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Monday, April 07, 2014

Random - Happy B'Day to me & Quick Update

That’s right, I hit 31 today (7th April) and we honestly had a fantastic weekend (re: Tabletop Day on Saturday and out for dinner on Sunday night). The only downside is our Alhambra Big Box didn’t arrive today but should be here tomorrow!

Anyway, that aside, quick update: It has been a busy year. I’ve probably said that somewhere once before, here or on my G+ page, but I’ll say it again. Busy year, even just mentally.

I’ve had my hand in a few playtesting projects, sometimes all at the same time, and that threw my free brain time out the window. Hence, now I am breathing a breath of fresh air as I have nothing on my plate at present. 

Never again will I do concurrent projects!

Two of those playtested projects I can mention but that is all I can do as Fantasy Flight Games have announced them (The Last Banquet and Eldritch Horror’s expansion: Forbidden Lore). Anything else though is under wraps, for now, due to NDA.

 I have a huge review I am working on slowly and finding it is more of a handful than I anticipated. I’ll be putting up, eventually, a review for Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn, the re-released MMO from Square Enix. I’ve never reviewed a MMO before as I normally think “What is the point?” when they are ever changing. FFXIV is different. Since their re-release in August 2013, the game has only been getting better and better with each major patch (2 in 6 months). 

I started doing the review and realised it will be HUGE unless I rein it in. That is where I am at at present: getting it slowly organised into the “What makes FFXIV better than the rest?”. For a simple reaction from us: It has made us not look at any other game as there is always something to do, and that isn’t including end game (re: raid) content.

Either way, with that out of the way, I also after the weekend have got back into board gaming a bit more as the son is itching for more and more Sentinels of the Multiverse. Both the wife and I agree that it is our most favourite card game (ever!) and hence we will be working on our own box design to safely hold all the cards (base game + 3 expansions) and whatever else comes. The expanded edition box does hold all the cards but it really is a “Wafer thin’ situation.

After this busy first quarter, I am hoping of some more posts here or at least socialising on the G+ page I have now while working out what else I will be doing this year in the Shiny realm.

I hope you all have a good easter, whether you celebrate it or not, as to me: all that matters is bringing the family together!