Sunday, January 11, 2009

Chore Wars

The coolest thing for overworked geek moms: Chore Wars! It's a D&D style online RPG. You, mom, are (for a change!) the Dungeon Master. You create quests and adventures for chores that need to be done. You can include the location, dole out experience points, create random treasure and gold rewards, and a random "monster" encounter. Here's one I did:

Chop Down the Mighty Tree of Kringle
Reward: 100 XP, DEX, STR & CON, 70-80 gold pieces, 40% chance of treasure (Goodies of Momness), 70% chance of a wandering monster (Otto Treestalker -- our kitten)
Quest: Ye shall take down the great Tree and all of its decorations and carry it to the Dungeon of Garage!

Each family member then creates a character (you've already named the adventuring party) and can log in and claim the rewards for a given "quest." Depending on how you want to run it, you can have the gold translate into allowance, or the treasure translate into privileges or prizes (say, a voucher to get out of doing a chore one day, or a request for a special dinner).

How COOL is this!? I think this gamer geek family might actually get something done around here!


SarahKelley said...

I'd say that's pretty cool!