A year in review 2018

This has been an odd year for me. It started off with being laid off. Then spending the next several months looking for new work. Which I did find, and then most of the rest of the year was learning as much as I could about the new job and working. All of which cut deeply into my writing and painting time. I hope that the new year goes much more smoothly and I can get back into a regular schedule of writing and painting.

What I have written about

I have written a number of reviews for various Savage Worlds books including the new edition of the rules. I also began the year with some character journals based on games that I am playing in, but that trickled off as I hunted for work.

Books read

  1. Thrilling Tales
  2. Thrilling Tales Axis of Evil
  3. Savage World of Flash Gordon
  4. Thrilling Tales Terror in Tinseltown
  5. Thrilling Tales Adventure Omnibus
  6. Mars for Savage Worlds
  7. Flash Gordon Kingdoms of Mongo
  8. Head First JavaScript Programming
  9. Uprising: The Dystopian Universe Roleplaying Game
  10. Deadlands Reloaded: Ghost Towns
  11. Deadlands Reloaded: Trail Guides Vol. 1
  12. Get Programming with JavaScript Next
  13. Deadlands Reloaded: Grim Prairie Tales
  14. Deadlands Reloaded: Blood Drive, Bad Times on the Goodnight
  15. Deadlands Reloaded: Blood Drive, High Plains Drovers
  16. Deadlands Reloaded: Blood Drive, Range War
  17. The Savage World of Flash Gordon, Journey to the Center of Mongo
  18. Forces of Light, The Savage Guide to Heaven
  19. Lankhmar Savage Seas of Nehwon
  20. Lankhmar Siren’s Call
  21. Lankhmar Grim Tidings
  22. Trail of Lightning
  23. Mars Adventure Omnibus
  24. Exploring .NET Core with Microservices
  25. Flash Gordon Cliffhanger Supplement
  26. Lankhmar A Night of Blood and Teeth
  27. Lands of Gold and Fire
  28. Pro Git Second Edition
  29. Earthdawn 4 Edition Companion
  30. Entity Framework Core in Action
  31. Questors
  32. Dependency Injection in .NET Second Edition
  33. Freedom Squadron Commandos Manual
  34. Freedom Squadron Plans & Operations
  35. Savage Worlds Adventure Edition
  36. Savage Worlds Explorer 1
  37. Evernight
  38. Tour of Darkness
  39. Deadlands Noir Tenement Men
  40. With Utmost Dispatch
  41. Deadlands The Fright Before Christmas

Kickstarters backed

  1. Freedom Squadron – A Savage Worlds Setting
  2. Uprising: The Dystopian Universe RPG
  3. Lankhmar Savage Seas of Nehwon, a Fantasy RPG
  4. Over the Edge: A Roleplaying Game of Weird Urban Danger
  5. The Expanse Roleplaying Game
  6. Channel A: Alpha Genesis Edition
  7. Savage Worlds Adventure Edition

Kickstarters delivered

  1. Flash Gordon RPG for Savage Worlds
  2. Urban Shadows
  3. Lankhmar Savage Seas
  4. Freedom Squadron – A Savage Worlds Setting
  5. The Yellow King Roleplaying Game

Miniatures Painted

This year, I didn’t do as much painting as last year. I have only finished seven miniatures, mostly items that I picked up from the Bones 3 Kickstarter when they showed up in their store, but also a pair of metal ones. I also started, but have not finished working on the Cackler miniature. I am happy with how it is coming along though. This next year though I will have to paint more than I ever have in a year if I am going to work through all of the Bones 4 miniatures. I am also thinking about getting a paint gun to try especially for the larger miniatures or the bulk miniatures.

In Closing

It has been a hectic year with lots of distractions and worry to start with, followed by getting my arms around a large number of life changes. I hope that the new year goes a lot more smoothly with no dramatic upheavals so I can get back to a more normal schedule of reading, painting, and writing.


Author: Hours without Sleep

I am a professional software tester, who has an interest in programming, computers, role-playing games, history, and reading in general. This is my third attempt at keeping a blog, and I am going to try putting all of my thoughts in one place, and see how it goes.

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