Man, I’ve been in a funk lately with the hobby and gaming. I suppose it was bound to happen eventually. I’ve been going strong with 40K for 7-years now and for some reason or another I’ve just been very “meh” about stuff. It’s not disinterest in the game, I’m still playing weekly and enjoying it, but I think it’s just a culmination of a few things.
Right now I’m elbow deep (I have another metaphor I prefer but we’ll keep it PG), in getting the spring event for my FLGS ready. Last week I finally nailed down the final mission. Well, by nail down I more mean was finally struck by an idea and put it to paper; which was more than I had prior. There’s still some mission tweaking to do but that element is mostly taken care of.
Along with the event comes the hobby work that needs doing. We’ve been spending every other week at the FLGS getting terrain repaired and tables ready. For us judges we also have awards to get ready for the event. I created a master that is being cast and once those are cast I need to get them painted. We also have painting awards that I’m helping to get done.
Now, the thing with this event is I think it’s a cool idea but it’s just not selling very well. We were doing OK with it and then the date had to get moved. A handful of regulars had to return their ticket because of a conflict with the new date. So, we lost a few, gained a few but I think we’re still down from where we were. It’s pretty disheartening to be putting in so much work into something that just doesn’t seem to be gaining traction. My hope is that we get a reasonable attendance, doubt it will sell out, but that those who attend have such a kick-ass time that the word spreads and next year sells out. Basically, I’m hoping we lay the ground work for next year if nothing else.
So, there’s that. There’s also my never-ending issues with my Chaos army. I’m having more ups and downs with this army than a prostitute on a busy street corner. I’m not going to piss and moan about it but suffice to say that when I think I’ve got things figured out, I find I don’t. When I do poorly with an army I tend to lose focus on the hobby elements for that army.
Lastly, there’s some personal stuff with life that isn’t helping motivation either. So, when you throw all that together it hasn’t put me in a very creative mood for the hobby I love. Things will clear up in time and I’ll be back to normal but I figured I owed my regular readers a bit of an explanation as to why you’ve seen very little of me lately.