The phrase "Another year over and a new one, just begun". It has been that kind of year. I'll be doing a full review of the year and a guestimate of what the new year will bring in a couple of days which is what I do every year. I am just wistfully thinking about missed opportunities this year. There have been a few games and kickstarters I have missed out on and, more importantly, some missed opportunities in the real world.
Then there was the Nickstarter for Ghost Archipelago. I have back a lot of stuff to do with Frostgrave and I was tempted to back this. With the exception of some of the monsters, most of this did fit anything else I do, even the frostgrave stuff.
I was talking about Chronicle X yesterday. This would mean an opportunity to go back to my sci-fi roots which is something I miss and maybe push the X-Com project on a bit. Since going back to painting 28mm figures it has been a bit of a fantasy fest. Not that I am complaining. Even though I prefer sci-fi, people do want to play fantasy.
Although these are not RPGs in the true sense, they all depend on the persistence of characters. My plan for the X-Com game is to give players a range of characters. I don't really want them playing soldiers as their main characters as I want the game to be bloody. On top of what I have already there might be some good stuff in the other sets as well.
I still have a load of The Walking Dead to do. I don't really want to leave them until Zomtober especially as I have another plan for that. I have a pile of figures in my draw, mostly characters still need painting.