Wednesday, September 5, 2018

September already?

Huh, how did we get to September already?

So in the last couple of months, I went on vacation twice, went away for a conference in Seattle, and worked on a room of our house found to have termite damage (yay).  To do that I had to move all of my hobby material to the garage, and my hobby desk now graces the kitchen dining area, which is not ideal by any means. 

Oh, and I turned 40 (certainly beats the alternative)

For my auspicious birthday I got some Barnes and Noble gift cards and some cash, which I converted immediately into gaming material. 

For X-wing. my buddy gave me a TIE Advanced, and I bought a TIE Phantom and an ARC-170.  I will also get a TIE Bomber later... all of which will make me well placed to have to re-buy all the rules again when X-wing Ver2 comes out later this month.
Three X-wing miniatures
My sister gave me Timeline:Events, and my wife's Aunt and Uncle gave me the Viking Game, and then I bought the other games.  All have proved to be great fun so far, and Sushi Go! is easy enough to play with the kids, which is nice. 
Card and board games
 With a bit of cash, I finally got Romulan Armada to feed my Trek addiction.  While I have been waiting to buy it, a new Unity edition of the underlying Starmada game came out, and ADB very generously allows for "Upgrade" copies to be purchased at cost, so I got a copy of Klingon Armada Unity edition as well. (and some drone/shuttle counters).  I have only had the chance to flip through the books so far, but they seem to be pretty good, albeit different from the prior edition.  More research needed.
Unity Edition Starmada books
Hobby-wise, I have not done all that much (please see excuses above), but I have made over 50 ships for my Shapeways store now.  I just need to have another birthday or 10 to fund the printing of those ships!


Stew said...

Very nice loot! Every time I’m in barnes and noble I always eyeball the Xwing stuff.
I don’t know what Starmada is but that sounds interesting. I’m always into your Star Trek posts. Happy birthday. 40 ain’t so bad. 😀

Maj. Guiscard said...

Yes, August is gone. The clock seems to move so quickly.
Nice pickup on the Star Wars fighters.

Lasgunpacker said...

@ Maj. Guiscard thanks. I keep expecting a clear out sale in advance of the forthcoming X-wing Ver2 game, but no such luck yet...

@Stew Thanks! I enjoy the Trek stuff too lately.

I will post more about Starmada etc when I get through the books.

Dai said...

Happiest 40th birthday mate. Nice haul too - I used to own that Viking game... 20-25 years ago? Surprised they still make it!

Lasgunpacker said...

@Dai, it was a used copy, so it may be the same one!

FourEyedMonster said...

Happy 40th ... I take it that's a sign to reward yourself with forty hobby-related presents. I just passed my mid-forties this year and all I can see is the big five-oh fast approaching.

Sean said...

I know the feeling, time goes by fast. Happy birthday. I had not seen the Viking game before. We've played Sushi Go a few times, as well as exploding kittens, if you like kittens and explosions.