Friday, May 30, 2014

The Liebster Award and revisiting my blog list

I was nominated for a Liebster Award by -c.norman from Mini-Ventures, so I chose to keep spreading the love in the blogsphere and thus nominate other blogs I follow for the award. I am using his criteria so there are 11 nominations and then 11 questions to answer -- except I am starting with the blog list:

1. BattReps - Aleksandar's blog about wargaming, mostly solo. Great reports and lots of interesting ideas. His recent posts about playing with individually-based 6mm miniatures are inspiring.

2. Sean's Wargames Corner - Wargames, miniatures and a healthy dose of humor. Always worth a look.

3. Solo RPG Gamer - Dreamer's blog includes lots of nice reports and ideas for solo play.

4. El Rincon de Slorm - Battle reports and scenarios using systems by Ganesha Games and Two Hour Wargames, also USE ME and more recently, In Her Majesty's Name.

5. Sin City Dispatch - Various posts about wargames, boardgames, gaming podcasts and miniatures. There are always nice pictures and interesting things to find here.

6. Delta Vector - What I like the most about this blog are the game reviews. They usually include in-depth discussions and comparisons to other related games. There are also interesting posts about miniatures and terrain.

7. Tabletop Diversions - Another inspiring blog with varied posts on RPGs, wargames and miniatures. His series "The Ever Expanding Dungeon" and "World War Risus" (resulting in a set of wargaming rules based on the Risus RPG) are examples of his inventivity.

8. Papermau - Mauther's blog dedicated to papercraft, including original creations and links to other models. I still have to try to build some of the dioramas presented there.

9. The Lone Delver - A blog dedicated to solo Tunnels & Trolls adventures. Some of the discussion is system-specific but I find it inspiring for my solo gaming in general.

10. Heroes Against Darkness - This is the blog for the RPG game of the same name. Includes lots of interesting discussion about RPG systems design.

11. Solo Battles - Dale's blog about the design of automated opponents for solo wargaming has not seen a new post in over an year. Still, I wanted to include it in this list as it contains very interesting posts on this subject.

And finally, the questions...

1. Why did you start blogging?

Actually, it was a way to document my first experiments with solo gaming a few years back, and to try to connect with other people interested in the subject.

2. If you could change one thing about the wargaming hobby, what would it be?

To have a certain minature/wargame company turn back to its roots and embrace player creativity rather than enforce a cult-like mentality. If that is too much to ask, then they could just go out of business, too :)

3. What is best in life?

Being able to do things in tune with your heart.

4. Do you want to live forever?

Not really, but a long, healthy life would not hurt :)

5. Fame or Fortune?

Fortune, although not in the straight material sense.

6. What miniatures are you most proud of having painted?

I have only painted maybe a dozen miniatures and none of them are outstanding. However I am proud of designing and crafting Exterminator Jack.

7. How do you deal with burnout?

By switching hobbies. There are times when I find myself only interested in computer games, other times it is only RPGs or only reading fiction books. And then there are those dark times when there is no time for anything, but then it is another kind of burnout...

8. Why is a raven like a writing desk?

Huh? :)

9. Star Wars or Star Trek?

Star Wars had a lot more influence on me since I first saw the movies as a kid.

10. If you could only buy from one miniature company from now on, which one would it be?

I could easily write which one it would not be, but I do not think it is worth the trouble :)

11. What is your favourite takeaway?

Pizza, certainly.

1 comment:

Aleksandar Šaranac said...

Thanks for the nomination :)