Hobby Update 03/06/18: Simulating a Tabletop

Hello!  For those who didn’t follow my other blog, this will be a regular feature wherein each week, I’ll be doing a quick pictorial roundup of hobby activity.  I expect these will be some of the most colourful posts on the blog!

In the past week, I’ve been pressing on with painting my Pink Horrors and doing a little more on my Lord of Change.  Both are for an upcoming slow grow.  I’m a little worried that I’ve mismanaged my time on this project as I’ve spent too long on the Lord of Change, who is not in my initial list, at the expense of my horrors, who are.  Oh dear.

I may end up missing the deadline, but I don’t imagine it will be by much.  I’m reasonably happy with how the whole thing is going and it will certainly help me catch up with this year’s painting target which I am nowhere near meeting.

I’ve played a lot of Terraforming Mars over the past few weeks.  It’s only second to Century in how much play it’s seen in the past few months.  I love this game.  I love that it forces you to try and specialise in specific areas, but also throws you curveballs.  I can see myself picking up an expansion later in the year as we grow increasingly used to the standard cards.

I played this several times in the past couple of weeks, including this Saturday.  This will definitely be entering my top 50 list this year, and at quite a high placement, too!  I’ve also played some Quirkle, Century (of course) and Zombie Dice, but I didn’t get pictures of these.  As usual, I lost Zombie Dice.  I always lose Zombie Dice.

I also tried something new this week in the form of Tabletop Simulator.  I’ve had it for a while, but this was my first time playing it.  We started with some Cosmic Encounter, which I didn’t think to screenshot, then moved on to Scythe.  Here’s what Scythe looks like on Tabletop Simulator:

It worked really well, actually!  I also got in a game of the tabletop edition of Scythe on Saturday.  As good as the simulator is, it can’t beat the real, tactile game.  Both games were with mostly new players and they all managed to pick it up pretty quickly.

Whilst we were playing Scythe and Terraforming Mars on Saturday, others in the same hall were breaking out their Age of Sigmar miniatures.  It was good to glance over at the other table see a showdown between the Ironjaws and Flesheater Courts:

It’s great to see games between beautifully painted armies!

Catch you next week!


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