Hard to believe the blog turns 5 today! Time, like the last model I assembled, sure does fly. This past year especially felt like non-stop, go go go -- it was a tremendously busy year with real life stuff that didn't leave much time to hobby unfortunately. But, I was fortunate to make it out to a few really awesome gaming events, some of the best games I've had in a looong time!
Man, NOVA was awesome! I mean, it's always been awesome but this year was just a whole new level of awesome. I was able to catch up with some old friends and meet a whole lot of new ones, have drinks and talk shop with the one and only Natfka, hung out with one of the creators of Dropzone Commander (almost every night haha), rocked out with Mike Brandt in the charity lounge, fought off food poisoning with Lagavulin 16, and just had a kick ass time in general!
It was another awesome NOVA Charity BBQ event! We battled through an early downpour of rain at the start of round 1, endured the sweltering humidity and 100 degree heat index that followed, all for a great cause! (breast cancer research)
Well, it's been awhile! I'm still alive, life has just been nonstop crazy these past couple months. It's all good tho, as I find myself a little over a week out from my next event -- the NOVA Charity BBQ!
I'm continuing to try new combinations from the Dark Eldar and Coven books. I think I'm starting to zero in on the type of list that is both fun to play and at least has a chance against most opponents (and that last part is hard to come by for the dark kin on their own).
The 2015 Grand Tournament season is now underway with LVO kicking things off this weekend here in the States. Many are watching, especially other Tournament Organizers, to see not only which army combinations come out on top but to also gauge how attendees feel about the event format, the missions, army composition and more. There's no right or wrong format; the 7th edition rulebook makes that much abundantly clear -- it's up to the players / TO's to agree upon these things before the game begins. But the format does matter, especially mission design (victory conditions) and army list restrictions which can drastically shape the playing field (meta) by favoring some armies/factions over others. The big question, particularly for these larger events: is there a better way?
Almost a month in to 2015 already, time sure does fly. We've got 2 updates right around the corner, both are factions I collect / play and am looking forward to adding to each army. I've also got some additional goals I want to lay out for the new year.