Saturday, December 22, 2018

It Begins: Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge

Jeez, one day in and I'm already falling behind in the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge. I've got a table of primed minis ready to go, just need to finish up the Christmas prep and I can get crackin' on them. I foolishly signed myself up to knock out 1000 points of figures. But having miscalculated, I believe that's more figures than I have on hand! Here's hoping I can finally reduce this lead pile to Nil and start refilling it with new purchases.

Friday, December 21, 2018

Whoa! We made a game convention!

I've been joining Joe and the crew for monthly meetups of the Second Saturday Scrum Club. They're a good group of gamers and rotate through a variety of wargames and one off RPG scenarios, but if not for our dedicated host and de facto leader Joe that's about the extent of what I'd be able to say about them. Good group of guys, fun monthly game sessions. Fairly typical. But "typical", Joe is not.

He only entered the hobby a few years ago, but in the last 12 months he's run several convention games, launched a successful miniatures Kickstarter and now lead us into our next venture, a home grown local gaming convention. The speed with which he's knocked each of these gamer bucket list items off his list makes my head spin. Joe got the ball rolling, but our entire crew will be hosting ScrumCon February 16th, 2019 in College Park, MD. Most of the scrummers are veteran convention game masters and will be running a variety of RPG sessions and tabletop miniatures games. We've also gathered a number of excellent GMs to host games as well. All of them are seasoned GMs who have run dozens of awesome games at the HGMS and RPG shows, including Zeb Cook writer of the D&D Expert set and 2nd Edition of Dungeons and Dragons.

Joe and I will likely not be running games, instead handling admin duties (but we've both got some backup games planned in case we have any last minute no-shows). I can't guarantee this will be a flawless convention, but we do have enthusiasm on our side. If you're in the area grab an attendee badge (while they're still available), play some games and I'll sell you a hot dog. It should be fun!