22. Volunteer at a shelter full-time
Wanna learn to really appreciate the simple things; like having teeth and a warm place to sleep? Go work at a homeless shelter/ worker house/ battered women's shelter. I'm not talking volunteering an hour, a day, or even a week; take a couple months (maybe a year if you can hack it) to volunteer and live there full time. After the first couple days, the "warm fuzzies" you get from being a good samaritan melt away, to be replaced by some stark realizations you can't learn from documentaries.
24. Raise some kids
Hope you aren't too hip on keeping that full, thick head of hair; what doesn't fall out goes gray fast. Still; ain't no better way to push your sanity and patience to the edge. Dirty diapers, late nights, and Barney marathons are rough; but it's all worth it.
25. Ask hard questions; look for answers
"The unexamined life is not worth living". 'nuff said. Don't just question authority; that's far too easy. Question yourself! What makes you tick? What drives you? What do you really believe in? Follow up on it too.
27. Conquer your fear
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Pick one thing that really scares you (public speaking, heights, spiders, claustrophobia,water, certain people) and force yourself into a situation where you are confronted by it. When you get through it, you'll feel really alive.
Take 30 minutes or so to just breathe. Don't think about anything else, don't do anything else; just focus on your breathing. This can either be an awareness exercise, where you simply observe your breathing, or you could make it an active meditation where you focus on breath control (in through the nose, use your diaphram rather than your chest)
-There, I believe that brings the list to 30.
Awesome! I thought all thirty (actually 31, considering the twins) were very colorful and unique. What I particularly liked was that you were able to really capture these characters without having to go into exhaustive detail or backstories; making them highly usable on a moment's notice. Some of these guys'll definitely make it in my campaign.
A couple years back I had burned a bunch of songs of varying flavors for my own campaign (combat, defeat, travelling, high seas, blizzard, strange magic, etc). Took me a while to compile. Pity this wasn't available back then; would've saved me a lot of time and headache (particularly since I'm not all that musically inclined).
Very nice. As you mentioned, I can easily see this as a background piece or red herring in a campaign, where, say, a village is subject to a strange plague, and the PCs might have a part in trying to alleviate it. The locals continue to blame Grandfather Pest in hushed tones, distracting the PCs from the true source.
Nice job. Very interesting and colorful character, this A.V.Agina. Although I'd suspect that, for players to take him seriously, I'd need to change the name. One question which arises is, what would be an example of what might happen when you "feed the rage" too much? (To the point where, as AngryScottsman alluded in his post, rational judgement clouds over and reason gives way to barbarism.) I'm assuming that a well-trained mage rage would have tools in place to handle that, such as incantations which burn off rage, but have little outward effect?