(First off, if this is a repeat of a similar post, please let me know and lock/delete this one)
So it’s 2019, and I’m sure we all have some goals for the new year. You could call them “resolutions”, but I don’t want too! Mostly because as soon as you call a goal a resolution, I feel like you’re telling yourself it’s ok to forget about it, because that’s what people do. That said, i do think writing them down (or posing them on the internet) can make you more accountable.
So here we go, my 2019 gaming goals!.
Buy less games – So this is a big one. I only really got into the hobby last year, and like many people in that situation, I went a little crazy. I’ve discussed this in other threads so won’t go in to much detail, but the short version is that I want to buy less games this year.
I won’t lie to myself and say I won’t buy any games though. There are a few that I would like to have at some point, and I know of a few KS’s later this year that I plan to back (finances allowing), but I need to cut back overall. I think most of my gaming purchases will be expansions for games I won, and possibly component upgrades for some of the ones I really love. This all leads to my next goal…
Play the games I own more often - I specifically mean the games that have hardly hit the table in the months I’ve owned them (or have yet to hit at all). I find that there are a small number of games that hit the table frequently, while the rest come out once every month or two (if I’m lucky). I suspect this is pretty common in the hobby. Now, I realize a quick card game is going to get played more than a game that takes 1-2 hrs to play, or has extensive setup/tear down time, so what I need to do is find ways to make those games hit when we have the time; get help with setup, decide to play one 2hr games vs 2 or 3 shorter ones that we can play whenever.
If time commitment isn’t the reason, find out why a game hardly gets played; for example, Ghost Stories doesn’t hit the table often, mostly because my son (and myself if I’m honest) can be put off by how crushing the defeat can be. To help with this, I’ve been looking online for tips and tricks that would normally come with either more plays, or playing with more experienced people. If we just don’t like the game much, maybe it’s time to purge!
All of this is going to be especially key if I want to hit my 2019 10x10, as some of those are pretty extensive (for me and my “group”).
Anyway, those are my main two goals for the year, and I think both are manageable. I realuze they are fairly common goals in the hobby, but I’m interested to see how well I stick to them.
Anyone else have some goals for this year? Maybe even more specific?