Quests I'm On
This is 2 of 3, now that I think about it. I'll do "Quests I Can/Should Go On" next.
1. Become a "Medal" Earning Publisher on DTRPG
You earn your first sales medal at 51 sales on DriveThruRPG - the VAST majority of publications on there do not earn medals. Once you crack into that tier, you're a "mad man" so to speak. Then the sky's the limit. That badge can rocket your profile to massive success. Just have to cross that line and it's game on. We're halfway there with one of my books.
2. Be in the Best Shape of My Life by Age 40
I have a little over 18 months to do this. I'm already on the lifting 3x/cardio 4x train, and I do nutrition tracking regularly, but not 100% of the time (it's not good for you to track everything all the time, it can burn you out and it's psychologically damaging unless you're competing in body building). But, I think there's another level to crank it up to.
I don't even know the metric of success here, but I think it's probably a combination of body composition (body fat % vs. lean muscle mass), overall resistance fitness (did my 1RM go up or stay about the same), VO2 max (has it improved over my baseline), etc. I think that's the best way. Visually, physically, I should be on fire, but that's not the real prize.
3. Be the ONLY Self-Improvement-through-Games Content Creator
That's not the same as "Sports make you fitter" - duh - I'm talking about all games and competitions, really. And the way we learn them and how they help your brain grow and think, etc. Plus how you can transform your body and the affects on one's mind - making you a better game player, etc. It's a big connected environment and I think there are plenty of people on both sides of the aisle who want to get better at the other thing: plenty of gamers who want to level up their fitness and mental health and plenty of people who are maybe in shape or kind of dabbling in the games/competitive pursuits but don't know where to start or if it's for them.
There are plenty of people who have the games-improve-mental health angle as well. I'm not doing the "DnD as Therapy" bit. That's well covered (but I will talk about it, I think it's valuable, but it's not interesting enough for me to do it 100% of the time).
4. Build a Real Craps Table (and become a better woodworker and handyman as a result)
Yes, I'm building a real 8 foot craps table for my basement lounge. Stipulations: has to be able to be broken down and stored easily, won't be up 100% of the time. Has to be authentic; no weird hacky nonsense like is all over youtube and ebay (those "mobile craps table" setups are so lame) - I'm not gluing egg carton foam to a pool table and pretending that's acceptable.