I haven't gotten as much painting as usual done this past week for the weirdest reason ever...I've been gaming...too much?
Normally my life gives me lots of opportunities to paint when I'm home with my family but getting out and devoting hours to playing is a bit beyond my schedule. A normal rotation for me is that I get to play 1 game a week, frequently less. In the past 5 days I've managed to play 4 games!
Sunday Ash and I wrapped up our Swineland campaign for This Is Not A Test. I'm not going to give away the outcome but it was an awesome game where we both had our moments in the sun and every die-roll counted. It was bittersweet to say good-bye to a campaign that has been so much fun but the best stories end before they jump the shark. I'm looking forward to more This Is Not A Test in the near future as both the game-play and post game do a great job of telling a compelling story.
Sunday I also got to play my second game of the new/current version of Pulp City. The Supreme Alliance once again took it to their cold war foes The Red Republik. Now that I'm getting a bit more used to the rules I'm really enjoying the game mechanics and looking forward to trying out some more new models. I think I'm going to revisit my old models and maybe finally paint enough models from the Heavy Metal faction to make it a playable force.
Monday I DM'd the latest session in my Curse Of Strahd game. The tone has changed a lot over the last two sessions. early on the game was heavy on exploration, discovery and an overwhelming fear of what was happening. The party has now recovered some of the relics scattered about the domain and are seeing more combat. Last session they got a bit lucky as they found their way into a conflict between two opposing faction and came within one decision of a TPK. Victory was snatched from the jaws of defeat!
Last night I finally played my first game of Broken Contract. It went the way of most of my first games of anything where I got a few rules wrong as I learned the game but I can say that by the second turn of the game Ash and I were getting it right and it felt very intuitive. I'm looking forward to playing through the rest of the missions!
And that was my week of more than the normal amount of gaming. I don't anticipate another week this game heavy for a while but I should be back to my paint table tonight!