Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Some End-of-Summer Notes

I haven't been the most active here on the blog, you can always count on Thursdays of course, and you can count on Mondays and Fridays, ahem, mostly. I kid of course, and am more than delighted to have both Miller and Rucht on board. Because of them Mik's Minis is starting to become something a little bigger and a lot better, if you haven't checked out their weekly features, you should, links above.

The garden still grows. I got frustrated with the zucchini and removed it with extreme prejudice. Other than that, we are rolling along as you can see here.

Speaking of what you see here, as you can tell from my shoes and fancy moisture-wicking shirt, I am still playing tennis. I wish I could report a ton of wins, heh, but they seem to allude me. I am getting much needed exercise (which is my primary goal) and I am starting to feel myself get better at the game. It's been an interesting experience, and it has been a surprisingly mental exercise as well. Anytime you're playing strangers in direct head-to-head competition in a purely physical arena you're bound to learn all kinds of things about yourself. It truly becomes a 'make or break' situation.


We've been gaming too, but as I have mentioned many times in the past, we lack some focus. Hopefully Infinity will remedy that to an extent, but other great games seem to be hanging in the wind; such as the new Marvel RPG and a promising Legends of Anglerre campaign that never got off the launchpad. It's funny, with all the focus on minis (buying, painting, the like) it is these two roleplaying games that I miss the most.

On the other hand, lack of focus and not having a minis game prepped and ready to roll does mean that there has been a good deal of board-gaming going on. With all of the solid selections out there right now, this certainly can't be seen as a complaint. I've recently taken stock of my own boardgame collection and have been kicking around the thought of doing a new series where I learn/re-learn what I've got, play it with the group at least once, then review it here. I recently ordered the Gears of War boardgame, so that may be the first one I do if and when that happens.

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  1. I like to do both board and figure gaming, just getting the balance right may be the problem

    Ian

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    1. Also would love to see board game rviews though

      Ian

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    2. That's the trick; balance. I want to do more minis gaming, but boardgaming is just as fun and more accessible most of the time. As for a boardgame segment, consider it done.

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    1. ...and I don't even like cherry tomatoes all that much!

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  3. Yeah gaming is gaming, I love board games as well and would like to see your thoughts on some.

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    1. True enough. Done and done.

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  4. Boardgaming is king around the Spacejacker junker these days too. While doing PAX, we stayed with our old colleague Joe, who treated us to Lords of Waterdeep, Dungeon Command, and Agricola. Add home made Jackerburgers and sunshine and you have the perfect Seattle weekend at work! I really liked the GOW boardgame, and must play it again soon. I tried to buy Epic Spell wars but it was sold out so I got D-Day dice instead. Report Ends. ;)

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    1. Lords of Waterdeep is a great game, kind of like Agricola-light really. I want to get Dungeon Command too, but I think my next boardgame budget will go to Mice and Mystics. Very eager to get GoW:tBG in too, I check my tracking every day but it's so slow!

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  5. Exercise is good for you unless it causes you to blow out your knee.

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    1. Well, that's the trick, and tennis is very hard on the body, especially an out-of-shape one like mine. How often to I post an injury? Once every year and a half or so? Actually I've got an orthopedic appointment lined up for my elbow soon...

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