Summer has hit like a punch in the face here in DC, and I'm going to use that as the excuse for my lack of actual gaming recently. Shadowrun almost broke out last Saturday, but we ended up playing the (delightful) Battlestar Galactica board game instead. As noted elsewhere, Shadowrun has always been a favorite setting of mine; this makes the ClearHorizon Shadowrun pics all the more attractive in my eyes.
Preparations for Historicon start in earnest after this weekend. Hoping to make some money from selling off un-needed minis in the flea market. All that money will, of course, go right back into buying more minis. Such is the way of our lifestyle choice. And wow, the list of vendors attending is intimidating. Old Glory and Rebel are likely to get the bulk of my gaming bucks, but I know I will see many tempting treats from Acheson, Brigade, and more.
I have been working on the off-nights, of course. Basing more sci-fi miscellanea, mostly for the Department. Finished assembling and basing a trash-bashed building, will get pics up once it's primed. The wife just picked up the new Lego Batman video game, so I will be getting extra nights for painting in the near future. (She loves those Lego video games. Loves.)
Still dithering over Flames of War. These deliberations take time! Leaning towards Germans, as there's not a lot of Axis armies in the local group, and those Plastic Soldier Company boxes look like a great deal. I suspect my dream of a WW2 Cobra Command army might be an excellent example of my ambitious ideas meeting the cold light of reality, here represented by what would be a lot of work for a game that I am only so-so invested in. Time will tell. I will note that the idea of running Hungarians came up recently, which lead to me reading a lot about Hungary in WW2. So, there's that?
Speaking of dithering, I've also read the first two books in David Wellington's zombie trilogy, which of course gets me thinking, 'man, I'd love to get in some zombie apocalypse gaming.' I have the No More Room in Hell book around the house, so I'd probably start there. Everyone loves zombies. Might be time to pick up some preliminary figs at the con...
Oh, and: the guys behind the Department and Blasters & Bulkheads have a new Kickstarter up for a fantasy game, Goalsystem Delve, and I am in. They have a track record of easy, clean rules with enough meat to keep you interested but not too much to bog things down. Marrying that to a classic setting like the dungeon crawl and that's an easy sell in my book. Check it out and ponder coughing in a few bucks for the PDF.