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After following Bobby Warren's (Bobby4th) blog of his game recaps, I liked it enough to want to start my own blog of the same. I started recording plays in 2011 so I started the blog there and caught up. If you're not following my blog and you're wondering why your subscription brought you here, it's probably because I listed a game you subscribe to. Just click the subscribe button to the side and select "block" and you won't see my posts again. This blog is mostly for my tracking purpose but also for those that like information like this.

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I know it's been quite a few months since I've posted anything, but there's a reason for that. I made the decision around the end of last year to find a better way to do this, because, to be honest, this blog became a chore, and no longer fun. The first of the month would come around and I would get to the mindset that "I'll get around to it". Best advice I've heard is when something you do for fun, is no longer fun, it's time to stop." However, I still liked keeping track of this sorta of thing seeing my plays broken up more by month with a monthly review as well as an end of the year look too.

I tested making a geeklist for 2014. [Link]. I caught up with the whole year but really only got to test it for a month. So I did one for 2015 as well. 3 Months later, I feel it's MUCH easier to keep up with and I can still give the same info and get the same "look back" that I used this blog for. Plus, I do feel something like this belongs more in a geeklist than a blog anyway. So tonight, I cleaned up my template and made it look pretty decent, I feel. I'm sure later down the road I'll evolve it again and keep improving it, much like what I did for this blog. The only thing missing right now, is the commentary that I would do for the games, but I'm working on figuring out where I want it to be and how to make it look. I find this geeklist much easier to maintain and doesn't feel like a chore.

I know there were some of you that enjoyed following this game play blog, so here is the link to the 2015 geeklist.

Shacky's Gaming: 2015
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Games Played: October 2014

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Total Games Played: 8 (5 new to me)
Total Expansions Played: 3

Total Plays: 12 (2 solo)
Total Expansion Plays: 3


Most Played Game Multiplayer: PACG: Skull & Shackles (3)
Most Played Game Solo: Fleet/Galactic Strike Force (1)
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Games Played: September 2014

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Had a great month for my birthday month even though there wasn't much gaming. I took a week off to drive the family up to Tennessee to see my parents. My boss let me take an extra week off so I got to turn that 1 week into 2. I did play a few games while I was there, but I mostly just enjoyed the outdoors. I sat outside a lot, rode the ATVs through the woods, shot at targets with 22s with my Dad, helped finalize and build my custom dice towers (Story here), Helped my Grandpa sight in his pellet rifle, shot a crossbow for the first time, shot my bow for the first time in a decade, operated a tractor for the first time, and other things. Best vacation I ever had. I'm planning on going up again next year, but this time during hunting season.

Total Games Played: 8 (2 new to me)
Total Expansion Played: 3

Total Plays: 14 (4 solo)
Total Expansion Plays: 3


Most Played Game Multiplayer: PACG: Skull & Shackles (x4)
Most Played Game Solo: Dungeon Roll (x2)
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Games Played: August 2014

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Had a lot going on this month, so I'm surprised I actually got in as much gaming as I did. A lot of struggle with having roofing, A/C, and Plumbing at my house trying to figure out why we had a water stain on the ceiling in our dining room. Since it was a raised ceiling they finally just cut out the drywall where the stain was and discovered a pipe leading to the master bathroom was in the corner of a truss and got pinched enough to finally crack. When they pulled it out it was dripping everywhere so we got the plumber out there within the hour to patch it. Luckily this was a very very minor leak and my water bill didn't really show any problem. So thank the Lord for that one. Now to get this hole in the ceiling patched up so that my electric bill won't be crazy due to the Florida heat coming into the house. That should happen later today (Sept 4). Anyway, onto the stats.


Total Games Played: 7 (2 new to me)
Total Expansion Played: 1

Total Plays: 11 (5 solo)
Total Expansion Plays: 4


Most Played Game Multiplayer: Planet Steam (2) and Race for the Galaxy (2)
Most Played Game Solo: Race for the Galaxy (2)
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Games Played: July 2014

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So, I hit level 50 on my main in Wildstar and found myself missing playing board games so I got a few more plays in near the end of the month. Made me happy. I figured August would have more, cept that I got a beta key to ArcheAge so... dangit... so much for that. lol.

Total Games Played: 9 (3 new to me)
Total Expansion Played: 2

Total Plays: 18 (8 solo)
Total Expansion Plays: 9


Most Played Game Multiplayer: PACG: Rise of the Runlords x8
Most Played Game Solo: Fleet and Rallyman x2
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Games Played: June 2014

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Not much to say this month. Mostly playing the Wildstar MMO and I'm having a blast. Board games got some attention, but we are mostly playing them on the dining room table now since it's stuffy in the board game room. Not much ventilation in there, but the games don't suffer from it so it's not too bad.

Total Games Played: 6 (1 new to me)
Total Expansion Played: 3

Total Plays: 13 (8 solo)
Total Expansion Plays: 5


Most Played Game Multiplayer: PACG: Rise of the Runelords (x3)
Most Played Game Solo: Star Realms (x4)
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Games Played: May 2014

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This is late this month, cause honestly, I completely forgot about it. Wildstar, the new MMO, was release this month. When I had first seen this game, I wasn't interested. Mostly cause I really didn't want to get into another MMO. I was already starting to tear myself away from Star Wars: The Old Republic and playing non-mmo games and even boardgaming more. I didn't care for the art style nor did it look interesting to me.
I can blame it all on my wife. She got into the beta, so I saw her playing all the time, so it peaked my interest so I signed up for the beta too. Dangit! It was fun. The combat style was really refreshing. It's more like an action MMO. I was able to do some overtime work to be able to preorder it for the both of us. I've been sucked in since. Plus, the player housing in the game is so much fun, and it's the kind of housing I've wanted in an MMO for a long time now.
I'm not sure how this will effect June's stats, but May I'm pretty satisfied with. Quite a few new games this month, but I did not recently order these. Some were to help top off preorders, some from trades, etc. If I've got to pay $20 in shipping, and I'm $30 away from free shipping, I'll just look for a $30 game that I know is on my wishlist. More than I want to spend, but I'd be spending a little under it anyway so why not get one more game. At least... that's how I try to justify it. whistle
Anyway. Some exciting news, for the first time in over 10 years, I finally bought a printer. I've never really needed one cause anything I needed to print out I did at work. But it was black and white. So I could never do color stuff, which I was ok with. However, I've really wanted to print out stuff for boardgames and I finally made the plunge and did some shopping. I finally settled with a Brother printer ($80... on sale from $150). I really like that the color cartridges are separate. I used to have a color Lexmark printer when I was in college and I hated that I wasted so much color ink just cause one color ran out. And they were pricy. So some print and play stuff will be appearing on my table in the near future. I'm currently working on Todd Sanders (I love his stuff) redesign of Barbarian Prince. After that, I will finish making Aether Captains, another Todd Sanders game of course, that I started over a year ago. Two others I have in my sights for possibilities... Star Smuggler (and of course, yet again, the Todd Sanders redesign) and Skirmish Wars: Advance Tactics once I get more plastic squares.

Total Games Played: 13 (7 new to me)
Total Expansions Played: 5

Total Plays: 30 (13 solo)
Total Expansion Plays: 10


Most Played Game Multiplayer: PACG: Rise of the Runelords and Star Realms (6)
Most Played Game Solo: Robinson Crusoe (3)
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Games Played: April 2014

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Had a great month of gaming. April so far has the most games played as well as the most plays of 2014.
I finally got to work on my game room too. Got 90% of the empty boxes out. Also cleared away most of the junk that was stacked up along the wall and put an old desk there that I'm using as a painting area now. Getting back to work on finishing up painting an indoor fountain with faeries on it for my wife. I had started that a long time ago but lost the area I had for painting so never got back to it. I told myself to finish this before I start getting back into painting miniatures.
I'm still in the idea phase of creating my deckbuilding game. I feel close to the point of making test cards to see how the mechanics work. I have no idea how to design a game so I don't know how this will turn out. But the idea in my head is something I'd love to play, as well as the few people I've pitched the idea to. I'm not expecting this to be done anytime soon anyway. I have no plans to rush this.
Onto April's stats:

Total Games Played: 11 (4 new to me)
Total Expansion Played: 8

Total Plays: 27 (9 solo)
Total Expansion Plays: 19


Most Played Game Multiplayer: PACG: Rise of the Runlords x8
Most Played Game Solo: Legendary x3
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Games Played: March 2014

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Decent amount of gaming this month. Hardly any solo plays though. I'm still slowly going through and reformatting my spreadsheet logs. It's taking quite a while cause, well, it takes so long to do a page sometimes that I just don't always feel like doing it.
Good news though. I was thinking about how a year or two ago I came up with an idea for a board game, pitched it to a friend who said he would love to play a game like that, and tried to get started designing it. I felt it was much too complex for something I'd like to do at the time and was overwhelmed, so added it to the "Abandoned for now" stack of projects. (It's a large stack). I was thinking though, that maybe I should start of with something a bit simpler, and later that night it hit me. So I've been writing a bunch of notes and thinking about things, and I think I may have something here. I'm really excited, and my wife really likes the idea too, as well as another friend. So I have some alpha playtesters to help me out! Yay! This still may be years away from surfacing, but I'm really hoping I don't abandon this one and actually not give up for once.


Total Games Played: 9 (3 new to me)
Total Expansion Played: 6

Total Plays: 23 (6 solo)
Total Expansion Plays: 15


Most Played Game Multiplayer: PACG: Rise of the Runelords (5)
Most Played Game Solo: Fleet (2)
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Games Played: Feburary 2014

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Very few plays this month. Been real busy. I spent a lot of time redesigning my Stats spreadsheets and now I'm going through the slow process of replacing the format and making sure all the formulas work. I basically wanted more ways to log plays other than Win/Loss/Tie since that's not how every game winds up. Like Incomplete games, solo games playing as both sides, solo games with beating high scores, etc. I wanted to still keep track of my win/loss ration, but still be able to log other plays. I could have simply made an "Other" slot, but I have to overcomplicate things to be satisfied apparently.
The rest of the time, I was mostly playing Battlefield 4 since it was Player Appreciation Month.


Total Games Played: 6 (3 new to me)
Total Expansion Played: 2

Total Plays: 14 (4 solo)
Total Expansion Plays: 3


Most Played Game Multiplayer: Legendary (6)
Most Played Game Solo: Rallyman (2)
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