Monthly Archives: February 2017

Playing Alone Together: Tomb Raider Part 31

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Playing Alone Together: Tomb Raider Part 27

It has been a few months! I apologize! First, Nanowrimo and then the holidays and then Rising Heroes! But now I’m happy to resume the Playing Alone Together: Tomb Raider series. You will be getting one every day until it is complete! And once it’s done, I have a new story ready for you to enjoy!

Rising Heroes Final Report: Day Thirty

Today is my last day of reports. I intend to continue with Rising Heroes for another sixty days at least. I have enjoyed my time here and have seen many improvements in strength, stamina, and generally just the way that I feel. My measurements do not reflect much change however. I gained 2.6 pounds but lost a total of 3.5″ from around my body. I do not know if I’ve gained muscle and lost fat since I do not have the tools needed to measure such a thing.

That seems like it should be a failure. It seems like I should be saying “Rising Heroes is a failed experiment for me”. Continue reading

Rising Heroes Full Review

Rising Heroes is a Health/Fitness/Lifestyle Alternate-Reality-meets-Role-Play game. It takes gaming concepts and then reaches into your life to help you become a better you. This is a brand new product by the Nerd Fitness Team and it’s meant to motivate, inspire, and otherwise get your moving toward your goals.

But is it worth the cost?

At $29 per month, my first concern was about value. And I’m not the only one who sharesenrollmentpay this concern. When the price was announced, dozens of people went to Facebook to add their voices to others, prompting Steve (Owner of Nerd Fitness) to send a follow-up email in an attempt to justify the cost and point out ways to cut expenses elsewhere in order to afford a Rising Heroes Subscription.

At first I decided that I was not going to participate. The price tag was a huge turn-off even though I could afford it. And there wasn’t a lot of information about exactly what the product was. The descriptions on the website were vague and confusing. I attribute this to the product being so brand-spanking-new. Plus, it’s a thing that hasn’t been done before to this extent! There’s not much out there to compare it to! Facebook was buzzing with many others who had the same questions that I did. What is Rising Heroes? What is it about? What is it supposed to do for me? How does it work? Continue reading