What are you, a collector or a player?
A lot of my boardgaming activity this year has centred around wishlists, eBay, BGG trade manager,P500, game shops, maths trades, preorders, release schedules, and trips to Oxfam. Hobby activities have been buying, selling, trading, reorganising, reshelving, cataloguing and rating my games collection.
What's missing from this list?
Ah yes - actually playing the games. Not enough of that.
So this autumn i am making a concerted effort to stop collecting and start playing games.
To that end I am dipping my toe into Play-By-Email - so far on my second game of Samurai and having great fun!
I am inviting people to my home for game sessions.
I am seeking out opponents for 2-player wargames.
I am booked into Midcon in November for a long weekend of solid gamimg.
I will be playing on Vassal and BrettSpielWelt when I can.
I may have a go at email Diplomacy, for old times' sake.
I may even seek out a local ASL cell and see if I can get some coaching.
All in all, this could transform my hobby......