It looks like 2016 is going out the way it came in, with some simple farm animals (and a robot) defending their socialist paradise from representatives of an oppressive unwanted government.
Allegory aside when 2016 jumped off the starting line my two big hobby focuses were Frostgrave and This Is Not A Test. I played a ton of games of Frostgrave and even made my way most of the way through two of the campaign supplements but it was This Is Not A Test that really captured my imagination and led me to some of my most enjoyable and rewarding hobby projects to date.
First up I want to thank Ash Barker for introducing me to this amazing game. I might not have happened upon it without your introduction. Thanks buddy, but this doesn't mean I'm not going to destroy you in 17 days (more on that in a bit!).
Secondly thanks to Joe McGuire for writing one of those rare games that hits the perfect balance between depth and simplicity and inspiring the most positive and open on line hobby community I've been involved with in years.
One of my last games of 2016 and possibly the beginning of the end (or the end of the beginning?) for Swineland is looming on the horizon. The noble forces of the Colonel's Revenge will finally exterminate the scourge of the USDA from the Niagara Region! A crazy collection of mutant animals has come together in a land where they are all equal (though some are 'more equal' than others) to see off the last remnants of the hairless apes that have oppressed them for so long.
I wanted to show the force that will raise the people's banner high at the end of the year. So Mister-Farmer-Smith say your good byes, make peace with whatever two-legged master you serve and prepare for bacon scented justice!
...oh....is it too early to declare that 2017 will be the rise of the Cat-people army? I'm ready for you Tom Carter!