Sunday, April 8, 2018

Setbacks and Setforwards. Of Minor Personal Tragedies and Big Ideas.

Okay guys. Some of my projects have now been back burnered and entirely dropped. I've been promising more R.E.D.I. adventures, and I still plan to deliver on those, but they've been pushed back as I simply don't have the time or energy to really jump on it.

The Adventures of Captain Crunch have been, if not dropped entirely, then burnered even further back than R.E.D.I. Sad to say, it's not my first, nor likely my last big project idea that really never got off the ground. I never even got around to making a model of the brave Captain.

Jousting Tournament? Completely Dropped. Wish it wasn't the case, but there was so little interest in this, it was dropped in all but name already. Now I've just come out and said it.

So what's been going on with me here to cause all of this consternation? Well. In short version, my wife's glasses broke last weekend. No biggie, we were planning on getting her to the eye doctor soon anyway, this just made the timetable shorter, and more stressful. Expense. The next day, the water heater broke. Expense. When we got that fixed, my wife muttered the fateful words "well, I hope nothing goes wrong with the car."

It's her fault really.

Next day, the brakes went out on the car. Expense. I have remedies for some of these in the long term, the problem is they all hit us in the short term. So I am broke, stressed out, and in general exhausted and in no mood to game, write, or interact verbally with human beings.

So what am I planning on the hobby front? Well, there's one thing I have been meaning to do for a long time, and that's the Chaos Eternal campaign tracks from the BattleTech Hot Spots sourcebooks. Now that I have completed the collection recently, I was thinking of going back through, creating a mercenary company, and really going all of the way through the series.

The neat thing about these campaigns, is that instead of a fixed enemy compsition, the enemy is based on a multiplier of the forces the player brings to the table. This means if I bring only infantry and power armor, the enemy will only have infantry and power armor, or maybe light vehicles. I always thought that was a nice touch.

I still have to decide what rules I want to use to actually run the campaign (not limiting myself to BTech), maybe BattleTroops, maybe something esoteric. This is a neat little thought exercise in its own right. We'll see what shakes loose. I'll try to make updates on the progress of this campaign as I make decisions on how I want to proceed.

Wish me luck guys.

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