I’ve enjoyed a bit of a hobby renaissance these last few months. Unemployment is not all bad. But the real world has reasserted itself and despite my best efforts, a job found me. Expect posts to slow down a bit, as for the next little while I practice my hobby vicariously by reading your posts instead of creating my own. Keep that great material flowing.
As if that isn’t enough, this arrived on my door step:
Like many wargamers, I am also a role player, and I enjoy Call of Cthulhu very much.
So many choices.
I’m not role playing at the moment, but if I was I think FATE could well be the system that I would be playing. It is a sweet little system that really challenges the whole group to build a narrative together, still with a GM but giving they players a bigger voice in the plot.
One of the mechanisms for this is trading good results for bad to gain fate points that can be used later to modify future bad results. It sounds weird but there are better explanations than mine. One can be found in a short video at this really cool Kickstarter for FATE tokens by Campaign Coins
While you’re there I recommend subscribing – this project is going to go off, and the tokens are really nice (I’ve already jumped in).
My golly gosh! What a busy and rather fabulous couple weeks for gaming here at the Republic of Northcote.
A Stug III ordered from Black Tree Design one lazy day between Christmas and New Year arrived in the post. While the kit took three attempts plus some green stuff to assemble, I got it base coated this morning and it looks OK. My Germans will be pleased that some reinforcements are on the way.
Then there is Arc. That needs a whole post for itself but will need to wait until my head stops spinning. It was a great weekend of gaming. Six good games against six great opponents, amidst the mayhem of 150 other gamers doing the same.
(Five losses, but you can’t have everything.)
The forces of chaos were not totally at a loss over the weekend because WATT – on our 9th attempt – won the Saturday night Apocalypse game known as the Golden Fez.
A twitter run down can be found here (For those who don’t know me, I’m the homeless looking guy holding the fez; the one on the left, not the homeless looking guy on the right.)
Arc is such a blast I arranged a day off work to recover. And I’m glad I did, because a Kickstarter from Empress Miniatures arrived today: a platoon of modern Chinese PLA. These are really very nice miniatures and I’m looking forward to get them on the table against some of my Eureka moderns. Another blog post waiting to be written.
I’m off to bed now. I need a lie down after all this excitement. Oh, and I have to read the Fate Core rules that Gaming Guy put me on to.
Photos and detail will follow in the next week or three
(painting desk and work permitting).