Monday, November 4, 2013
Reflecting on "game night".
Sometimes I wonder why I have been putting so much effort into my games. I've been playing with painted miniatures and finished terrain in my current games and I've been trying to do a "good" job of it. Not only that I've been doing my best to do reports for almost every session. All of this requires a lot of effort that a lot of gamers don't bother with
Of course there are people out there doing a far better job of it than I am. I've seen some pretty amazing games out there with nicer terrain and miniatures than I have. There are times when I think I should push myself a bit more and try and up the quality of my work but I really think I have found a good balance between what is reasonable and what I can afford and have time to produce.
I usually don't sit down and really try and do my "best" on miniatures these days but I also don't play with unpainted figures and terrain. I have found over the years that what I enjoy most about this hobby is playing games with finished miniatures. I don't enjoy playing with unpainted figures and I don't enjoy just painting miniatures to display so I have had to find a balance that works.
I think I'm finally getting to the point that I feel like I am playing the kind of games I have always wanted to play. I have had the ability to do these kinds of games for a long time but what I lacked was the focus and commitment to see projects through. I had a lot of nice miniatures but not much in usable collections. I had some nice terrain as well but not enough of any one type to put a good board together for any kind of game. I had to decide what I really wanted to do with my games before I could get organized enough to get these kinds of things done. Doing so has not only made the hobby far more enjoyable for me but more affordable and easier.