Dear Video Game Expert: Level Up Your Workout

DEAR VIDEO GAME EXPERT: What is this grinding everyone speaks of? I am sure I am not playing a Pro skateboard game where you grind for high score. Every one says grind to get stronger. How do I grind in this game has it swords and shields not skateboards and and railing. I think maybe these thief guys can but still no skateboards seen. Concerned, NEW RPG GAMER

RPG GAMER: The Grind is the only way to get your RPG character fighting fit! Let me show you how. Let's start with some cardio and jog around. What a beautiful Overworld, isn't it? Speed it up! Through the forest! Good. Uh oh, a monster. Better get ready. And hit, hit, hit, hit, and hit, hit, hit, hit. You defeated the monster and earned 35 XP. Nice going! Time to hydrate; drink a potion. Tasty... one more time. And. Hit. Hit. Hit. Hit. Aaaand hit. Hit. hit-hit-hit! You're getting stronger, I can feel it. Remember when you were a kid and it's all about the Tony Hawks and the skateboards? Those games are long gone and not coming back. These days it's all about getting a good night's sleep at the Inn, and leveling up. It's like I always say: when you've got the time - GRIND! And stop.


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