Originally Posted by Reyv
This post is based on Steve's blog entry "Life - The Ultimate Game
The question I'm putting forward is how we'd go about creating the ultimate character in the game called Life. I've been an avid RPG (role-playing game) fan in the past, so the notion is all too familiar to me.
Hello. I am also interested in this topic. I have recently posted on this topic elsewhere, and have strongly considered moving this beyond a metaphor. I played roleplaying games when I was younger and wrote fiction and invested a lot of time in developing fictional characters, thinking about their life trajectories and how they accumulate skills etc. I have also, of course, invested time in developing my own skill & career &c. However, in my own life I have not approached it as holistically as I have for my 'characters.' It has been more piecemeal: I should work out more or I should learn to meditate or I should go to gradschool or I should learn to play the guitar. Perhaps there is something to be gained by treating myself as one of these characters: explicitly construct a character sheet, skills to accumulate, a 'character class' or whatever. Perhaps this is a way to more effectively transform my life into an exciting and interesting game with explicit direction.
Have anyone here considered explicitly constructing a character sheet/character class/etc, to develop a holistic approach to this life-as-role-playing-game notion?
I am going to post more on this topic as I develop my own character sheet. Please reply if you think this is interesting.