Thursday, December 29, 2011

New Year (Hobby) Resolutions 2012.

It's that time again! Time to sit down and look at the year in review before planning some resolutions for the next year. So first let's see how I did this year on the resolutions I made in January 2011
  • Finish all the Blood Bowl teams I have started - FAIL?
    I did manage to "finish" several teams - my Ogres, Vampires (which weren't even started when I made this pledge), Undead, Chaos Dwarfs, and the Amazons. I didn't finish two of the teams I had sitting around at the start of this pledge (Orcs and  Lizardmen) but I am working on them now.
  • Play on the tabletop more - FAIL
    Gotta I don't think I managed to get down to the FLGS once for a game of WHFB. Crazy!! Such a failure!
  • Stop buying and start painting more models - FAIL?
    While I didn't buy as much as previous years, and I did immediately start assembling and painting most of what I did buy, I still bought new stuff and didn't paint as much as I would have liked.
  • Don't start any new tabletop games - FAIL?
    Bought a Necromunda gang and started assembling them to play with the local Blood Bowl folks. Never actually got any games in though...
  • Be an even better sportsman - WIN
    Small incremental improvements, and I still have ways to improve, but I definitely felt like more of a "good sport" while losing all of those Blood Bowl tournaments I attended. I even got a few "best game" votes!  
  • Get another four issues of the Bellower released - FAIL?

    This It's really hard to do a good webzine with some regularity. Hats off to all of those out there still organizing and releasing them... I was not as good at it. Managed to get a few issues released and the Bellower has migrated to a blog which I count as a success on some level.
So 1 out of 6 resolutions isn't too bad right? Right!?

Ok thanks cats... 

Here is a (hopefully) more attainable list for this year:
  • Update the Bellower blog with "real" content at least once a week all year: I advocated for the switch, and I see a lot of potential, now I need to help build a strong web community in a secondary medium for the Stronghold. I will need help though! If you are reading this and wish to contribute in any way please let me know!

  • Finish painting all of the Blood Bowl teams I have started: That means the Chaos, Lizardmen, and Orc teams all need attention. I am not counting the in limbo Khemri team I sort of started earlier this year.

  • Play some WHFB somewhere, somehow: I know there are still folks playing at the FLGS and I haven't even touched the new Ogre Kingdoms book since it was released. With Vampire Counts on the way in January I have zero reason to not show up and play. 

  • Attend as many Blood Bowl tournaments as possible: I went to about a half dozen events this year and I hope to match or surpass that number this year. I am just starting to get "in" with the community so perhaps I won't have to be seen as a "noob" this time around.

  • Paint more models then you buy: I know I won't go a whole year without buying any new models but I will strive to paint way more and buy a lot less! I do have my eyes on the new Vampire Counts Black Knights though...

    Well I can't do much worse than I did last year, but that is still a pretty intense list. The focus is really on painting and playing games so it shouldn't be too hard to get done. We'll see how I fare when we review this again next year! What do you hope to achieve in your new year of hobby?


    Paul of the Man Cave said...

    Well the Lad and I enjoyed your BB awesomeness, and you got to play in the Chaos Cup and meet some cool guys there (but sadly not us!).

    So a Fail overall? I think not!!!

    Randroid said...

    Thanks! More BB to come for sure... it's quite fun and addictive. I enjoy reading about your BB adventures too. Keep up the good work!

    Starting my vamps in our league next week so we'll see how that goes.