Adult XP

Real life has been intruding in annoying ways of late, starting with a series of health and dental insurance hiccups and proceeding to an all-out disaster of storm water backup in the basement. (Yeah, that last is as bad as it sounds).

The fiancé and I started joking about these circumstances earning us “Adult XP” to bring a little levity to the situations. (And really, who decided this was a good character class to play??)

So, to help you in your adulting quest and in honor of Gen Con happening all of this weekend here in Indianapolis, here is a chart understanding how many Adult XP are awarded for different life circumstances:

  • A reboot of a childhood favorite as a new TV show or movie: 25XPkeep-calm-and-level-up-7
  • Medical insurance hassle: 50 XP
  • Hitting an age where the doctor adds a new “routine” test/procedure, etc: 50 XP
  • Planned major purchase ($500-$1,000): 100 XP
  • Moving, in-town: 125 XP
  • Planned major purchase ($1,000-$5,000): 150 XP
  • Planned major purchase for which a loan is required (car, home, boat, etc.): 200 XP
  • Moving, out of town: 175 XP
  • Going on a trip you’ve always wanted to take: 300 XP
  • Unplanned major purchase: 500 XP
  • Life event, marriage: 1000 XP
  • Life event, first child: 2500 XP
  • Life event, second child: 4000 XP
  • Life event, third+ child: 1000 XP, each
  • Life event, parenting your parent: 5000 XP

What else would you add to this list?


3 thoughts on “Adult XP

  1. A nice round 5000XP for me! (The first 75 thanks to the comeback of Doctor Who, the Hitchhiker’s Guide film, and TRON Legacy. 🙂 )

    I’d probably add some points for divorce, major illnesses or injuries (even without insurance nightmares), and job changes (100XP for a willing change, 500 for an unwilling one).

    Oh, and 100XP if you’ve ever been on TV or radio, or mentioned by name in a print newspaper article.

  2. Bethany K. Warner says:

    Maybe this system needs negative points? 100XP for a media mention, but -250XP if it’s for committing a crime?

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