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"I am become terror, the unseen predator, a rupture that obliterates without warning.  Alone, the hordes of Enoch will fall before me. but together this entire planet will fear us.  The Anomaly alters us each in our own ways but we are drawn down the same road into the dark heart of creation..  We will find the Source - whatever it holds, whatever it takes."
 
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  • [Cover is for Cowards]:  You're a biological sledgehammer; act like one and chuck yourself into the fray! Go pound sand, dirt, or pavement like an Outrider through daily mileage; runs, walks or rucking.
  • [Powers On Tap]:  Feel that tingling in your fingertips? Your powers are ready to be unleashed. Don't keep them waiting!  Master my Anomaly power through three each of Muay Thai and Kettlebell Fu workouts per week.
  • [Kill to Heal] There's no use sitting back and licking your wounds; want your health back? Go out there and take it. Violence breeds vitality (and the meek never inherit the earth, so keep to my Nutri-3 rule: vitality through tracking, 500g veggies, and 12lbs/12weeks PVP).
  • And finally, a guiding philosophy to add - you have to [Think Aggressively]:  Complete my daily Yoga practice.
 
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"You waste your gifts running errands for them, trying to win their meaningless, endless war. You're not like them anymore."
"So what, I should play at being a god, like you?"
"I am not playing."
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 [ Level ?? ] Thunderbro Maximus of the Thunderlords Legion

BRUTALITY 13 | FINESSE 12 | GRIT 13  | INSIGHT 15 | MOXIE 13

Challenges1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36

 

"Rangers have to at least give up on pants. It's a special rule we enacted after Rurik became a Guild Leader.” – DarK_RaideR.

"Did I just get my ass kicked by a member of Metallica meets History Channel's Vikings?" - Wolfpool.

"By the Well-Oiled-and-Meticulously-Groomed Beard of Rurik!" - Tanktimus the Encourager.

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Challenge Inspiration:  Now here's a game that actually speaks my language. An untamed new world? Check. Untapped powers? Double check. Caught in a death-grip struggle for survival against human outlaws, monstrous flora and fauna, as well as other Altered superhumans? Sign me up! The world doesn't have enough struggle anymore and I long for the day where I deserve the title Apex Predator. Check out the latest looter/shooter game Outriders while I try to live the Mantras for Survival on the planet Enoch, where the last survivors of humanity struggle to survive against a hostile environment and the corruption of their own - but don't mind me, I'll just be over here powering up like a demi-god and collecting absurdly overpowered legendary loot!
 
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Gameplay Overview:
  • Completing each weekly chapter unlocks a new Expedition.  A random roll determines what sort of task is required while success is measured through completing specific goals to unlock the entirety of my abilities and equipment arsenal.  Completion percentage determines how the expedition unfolds, whether through outright success (90-100%), possible injury or being ripped off, betrayed or even worse if I am particularly sloppy (>50%).  
  • Renown and currency () are earned by completing these Expeditions, missions and bonus side quests (such as an extra run, house project or completing goals despite an exceptionally difficult work day), while actions which fly in the face of my goals result in wasting € or losing renown.
  • Power Level upgrades are earned through advancing particular IRL goals (+15 for completing 10K Runner or new skill, +40 for weight milestones, +30 for ranking up an attribute point, etc).
 
Expedition Modes:
  1. Strike - Undertake a co-op accountability mission with a squad.
  2. Hack - Break into the Net to steal data or upload viruses.
  3. Crucible - 1v1 accountability challenge with another player.
  4. Courier - Race a package from Point A to Point B.
  5. Hijack - Overtake and steal someone else's stuff.
  6. Bounty - Nab a specific person, item, or task.
 
Prologue:  Week 0
Narrative summary:
 

Currency:  

Renown:  +1
Power Level:  1000
 
Chapter 0-1:  Week 1
Chapter 0-2:  Week 2
Chapter 0-3:  Week 3
Chapter 0-4:  Week 4
Chapter 0-5:  Week 5

 

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 [ Level ?? ] Thunderbro Maximus of the Thunderlords Legion

BRUTALITY 13 | FINESSE 12 | GRIT 13  | INSIGHT 15 | MOXIE 13

Challenges1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36

 

"Rangers have to at least give up on pants. It's a special rule we enacted after Rurik became a Guild Leader.” – DarK_RaideR.

"Did I just get my ass kicked by a member of Metallica meets History Channel's Vikings?" - Wolfpool.

"By the Well-Oiled-and-Meticulously-Groomed Beard of Rurik!" - Tanktimus the Encourager.

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Hey there buddy. I'm along for the ride no matter what.

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Current Challenge Original 1,2,3, R 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30,31,32,33,34,35,36,37,38,39,40,41,42,43,44,45,46,47,48,49,50,51

52,53,54

"By the Most-Righteous-and-Blessed Beard of Sir Tanktimus the Encourager!" - Jarl Rurik Harrgath

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16 minutes ago, Rurik Harrgath said:

Now here's a game that actually speaks my language. An untamed new world? Check. Untapped powers? Double check. Caught in a death-grip struggle for survival against human outlaws, monstrous flora and fauna, as well as other Altered superhumans

Sure you're not talking about Borderlands, there? ;)

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10 minutes ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

Hey there buddy. I'm along for the ride no matter what.

 

Glad to have you around for the adventure again (and excited to try those BBQ sauces too)!

 

3 minutes ago, DarK_RaideR said:

Sure you're not talking about Borderlands, there? ;)

 

The funny thing is almost all of the streamers I watch for Outriders content come from Borderlands...

 

So you're not wrong!  Plus no one can deny Krieg ain't aesthetic goals AF!

 

Krieg cast in Borderlands movie and WHY ARE YOU YELLING?! > NAG

 

Speaking of which, apparently there's a movie in the works and he's already been casted.

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 [ Level ?? ] Thunderbro Maximus of the Thunderlords Legion

BRUTALITY 13 | FINESSE 12 | GRIT 13  | INSIGHT 15 | MOXIE 13

Challenges1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36

 

"Rangers have to at least give up on pants. It's a special rule we enacted after Rurik became a Guild Leader.” – DarK_RaideR.

"Did I just get my ass kicked by a member of Metallica meets History Channel's Vikings?" - Wolfpool.

"By the Well-Oiled-and-Meticulously-Groomed Beard of Rurik!" - Tanktimus the Encourager.

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2 hours ago, Rurik Harrgath said:
  • [Cover is for Cowards]:  You're a biological sledgehammer; act like one and chuck yourself into the fray! Go pound sand, dirt, or pavement like an Outrider through daily mileage; runs, walks or rucking.
  • [Powers On Tap]:  Feel that tingling in your fingertips? Your powers are ready to be unleashed. Don't keep them waiting!  Master my Anomaly power through three each of Muay Thai and Kettlebell Fu workouts per week.

 

I like your goals and your set up is always badass as hell; speaking as someone who's done some combination of all these things in the past, I would advise you bias toward walks for mileage and rucks for conditioning. Nothing against running - and hey, if that's what you want to do, you should do that - but if your goal is cardiovascular conditioning for Muay Thai and martial arts, your time is best spent doing as much of that as you can, and walking/rucking will provide more virtuous feedback vs vicious.

 

Of course, running is a traditional form of conditioning for a reason, and if you can recover from it it'll probably toughen you up something fierce. Just, you know, don't be afraid to be gentle with yourself.

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3 hours ago, Rurik Harrgath said:

Glad to have you around for the adventure again (and excited to try those BBQ sauces too)!

If you ever get down to Texas we're going to spend an afternoon just wandering around HEB, including their BBQ sauce Aisle.

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52,53,54

"By the Most-Righteous-and-Blessed Beard of Sir Tanktimus the Encourager!" - Jarl Rurik Harrgath

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19 hours ago, spezzy said:

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19 hours ago, DarK_RaideR said:

I surely won't, did a Krieg themed challenge a couple of years back. Fingers crossed about the movie.

 

That chest to waist ratio though 🤣

 

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18 hours ago, TimovieMan said:

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17 hours ago, Kishi said:

I like your goals and your set up is always badass as hell; speaking as someone who's done some combination of all these things in the past, I would advise you bias toward walks for mileage and rucks for conditioning. Nothing against running - and hey, if that's what you want to do, you should do that - but if your goal is cardiovascular conditioning for Muay Thai and martial arts, your time is best spent doing as much of that as you can, and walking/rucking will provide more virtuous feedback vs vicious.

 

Of course, running is a traditional form of conditioning for a reason, and if you can recover from it it'll probably toughen you up something fierce. Just, you know, don't be afraid to be gentle with yourself.

 

Appreciate the feedback.  My Muay Thai competency is probably going to remain a home hobby more than anything, but I do want to get better at it, and my cardiocasvular foundation is general wellness with a side of supporting Muay Thai so you're still right on the money.  When Spezzy is out of quarantine here we'll go back to daily walks and I'll ruck those plus probably pick up 3/week running just to have something of a running foundation anyway.

 

Keeping it that spare prevents any nagging injuries from popping up and doesn't feel like I'm wracking up too much mileage on my my already grumpy knees.

 

But, as you said, we're all getting older here so gentler is the name of the game!

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 [ Level ?? ] Thunderbro Maximus of the Thunderlords Legion

BRUTALITY 13 | FINESSE 12 | GRIT 13  | INSIGHT 15 | MOXIE 13

Challenges1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36

 

"Rangers have to at least give up on pants. It's a special rule we enacted after Rurik became a Guild Leader.” – DarK_RaideR.

"Did I just get my ass kicked by a member of Metallica meets History Channel's Vikings?" - Wolfpool.

"By the Well-Oiled-and-Meticulously-Groomed Beard of Rurik!" - Tanktimus the Encourager.

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18 hours ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

If you ever get down to Texas we're going to spend an afternoon just wandering around HEB, including their BBQ sauce Aisle.

 

Can this be predominantly the BBQ sauce and Shiner aisles instead?  🤣

 

9 hours ago, Mr_Willes said:

Fuck Shit Up GIFs | Tenor

 

Please say it in the same voice i did!

 

Where is @Jarric when you need him!

 

I really wanted a PIP PIP CHEERIO gif but this is the best I could do

 

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Also

 

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7 hours ago, sarakingdom said:

This dude is my new best friend.

 

Magic is happening here.

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 [ Level ?? ] Thunderbro Maximus of the Thunderlords Legion

BRUTALITY 13 | FINESSE 12 | GRIT 13  | INSIGHT 15 | MOXIE 13

Challenges1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36

 

"Rangers have to at least give up on pants. It's a special rule we enacted after Rurik became a Guild Leader.” – DarK_RaideR.

"Did I just get my ass kicked by a member of Metallica meets History Channel's Vikings?" - Wolfpool.

"By the Well-Oiled-and-Meticulously-Groomed Beard of Rurik!" - Tanktimus the Encourager.

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18 hours ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

If you ever get down to Texas we're going to spend an afternoon just wandering around HEB, including their BBQ sauce Aisle.

 

if we ever get down to Texas how about we spend that afternoon getting BBQ with all the nerds at a place instead of the grocery store 😂 

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1 hour ago, spezzy said:

 

if we ever get down to Texas how about we spend that afternoon getting BBQ with all the nerds at a place instead of the grocery store 😂 

The two are not mutually exclusive. Hopefully there will be more than one afternoon.

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52,53,54

"By the Most-Righteous-and-Blessed Beard of Sir Tanktimus the Encourager!" - Jarl Rurik Harrgath

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4 hours ago, Rurik Harrgath said:

Can this be predominantly the BBQ sauce and Shiner aisles instead?  🤣

Oh heck yeah, HEB is a GOOD place to buy Shiner.

Edit: Come to think of it, Shiner isn't far from San Antonio. We could day trip to the Spoetzel Brewery.

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52,53,54

"By the Most-Righteous-and-Blessed Beard of Sir Tanktimus the Encourager!" - Jarl Rurik Harrgath

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On 5/3/2021 at 10:07 AM, Mr_Willes said:

Fuck Shit Up GIFs | Tenor

 

Please say it in the same voice i did!

 

Where is @Jarric when you need him!

 

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Badass challenge as always @Rurik Harrgath, looking forward to it. I need some of that energy for my next one I think...

 

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Love the outriders theme following along!

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On 5/3/2021 at 3:14 PM, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

Oh heck yeah, HEB is a GOOD place to buy Shiner.

Edit: Come to think of it, Shiner isn't far from San Antonio. We could day trip to the Spoetzel Brewery.

 

I do love me some brewery.

 

On 5/4/2021 at 6:38 AM, Jarric said:

Badass challenge as always @Rurik Harrgath, looking forward to it. I need some of that energy for my next one I think...

 

Thank you, sir!  Intro challenge energy is my forte.  Nursing it all 5+1 weeks through?  Not so much 🤣

 

On 5/4/2021 at 11:22 AM, cn3wton said:

Love the outriders theme following along!

 

For all its faults, I love the damn game.  My favorite games are always the most neglected - Warhammer OnlineWildstarCyberpunk 2077, Outriders... it goes on.  🤷‍♂️

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 [ Level ?? ] Thunderbro Maximus of the Thunderlords Legion

BRUTALITY 13 | FINESSE 12 | GRIT 13  | INSIGHT 15 | MOXIE 13

Challenges1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36

 

"Rangers have to at least give up on pants. It's a special rule we enacted after Rurik became a Guild Leader.” – DarK_RaideR.

"Did I just get my ass kicked by a member of Metallica meets History Channel's Vikings?" - Wolfpool.

"By the Well-Oiled-and-Meticulously-Groomed Beard of Rurik!" - Tanktimus the Encourager.

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On 5/4/2021 at 2:34 PM, Big_Show said:

Not heard of the game before, but the challenge looks cool!  Good luck with it mate!

 

I appreciate the energy it gives me and I enjoy having a short time commitment farm run or something to doink around with when I have time.

 

Thanks for stopping by!

 

On 5/5/2021 at 6:52 AM, Dusk said:

Hello friend! :) Your challenge themes are always so badass. Muay thai looks fun!

 

I love Muay Thai, definitely my preferred and favorite martial art.  Sadly it isn't the best one for study at home but it's a lot more accessible solo than many others.

 

On 5/5/2021 at 8:16 AM, Fairly_Bouncer said:

Your challenges always look awesome... hoping follow along the game!

 

I do try to earn my Magnificent Bastard™ moniker every time I show up ;) thanks for the follow!

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 [ Level ?? ] Thunderbro Maximus of the Thunderlords Legion

BRUTALITY 13 | FINESSE 12 | GRIT 13  | INSIGHT 15 | MOXIE 13

Challenges1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36

 

"Rangers have to at least give up on pants. It's a special rule we enacted after Rurik became a Guild Leader.” – DarK_RaideR.

"Did I just get my ass kicked by a member of Metallica meets History Channel's Vikings?" - Wolfpool.

"By the Well-Oiled-and-Meticulously-Groomed Beard of Rurik!" - Tanktimus the Encourager.

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Challenge Journal:  Date of 6.5.21

Weight:  UNKNOWN.

 

Time for a little mid-Week Zero check in.  Everything is going swimmingly so far actually... nutrition has been mostly within acceptable parameters, I've been increasing my home workouts (Spezzy got us two 45# plates and a barbell on the way, I put together a Bowflex incline/decline bench last night) so that's been exciting.  Our home gym is getting cluttered so "sadly" the squat rack is moving to the vacant space in the master bedroom 🤣 #fitlifeproblems

 

We've also been managing our daily yoga every evening on top of both our insane work schedules plus slowly settling in and organizing the house.  Soon we can start looking toward the future and everything that'll entail (I'm house shopping more or less every day haha) while enjoying the little things like evening BBQ or taking Felix out for backyard play breaks now that the weather is getting warmer here.

 

Since I've been busy and therefore quiet this week so far, we'll do a #MomoaMonday #Thorsday two-fer!

 

Jason Momoa: Hawaiian Jesus

This challenge is gonna be all about getting my dumbbell on...

 

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BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD G- I mean CURLS FOR THE SWOLE GOD!

 

[Cover is for Cowards]  ☐☐☐☐☐☐☐
Run/Walk:  On hold until someone gets out of quarantine.
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Workouts:  Push & Pull +1 Muay Thai done so far.
[Think Aggressively]  ☑☑☑☐☐☐☐
Yoga:  We actually took last night off, but compromised with a massage gun mobility kind of wind down.
[Kill to Heal]   ☑☑☑☐☐☐☐
Nutrition:  Hasn't been perfect but it's a significant step in the right direction lately.
 
Currency:  
Renown +0
Power Level1000.
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 [ Level ?? ] Thunderbro Maximus of the Thunderlords Legion

BRUTALITY 13 | FINESSE 12 | GRIT 13  | INSIGHT 15 | MOXIE 13

Challenges1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36

 

"Rangers have to at least give up on pants. It's a special rule we enacted after Rurik became a Guild Leader.” – DarK_RaideR.

"Did I just get my ass kicked by a member of Metallica meets History Channel's Vikings?" - Wolfpool.

"By the Well-Oiled-and-Meticulously-Groomed Beard of Rurik!" - Tanktimus the Encourager.

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