It’s been a great year, hobby-wise. I’ve played a lot of games and made real progress in my goal of getting into RPGs. As always, however, I never quite got to do everything I wanted, and I really want to remedy this in the coming year. With that in mind, here are my resolutions for the coming year:
- Paint more. I have always had a horrible habit of purchasing more models than I actually paint. This has been aptly illustrated with the completion of only about 33 to 36 models in the past two years in the form of a trio of Blood Bowl teams. I have already started this by harnassing my enthusiasm for Wyrd Games’ Malifaux game to paint up a couple of crews. I’m enjoying getting back into the swing of things, but I hope I can maintain the pace. Here’s a work in progress of Rasputina’s crew:
- Burn through the pile of shame. I have a fair few board games in my collection that I have yet to actually play. Among them are some particularly meaty titles like Twilight Imperium 3, World of Warcraft and Dark, Darker, Darkest. I’d really like to try to play more of the games I have had sitting for a while.
- Be more positive about my hobbies. I need to stop apologising for or feeling embarrassed by my hobbies in mixed company. Games are a far more engaging experience than watching movies or sports, and the painting aspect is a great creative outlet. I need to stop being self-deprecating about what I do. A start is to stop referring to our games group as “Geek Club”.
I’m looking forward to getting back into painting and am really enthused about 2015. Here’s to what could be a great year.
Oh, and I get married this year too. That should probably be included as more than an afterthought…