Challenge Accepted is a web-based app that turns your to-do list into a quest log, and turns you into a bold adventurer. Earn experience points for your real-life adventures by treating them like quests in your favorite role-playing games. Are you ready to join the battle?
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Challenge Accepted creates a structure within which you can accomplish your to-dos in a playful way. But the effectiveness of that structure depends entirely on you. You are completely in control of how many quests you complete, and how much experience you get for those quests. As a result, it might be tempting to award yourself the maximum EXP for every quest, just so you can level up faster, get more items and achievements, or just reach #1 on the Tourney Rankings.
We have a word for people who do that kind of thing: we call them Joes.
The hypothetical Joe is far more interested in topping the Tourney Rankings and lording it over his fellows than he is in actually using Challenge Accepted as it was intended. As a result, he has attained level 201, and sits atop a mountain of achievements and items... but it is a lonely mountain. The wind whistles forlornly. No birds sing.
We can't stop you from being a Joe. But know this: there is no glory or honor down that path. We hope you'll find Challenge Accepted to be a useful, fun way to think about productivity, and that you'll find honesty to be the more rewarding course of action. And thus, we ask you to swear the following oath of fealty. Not to us, but to your own to-do list.
“I, [YOUR NAME HERE], promise on my honor as an adventurer that I shall respect the integrity of Challenge Accepted as a system for Accomplishing Goals. I shall never seek to harm the integrity of the system by falsely awarding myself EXP that I have not rightly earned. Nor shall I, by dishonesty, unnaturally hasten my advancement, or more speedily attain glory through achievements and items. Above all things, I shall honor myself, and my to-do list, in good faith and without deceit (...or cheat codes).”