2019 was a good year for gaming. It was also the year of Dungeons & Dragons! D&D was my most played game last year. This is due to several reasons: After our old group disbanded, we started a new one with K. and my gaming pals Sigur and Virago. Sigur’s brother was kind enough to take on the task of Dungeon Master and he does a very good job indeed! We also play occasionally with another group of friends. And then I started an experiment: As a have two friends who live far away, I wanted to try to game via Discord. This works astonishingly well and we now have a regular group with people living in Germany and Sweden. It’s great to be able to game with those friends!
The second most played game was Sellswords & Spellslingers. This has become a firm favorite, as it is incredible versatile and can be played with grognards as well as people who have no experience with miniature games. I also started playing with my niece, using the fantastic anthropomorphic animals from Oathsworn.
I’m glad that my personal favorite, Sharp Practice, is still among the first three and I’m happy that I’ve played on average (almost) one game per month. A highlight of the year was my birthday, where Sigur, Stephan and Virago joined me for a big game of Sharp Practice. Also, special thanks to Sigur for indulging me and joining in testing my hair-brained scenarios!
There are lot of games I played once or a couple of times, which is a good thing, as I like the variety and I enjoy getting to know many different games. A great factor in this has been a new gaming group I joined – thanks for your hospitality and for showing me such great games as Zombicide: Green Horde, Last Bastion and UltraQuest!
One of the highlights of the year was the 2019 edition of Missin’ in Action, our yearly gaming event. Great fun was had with a good ol’ classic tavern brawl! We’ve already got great ideas for next year’s event…
And so many other great gaming memories: The big finale of Barbi’s fantastic RPG The Wasted Time, Sigur’s spectacular Halloween game, my visit to Vivat, the annual Austrian wargaming event, Sigur introducing me to the Thirty Years War with his spectacular collection of 10mm figures, the map Kriegsspiel and many more.
I can’t even say how grateful I am for all my gaming partners! Thanks guys and girls for sharing your enthusiasm and time and allowing me to indulgence in this great hobby of ours.