It is that time of year when we look back on what happened as we swung around the local star. And I think the very best that can be said of my own hobbying was that it was a mixed bag. Gaming is a fairly social activity and I am a rather extroverted person, so the ongoing plague isolation did me no favors. And the fitful and at times perhaps foolhardy reopening of things meant I had to remember how to do those non-hobby endeavors too all of a sudden.
2021 got off to such a decent enough start, miniatures wise, but went sideways fast and heavy and I never really quite got it back on track. I might have actually played more games than usual, but the modeling output was a record low. And I documented it unusually poorly. I managed to paint a handful of spacecraft early in the year and a few characters late. In the middle I got starts on a few other things, but they're not finished so we'll put them on 2022. First, here's the new toys:
1-4 were three Tartarus Rim cruisers and a merchant liner.
And that's it. That's my year in miniatures. Wow was that a bummer of a year. I think that goes down as my most measly output in a decade.
Add to that a whole three posts, one of which was a review of the previous year. But I did say more dice were rolled than usual, even if I didn't write about it. We started with several games of Full Thrust testing a home-built adaptation to GW's Space Fleet.
Thanks for sharing. It's a little worrisome, in this day and age, when people go silent for too long. Glad to hear your gaming was, at least, a reasonable 'output' this year.ReplyDelete
I still have my heroquest game from when I was a kid. I really should pull it out someday....
Sorry I was away so long. No serious troubles, just got busy honestly. I never much feel like painting in the summer, but I'm usually able to get back into it quicker. As to Heroquest, it was wonderful to play it again. :)Delete
Well, it might have been a slow year, but reducing the output to just numbers is not fair, specially in such times as these. You painted, you played, you enjoyed. That's a victory according to my book.ReplyDelete
Thank you! That's a lovely way of looking at it. And you know, I can feel some profound truth in it. I think I needed that.Delete
I enjoy your updates, so it doesn’t really matter to me how often they are :) I’ve been painting a bunch, just not posting either! Maybe in 2023…? :PReplyDelete
Thank you Ragsta. :) In the end the hobby is more about the stuff we do than the stuff we write, so you've got the important part covered. I just post to stay inspired and maybe help inspire friends. Glad to hear the updates, however infrequent, are still appreciated.Delete