Happy New Year, dear readers! I apologize for letting things lapse 'round these parts. Between the crazy schedule of the holidays and a rather vicious bout with the plague, I haven't had the time or the energy to post. But, I am here to assure you that I am not dead yet. In fact, I feel happy! I feel happeeeee!
So, here we are in 2012. I thought I'd kick off the year with a much-belated update on my game-filled (gamey?) 2011 holiday season.
|The author and his lovely betrothed (a vision in green)|
Axe Cop also holds a special place in this household, because it brings on the lols.
My adopted step-sister's boyfriend got me Lego Creationary, which is a delightful variant of the Pictionary, Cranium game genre.
I also got Fluxx from the Betrothed, which I had heard much about but never played. The funny thing is that because I had heard so much about it... specifically from her... I also got her a copy! What!? Anyway, we decided to keep her copy while I exchanged mine for a Munchkin blender pack from my FLGS.
In addition to actual games, I also received a number of game-related accessories. I got a speedy, shiny new laptop specifically designed for the computer gamings! At 5 years old, it was honestly time for the old lappy to be put out to pasture. It has now been set up in its retirement to operate as a print server. Last, but not least, I got a whole stocking full of little plastic animal figurines. This may sound like an odd gift for someone who is not a four year-old, but for an active GM on a budget, having a selection of random figurines can be an invaluable tool. Especially if your adventuring party decides to raid the lair of the dreaded SLOTH KING!
|"Go, my trusty terrapins! Destroy the fastwalkers!"|
The point is... I feel very fortunate to have such loving and wonderful people around me who appreciate playing games as much as I do. Hopefully in 2012, I will be able to return the favor by playing many wonderful games with people and writing about those wonderful games I've played.