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.
Category: Yearly Challenges (Page 1 of 4)
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.
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.
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.
This week starts the last five weeks of the year and looking at my 6 x 6 Challenge list, things are looking pretty tight. I have five more games to get in to complete my challenge with Walking Dead dragging its heels with the least games played. Sad as I thought it would be one of the easiest to complete but I got a bit sidetracked. Since the remaining items seem pretty straight forward, I’ll be focusing a bit more energy to get Walking Dead to the table to try to finish out my Chapters series and mess around with some of the new missions in the later rule books.
After Walking Dead, I will have a few stragglers with one game left each. Championship Formula Racing should be easy to get a game in again and I plan to do that this week. Dropzone Commander has it’s last game already set up on the calendar as the local group completes another game in their ongoing Winter Campaign. That leaves Batman Miniature Game.
My impromptu painting session culminated in another Batman Miniature Game earlier last week. I kept the same crew as last time and my friend swapped out Comissioner Gordon for the SWAT Alpha member that I just painted up and Agent Ron.
I still had the last map set up so we decided to keep it and switch scenarios. This time we chose the Skirmish scenario which only cares about killing opponent figures. You still have objectives but the scenario doesn’t favor them any more than normal.