3rd Quarter 2022- progress report.

In this past quarter I have painted a hundred and one 20mm figures and a single 28mm figure. I finished off five 1/72nd kits, two 1/200th and twenty seven 1/300th vehicles. I also read sixteen books.

Not a bad three months- reading has been showing signs of improvement and I got back into paint 20mm figures again after not doing any for a while.

I hope you’ve all been having a productive time.

Cheers,

Pete.

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26 comments on “3rd Quarter 2022- progress report.

  1. brtrain says:

    I’ve just realized I’ve designed five substantially different wargames in the last ten months. Yikes.

    • Pete S/ SP says:

      That is areally impressive rate to work at Brian. How many were completely new systems?

      Cheers,

      Pete.

      • brtrain says:

        They were all quite different from each other… There were the two urban ones (Scalable Urban Simulation and the QUICK), and three smaller games (Imposed Cost about interfering with belts and braces, SUBterranean LEarning Exercise a metaphorical game about staff planning, and DSSB Staff game about supply convoy planning). Each one used a particular mechanic I had been thinking about using for a while.
        Counting Volume II of Brief Border Wars as four games (reasonable because each one needed a lot of research and testing) and O Canada (GMT COIN system on Canadian politics), that’s TEN done since the beginning of 2021.
        Are they any good… well, at some point we’ll find out.

      • Pete S/ SP says:

        I hope they are well recieved Brian- your designs are always a favourite round these parts. I introduced a friend to Colonial Twilight the other weekend and he was really impressed with it. The tension and choice that the activation matrix brings is great.

        Cheers,

        Pete.

      • brtrain says:

        These are all minor works compared to Colonial Twilight, except the Canadian politics COIN game is a departure from the system and I’ve spent more concept developing time on it.
        Glad you enjoy Col Twi!

      • Pete S/ SP says:

        I look forward to seeing the Canadian game in the wild at some point. The depth of a COIN game in terms of generating all of the cards must really take some doing. Coming up with mechanics is often the easy bit- it is the refinement and balance that takes the time.

        Cheers,

        Pete.

      • brtrain says:

        I have made up a Tabletop Simulator module for the game, as a learning exercise and during the time when there was no horizontal space in our house due to renos (still isn’t very much).
        Many of the Event Cards in the deck are jokes comprehensible only to Canadians, I’ll probably be forgiven for that since most of my other jokes are funny to only a few folks anyway.
        The mechanics are different in that there are two levels of conflict; the familiar one of organizing and competing for power among people, and another for dominance of certain ideas or issues.
        Main thing giving me pause right now is the lack of asymmetry between the two centrist factions, but because they both want only small variations on the status quo perhaps that is appropriate.

        Anyway, I hope to get it tested and out the door, even for a free PnP edition at some point… at least when you get some things painted, then they are done! and the book stays read! and you don’t have to answer questions about someone else’s parsing of a sentence you wrote 25 years ago!

      • Pete S/ SP says:

        Having two centrerist factions is a tough ask in game design I feel. Almost by definition they should occupy the same place. The battle for ideas sounds fun- I’ll look forward to seeing how you’ve approached it when it comes out, not being Canadian I may miss some of the jokes….

        Cheers,

        Pete.

      • brtrain says:

        Well, we have a common tradition in the Westminster system so some of the jokes might be familiar… or substitute hockey jokes for football.

      • Pete S/ SP says:

        I should be fine- I come from a family of football fans even if I detest the sport.

        Cheers,

        Pete.

  2. Guru PIG says:

    Amazing production Pete.

  3. Martin Rapier says:

    Blimey Pete, that is amazing! I don’t think I’ve picked up a paint brush for three months…

  4. Faust says:

    Grats on picking up the paint brush again! It can be a struggle at times! I’m always impressed how many books you’re able to read as well!

  5. Excellent progress, Pete! 🙂 Glad things have picked up!

  6. Well done Pete and sixteen books is amazing

  7. Impressive stuff mate, god to see you painting again. To my shame I haven’t read a single gook since March, I’ve become the total opposite to a luddite I can’t keep off my phone long enough to read!

    Cheers Roger.

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