Can’t wait to play my RPG

I’ve been thinking a lot about this summer, and I have decided to divide it into phases. Yes, phases, like in a game. I’m still not quite sure what will make one phase different from the other, or how they are going to work. But let’s use RPG games as a metaphor.

In a Role Playing Game you assume the role of a character in a certain setting and created scenario. The players must take responsibility for acting out these roles within the narrative. Being in charge of the decision-making and character development, while undertaking quests that will help him discover his purpose in action, and also achieve his final goal and destination. Actions taken within many games succeed or fail according to a formal system of rules and guidelines that are given to the player. But of course there can be interpretation of the rules or free form decision making within them.

In the world of RPG games there are also the NPCs. Non-player characters that have a role as the “supporting cast” or “extras” of a roleplaying narrative. Non-player characters populate the fictional world of the game, and can fill any role not occupied by a player character. And just like in real life NPCs might your be allies, bystanders or competitors. One way or another, these characters are fundamental in anyone’s life, as they inspire, teach and helpll help us achieve our goals and complete phases.

The main objective of an RPG is for players to get their characters from one adventure to the next, learning and seeing as much as they can throughout each phase. Now that, my friends, sounds like real life to me! The difference is that I’ll create my own narrative, and I won’t do it sitting on a couch all summer.

Still following? Not too complicated.

The scenario this time is Europe.

The phases I still don’t know. t is like in real life, I guess, one never knows what lies ahead. What I do know is that I am ready for whatever is up next.

The most important are the rules. I have mentioned them before, but I’ll remind you what they are. It’s quite simple.

  • Be First
  • Be on Purpose
  • Be Grateful
  • Be of Service
  • Be Here Now
  • Be Curious, not judgmental!
  • Well, Be a Phoenix, will you?

I hope I can see many of my friends again. I hope to meet many NPCs that will help me throughout my journey. I hope to see a lot and learn as much as I can. For that, I’ll fly like a Phoenix.

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27 thoughts on “Can’t wait to play my RPG

  1. bmdusek says:

    Marcos, you astound me! You activate your courage at every turn and refuse to be idle. Thank you for taking us on your journey with you through these blog posts. I admire you! Love, mom number … 3, 4 – whatever, ha!

  2. Liz G says:

    Woah making big moves!

  3. mlgray says:

    Thanks for liking my recent request/inquiry for guest writers . . . I would love to have you submit something, maybe a story that connects back to one of the Rotary ideals, or a follow-up to your most recent post about the Phoenix. I’m all about transformational travel. Let me know . . .

  4. clinock says:

    Brilliant blog with tons of good energy. Thank you for visiting art rat cafe – happy trails…

  5. Timothy says:

    My first thought was “Rocket Propelled Grenade? How in the world do you play one of those?” O_O

    I like your analogy of RPG games, though I guess there really is no such thing as an NPC in real life. We’re all RPG’s who have happened across each other. =)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog by the way. =)

    • Marcos C. says:

      Rocket Propelled Grenade? HAHA That sounds just a bit dangerous. I do agree with you, we are all playing our own RPG’s but as we run into other people, we cannot and should not control their actions, their ways of thinking, but instead inspire and learn for them just as well. That is why I thought they would be great NPC’s. 🙂
      Thank you for coming by!

  6. KY says:

    I don’t see too much dungeon crawling in your travels. Haha! Good luck with the RPG campaign.

  7. dakota85 says:

    I’m intrigued by your trip! Thought of this when you were describing NPCs…I came across it before my first trip abroad, and have considered it often ever since. Think you might appreciate the idea, as well:

    • Marcos C. says:

      That was such an interesting article, thank you for sharing it, I love the ideas he presents there about the mythological tricksters, it relates a lot to my ideas and what I tried to express through my RPG metaphore.

  8. Have a good trip! 🙂

  9. I once used a similar analogy to compare my life to an RPG as well. In short, to progress in the game, you have to trigger a certain event, but before that, you can roam around freely and talk to NPCs and do side quests and grind to gain experience. Still, unless you trigger that next main event, you don’t make any progress. Sometimes you don’t even know what the event is and you’d have to find out, hah! There’s my little interpretation of an RPG life, and really, I think it’s quite suitable 😉

    • Marcos C. says:

      I apologize it took me so long to write back. Did you post your analogy on RPGs and how it compares to life? I would love to read it. I’ve just always pictured my life that way, it’s more of a game and less of a TV Show I think

  10. ckgirl says:

    Hi! A few weeks ago you liked one of my blogs. So I came to your page to check out your blogs and discovered how amazing your life is. You travel a lot and you have seen so much. I love coming to look at your blogs and see your new pictures. I just want to say that your blogs are so inspirational and I get so excited when I read your blogs. I can’t wait to see more pictures of your trips and read your future blogs. You are truly amazing! I wish you safe travels always. ~ckgirl 😀

  11. […] reading Marco’s post (or is it Marcos?) about life being an RPG, I was reminded of a journal entry that I wrote last […]

  12. Real life is based on fantasy after all! Have fun and keep your positive thinking!

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