Thursday, 2 January 2014

2013 - The Year In Review

It's that time again to look back at my hobby and blogging time and look at what worked well, what didn't and lay out some thoughts on plans for the new year.

In spite of a couple of extended periods without posting the blog looks relatively healthy.  We're closing in on 12,000 hits which to my mind isn't bad for somebody's personal project log, I would like to figure out how to get more followers so we can get more hobby talk going on in the comments section, any thoughts?
I got a decent amount of painting done this year.  My Cryx force is now close to 100 points and I got a ton of figures done for virtually every RPG that I play.  My particular point of pride is that I can now run a Pathfinder game on short notice without having to resort to 90% of the monsters being horror themed.
I learned a little bit more about publishing (more on this shortly) and have a better handle on my next step forward to putting some stuff out into the world.

Although I painted a lot I didn't game nearly as much as I did last year.  A big part of this was a change in jobs that resulted in me working some irregular hours but c'est la vie.
I stalled/false-started/failed to launch/whatever on publishing an actual game AGAIN this year.  I've re-examined what I want to do (more on this shortly) and have totally changed my plan.
I didn't come anywhere near my goal of 365 posts this year.

I've set some specific gaming goals for this year.  I'm going to play Pathfinder at least a half-dozen times with at least two different groups.  I'm going to play some 25-30mm sci-fi games this year (last year might represent the first time in over 20 years I've gone a whole year without playing a game in that genre and scale), the two leading candidates right now are 40K and Warzone.  I'm going to self-publish a game product this year, I'm taking a step back from a full game launch (it's just not working) and instead I'm going to go smaller and produce an OGL print product this year.  I'm going to raise the quality and quantity of material on the blog this year, I've got some ideas for how to expand the amount of material accompanying hobby posts and I'm also looking into file-sharing some free gaming resources.

I hope all of you had a great 2013 and I look forward to sharing more with everybody in 2014.



  1. Looking forward to all of this man!

  2. I feel your pain on not accomplishing your publishing goals! I was derailed by moving house, changing jobs and baby (in that order) in the latter half of the year.

    Here's hoping 2014 sees more hobby time for both of us!

  3. Both your post and Ash's makes me super excited for 2014!

    I'll see what I can do regarding upping the hit numbers too.

  4. Thanks guys!

    Although I'm working a lot this year I'm back in control of my own schedule so I should be able to make more hobby time than I did last year.