to play constantly at my house. Conversely I’d expect “One Winged Angel” to play during every spider encounter.
The lack of toilets could be a problem but then again we wouldn’t have to use the bathroom (unless perhaps it’s comically necessary) so it all works out.
Becoming stronger, smarter, and richer by killing beasts actually doesn’t sound half bad.
Having an instantly effective antidote for every ailment like poison, blindness, confusion, sleep, slow, zombie, and even death would be pretty awesome.
Share some of your thoughts in the comments.
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