You say Liebster, I say Lobster - Let's call the whole thing off. ha!
I guess most regular bloggers (readers/writers) have seen the latest blog award going around. Alan "Tradgardmastare" over at http://tradgardland.blogspot.com/ nominated my blog as one of his 5 picks. I appreciate the nod, and would've picked his as one of the blogs I enjoy reading, for his imagination and ImagiNations, his bits about gardening and such, and his general enthusiasm.
You may also be aware of the fact that I don't always go by the "rules" so I'm not going to bother with making sure the blogs I list follow the Lobster rules.
So, without further ado, here are my 5 picks (trying to avoid ones already picked by others): http://tidders-kingdomofwittenberg.blogspot.com/ for his "scrounging" - he finds the best stuff at car boot sales and the like and adapts them to his colorful and characterful settings, great scenics and vignnettes, and good-looking games in a restricted space. http://solonexus.blogspot.com/ for lots of solo ideas, as well as irreverent and quirky humor. http://saxe-bearstein.blogspot.com/ for ideas on campaigns, excellent pictures of games, organizing the group blog EvE, and general inspiration and knowledge. http://tabletopdiversions.blogspot.com/ more inspiration and ideas for solo gaming http://saskminigamer.blogspot.com/ for quantity and quality and variety of output, everything from magical fairy princess unicorns and fluffy bunnies to hardcore modern-day or near future armed and armored soldiers and vehicles, and great game reports involving friends and/or family.
Lots of fun and inspiring reading! Thank you! And thanks to all of the other blogs I read. I look forward to checking Google Reader everyday to see what's new!
As for my own gaming and hobby doings of late, I have purchased miniatures, and even prepped some, and repainted a few. Most of my precious little gaming time and energy has gone into board games and cardgames. I have played a few "deck-building" games, like Thunderstone and Rune Age, and am revisiting the Lord of the Rings "living" card game. I have played Castle Panic, a fairly light game rules-wise, but still tense enough to be interesting and fun. I also have a few other games I have yet to try. All games that can be readily played solo, with fairly quick setup and playing time. Key factors for me at this time. I hope to get back to painting up some of my "pile of lead" soon! And I still have plenty of ideas of where the Soweiter League, the Batrachian Empire, and various Colonial gaming efforts might head in the future.