Fun with Fandom-based Guilds


Summer is upon us, and although it’s important to stay focused on your summer goals, it’s also a good time to relax. What better way to have fun than by sharing your love of games, TV shows, and other media? Luckily, Habitica has several active fandom guilds where you can chat to your heart’s content.


This is a great Guild for all Potter fans. Come proclaim your House pride, discuss favorite characters, and more.


This Guild is perfect for any and all fans for Doctor Who! Discuss the merits of your favorite Doctors and don’t blink.

Pokemon Trainers:

Do you want to be the very best, like no-one ever was? This is the place for Pokemon trainers, collectors, breeders, traders, coordinators, and lovers. All experience levels and game systems welcome!

Night’s Watch:

Game of Thrones fans unite! Discussions of the books and the show are both welcome here. Come commiserate about the untimely demise of your favorite characters and speculate about future plot-lines.

Have fun!



Getting Things Done with Habitica

It’s Wiki Wednesday! Once a month we highlight a helpful post from the Wiki with tips about productivity, wellness, and optimizing your use of Habitica!

Do you use David Allen’s Getting Things Done method to, well, get things done? Wondering how other GTDers incorporate Habitica into their weekly reviews? Or maybe just wondering what GTD has to do with your RPG? The Wiki scribes have you covered!

GTD works by using five steps to help order and prioritize tasks. The Five Steps are Capture, Clarify, Organize, Reflect, and Engage.

For more on this topic, head on over to the wiki to read the full article!


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Welcome to the Staff Spotlight Series, where we interview members of the Habitica Team! Today we’re chatting with Leslie, also known as Lemoness. Leslie is one of our co-founders, and she works on designing and planning upcoming features, running social media and marketing, managing the community, creating pixel art, and more.

Leslie, what’s your proudest contribution to Habitica?

“Hm, that’s a tough choice. Probably the Seasonal Events! The first Halloween mini-event in 2013 was something I threw together on a whim because I wanted monster skins, but the excitement was so overwhelming that I’ve plotted larger festivities ever since, including new outfits, location reveals, and World Bosses.

I’m also super proud of how kind, welcoming, and creative the Habitica community has become, but I can’t take credit for that! I’m just lucky to know you all.”

What are your secret superpowers?

“Switching easily between projects and eating staggering amounts of cheddar.”

What are your secret weaknesses?

“I have a -5 weakness against cold, a -5 weakness against mornings, and a -10 weakness against grey weather. On cold mornings with grey weather, I convert into a small, distressed slug, who needs tea and virtual rewards to coax her out of her cozy bed.”

Favorite Habitican pets/mounts:

“Foxes, Cuttlefishes, and Snails! The Snail Mounts are particularly pleasant.”

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What some things you’re tracking in Habitica?

“Er…. everything? Mostly keeping on top of my daily work tasks and long-term work projects, as well all those onerous but necessary activities like exercising and going to bed.”

How do you use Custom Rewards?

“I use Custom Rewards to let me know when I’ve earned a break! If I want to spend a weekend relaxing in the Habitica Inn, I have to work very hard to earn enough gold first.”

Do you have a daily routine/ritual?

“Awake and shake my fist at the sounding alarm, then stagger out of bed in search of tea and sunlight. Eat breakfast while working for a few minutes on a creative project, which is a fun way to trick my brain into charging up and thinking critically. Quickly catch up on everything that happened in Habitica overnight and make sure nothing is on fire, then leap into big work tasks for the day! (Unless, of course, something IS on fire, in which case there is a lot of frantic typing and a lot of extra tea.)

My work schedule tends to vary heavily depending on each day’s meetings, important projects, etc. Still, I usually work in timed bursts of thirty minutes to an hour, and take short breaks in-between by doing a couple of exercises, a few minutes of chores, or a bit of a craft project. That way I’m not burning out, but every break is productive.”

How do you spend your time when you’re not working on Habitica?

“I enjoy writing and reading, especially YA and fantasy. I also love crafting! On the weekends I hang out with friends, play games, watch comedies or cartoons, and go hiking.”

Top Habitica tips and tricks?

“When setting up a new routine, be sure to build in moments of evaluation. If a set of Dailies or Custom Rewards aren’t working for you, don’t berate yourself for failing; instead, ask yourself why you failed. What can you learn and adjust for the next time? Can you add in extra encouragement, or make your goals more achievable and gradually scale up the difficulty? There’s no shame in frequently adjusting your set-up to make sure that you’re getting the most out of it.”

Favorite Habitica anecdote?

Painting Matt

“For the first couple of years, Matt the Beast Master had blond hair in-game. Imagine my confusion one autumn when I ran into Matt Boch, the real-life Kickstarter backer, at a games party… and discovered that his hair was actually dark brown. Whoops! Apparently the picture we’d used as a reference for his NPC sprite had been misleading. To make amends, I turned Matt the Beast Master into a werewolf that Halloween, and his hair stayed brown when he transformed back.”

Want to learn more about the people who make Habitica? Check out our other posts in this series:

Spotlight on Sabe AKA SabreCat

Spotlight on Matteo AKA paglias

Spotlight on Vicky AKA Redphoenix

July Challenge Spotlight!

Hello Habiticans! Welcome back to our Challenge Spotlight feature, featuring challenges created and submitted by you, the community! Join them for extra motivation, and compete with other users to win gems as you strive to meet your goals.


In the Tavern: Word of the Day ( Challenge – July

Ends on: August 5th
Prize: 4 Gems 

:alien: says,

The famous online dictionary website has a feature titled ‘Word of the Day’ in which they select a random word every day and display it on their homepage. The purpose of this Challenge is to expose you to a new word and its definition every day to widen your vocabulary.

In the Tavern: Write 5-Star Reviews for Chance to Win a Background Set 

Ends on: July 31st

Prize: 15 gems

J9fire says,

Feeling gratitude is powerful. Expressing gratitude in public and sharing the love is way more powerful. Give thirty 5-star reviews of things you love and would recommend to others on major sites that will have an impact: Amazon, iTunes, Yahoo, Yelp, Google, Vitacost, YouTube, etc. Examples of things to review: favorite podcasts, books, games, apps, music, videos, coffee/tea, supplements, food, restaurants, shoes, fitness places, dance studios, mechanics, doctors, etc. The review should be thoughtfully written and helpful to readers.
In the Tavern: Defeating the Terrible Crushing Debt Monster
Ends on: December 31st
Prize: 1 gem
Cantras says,
This Challenge is designed to give you a set of steps to get your finances all organized, your debt paid down, and maybe even some savings squirreled away. The various steps and dailies have a lot of notes in them explaining the steps and offering links.


Got a challenge you’d like to share with us and the rest of the Habitica community? Submit it here at the Challenge Spotlight Submission Form. This is the last post that will be featured on the blog, but future spotlights will still be featured in Bailey announcements. We’re looking forward to hearing from you!