What If Life Were More Like An RPG [Update]

Armed with Final Fantasy 3 on my DS, the other day I was following the intricacies of a standard Final Fantasy quest. Explore the dungeon – fight the monsters – approach the throne – fight the baddie – save the crystal. The predictable formula made me wonder: What if life were more like an RPG? I imagine …

  • There would be a lot more pharmacies and armor stores.
  • It would be okay to kill someone, but only if they looked dangerous and the killing was for experience points.
  • Most people would look exactly like eachother.
  • There would be no cars, only airships.
  • Post offices would be entirely handled by little furry teddy bears.
  • In place of governments, there would be 4 crystals. Earth, wind, fire and water. Possibly more.
  • Hospitals would have it easier; casting “Phoenix Down” would resurrect people, “Hi-Potion” would heal wounds, and “Antidote” would cure all poisons.

Update 1: Some more gems, courtesy of Hans-Henrik, Titoonic‘s game designer:

  • If your friends were confused, they would start hitting you with big swords.
  • Blindness would be an instant affliction and instantly curable.
  • And of course bloody fanfares all the bloody time.

6 thoughts on “What If Life Were More Like An RPG [Update]”

  1. Hmmmm. I think you’re better off censoring yourself 😉

  2. John says:

    – It would be perfectly fine to bust into a stranger’s house and start searching for treasures.

    – That big sword in your back, or that gun-for-arm would be simple fashion statements. No need for concern.

    – The fate of the world would be continually in the hands of a few kids who only yesterday were playing random magical games. Adults somehow just don’t realize that they are in danger.

    – People with natural blue hair.

    – Chocobos (that would actually be fun)

    MAGIC!

  3. Joen says:

    Haha, good ones.

  4. Joen says:

    I know, I know 🙂

    I wouldn’t have it any other way.

  5. alex says:

    this is if life was a final fantasy game not an rpg. Chocobos would still be fun though.

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