It’s funny how projects can get set aside and then sudden inspiration will strike and move the project forward. A friend of mine got me a Phantom II ship pack for the X-wing Miniatures Game. While very nice, I had initially made fun of the ship because I wasn’t aware of what it was- a replacement shuttle for the Ghost in the Rebels cartoon series. Being tied the Ghost, I was more interested and dug out my Ghost, still in its box.
It wasn’t sealed because it was part of a custom project I had started back in June, ran into some trouble and shelved to be completed at a later date. That date became last night.
I recently picked up a Collector’s Edition set of Walking Dead: All Out War even though I own about 90% of it already. Why? Well, I really wanted the two show exclusive packages that came with it and figured I could always put the other duplicate components to use later.
One of the figures that caught my eye was the next incarnation of Dale, his “Prison Advisor” role.
My friends and I were looking for a time to get a lot of gaming in but realized we didn’t really have the time to go far so we decided to have a “house” Con. To us, a House Con is where someone hosts open house gaming for a time, usually a weekend or so and people come and go but we more or less treat it like round-the-clock gaming.
Lately, I’ve been troubled by the lack of challenge in the Walking Dead: All Out War scenarios. I played through the Days Gone Bye scenarios and only found them challenging when “role-playing” a character to do non-strategic moves or artificially inflating the challenge like adding the Night Fighting event card.
I decided to give the next crop of scenarios one last shot before I start making some sweeping changes.
The beginning of the year doesn’t just include resolutions and goals but it means preparations. Even though August is a ways off, planning for the biggest show of the year, Gen Con, starts now. Yesterday, the first volley of activity for this great convention started with the opening of event submissions.
I’ve had all week to think about what, if any, game challenge I’d like to try in 2018. I thought about a doing another 6 x 6 or pushing to a 10 x 10 but the rigidity of the structure seems like it might limit what I try to play all year. I think the benefit of completing my 6×6 last year is it means I still have momentum to play most of the games on last years list. I’ll still do Dropzone either casually or at my local gaming store. My friend and I are still very much into the crunch of the Batman Miniature Game. I want to see what new thing Championship Formula Racing has in 2018 and might try out one of the PBEM (play by email) sessions. And Walking Dead is back to consuming a lot of my hobby time.
So the thought was to either do nothing or try something new and since I’m very goal-oriented, I chose the latter.
The New Year is upon us and I thought I’d start up my Walking Dead Wednesdays again. I don’t think I’ll be running these every week but we’ll see. I’m hoping this will push me to get through my backlog of Walking Dead minis to paint up.
Adding to my minis, I decided to cut way ahead in line and paint up a very new addition to my Walking Dead minis: Me!