2018 in Review

It is a little strange writing this post here, given that I only recently migrated back to this blog (apparently bringing very few of my readers of my old blogs with me). But 2018 was a big year where a lot of things happened. mostly in the second half.

I began to successful campaigns, both of which are still ongoing. The first, begun over the summer, is the one-on-one game of Champions Now with my daughter where she plays the anti-hero Dark Matter, a college student who is also a wannabe-supervillain on the side. The other is my Dungeons & Dragons campaign using the pre-written adventure Dragon Heist, which is about to wrap up and may transition into the sequel, Dungeon of the Mad Mage.

There was also one failed RPG campaign attempt, namely Blades in the Dark, which didn’t get going for reasons I’m not really sure of, except that I think that the group didn’t care for the genre or the idea of playing criminals. But I could be wrong.

I painted a whalloping 12 miniatures in 2018, which is a far cry from my days of doing over a hundred miniatures a year regularly, but a huge step up from 2017 where I am not sure I painted any at all. I have been trying to get back into the groove of painting miniatures regularly, so hopefully 2019 will be even better.

I also built a pretty fair size modular dungeon using the fieldstone bricks from Hirst Arts molds. This is ironic because I am ending the year in much the same place: building a modular dungeon, only this time with 3D printed pieces. It is for that reason that I am wondering why I’m duplicating work right now, and perhaps should change gears and do something else.

Speaking of looking ahead, what do I hope to see in 2019? Obviously I’m hoping to keep the D&D game going. Some friends have been trying to get me into Kings of War. And I’m wanting to see what I can come up with using the new printer. So we will see.

In the meantime, thanks for being one of my handful of readers. -WQRobb

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