I got back to school a few months ago but haven't got much painting or modeling done. So what has been taking up my time? Lots of things actually.
I bought the board game "Twilight Struggle" and have been playing that quite a bit. There isn't much of a minis gaming group where I am at, so this has been a little better fit. It is basically a card-driven war game set in the Cold War for two players. It is quite good and has been scratching the "wargame itch" for me.
I have also been reading the George R.R. Martin series "A Game of Thrones." It is pretty good, but I despair about the glacial nature of the thing's plot. It never seems to go anywhere. I like reading about the characters, but after 5 books I thought some of them would get off their butts and actually accomplish something. There are still two more books due out and I will probably read them, but will wait for some reviews to come out first.
I have also been reading the "Vampire Earth" series by E.E. Knight. These are awesome. It is a post-apocalyptic survival/military epic about an alien-vampire ruled world and the freedom fighters who go against their tyrannical rule. Good action, good stories, and David Valentine kicks ass. Each story is its own narrative with a beginning middle and end. Almost the exact opposite of "Game."
I have also been catching up on Spike TV's "Deadliest Warrior." Too bad they have been cancelled before the fourth season. I will miss the completely unnecessary gore, cheesy announcements, and testosterone-heavy smack talk.
I did buy some Privateer Press Models to put together, but they ended up being an awful lot of work, so I set them aside.
I have been listening to a ton of podcasts as well. The Black Dog, Hypnobobs, D6 Generation, The Aethervox, and H.P.Lovecraft Literary Podcast are all excellent.
I am heading off on a little vacation next week but will try to get back to some of my old projects and get them finished before the rest of my papers and finals come due.
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