2018 has been a very instructive year on the gaming front, and this year you’ve already seen several lessons learned…
- Crossing the Irrawaddy and the Aslan Border Wars Retrospective explained the final demise of the Dark Nebula semi-homebrew campaign
- A Night at the (Space) Opera covered the restructuring and reduction of my campaigns.
- Enough Figures saw me confront the fact that, yes, I do have enough figures.
But wait, there’s more…
- I’ve realised that I don’t actually need any figures at all… I run face to face games in other peoples’ houses using their figures or none at all; VTT games use tokens; and solitaire games which need figures can also be run on VTT. A small emergency stash of paper minis is more than adequate.
- I love Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan’s work and have now tried to run four of his campaigns in succession; Eyes of the Stone Thief, Heart of the Fury, the Pirates of Drinax and the Dracula Dossier. All of them have fizzled out after a few sessions at most. So while I will still read his output and be inspired by it, I will stop trying to run it; there’s something about the interaction between his campaigns and my groups that stops them working for us, which is a great pity.
- Everything is quiet on the gaming front at the moment, but one thing I’ve learned from blogging is that happens every year at about this time; so I’ll kick back, enjoy seeing the family for a while, and see what January brings.
So much for 2018. Have a merry Christmas and a happy New Year, and I’ll see you on the other side, if spared.