To Do List Adventures introduces a motivational system for overwhelmed individuals based on interactive fiction and RPG elements.
Bypass Overwhelm Through Play
Often creatives have to dig for ways to calm anxieties and tempt muses to create. To Do List Adventures is designed to help you sneak right past the normal resistance to getting things done.
You'll create a character AND complete your to do list as you guide that character through adventures, level them up through story missions, and make choices leading to secrets, treasures, or dangerous foes.
How It Works
The mechanics for the fiction-based system are based on three concepts:
- Earning points for checking off To Dos.
- Spending points to progress the game.
- Applying an entertaining twist on the Law of Conservation of Energy.
"Energy can be neither created nor destroyed. However, it can be transferred from one form to another."
As you check off your To Do List, you expend energy. In the alternate dimension brought to you in To Do List Adventures, this energy is not lost, but transferred to another form: the character you've created. The dimension the character lives in cannot exist nor move forward until you transform your energy into fuel, so the adventure will be ready to continue when you've completed your tasks.
Over time, you'll transform enough energy to direct choices within the story, making To Do List Adventures a journey customized to your decisions, through branching interactive fiction. What you accomplish determines how far your in-game character will be able to advance on various ranks, skills, and occupations--and what they'll get to experience in their galaxy.
What you do in the real world brings a fictional world to life!
Remember those bazillion things on your to do list that you're actively avoiding?
Lock it in...
Three quick things will unlock the next part of the story.
And the next...and the next...
Beta Testing Coming Soon!
To Do List Adventures continues to grow stories, characters, and planets behind the scenes. Recently the Tutorial Quest prototype was released to test parts of the system, and the character backstories are in the process of being written and coded.
Beta is aimed for Q4 of 2020, with some character backstories and Herbalist missions becoming available for testing by members of our Discord server
. More missions will be rolled out on a continuous beta schedule, including Founders-only content.
Support is welcome if you want to help fund current and future development! Supporting via Patreon
is considered a Founder's membership, and our different tiers include quite a few perks.
Perks vary per tier and may include:
- Access to patron-only material & ebooks of Dani's published books/workshops
- Discounts for 1x1 Coaching sessions or plans
- Beta Access to additional stories not openly available to Discord
- Founders Only Discord channels
- Open office hours with Dani for helping you reach your goals
- Limited edition or unique items for your in-game character (such as the Founders' pet quest!)
- Ability to impact the paths available for certain future quests
- Voting priority on mission releases and character arc development
If funding increases to certain thresholds, custom and individualized art and 3D areas to explore are on the planning list as well!
Choose Your Character
6 to pick from, with separate background stories and 5 different available personality types, leading to a vastly different experience from player to player.
Advance Their Skills
3 starter professions, with progression to higher ranks and future advanced professions!
Visit New Planets
Many of the To Do List Adventures stories are based in an alternate dimension and told in a sci-fi genre. However, planets the characters can explore are genre-based as well. They'll encounter planets with genres like:
*Roadmap for Q4 2020 Beta, as voted by our Discord folks!
Fun, Focused Achievement
Once Upon a Goal, LLC is Dani's creativity & goal coaching business. Her To Do List Adventures were born out of a dream to reach more people with the techniques she uses in 1x1 coaching sessions: streamlining projects through gamification. Dani suffers from chronic pain & manages anxiety & depression as well, so she knows daily what it's like to face Overwhelm head on & need an extra boost to K.O. that boss monster!
Outside of this project, Dani streams writing & reaching goals on Twitch, teaches creativity & writing workshops, participates in NaNoWriMo, & helps folks finish their projects. She also writes superhero, steampunk, & sci-fi romance under her Cera Daniels penname.