Mothering Sunday

Sometimes a partner shares the gamer's hobby...

.. and sometimes not!

There's so much out there!

There are so many great blogs and websites on the internet for the gamer to explore and draw inspiration from. Its also very easy to get sucked in and lose track of time....

I'm often going to bed much later than planned, but not fallen asleep in front of the screen.............. yet!


Two gaming truths this post....

1. Individual figures or squads in a collection can take on personality traits of their own which adds to the Gamer's fun. These range from the heroic (such as regular "Last Man Standing" honours) to the downright incompetent (armed to the teeth with all the dud ammo and every weapon with wonky sights in the armoury). Regardless of which, all are cherished*.

* Or at least raise a wry smile

2. There's always someone to suggest that a Gamer should "clear some space". Usually because the Gamer's collection has outgrown the alloted storage area.

Away from the games table

The dedicated solo gamer can always find a time and a place to play.

It's not only computer gamers that get to use a laptop!

It is a fortunate gamer that has an understanding partner...

Love helps (A) the world go round and (B) a partner to accept their gamer's hobby.  

Would have got this strip out last week but have had a touch of man-flu, which my loving (and lovely) wife helped me through (and didn't once say "MAN UP!").

I'm ashamed to say that I did once buy my wife a weedy looking pot plant from a petrol station on the way home from work. This is a good example of where the saying "it's the thought that counts" doesn't apply. 

The Battle Plan

The solo wargamer with a big imagination can get his fun at any time- including gaming life!

The upside is of course that he doesn't have to tell anyone else the rules, or even that they are a part of his game.....

Losing of course takes on a whole different meaning!

House rules

This one is from Carole, my wife and writing partner and is based on a "house rule" played with the boys....

The agreed unwritten house rule- All dice have to be rolled/thrown into a box to avoid (A) Repeat of the mayhem caused in an early game when over enthusiasm sent some scything through the ranks of figures set out on the table* and (B) Avoid any potential for disagreement over what the score on the uppermost die face actually is when its laying underneath the bookcase or any other item of heavy furniture. Any that bounce out or miss the box are rethrown, whether they would have succeeded or not**.

*    The boys were very young and this game was early in their indoctrination into the gaming hobby
 ** Rebounds back into the box are very rare, but always applauded and accepted!