|Great way to introduce a new store to the local gamers|
It made me think about how we stay engaged with our hobby.
The Cost of the New
Recently I've not been putting many of guys on the table, I've been getting sluggish. The most recent releases have inspired me to play around with the rules but without the coin to pick it up, I've not felt the same rush of applied inspiration. Our Hobby is costly and sometimes it can kill the mood. That's why I tend to spend time at lower cost games or with smaller forces in order to make it economically viable.
Infinity has the new ITS out, Privateer Press has the most recent releases, and MERC finally made it to the National Capital Region (What we locals call, Ottawa-Gatineau). All of course outside of my price range. So with all the new, I'm getting no inspiration and in some cases feel left behind.
Reason to Throw
With the tournament for new and vet alike I've been eager to get on a table side and play. The format has forced me to play pCain and work outside of my comfort zone. I like this, it's been a real treat to feel like the game has some new even with a faction that I've been playing for a pair of years now.
|Leaning to use this guy with a Hammersmith and Defender|
has been FUN!
These events have been the real fuel since cost is now a deterrent and that makes me feel better about my hobby.
Switching games but keeping in hobby has been another saving grace. Most mini gamers have a few smaller side dishes that keep them juiced. I've got Infinity, Dreadball and some Heavy Gear on top of other RPG's and Video Games that keep me busy and within the realm of nerdy hobbies. Dreadball and Infinity have been a real help in keeping me up and running. I may have stepped from the PP stock but I was still painting and playing some games... just not WarmaHordes.
It's not a bad thing or something that others should try to make you feel guilty about. You need to try other things in a hobby. It's a hobby and not a life. The nature of the Hobby is generate pleasure, not stress. Once stress gets thrown in it can sour the experience. In order to cut out the bad stuff or avoid the negative lows, switch gears and jump cross the road.
Keeping up the hobby can be hard and there are a ton of posts of visible gamers who posted about the same topic. Take a look and read up especially if you're suffering from some table top ennui.