With my game challenges over, I’ve been giving some thought to how I consume this hobby, both in what/how I play and what I actually buy. Running some stats on the challenge I did complete, the 100 unique games, showed some interesting trends that confirm some suspicions I’ve had on where I’m going in this hobby.
Tag: 2018 game challenge
With 2018 coming to a close, I’m taking a look at my yearly challenges and, well, they don’t look good. The first one where I try to get through 100 games of a single game is going to fall woefully short. I’ll dive into the whys and wherefores after year’s end but getting more games of Walking Dead in before the end of the year won’t happen so even though it was abandoned long ago, I’ll officially admit defeat.
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.
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.
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.