Take a look at your Quest Log: chances are good you’ve got something BIG on the horizon. And we’re not just talking ogre-big, here. We’re talking a task, quest, or maybe even an odyssey, that makes your stomach cramp a little bit just thinking about the sheer bigness of it all. How will you ever get it done? Have you bit off more than you can chew?
Ahem. OF COURSE NOT.
You are a bold adventurer! You will not be undone by a simple quest—nor by a not-so-simple quest! You have all the tools you need to succeed! In truth, the trick to overcoming the big stuff is twofold: a) courage, and b) forethought. That’s why this time, Raz challenges you to put on your +3 Thinking Cap and sharpen your Pencil of Planning. It’s time to plan your next big adventure!
Do you have any cursed items in your inventory? Are you sure? Cursed items emanate negative and destructive energy. And while it would be nice if all cursed items had names like The Amulet of Darkness or the Sword of Sorrows, it’s not usually that simple.
The trouble is, cursed items can be literally anything. A gift given to you by an ex that you never use, but can’t bring yourself to toss. A photograph on the wall that always reminds you of a bad experience. Clothes that you don’t fit into any more, but are still in your closet, and bum you out when you see them. Cursed items might even be things you use everyday, and find useful—but when that usefulness comes at a cost to your Constitution score, is it really worth it?
This week, Raz challenges you to banish with AT LEAST one cursed item from your inventory. Here are a few suggestions as to how.
What’s your strategy for getting rid of cursed items?
What are the words of power that inspire you as your ride out to face a challenge? What word or phrase best solidifies your own inner strength? What can you say to remind yourself that you have what it takes to face whatever monsters your quest might throw at you?
Basically, what is your BATTLE CRY? This week, Raz challenges you to find out.
A good battle cry is:
Now, your battle cry is a deeply personal thing. One adventurer’s “TONIGHT WE DINE IN HELL” is another adventurer’s “FLUFFY PUPPIES AND KITTENS!” Only you can decide what phrase best buoys you up and reminds you of your own strength and capability! Here are a few suggestions to help you find your own words of power:
What's YOUR battle cry?
Any adventurer worth her salt knows that proper preparation is the key to a successful quest. Did Alethea the Blue set out to defeat the Villainous Slurge without a plan, or a carefully packed adventurer’s kit? NO SHE DID NOT. Because Alethea understood the importance of preparation.
That’s why this week, Raz challenges you to BE PREPARED FOR ADVENTURE! Of course, since adventure can take all kinds of forms, preparing for an adventure can ALSO take all kinds of forms. Here are some suggestions.
What do YOU do to prepare for an adventure?
Chances are pretty good that right at this VERY MOMENT, are avoiding doing a task—big or small—because you think it’s going to be difficult and scary.
Maybe it will be—some tasks are. But you need to do it. The longer you put it off, the MORE difficult and scary it’s going to seem. But in reality, the hobgoblin is generally the same size as it was to begin with, which you’ll realize once you venture forth to do battle against it.
This week, Raz challenges you to screw your courage to the sticking place and do the scary thing.
When in doubt, break the scary thing down into smaller steps. A lot of the time, you don’t have to do everything at once: set out to accomplish just one step today.
Get help from your party. You don’t have to do the scary thing alone: your friends are with you, and often times they can lend their assistance, even if it’s just cheering you on!
Remember; the harder the task, the more EXP you earn by completing it! No matter the SIZE of the task itself, you get to decide how difficult it was for you. Even the smallest thing can sometimes be a boss battle.