Friday, February 27, 2015

The Road to Being a Healthier Gamer: February Update!

 Holy crap, where did the month go?  I swear I just finished writing my January update, didn't I?

Well while I figure out which incarnation of The Doctor stole my month from me, I suppose I should be thankful that somehow I still have gotten quite a bit of Adepticon prep done, as well as continued towards my ultimate goal of losing 81 pounds of Miniature Tim.  That doesn't make me sound so miniature, now does it?  Trust me, I'm Irish, I'm short.  The moniker is well-earned.

Anywho, let's see where we're at!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Being a Better Tournament Participant

So by now, everyone knows that Infinity is a thing for me.   What many of you don't know is that I also truly enjoy the tournament atmosphere of tabletop wargaming.  Yes, I love the hobby side of things, but I also have a competitive side of me that gets scratched by playing the game at tournaments.

The Dire States series of tournaments for Infinity is a great example of a community growing and gathering folks from all over the nation to get together and have a blast playing a game we all love.  Brandon, a WarCor for Infinity and an Organizer for the Rumble on Route 66 Dire States Event, wrote an amazing article on how to be a better Infinity Tournament Participant. 

All credit goes to Brandon for this folks.  It was just too good not to share.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Timelines, Deadlines and Adepticon, Oh My!

Considering we now have 4 weeks until Adepticon, I would think a topic discussing how to stay on task during a deadline would be very apropos.  Especially considering the need to do so while distractions abound.  You know, distractions like kids, trying to get healthy, a job and especially the wife.

…hmm, here's hoping she doesn't read this particular article.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Hobby Productivity means Organization!

Back in November of last year, my wife asked me what I wanted for Christmas.  I told her that I really wanted to get my hobby area organized and put together in a way that actually helped me be more productive in what little time I have to hobby.  I showed her all kinds of desk organizers from the industry, everything from acrylic shelving to the MDF organizers that are configurable. 

You know what she got me?

Thursday, January 29, 2015

The Road to Being a Healthier Gamer: January Update!

The first in a monthly series of updates on this topic, January is the month that has flown by.  So much to do, so little time to do it.  Anxiety over deadlines, both freelance and Adepticon, my normal day job, and everything in between is cause for enough stress for me to have given up.  Or at least to justify to myself to "take a break" until after Adepticon.  I could always start back up after that, right?

Nope.  I've done that before, and I won't do it again.  I know what I'm like and "taking a break" for me is basically giving up.  So how are we combating that with the want for convenience and easy-mode during a stressful time?

Monday, January 19, 2015

Adepticon is WHEN?!

Have you noticed a pattern yet?  Things seem to be sneaking up on me lately.  Like 2015…and now Adepticon.  Good Lord, 8 weeks to go and I'm not ready yet.  How does this keep happening to me?

…don't answer that…

What I'd rather look at, is what makes Adepticon 2015 different than the rest.  What's changing, what's not, what I'm doing this year, and even what I'm not!

Friday, January 9, 2015

When did 2015 Start?!?!

Whoever decided that it was time to start the new year needs to be shot with a tranquilizer, severely medicated, and locked away in a room for at least a month.  I need more time to get ready for Adepticon, dangit!!

No, seriously, I need more time.  Adepticon was moved up by a month as opposed to last year, and i's going to catch up with me fast.  So while I continue to deny the fact that we are already over a week into January, why don't we revisit 2014 a little, and maybe see what's in store for 2015 when I finally decide to acknowledge it's existence.