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.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Infinity: First 3rd Edition Game!



Chronowraith (see blog here) and I got together this past week and got our first game of N3 in.  We had an absolute blast, and really loved exploring one of the new scenarios in the book, using purely N3 profiles for 200 point lists to get our feet wet.  All in all, it was a great first dive into N3.

We also have been exchanging emails about everything we got wrong!  Don't you just love new editions?

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

The Road to Being a Healthier Gamer: Tools, Apps and Friends, Oh My!



Okay, no, the picture above doesn't really pertain at all to becoming healthier...but it was funny, and I had to use it.

So as a quick follow-up to my last article, I wanted to share what I'm using to help keep me on track.

Just as there are tools, tricks and various things that help in our miniature endeavors, there are various tools, apps and other methods and techniques to help accomplish the goad of breaking the mold, and becoming a healthier gamer.


Friday, December 19, 2014

Breaking the Mold: The Road to Being a Healthier Gamer



The proverbial gamer stereotype, one of junk food, poor health and/or weight, and social inadequacies, exists for a reason.  We've all seen it, and many of us have been one or more of the above at one point in our lives if not currently.  I'm not saying this to demean anyone, or even to further an unwarranted stereotype.  I'm saying this as an admission of my own past and present as a gamer.  Thankfully the social awkwardness was over sometime around the early 2000's, but junk food, poor health and weight problems have all been a staple of my life for two decades now. 

So why now?  Why do I have a drive to live a healthier life, what am I doing about it, and how does it even pertain to this blog?

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Infinity Philosophy: It's ALWAYS Your Turn



In the last Infinity Philosophy article, we explored the "It's Not Your List, It's You" concept, and looked at how it could impact not just the individual gamer, but the community as a whole.

This time around I want to look another core philosophy of Infinity: The Game:  It's ALWAYS Your Turn.

What does this mean exactly, and why does it have repercussions beyond just the turn order itself?