Tackling My Next Conqueror Challenge

During the height of COVID, my husband and I decided to sign up for the Lord of the Rings Virtual Challenge, one of many virtual challenges hosted by The Conqueror. We opted for the long distance version, which meant it took us until last year to walk from The Shire to Mordor. An accompanying app allowed us to track our progress, receive virtual postcards, and watch the storyline unfold as we reached certain milestones.
Now we've set our sights on The Return of the King Virtual Challenge, which follows the journey of Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli as they travel from Rohan to Gondor. We will once again choose the long option (we walk a lot), and we may try to use the challenge as a means of doing good by setting up an online fundraiser for our local food bank. No use in wasting such an opportunity, after all.
The Conqueror offers people plenty of options for traversing real and imaginary worlds, but I can't help but wonder what they'll offer next. Will families be able to walk together through the Hundred Acre Wood? Will would-be adventurers get a chance to traverse Golarion or wander the Sword Coast? Will the impressive list of city challenges include Metropolis or Gotham someday? We'll just have to wait and find out.

-- Katie Duffy