RPGWrite - an inspirational writing tool
October 28, 2011 4:00 PM   Subscribe

RPGWrite - an inspirational writing tool
RPG Write is a tool to help you beat writer's block, by giving you RPG-style incentives when you write. We've all been there, stuck playing an RPG for a few more minutes, "just until I level." Many of us have been grinding that last bit of XP when we should have been writing! Rather than fight it, we've decided to cave to the compelling nature of RPGs!
Role: Inspiration
posted by trunk muffins (8 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

At first I thought it was a bit silly as I'm not really an RPG kind of person but then I imagined it if it were a poker machine and each paragraph were a $5 note and now I love it and hate it. I've just got to go to the ATM now and withdraw another 500 words, I can totally win it all back
posted by Fiasco da Gama at 5:16 PM on October 28, 2011 [1 favorite]

I love the idea, but I'm not really comfortable signing up, since it looks like it would send my password over the network in plain text. Any chance of putting the registration page behind HTTPS, or giving me the option to authenticate against a 3rd party service (like Facebook or Twitter)?
posted by aparrish at 7:09 PM on October 28, 2011

SSL will be available shortly, probably Sunday. I'm just waiting for it to be added to the server.
posted by shovel_mage at 8:17 PM on October 28, 2011

SSL should be working now!
posted by shovel_mage at 11:55 AM on October 29, 2011

Oooh, neat idea.
posted by Glinn at 9:57 PM on October 31, 2011

oh god, this is genius. The only thing that could make it better for me is tiny badges or special names for levelling up.

If I could usefully use the same mind trickery as got me addicted to runescape for ONE YEAR of my life to finish turning my phd into an actual book. Genius.
posted by Augenblick at 8:54 AM on November 2, 2011

Definitely add some screenshots to the front page; a preview of how it shows / tracks XP/levels/whatever would be great.
posted by ElfWord at 3:31 PM on November 8, 2011

Any idea about maybe a vim/emacs plugin, or maybe just some kind of command line client? I would write one myself if I could have your blessing. I've been finding myself doing my writing in my usual editor and pasting it in, but then I can't get the "time writing" skill up very far.

I can't do my writing in a textarea! Please help!
posted by LiteOpera at 5:04 AM on November 11, 2011

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