Wednesday, January 2, 2019

2018 in the Rear Mirror

   So, it's early days in 2019. I suppose that means it's time to take a brief look back at last year's gaming activities. It's also time to start considering the viability of this blog. I mean, really, does anyone blog anymore? Certainly not like the heady days of the early 2010s. I know I don't post nearly as often as I once did. It's not even that I am not doing things game related, because I am. But most of my social media/internet outlet is Twitter now. I'm going to have to have a serious think about the future of this blog.

   I did quite well on the Pledge in 2018, I think. I painted more minis than I received, and that's a good thing! But for next year, I think I am going to modify how I track things again. Basically, I'm adding a category of Artillery between Vehicles and Miniatures. I might add a Cavalry row as well. I don't plan on doing much if any, because - and you already know this if you've been following me for a bit - I hate painting horses. But I have always been torn between calling a cannon a vehicle or a miniature. They're neither fish, nor fowl, nor good red meat, as the saying goes. So we will see how it goes.

   I was silent on the painting front in December. Never picked up a brush. Which I hate but there it is.

   I did get to play a few games in the month though, and that's good. Finished off the last few nights playing Ticket to Ride Europe and Machi Koro with the family while we were away on a short trip to New Orleans. Yep, that's our party animal nightlife lifestyle.

   I will say that I played a nice variety of games this year as well. Several first time experiences, a variety of boardgames, roleplaying games, and miniature wargames. All in all, I am pretty happy with that.

   I didn't receive many minis for Christmas this year (okay, I got a few!) but I did get some terrain, rulebooks, etc. for both minis games and RPGs. Overall happy with it.

   I guess that's the theme for 2018: from a gaming standpoint, overall, I am happy with it.

   I'm hoping to release a few products on DriveThruRPG this year. I haven't really talked about it much but I started a game company early in 2018. With one thing and another, we've been severely delayed in actually producing anything. I'm hoping to rectify that in the next month or two.

   I suppose that's about all for now. I hope you all had a good year last year and I really hope that your 2019 is even better, no matter what point you're starting from.



Michael Awdry said...

Here's to a productive 2019.

myincubliss said...

Maybe blogs are dead, but some of us are still plodding away from force of habit if nothing else!
Here’s to a productive 2019!

Shaun Travers said...

Sounds like you had a great 2018 and a plan for 2019 to be great!

On blogs, I find the gaming blogging community flourishing. There are lots of us out there and while the occasional one does go quiet, it seems most are still going well and more join every year. Blogging is not for everyone though.

Elderac said...

Blogs have several advantages over Twitter:

1) I don't have to be a "Follower" to see a blog.
2) A blog post can hold a lot more than a Tweet.
3) The blog roll is useful to see what other bloggers are saying.

I suppose a hash tag would be a way of getting around the first advantage.

Blogging is time consuming, though, so I appreciate your efforts and your entries.

Should you ever decide to go entirely over to Twitter of Facebook, please let us know where to find you.


J Womack, Esq. said...

I'm not entirely on Twitter, but I am there somewhat. You can find me as @JWomackKingGeek