A week or so ago I posted Part 1 of a little re-re-examination of my Game Plan for the year. I started listing games that I play, want to play, own but do not play, etc., adding thoughts about them or what have you. Today I am going to continue the list, as far as I can take it, and my NEXT post about this stuff I will make some actual decisions about what I am actually going to work on.
So, let’s continue…
Relic Knights – This is a new one, due to the Kickstarter project that’s doing pretty well. While some of the factions interest me, I was going to leave it alone until Andrew got interested. Now we’re talking about picking up 1, 2 or 3 factions each through the Kickstarter campaign. Not exactly sure what we’ll decide, but I do know that the Corsairs (the pirates) would be my top faction!
War Rocket – Since their first releases I have been a major fan of Hydra Miniatures’ work. Matt (after doing so much business with him I can call him that) is a great guy and runs a great company. I have a good amount of Hydra models, mostly from the Retro Raygun line, but also from the others, including War Rocket. In fact, I have the rulebook and enough Galacteer and Imperial rockets to learn, teach and play the game. I partially playtested the rules before their release, so it’s nice to see how it has changed since then. I’ve been sitting on the rulebook and unpainted minis since its release (some of the ships I had well before that), and I would really like to get this on the table at some point soon. The rockets are just too pretty to ignore!
Fantastic Worlds – All those Retro Raygun models I just talked about I picked up for Fantastic Worlds, by Rattrap Productions. I actually picked up models from a few other companies as well (which I will detail when I finally get to this game), but most are from Hydra. Anyway, Rattrap is another fine company that I have been somewhat involved with for a few years now, I believe since Fantastic Worlds was first released. Among a few other titles, they’ve got some great Pulp miniature rules, including Fantastic Worlds (retro space) and .45 Adventure (classic thrilling pulp) which is now in its 2nd Edition. While I only got to plan and design some stuff for .45A (including taking the Daring Tales of Adventure modules for Savage Worlds and making them work with .45A rules), I did end up running a number of Fantastic Worlds games, including some at Toronto’s FanExpo a few years back. But not enough, especially for the amount of models and sources I have waiting to be used! So Fantastic Worlds, if not .45A as well, needs to see some love from me, as I’ve got so much available for it. It’s a great game to run one-off scenarios for, and requires no purchases or hobbytime from anyone I run it for, which is always a bonus.
Battlestations! – Like Fantastic Worlds, I have had a bunch of Battlestations! components for a long time now. I have nearly all of the expansion books for this game, and if I somehow find a way to up-size the map tiles I have plenty of 28mm space pulp miniatures to use. As I posted in previous Game Plan posts, my top project would be to work on a Bot Wars campaign that sees the humans fight robots in a classic mechanical uprising story. Like with Fantastic Worlds, I would have all the materials necessary, so I would not have to drag anyone else into purchases for this, just play time.
Hrm, with these last three games I could make 2013 an entire year of space-based goodness! “2013: A Space Odyssey”! Oh snap!
Alkemy – You may remember just a short few months ago a few of us started a Tale of Gamers for Alkemy. Well, that fizzled super quick, and I personally only got one game played and 2 models painted. Yeesh. Even if we don’t get to play this any time soon, I would still like to get the models painted up. At least the starter box. I should probably insert those models into my queu.
MERCS – I forget when or how, but I managed to snag one of the wicked faction boxes for this off of Andrew. I believe it’s the FCC, the one with the guy with the grenade launcher or whatever. Cool. It’s still unopened, as is the one Andrew has. We just need to figure out when to get cracking on this. Ideally it would be in a Tale of Gamers project, but those never work out!
Heavy Gear Blitz – Speaking of Tale of Gamers projects, it wasn’t long ago that we ran one for HGB. I was the only one to get my models all painted up. We moved on quickly, of course, and never really got into it. But talking to Steve of Meeplemart when he got back from GenCon, we may just resurrect this game to the table! Hopefully it’ll encourage the other guys to get their armies built, if not painted!
Legends of the Old West – Oh…my…goodness… How many projects have I started!? I’ve got the rules, Old West buildings and a bunch of miniatures for this game. It wouldn’t take too much effort to get it on the table, really. Yeesh.
Warhammer 40k – Well, we had talked about getting into this (again, as we had when 5th Ed was new), with me running Dark Eldar, but I’m not sure it’s going to happen any time soon. It could at any point, and I’ll still go for Dark Eldar, but my interest isn’t as high in it as it used to be.
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Okay, I am going to stop there for now. I’ve got a handful more games to talk about, which I will talk about soon. However, I have already decided upon my next project, which will come as I near the completion of the Outcasts and Showgirls (more likely to be simultaneous, rather than subsequent). That announcement coming in the next couple of days!
Thanks for reading.