Someday, if my social situation changes, or if I move from the Chicago-land area, I may experience a period of gaming drought. In this period I will think back to the present time, and realize how great it is to have gaming opportunities and options! I should appreciate it more, I know. Its easy to underrate the great things in your life if they are relatively common. Looking at my gaming & hobby activities from the last several months makes me realize that it has been pretty great.
Recently we started a work gaming group. We usually play a game or two every other week after hours. Last week we played a board game called Cave Evil which was pretty sweet in atmosphere and game-play. It has a heavy random factor, but that mostly helps people stay in the game, even when another player seems to have a lead.
Last weekend was Blood in the Sun IV tournament. I jumped on the paint judging team again, looked at some sweet armies, and judged them. Most of that weekend was spent kvetching about gaming and hobby. It was an excellent time, and it was great to catch up with the Garagehammer folks again!
This week my Flames of War group kicked off our modified Italy campaign! I am very excited about this. I played my first game running the ‘Hoch Und Deutchmeister’ Grenadier Company with some tanks in support. My opponent was JP, one of the owners of the Dice Dojo here in Chicago, which is also hosting our campaign. He brought his dismounted US cav recon company. This is the force I would seriously consider running were I playing allies in this event. I was able to take the game 6-1 largely thanks to the static face off (each side had minefields and barbwire galore!) nature of the game, and JP’s lousy dice.
Tomorrow I am rolling out to John’s (of Plastic Legion fame) for a game of Bolt Action. It will be good to get my revised German list on the table again. We are going to try to get some more folks over for BA, and going to talk shop about the upcoming Operation Sting tournament.
SUNDAY, SUNDAY, SUNDAY… Descent with my buddies Mike & Adam. Dungeon Crawl action.