It feels like I haven't accomplished much hobby-wise lately. It's not entirely true, but that's how it feels. I have been able to play a few games recently, mainly SuperSystem and Lords of Waterdeep. I've also been in comic book mode lately, largely due to the my games of SuperSystem.
After our games last week, I dug through my copious amounts of Heroclix figures, as well as putting together some lists of teams or characters that I'd like to work on. Other than big lists of crap though, I've accomplished nothing there in terms of building or painting stuff.
I think some of my malaise is also caused by some of the disappointments on Kickstarter. The folks in charge of SuperSystem cancelled their campaign for 4th Edition with about two days left to go. I already discussed this a bit last week, but it was disheartening because the cancellation seemed so strangely timed, and the reasons for it were pretty lame.
On the plus side of that cancellation, it left me with some funds available to pledge on the Sentinel Tactics board game. I had been watching it, as I love the card game...but I didn't want to stretch myself too thin. The reality is that I've put too much money into campaign pledges and thus ended up with way more stuff than I'll likely ever be able to paint, build or play. Perhaps I'm feeling a bit of a KS-hangover, and I know that there is a ton more stuff still on the way.
Another disappointment of the week has been the recent fuck-around that folks are getting from IELLO, in regards to their Guardians Chronicles campaign. That game's campaign finished over a year ago! The models and game shown during the campaign looked really good, and now that we're starting to see IELLO's true colours (yellow seems pretty damned accurate here), I feel bad that I pledged, let alone the fact that I pimped the campaign a bit and convinced other folks to plunk down their cash too.
I still think the game looks pretty fun, but if the miniatures we get look like the latest samples we were shown in update #83...well... I wanted those miniatures not just for that game, but for other comic-book / superhero gaming mashups. Now I'm not even sure if we'll get the game at all! I do know that no matter what happens, I won't be supporting IELLO as a publisher in the future and I'm sure I'm not going to be the only one out there.
Over the weekend I thought I would finally get one of my Zuzzy mats finished and work on some Heroclix repaints. That turned out to be a bad idea. I spilled acetone on the kitchen table which fucked over the finish (so I'll have to strip and re-stain it), and the black wash that I was trying to use on the broken blacktop wouldn't adhere in the low spaces after three coats, even after the mat was cleaned!
I'm taking a hobby break this week, because well...I'm tired.