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.
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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.
Mantic did a much better job this year running a “Walking Dead Week” and kept up their blog everyday on new Walking Dead content. Nothing new came out to calm my growing fear that Mantic is discontinuing its support for the solo aspects of the game but hopefully I’ll find out more at Gen Con. Unfortunately, I didn’t have much else to add this week after all their information came out but I did break open some Dropzone Commander models and work them up.
I picked up several of the new Famous Commander models and was excited to open up this bad boy and get it assembled.
With my Miles Behind Us expansion complete, I’ve decided to log in the full narrative campaign. I’ll be using the Story Mode rules and participants required for each scenario but will use the expanded “Life and Death” rules from the Advanced Rules – Campaign Play. The only modification to that final rule is that if the survivor is a casualty and rises again as a walker, the survivor has also permanently died and will be considered removed from future scenarios. As always, I’ll be using my hardcore solo rules as well.
I’ve already got my first game in the bag but I’d like to switch things up a bit on my reports and go back to my comic book style format. These won’t be as “immersive” and I’ll limit each scenario to 6 pages but it’ll be nice to make some comics again. It will also help differentiate these reports from several of the same sessions I’ve already reported on. Comic session reports do take a bit longer to complete but I hope to have the first session done by next week.
In addition to my weekly Walking Dead Wednesday and 1×100 challenge (one game one hundred times), I’m also trying get the miniatures for The Walking Dead: All Out War painted up.
To ease the workload and stave off burnout, I’ll be painting based on what scenarios I have to play coming up next. To better understand which scenarios will be the easiest to start, I’ll break them down by figure and grey out the ones I’ve already completed. I won’t include walkers unless a scenario calls for a particular figure or walker type.
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.
Late last week, Mantic’s stand-alone board game based on The Walking Dead, titled “Here’s Negan,” got an early leak thanks to an impatient web developer at ICv2. The link was only up for a few hours before they realized the blunder and pulled it down but earlier this week, they released the details again.