About the Game
Role playing games with fitness? How did this come about?
Well, first and foremost, my family. I have to hand it to my wife – since we've been together, she's shown me so many healthier ways to live, and her recent desire to get back into shape really inspired me to do the right thing. Second up, we have a beautiful daughter and baby son who both require much, much more energy than I could currently give in my big, fat condition… and that's no good. It was time to live better for myself and my family. I figured that if I can do it (someone who is well known for being a big dude), maybe I can get more people to join in and we could all support each other?
You also have to take into effect that I am a musician as well as the head of an independent entertainment label (Scrub Club Records). Because of that, I've got to be able to move fast while hosting or helping out at events and have proper stamina and breath control on stage while performing. Again, I figure that if I can do it, I can get some of the other bigger musicians and listeners out there to join in as well.
The third piece of the puzzle dropped when I talked to an awesome guy by the name of Tim who was a supporter of both Scrub Club music as well as a blog that went by the name of Nerd Fitness He introduced me to said site, and I was intrigued. Steve Kamb, a huge geek as well as an aspiring health guru, runs that blog. It interested me and got me excited that someone out there was actually trying to bridge the gap between nerdiness and fitness, and I took it as a sign that it was time to go ahead with my next harebrained scheme – a role playing fitness adventure. After all, nerds aren't exactly known for being the healthiest types…
The fourth green light came from Nerdcore godfather MC Frontalot's "quit smoking" dice rolling blog post that I read a ways back. I thought, "How awesome would it be to arrange that type of rolling system into a part of this quest?" and so, I did (after a few edits).
So, with all of these people flipping a switch inside my doofy head, I was ready to research. I looked through countless articles and studies on eating, exercising, sleep, and supplements, and I believe I've come up with the most basic yet important methods on how to become a healthier human and lose excess body weight. I added some wonderful NES sprite rips from Final Fantasy III and Dragon Warrior, tossed in some of my special brand of twisted humor, sprinkled a few good ol' fashioned cusswords into the mix, and there you have it:
Scrub Club presents Gain HP: A Fitness Adventure.
Come join a party of your fellow dorks and get ready to go on the literal quest of a lifetime!