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Category: Yearly Challenges (Page 1 of 4)

Half Year Game Challenge Report

So it is now July and that means I’m halfway through my game challenges so it is time to check in with how I’m doing.

For my “1×100” challenge, where I aim to play at least 100 different games at least one time, I’m doing pretty well.  58 total unique games so far for the year means I’m beating the average.  CabinCon is always a good time to hit a wide variety of games and it did not disappoint.  On the other challenge, however, I’m obviously struggling.

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2018 Game Challenge Update: 10 Weeks In

We just past the 10th week of the year and I thought it’d be a good time to take stock of the game challenges I had planned for the year.  At this point, I’ll be on track or beating the curve if I’m 20 or more games into my respective challenges.

So let’s see how I’m doing, beginning with part 1, my 100 games of the Duke challenge.

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Winter House Con 2018

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.

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2018 Game Challenge

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.

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2017 6×6 Gaming Challenge Conclusion

Happy New Year! The end of 2017 saw a flurry of gaming as I finished up my year-long 6×6 challenge at the eleventh hour.

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Walking Dead: All Out War Session – Ch. 3 Campfire Tales

In my comic sessions, I’d mapped out an order of the existing scenarios in the Days Gone Bye expansion to fit the storyline I wanted to create.  My goal in running those was to use the recommended set up so I could also follow the story and balance the designers were creating. In plotting our my own story, I couldn’t get one of the scenarios to fit so I decided to play it “straight” at the end of my 6 x 6 challenge.

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Batman In The Dark

With my new lights in place (having been put through their paces in my latest Walking Dead comic session) and a pressing need to complete one more Batman Miniature Game before the year end for my 6 X 6 challenge, we put together our last Batman game of the year.

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Walking Dead Comic Session Report #5

The year is drawing to a close and I wanted to make sure I got one last issue of my “The Real Adventures of Rick and Glenn!” comic in.  This issue completes the first arc I had intended and I hope to continue the next arc in 2018.

Enjoy! (click here or on the cover image to go to the comics page)

Silverstone 2-Lap With Me And 7 AI Racers

The weather finally turned around here and killed my last Championship Formula Racing game night so I decided to end my 2017 CFR 6×6 challenge with a maxed-out solo race against seven Historical Drivers.

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Dropzone Commander Winter Campaign, Game 3

After painting up my Marine Force Recon group for Dropzone Commander, I thought I’d be all set for our next Winter Campaign game but at the last minute, I decided to switch gears and go back to playing the Feral side of Resistance and play with the Skulltaker and Berserkers I painted up a while back.

This build (now at 1,600 points) would need another unpainted group of minis, my Occupation Veteran infantry. So here it was again, furiously painting up a set of minis right before a game.

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