One of my big take-aways from Solo Tabletop Gaming Appreciation Month is the value of publicly declaring my goal.
I've seen this on a number of productivity sites (I read a lot of them, which, ironically and not surprisingly, reduces my productivity) but hadn't really given it much of a try. The idea is that, by declaring a goal publicly, we motivate ourselves to achieve it for fear of falling short in the eyes of others.
If I can consistently get results like last month, I'll consider it a surprisingly worthwhile technique.
So, for December, my figure preparation goals are:
- Paint five 25mm pistoleros - this will complete the Monday Knight Productions Wild West figures I got for Christmas some 5 years or so ago.
- Prep and prime box of Waterloo WWII Japanese
- Print and assemble two paper-flat fantasy war bands to try out Song of Blades and Heroes
Because I spent nearly all of my hobby time painting last month, this month, I want to also include learning some new rules:
- Read and play a few test games of SBH
- Learn the core rules and play a test game or two for Heroclix (thanks JF at SoloNexus for getting me started on what looks to become a new addiction!)
This might be rather ambitious for me ordinarily, but it turns out I'll have nearly two weeks off from work thanks to the upcoming holidays. Which means, all told, I should get in at least16 hours of hobby time between now and January.
Hopefully, I'll also get in a VSF game, WWII, and dungeon crawling too.