My WordPress app informed me today that it is my 8th year of running this blog so I thought it would be a suitable time for an update as things have been a bit quite round here.
Firstly I’m in a new relationship with a wonderful lady, a gamer too. Secondly it looks like PhD plan ‘D’ is coming to fruition (I don’t want to jinx anyything yet by giving out more details), more on that later hopefully.
I’ve been getting a bit of gaming in that will be featured on the blog in due course. Both my GF and I have really got into GW’s Kill Team recently, my adventures in 6mm continue and I managed to play a megagame this year after missing two in a row due to illness. The Necromunda campaign is continuing but I’ve got behind on my game write ups. All a case of watch this space.
I’ve just got back from a rather good day’s gaming in Sheffield (I’ll blog on the two games I played later on) but whilst I was there I was made aware of this video:
Scary stuff in a way and it is terrible that his family’s health has suffered too.
Nonetheless it gotr me thinking about how open people are about their hobby. I know that in recent years ‘geek culture’ for want on a better term has increased in prominance and exceptance but it is still not something that I readily volunteer that much… Through my misspent 20s I still gamed but I hardly told anyone; I figured that very few people I met through my DJ-ing and writing in the goth/ industrial/ experimental scene would care and anyway other things could be discussed. Now that I have stepped back from that and most of my social circle consists of gamers I am obviously far more open about it. It did get me wondering how everyone else felt about it?
I’d be interested to hear your views….
One of the best things about being a gamer is the real sense of community that there is, one of the best things about the internet is that it connects people together who share interests but otherwise wouldn’t meet due to geographical separation. Thanks to the generosity of two bloggers I’ve got some more goodies to play with.
Man of Tin was kind enough me a sheet of stickers that I was unable to locate in my home town. These will be turned into signs for Zombie apocalypse games as soon as I’ve stocked back up on plasticard.
Maenoferren generously gave me some bits that he has made with his 3D printer that he has no use for.
I had some spare foamcore and an MDF base lying around so knocked up this quick compound with the two houses.
I also put some paint on the Sci Fi terrain bits, specifically the chemical tank too.
These sorts of gestures really are the best and both brightened my day immeasurably when they arrived- many thanks to both bloggers, It is something I fully intend to pay forward.
As an aside the quality of the prints is really good, far better than the stuff I bought from Shapeways some years ago. So good in fact that I’m going to save up for my own printer- I really think it will be the future of the hobby (amongst other things) so it will be good to get in early for once I think.
I thought I’d do a quick post as something of an update…. Especially as I’ve not posted in 3 weeks.
Long story short the black dog has been visiting… nothing I can’t deal with as I’m used to his company these days but it has knocked my productivity a bit.
As some of you may or may not know I’ve been trying to get my history PhD up and running, I (thought I) had funding in place (for Plan B) to start in January but due to an admin balls up it got pulled. I’ve been working on a Plan C recently and I can see a way forward now so things are looking up.
As such I’ve not done a ‘plans for 2019’ style post. I guess I’ll just continue on as I have been, there is no new projects I want to start and lots to do with what I have got on the go. So keep watching the space.
Thanks for reading so far on what is a rather self- indulgent post….
Thanks again to Tamsin and Edwin, my books have arrived. This is what I chose:
Given I’ve got some free time now I’m looking forward to sitting down to enjoy them.
Tamsin at Wargaming Girl blog: http://wargaminggirl.blogspot.co.uk/ recently ran a prize draw for her combined 500,000 hits/ 4 year anniversary and I was lucky enough to win the book prize. Given her generosity I thought it only right to publicly thank her. Go check out her blog too, if my 6mm stuff turns out half as nice as her recent 6mm ACW work I’ll be overjoyed.