2017 was an interesting year, below is a list
of events that occurred this past year:
Watched a new Star
Wars movie again.The movie is divisive among fans, but I enjoyed the film.
Lost my sister Jessica
to cancer.I don’t want to discuss this
Traveled with work to
Arkansas 9 times, ~9 more than I really would have liked
My son is now 3 years
old!Holy cow, where does the time
go?I seems like we were bringing him
home from the hospital yesterday.
I am still enjoying my
Started playing World of Warcraft, again...
Stopped playing World of Warcraft, again...
Read a lot of good
books, We are Legion (We are Bob) by Dennis E. Taylor, Rise of a D-List Supervillain by Jim Bernheimer, 13 of the 20+ Honor
Harrington series by David Webber, The Last Coven (final book of the
Tome of Bill Series) by Rick Gualtieri, Agent of the Imperium by Marc
Miller (more on Mr. Miller later), and last but not least…Persepolis Rising (The
Expanse Series) by James S.A. Corey
Finall broke down and started using Audible and listening to audio
books.I am now a big fan of audio books
but the quality hinges heavily on the performance of the narrator.So far I have tried the following books:Armada:
A Novel by Ernest Cline, The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi, Star Wars: Ahoska by E.K. Johnston, Three books of
the Velveteen Series by Seanan McGuire, Thrawn (Star Wars), by Timothy Zahn, A Closed and Common Oribit
by Becky Chambers, and The
Columbus Day: Expeditionary Force
Series by Craig Alanson.
Went to GENCON 2017
the 50th Anniversary. Met with several of my favorite authors and
Harmon – Wearing the Cape book series and the RPG.I picked up my Kickstarter books form
him at the convention.
Miller – The creator of the Traveller RPG, we had an opportunity to sit
and discuss traveler and I had a great time.
Stafford – One of the Runequest creators and Jeff Richard one of the men responsible
for the resurgence of Chaosium and Runequest 2nd Ed. Material.
Interviewed for a new
position in my company again. I didn't get the job but I feel this is
still moving in the right direction to get my family back to Kentucky and
closer to family.
Played several new board games: Scythe, Terraforming Mars, Mansions of Madness, Star Trek Ascendancy, Charterstone, RISK: Game of Thrones, Tiny Epic Galaxies, and Tyrants of the Underdark. There are are a few more and I will work to get some reviews posted.
Started an ongoing Marvel (FASERIP) campaign on Roll20.
Thing that I didn't
get to do this past year but want to change in 2017:
Work in the wood
shop.I did make it out there a few more
times than last year.
Slacked off on my blog
for the past couple of months.I got
very busy with work, and I know, excuses…excuses.
Visit old friends,
especially the ones that are fairly close. Such as some old Army buddies
Take my son to the
Zoo, he still wants to see an Aardvark!
Take a family vacation
in an RV to the Grand Canyon.
Convince my mother to
come and stay with us and when that doesn't work, talk her in to staying for a
couple of weeks.
Just so I can be like
everyone else at New Years, loose about 20 lbs.
Write more, practice
Continue my Marvel RGP campaign on Roll20 and perhaps add a second RPG campaign.
I know its quick and
just a list of experiences but I feel better getting them down on paper.
I do have a few game reviews that will be coming up in a couple of weeks. I promise! I also am going to strive to be more regular with updates, and share more
of my thoughts and stories. Happy New Year!