19 June 2017

New Year, New Games, New Challenges...New, New, New! (Originally Posted on 01/03/17)

First of all, I hope that everyone had as wonderful of a holiday season as I did. I had a great time with family and friends, which was a wonderful way to close out a year that I think most people agree wasn’t so great for various reasons.
Great, now that that’s out of the way, check out the games I got for Christmas and my birthday, which falls on December 13th:
I also received Joking Hazard, which obviously isn’t in this picture.


You might look at that list and say “Hey 2012 called, and it wants its games back!” Well, it can’t have them, because these are some great games! I know that the Dominion expansion is older, and of course Pandemic Legacy is newer, but otherwise it just sort of worked out that I got three games from my wishlist that are all from 2012. I don’t own a ton of games, and I typically only get 3-4 new games a year, which means there are a ton of great games out there that I’ve missed out on. Besides, I’ve never put any emphasis on having to have whatever the newest thing is – give me a deal on something a little older than that expensive new thing any day of the week! And, like I said before – these are great games! I’ve played them all at least once, and I can’t wait to play them all again, especially Pandemic Legacy, which I can already tell is going to live up to the hype.
Aside from new games, I’ve also adopted a New Year’s resolution, which I typically don’t do. I’m not resolving to go to the gym every week or to stop eating fast food or stop swearing or anything crazy, but I have challenged myself to read more because I realized that I read next to nothing in all of 2016. As an English Major, this makes me ashamed of myself. And so to this end I found this reading challenge through a little process I like to call “typing ‘reading challenge’ into a Google search bar.” Using this cutting edge technique, I arbitrarily picked one of the first suggestions that popped up, which was this:

My goal is to use a different book for each entry, instead of doubling, tripling, or quadrupling down, which I could easily do with several of these categories. I plan to update my progress here periodically, so wish me luck!
I’m also going to do my level best to play more games, get involved in a regular roleplaying group, and update my blog more in 2017 than I did in 2016. If you want to call those resolutions as well then I suppose you can, because I suppose they are.
Oh, and I would be remiss if I didn’t mention this awesome dice bag I received for Christmas courtesy of a Twitter friend:

How can I not play more games with a bag the likes of this? It has officially replaced my trusty old Crown Royal bag as my dice bag of choice.
That’s it for now; Happy New Year, everyone!

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