Sunday, January 1, 2017

Crappy New Year!

Alright, it's been over a year since I posted this article where I set a goal for myself as if that year's gaming endeavors were a game. So how did I score? 13.75: Minor Victory. Callooh callay!

Let's break it down:

1. Blog More
Well this one just barely made a dent in the score. To be honest, I could've done better. Some months had only one post and the biggest gap was four months of not posting in June, July, August, and September! I'd like to keep this resolution for this year, but try to do so at least once a week. I think there's a lot of things I could post on, and a bit more self-discipline could maybe be the beginning of something more productive.

2. Paint 1000pts of Capitol for Warzone
Yup, didn't do this. More on keeping this resolution into 2017 later.

3. Run a three-session Mutant Chronicles campaign
I actually did more than this! It was fun, and I'd love to do it again (especially since Modiphius ported over the Venusian Apocalypse campaign to 3rd edition). More on keeping this resolution into 2017 later.

4. Play through the Age of Sigmar Path to Glory campaign
Nope... Didn't do this one either. Campaigns require a lot of commitment from everyone involved and my group didn't have that last year. Maybe I'll give it a shot again...

5. Speaking of campaigns: Run a Kings of War campaign
See above...

6. Attend at least one KoW and Star Wars: Armada tournament
I did two of one, and none of the other, though I did run the Star Wars: Armada regional tournament this year (note: I didn't count that in the score). I'll keep the Armada resolution, but maybe scrap the KoW one. I imagine if I get the impetus to play KoW again this year a tournament shouldn't be too hard to come by considering the traction the game has with my friends.

7. Paint an elf Kings of War army
Did not do this...

8. Play four new mid-level Eurogames this year
This year I played Kemet, and Isle of Skye (and correctly predicted that one's victory in the Kennerspiel). I'll keep this resolution for 2017

9. Play a serious game of Battlelore 2nd Edition
Sadly I didn't do this. I still love Battlelore and will keep this resolution, but it looks like Fantasy Flight Games might be stalling out on support for the game in favor of the Runewars miniatures game they're releasing this year (which I will probably give a miss to).

10. Just to make it an even ten: Run The Enemy Within Campaign for WFRP 1st or 2nd Edition
Nope. But I am playing in a 2nd edition WFRP campaign right now (The Thousand Thrones). I'd like to try this in 2017.

So what's in store for this year beyond the repeat resolutions above? Well it occurred to me while I was perusing the new 2nd edition of Warzone: Resurrection (which I love pedantically mentioning would actually mean it's Warzone's 6th edition) that there are a lot of Mutant Chronicles-based games available in 2017. There's Warzone and Mutant Chronicles RPG already available, with Siege of the Citadel and Doom Trooper on their way. This presented me with an interesting objective for this calendar year: I'm going to make 2017 the year of Mutant Chronicles!

I'll be checking in a least once a month to see what experiences I've had in that universe. Whether it's something as mundane as painting a Warzone miniature, to going to a tournament or running (or playing in) a Mutant Chronicles campaign. Even if I've done nothing I'll write about why that was, or how I plan to rectify that fact. Personally, I can't wait. I'll use the label "MC2017" to mark all the posts. See you all on Venus!