Monday, March 30, 2015

Adepticon 2015: New Venue and Location Review!


In the previous coverage article, I mentioned that there was quite a few "firsts" for Adepticon and myself  this year.  Well, "quite a few" is a massive understatement actually.  This year was a year of firsts for many aspects of Adepticon, both for the attendees as well as the event itself!

I wanted to dive into the event this time around and take a good look at the changes made for this year.  The Good, the Bad and the Better.  Yes, I know I left out the "Ugly", but that's really because I don't see anything ugly in this years offerings, organization or presentation of the event.  Heck, I'm going to truly have to dig to find a "Bad" in there I think, and that's if I can find one at all.

I would change the "Bad" into the "Constructive Criticisms" in that phrasing, but it doesn't sound as catchy.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Adepticon 2015: Community Coverage!



This Adepticon held so very many firsts for me, it wasn't even funny.  They will all get their time in the limelight, but now is the time to address photo coverage of the 'Con itself!

…which I horribly neglected because I played in three straight days of tournaments.  See?  Two firsts right there!

I typically pride myself and this blog on being one of the top coverages, photo-wise at least, of the main events at Adepticon.  This year I dropped the ball on that severely.  Thankfully, the rest of the community did not.  Let's see take a look at some of the best coverage I've found!


Thursday, March 12, 2015

Adepticon 2015: Prep, Prep, and More Prep!


Looking back through my archives, I've realized that this is the worst I've ever recorded my prep for Adepticon in the past 3 years.  That's a bit disappointing for me to be honest, as I truly enjoy recording how I do things, my progress and ultimately your feedback on how I'm doing, what I could improve, etc.

Busy is as busy does, I suppose, but still disappointing. 

Regardless, I wanted to show that progress has indeed taken place!  After Adepticon, not only will I post my usual 'Con coverage, but I will be taking some quality photos of the Infinity models I prepped for the event posting about them in groups.  How I did certain things, what worked, what didn't, lessons learned…  I'm looking forward to that, and I hope you will too!

On to the pictures!


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?