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A jack-of-all-trades, Rangers are well-equipped for any situation. You're good at strength training and pretty good at covering distances when required, but neither is a specialty.

 

* Fictional example: Jon Snow (Game of Thrones), Katniss Everdeen (The Hunger Games), Aragorn (Lord of the Rings)

 

* Real-world example:  Mat Fraser, multi-times CrossFIt Games champion; Sara Sigmundsdottir, CrossFit competitor.

 

* Typical Activities: CrossFit, High Intensity Interval Training, general mixed training (running and lifting, for example)

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“There's only one rule that I know of, babies—God damn it, you've got to be kind.”
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 Gathering with you all is a great way to start the new year! Elastigirl pulls up a chair, sits down,  orders a drink, and eagerly waits for the rest of the Rangers to make an appearance

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Wisdom 22.5   Dexterity 13   Charisma 15   Strength 21  Constitution-13

"Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind' Luke 10; 27

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A drifter sweeps into the room, more cloak than figure, and takes up post in a corner of the Keep near the tavern beverage supply.  A horn of dark ale materializes in his heavily gloved head.  With a slow measured pour, Rurik raises the horn and imbibes its warming malty goodness and spares all but a few drops the long and lonesome road down the edges of his mouth to bless the well-oiled briar of beard upon his face.

 

Sir Tank, I pröst! your Fröst and raise you a Lion's Winter Ale in return!

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[Level ??] Half-orc Witcher (Blood Hunter/Ranger)

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

Equipment: Hunter's padded armor & longcoat, Novigrad longsword & flintlock, Adventurer's pack & alchemy kit.

Total experience earned to date:  0 / 5000 XP

 

"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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Rangers!  I often  don't hail these halls, but I am here to make a declaration!

I am going to ranger the F&@# out of these next five weeks!!!

Here's to the Hunt!!!

 

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Level 79 ~*~ Ranger

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Current Challenge

"It is difficult.  All things worth keeping are."  Thane Krios - Mass Effect 2

"Maybe it's not as simple as you imagined, Seeker."  Varric Tethras Dragon Age 2

"Staying within your limits is no fun, Ryder."  Vetra Nyx - ME: Andromeda

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Keladris pulls up a chair, a little weary but bright eyed, lute in hand.

HI everyone, looking for some rangerly advice... Trying to ponder what my first challenge of the New Year will be. Problem is, being a ranger, I have too many things I wanna do and can't seem to settle on one!

I want to get some music practice started again (see bard only adventure party)
I want to re-start my strength training. This year WILL be the year I finally can do a proper push up (and maybe a pull up too?)
I have things I want to write
I want to read more
I feel I ought to get back to meditating again
Dance will continue, although looks likely it will be online and less classes due to impending lockdown.
Stretching will continue, and maybe this year I will get my splits all the way to the floor.
I also would like to pick back up my walk to Mordor.

I find I do best when my challenges have a narrow focus, so I need to decide what to prioritise. But towards the end of the year I did start to lose some of the progress I had made (strength training got dropped the last few months, I did one challenge where I walked every day, but it didn't stick after the challenge was over... ) Support/advice/encouragement much appreciated rangers of the keep!

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Keladris the Bard
Current XP: 132
Current Challenge - Counting Wins
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Previous challenges:

Respawn

Limbering up
Going Forth
Lifting the thing
Exploring

Staying the course
Stabilising
Preparing

 

 

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Can I state how happy I am the holidays are over??

 

3 hours ago, Starpuck said:

I am going to ranger the F&@# out of these next five weeks!!!

 

Fun Yes GIF by Lilly Singh

I'm with you on this! It's way past time!

 

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RES...and I want to live days worth dying for

Current: RES Learns to Wrestle!

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Magickal, Eclectic, Goddess, Level 74

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Growth happens when you care more about the well being of your future self than the comfort of your present self!

"Pass on what you have learned. Strength, mastery. But weakness, folly, failure also. Yes, failure most of all. The greatest teacher, failure is." -Yoda

 

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Rangers Unite!

 

3 hours ago, Keladris said:

Keladris pulls up a chair, a little weary but bright eyed, lute in hand.

HI everyone, looking for some rangerly advice... Trying to ponder what my first challenge of the New Year will be. Problem is, being a ranger, I have too many things I wanna do and can't seem to settle on one!

I want to get some music practice started again (see bard only adventure party)
I want to re-start my strength training. This year WILL be the year I finally can do a proper push up (and maybe a pull up too?)
I have things I want to write
I want to read more
I feel I ought to get back to meditating again
Dance will continue, although looks likely it will be online and less classes due to impending lockdown.
Stretching will continue, and maybe this year I will get my splits all the way to the floor.
I also would like to pick back up my walk to Mordor.

I find I do best when my challenges have a narrow focus, so I need to decide what to prioritise. But towards the end of the year I did start to lose some of the progress I had made (strength training got dropped the last few months, I did one challenge where I walked every day, but it didn't stick after the challenge was over... ) Support/advice/encouragement much appreciated rangers of the keep!

Would it help to group things together?  There are a number of creative activities.  Maybe you just have 1 goal for creativity and work in those activities as you can.   Another tool I use is to create a roadmap for the year with all the goals I want to accomplish but then each challenge only has to focus on certain aspects.  Then you don't feel like you're losing progress on everything but can focus on your priorities for each challenge.  My roadmap is in my Battle Log Link in my profile.  

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Race: Amazonian Ogre Princess | Class: Ranger | Profession: SuperHero | Affiliation: Doodlie and Pancake for Life

Respawn Challenge Arcs: 2021 | 2022

 

I am not saying I am Wonder Woman. I am just saying no one has ever seen me and Wonder Woman together in the same room.

 

Original Spawn Challenges 2014 - 2020: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 789, 10, 11, 12 , 131415, 1617181920, 21, 2223242526272829303132, 33, 3435, 36??

Roadmaps: 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019 | 2020

Starting weight = 290.4 (2014); Current weight = 241.2; Total pounds lost: 49.2

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4 hours ago, Keladris said:

Keladris pulls up a chair, a little weary but bright eyed, lute in hand.

HI everyone, looking for some rangerly advice... Trying to ponder what my first challenge of the New Year will be. Problem is, being a ranger, I have too many things I wanna do and can't seem to settle on one!

I want to get some music practice started again (see bard only adventure party)
I want to re-start my strength training. This year WILL be the year I finally can do a proper push up (and maybe a pull up too?)
I have things I want to write
I want to read more
I feel I ought to get back to meditating again
Dance will continue, although looks likely it will be online and less classes due to impending lockdown.
Stretching will continue, and maybe this year I will get my splits all the way to the floor.
I also would like to pick back up my walk to Mordor.

I find I do best when my challenges have a narrow focus, so I need to decide what to prioritise. But towards the end of the year I did start to lose some of the progress I had made (strength training got dropped the last few months, I did one challenge where I walked every day, but it didn't stick after the challenge was over... ) Support/advice/encouragement much appreciated rangers of the keep!

Ranger says:

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I like Shello's plan. I may copy her. Or I might just list some projects in each area, and work on that. But I like just getting in the habit of doing just a little bit consistently.

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Wisdom 22.5   Dexterity 13   Charisma 15   Strength 21  Constitution-13

"Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind' Luke 10; 27

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7 hours ago, Shello said:

Rangers Unite!

 

Would it help to group things together?  There are a number of creative activities.  Maybe you just have 1 goal for creativity and work in those activities as you can.   Another tool I use is to create a roadmap for the year with all the goals I want to accomplish but then each challenge only has to focus on certain aspects.  Then you don't feel like you're losing progress on everything but can focus on your priorities for each challenge.  My roadmap is in my Battle Log Link in my profile.  


Yes this is very smart! I will experiment with different ideas and see if I can create a bit of a system to balance multiple goals while keeping things simple... Maybe it will also help to have bonus quests that give me extra points but aren't the main focus...

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Keladris the Bard
Current XP: 132
Current Challenge - Counting Wins
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Previous challenges:

Respawn

Limbering up
Going Forth
Lifting the thing
Exploring

Staying the course
Stabilising
Preparing

 

 

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A tired looking ranger pushes the door open and sinks gratefully into a chair by the fire. The season has taken it's toll on her and it's a moment before she gathers herself to look for the barkeep. A large cup of tea appears on the table, and he walks away with a grin. 

 

"Every time," She mutters. "He just knows!"

 

 

 

This year is going to kick off with - less of a bang and more of a...

What does the avalanche of skulls mean in The Return of the King? - Quora 

 

Change is good. Change is necessary. Change is scary as all heck and I am going to need to make it through the skullvalanche of Stuff to get to the other side, with my mental health more or less in tact and maaybe if  I can actually keep up with fitness that will help a ton, mentally and physically!

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"What does your heart tell you?" - Aragorn

 

Epic Quest: In the Footsteps of the Dúnedain: Aragorn's Journey

Current Challenge:      Rhovaniel: Ranger's Apprentice

 

Previous Challenges: 1|2|3|4|5|6|7|8|9|10|11|12|13 1415|16|17|18|19|20|21|22|23|24|25|26|2728 29

 

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9 minutes ago, Mr_Willes said:

And we are here to change with you, if you would so request!

 

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I do so hereby request that the awesome nerds around me stay awesome. But having people to walk the paths with for sure makes it easier :D 

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"What does your heart tell you?" - Aragorn

 

Epic Quest: In the Footsteps of the Dúnedain: Aragorn's Journey

Current Challenge:      Rhovaniel: Ranger's Apprentice

 

Previous Challenges: 1|2|3|4|5|6|7|8|9|10|11|12|13 1415|16|17|18|19|20|21|22|23|24|25|26|2728 29

 

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A wood elf stumbles into the keep, singing quietly to himself and apparently somewhat the worse for wear.

 

"Pint o' da black shtoff, barrkeep," he says merrily, and sinks into a chair to enjoy the rest of the week's festivities.

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Level 17 Wood Elf Ranger

STR: 12  -  CON: 9  -  CHA: 3  -  SAN: 5  -  INT: 10

IAgreeWithTank™

"Shit is going down, but I am not." - iatetheyeti

Don't say "I don't have enough time", say instead "that's not a priority right now" and see how that makes you feel.

Current Challenge: Jarric's ADVENTure

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Old Stuff: Battle Log - My Introduction - 2017 Road Map - 2018 Road Map - 2019 Road Map - 2021 Road Map

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5 hours ago, deftona said:

I'm almost done with my mild debasement phase:

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but I am sooooooooooo excited to right the wrongs of 2021 in 2022. 

 

Hahahaha I call this technique "Sandbagging my upcoming weight loss numbers."

 

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Level 79 ~*~ Ranger

Deviant Art Gallery   ||  YouTube Channel

Current Challenge

"It is difficult.  All things worth keeping are."  Thane Krios - Mass Effect 2

"Maybe it's not as simple as you imagined, Seeker."  Varric Tethras Dragon Age 2

"Staying within your limits is no fun, Ryder."  Vetra Nyx - ME: Andromeda

Spoiler

 

::PAST CHALLENGES::

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 | NEIN | 45 | 46 | 47 | 48| 49 | 50 | 51 | 52 | 53 | 54 | 55 | 56 | 57 | 58 | 59 | 60 | 61

62 | 63 | 64 | 65 | 66 | 67 | 68 | 69 | 70 | 71 | 72 | 73 | 74 | 75 | 76 | 77 | 77.5 | 78 | 79 | 80 | 81

 

 

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3 hours ago, Starpuck said:

 

Hahahaha I call this technique "Sandbagging my upcoming weight loss numbers."

 

I have never seen a more accurate description of me in the last week of the year...

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RES...and I want to live days worth dying for

Current: RES Learns to Wrestle!

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Magickal, Eclectic, Goddess, Level 74

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Growth happens when you care more about the well being of your future self than the comfort of your present self!

"Pass on what you have learned. Strength, mastery. But weakness, folly, failure also. Yes, failure most of all. The greatest teacher, failure is." -Yoda

 

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Shaking the ice off of her cloak, Chris wanders up to the polished bar where a mug of warmed and spiced mead awaits her cold hands.  

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Jed'aii Ranger

"We are better than we know, if we can be made to see it, [then] for the rest of our lives, we'll be unwilling to settle for less."  - Kurt Hahn

“THE QUESTION ISN'T WHO IS GOING TO LET ME; IT'S WHO IS GOING TO STOP ME?” Ayn Rand

Past Challenges: 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

 

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I'm loving the oaths being sworn and declarations being made in here.  Rangers gonna Ranger!

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[Level ??] Half-orc Witcher (Blood Hunter/Ranger)

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

Equipment: Hunter's padded armor & longcoat, Novigrad longsword & flintlock, Adventurer's pack & alchemy kit.

Total experience earned to date:  0 / 5000 XP

 

"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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