Oh that's right: Awesome Miniature Wargaming Blogging! I knew it was something really important like that....
Absence Makes the Heart
Hi there internet friends. I've been distracted for awhile and I have hope that you have missed my unique style of prose and witty commentary. Probably not, but lie to me all the same because I have a delicate ego that can't take much rejection. It's what my wife does...
I'm still sad from the rejection from that time I tried out for American Idol, and America's Got Talent, and America's Funniest Home Videos...
To make up for the lack of utterly free content over the last 2ish months, this promises to be a longer post today. Unfortunately most of it is very boring...
|Screen shot from the phone of the annoying error...|
Distracted by Nicknames
|Though it does melt your heart when they fall asleep on you|
The Current State of Play
What to Do? Adapt and Plan
Production Plan: Of course I'm gonna keep painting / working on stuff. But as time is limited I'm just gonna break down things into micro projects and one at a time. Simple projects would be better (most wargaming stuff is simple anyway, it's not a particularly hard hobby to have). Work on one small item of terrain instead of 3, paint 4 figures instead of 16; that sort of thing. Ideally this will still see stuff getting completed and aid my mental health /motivation as I'll see progress. With no big upcoming game event to guide my painting goals, smaller projects will allow me to jump around easier without making the desk too cluttered. Because I hate clutter. Clutter is an old enemy of mine.
Gaming Plan: Obviously I'm gonna have to rely on solo gaming for awhile. Though I really only like solo gaming when I'm trying out new rules and want to see how they work on the actual table. Rules read one way, and sometimes play another. Plus the set up and tear down of a miniature game with all the terrain and whatnot is Suuuuuuch a pain in the ass when you're just doing it for yourself.
It's kinda like cooking; when you're making a meal for your whole family then you'll cook something nice, but if you're just feeding yourself you end up with PB&J or chicken nuggets.
Given that I am always in a time crunch I also need something that I am able to set up and take down in an evening. Which turns me to board gaming. I did some research for good solo games and stumbled upon Journeys in Middle Earth by Fantasy Flight. Which is billed as an Adventure game set in Middle Earth.
So after a day of being Super Husband and Daddy, when everyone was tucked into bed and the wife settled with a hot drink and a Netflix movie (to promptly fall asleep to) , I told her I was gonna try the game out and go on adventure.
|Playing on my kitchen table|
I won’t go into too much detail about the game itself (not unless you ask); since you can find such info if you wish. But I did find it to be very fun and so far have played the first two adventures. Each adventure plays in an evening (2 -3 hours) and the whole game is run through the app so I have no idea what is gonna happen next, so it’s quite engaging. It’s my first time playing a game that is run by a computer which kinda makes me sound old.
Who knows, this might even inspire me to paint some of the LOTR lead pile....