The Wall

I’ve hit it.

I haven’t lost interest in my tabletop sports games, I’ve lost interest in playing them, specifically baseball.

I played so much over the last 3 years that I may have burned myself out at least twice during that span.

Meanwhile, interest in my other hobbies have returned.

So it may be a bit quiet around here while I indulge in wargames and miniatures/painting for a while.

Signing off, for now.

Signage Update: PepsiCo Park

With a new baseball season upon us, I thought it was high time to do some maintenance at PepsiCo Park.

The act of rolling the dice in the tower has an unfortunate tendency to wear down the paper signage that is placed in the exit chute, so I took it as a chance to place a logo that I should have put on the park two years ago.

You can see the damage to the top of the paper sign on the left with the old 1940s Pepsi logo.

I simply had no time (or reason) to replace any of the existing signage back in 2015, when this should have been up for Back to the Future’s 30th anniversary.

It’s made of 110 lb card stock instead of 25 lb printer paper, so we’ll see how well it holds up under the punishment.

This is only the second time that I’ve replaced the logo in the chute due to wear and tear from the dice.

Trial run is tomorrow, for Opening Day 2017.

On deck: game two of a three game series between the Dodgers and the Giants, May 27, 1967.

Stay tuned!

Movies – Books

Before every baseball season, there’s a list of movies that I try to watch to psych myself up for Opening Day.

  • The Natural
  • Field of Dreams
  • 42
  • Major League

This season I’m going to try to get through the books that 3 of those movies are based on.

Stay tuned!

How Many is Too Many?

I’ve been giving this a lot of thought lately: how many game systems are too many?

I have a large number of baseball games, yet only play 3 of them with any regularity.  Another two are currently slated for small projects that I started.  And then I have a couple that I’ve never even learned how to play, yet have them sitting on my shelf, alongside the 3 grandaddies: APBA, Strat-O-Matic, and Statis Pro.  I have yet to find a system that I disliked playing.

My simple answer is that there’s never too many, if you have a desire to play them.  Which I do.  I’ll play when I get to play them, which may be later rather than sooner, but there’ll be play time for everything.

Or not.  We’ll just have to see where the future leads for this hobby of mine, among all the others.

Like the other sports games.

And non-sports games.

Stay tuned!