Monday, November 26, 2012


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 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): 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. for lots of solo ideas, as well as irreverent and quirky humor. for ideas on campaigns, excellent pictures of games, organizing the group blog EvE, and general inspiration and knowledge. more inspiration and ideas for solo gaming 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.


Anonymous said...

I just spent the day looking through your blog. Nice work on the figs.

The best part is you went with small units. I've thought about doing that as well, but seemed to be the only one who thought that way. Nice to see someone else has done it, and so effectively.


Fitz-Badger said...

Thanks, SAROE! (you laugh at a fine old name like Fitz-Badger and yet yours is in all caps?!)

But seriously, well less than seriously, I got a good chuckle out of your post. Thanks for noticing my little efforts here.

(for the record, my name is Dave, but aren't half the guys in this hobby named Dave? (according to Mr. Pearson in his book "Achtung, Schweinhund"))

OK, on a slightly more serious note, I'm going to go back and look at the rest of your blog. The sense of humor I detect in your latest post sounds promising. I look forward to more. :)