So, last year’s resolutions went okay on some fronts, and abysmally on others. Here are some thoughts about what I’d like to accomplish this year:
1. More gaming with friends and family.
I tried to do this last year and did okay, but I’d like to do better. My oldest son is almost six, and he’s starting to read, so I think his ability to play games will increase in the next few months. I also still have a ton of 2-player games to play with my wife, and I’d still like to have the occasional game night with other folks–folks with whom I don’t normally play games.
2. Keep painting!
While I felt like 49 minis last year was a bit weak (mainly given that most of this painting came in frantic bursts), I recognize that it’s a pretty viable number. I’d like to hit 52 this year–one mini a week. But I wouldn’t complain if that number was even higher.
3. Do more with what I have.
I have too many games. Board, card, RPG, computer, etc.–they all stack up to more games than I have time to play. So, I really don’t need more games. And since I still have some outstanding Kickstarters that will be arriving throughout the first part of the year, I have even more games coming in. So, the plan is to not buy anything that is not directly related to games that I am currently playing. Maybe I can catch up on playing more of what I already own, and then I can make some decisions about what is worth keeping and what is worth letting go to make more space for new games in 2014! Included in this resolution is also reading more of the stuff I already own. I did horribly last year with increasing the amount I read outside of prepping for classes.
4. Produce more; consume less.
This is my catch-all resolution for doing more useful stuff with my time. I need to get this blog back to a once-a-week status. I’ve got other ideas for things to write, and I have a ton of ideas for ways to change how I teach. So, part of my goal is to spend less time looking at what other people produce, and more time making my own stuff. Not sure what this will include yet.
Not a resolution, but here’s stuff I’d like to try that’s more directly related to gaming: (Not sure how much of this will happen in one year.)
WFRP3 = Got The Enemy Within campaign for Christmas, and I’d like to run it.
Adventurer Conqueror King = I’ve supported the Dwimmermount kickstarter and whenever it comes out, I’d like to run it. Probably something for 2014.
The One Ring = The Tales from Wilderland campaign for this looks really fun.
Night’s Black Agents = I need a good bit of time to prep for this, but it looks like a cool, spy meets vampire game.
13th Age = Not sure what I’d do with this, but it seems to take everything I liked about 4e and drop the rest. 4e without a tactical map? Yes, please!
Lost in Space = Yeah, not sure what to call this, and I don’t even know what system I’d use, but I have an idea for a campaign based around Spelljammer meets Lost, with elves.
Pendragon = Gotta get through the Great Campaign! 25 years down… a ton to go.
Dreadball = Got the little dudes assembled and washed and ready to prime as soon as the temp gets above 50.
Force on Force (Ambush Alley) = Almost done painting a bunch of 15mm guys for this. (Although now I’m thinking 28mm would be a better choice…)
DBA v3.0 = Someday this will release, and when it does, I will play it.
SAGA = I’ve got some vikings who need to be assembled, and some dice to obtain, before I can play this.
Song of Blades and Heroes = This seems like a great game for all those random fantasy minis I have laying around. (Possibly something to play with the kid?)
That’s a lot to accomplish in a year. Gonna be a busy one! Happy New Year!