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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.

20 games in on my “100 x 1” challenge, where I choose one game to play at least 100 times.  After switching from The Duke to The Walking Dead: All Out War, I have done better but I’ve now fallen below even the half-pace marker.

All is not lost, however, as I’ve recently done a lot of work getting the Miles Behind Us scenarios ready so I can start that campaign now in earnest.  Also, the next wave is seeing a bit more press so hopefully it releases soon and galvanizes my play a little more.

Gen Con is approaching as well and while that is usually better for the 1×100 challenge but Walking Dead should be there as well and I’m likely to get an event of that in there as well.


X-wing: Uglies Free-For-All variant


The Walking Dead: All Out War Checklist


  1. Russ Spears

    As worthy of a challenge for the year as both of those sound (and I may have said this before), don’t force yourself to play something just to boost a stat if you’re not in the mood to play. I’ve gotten burned out multiple times (and currently in one of those lull phases) by doing that, and stepping away from the dice/cards/board for a little while can help.

    I actually think your game pimping should count in there too. It makes the game experience more fun, and that prep often takes more time than playing a given game. Magnetic S-Foils don’t grow on trees!

    With that said, I would greatly enjoying reading 2 Pits/week.

    • Christian

      Always sound advice! I think I’ll push towards the goal of a 100 games but I realize I’ll fall short and I’m ok with that. I have some high profile games coming that I’ll be diverting into soon enough so I’ll keep hitting Walking Dead until my attention gets diverted.

      While I won’t count pimping out a game as gameplay, having a craft-related goal might be a nice goal next year.

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