Well, the year is almost over. Time for the yearly wrap-up.
Last year, I made the following resolutions. Here’s how I did on them:
1. Play more games with my family.
In 2011, I only had listed one game that I played with my wife. This year, I played 14. So that’s a definite improvement.
2. Paint more miniatures.
I didn’t keep track of how much I painted in 2011, but I managed to eke out 49 painted minis this year. That’s an okay number, but I’m not sure that it’s a significant improvement over 2011’s numbers.
3. Stay dedicated to Pendragon.
The Manglers have done well with this goal. By limiting our non-Pendragon games to one-shots and the occasional DCC RPG adventure, we’ve stayed focused on Pendragon, with most of us seeing our original knight’s heirs coming of age and becoming our new PCs. We still have at least another 1-2 years of play left in this campaign.
4. Play games with people outside my group.
Didn’t do well on this goal at all. Aside from some end of the year games with Colt, I don’t think I’ve played with anyone new this year.
5. Read more.
Maybe better than 2011, but no significant changes. Made it through a couple more Appendix N novels (and failed to blog about them), and a couple of other fantasy books, but still bogged down on my Presidential reading.
6. Update this blog more regularly.
Only 9 posts this year. That’s less than one a month–far off my goal of once a week. (I had 21 posts in 2011, so I’m way off the mark this year.) But I now have a much more realistic idea of how often I can post.
I didn’t get a chance to play any DBA this year. Scheduling was weird, and I was hesitant to play when the new rules are supposed to be out soon.
Board Game Count
Conquest of Nerath (3/8 0-1)
Cosmic Cows (5/25 1-2)
Deadwood (3/8 0-2)
Dominion (11/8 1-3)
Dungeon! (11/12 1-0, 12/3 1-0)
Game of Thrones LCG (3/29 0-1)
Infiltration (7/19 0-3)
Legendary (11/29 1-2)
Miskatonic School for Girls (3/15 0-1, 3/24 0-1)
Quarriors (7/12 0-2, 7/19 0-2)
Risk: Legacy (1/21 0-2, 1/27 2-1, 6/29 1-1)
Split Decision (7/13 2-0, 7/22 0-2)
Super Showdown (5/25 1-1)
I calculated the end of year point totals as (Wins/Losses)*total games played in an attempt to weight the number of games played, and not just the pure win/loss record. (I’m still not entirely happy with this way of calculating. Despite Billy winning last year, I feel like this method gives me an unfair advantage because I keep the stats on my own playing, and all of the games I play involve me.) Below are the actual W/L record, followed by the point totals and finishing place, and the overall win percentage–for comparison’s sake. I had a 2% better win percentage this year.
Me: 11-27 (15.481 / 1st / 29%)
Billy: 7-15 (10.266 / 3rd / 32%)
Dirk: 1-6 (1.166 / 6th / 14%)
Paul: 6-18 (8 / 4th / 25%)
Robert: 3-9 (4 / 5th / 25%)
Bobbijean 6-8 (10.5 / 2nd / 43%)
On the RPG front, we played Pendragon, Dungeon Crawl Classics, tremulous, Fiasco, and D&D Next. Fewer games than the year before, but much more focus. I’ll try to get the New Year’s predictions up before we get too far into the New Year.