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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

It's My Birthday This Weekend

So this Saturday is my birthday and I have a weekend of gaming excitement to celebrate my 43rd year on this planet.  Lets start with the big stuff, what did I buy myself for my birthday.  Well I spent $200 on the Robotech Kickstarter, pledging $200 for the Battle Cry level.  I was lucky enough to take part in the play testing of this game and really liked it.  With the success they had running this campaign I am sure this game will be played in many communities.  Since that gift will be delayed I also picked up a new multi effect bass pedal.  I know it has nothing to do with table top gaming but it does help me with my video gaming, I play Rocksmith.  It is very cool and I have been having a lot of fun with it, however it has slowed my painting down to a crawl.


So what are my big birthday plans.  To start I took the weekend off from work.  Tie that it with Monday being a Holiday and I have the next 6 days off, then I go back to work on Tuesday (May 28th) then I have another 3 days off.  Yes I planned that to happen.  I like to maximize my PTO days taking time off around Holidays.  So here is my gaming schedule for the weekend.

Friday, hanging out at the game store all day with my friends playing Bolt Action. 

Saturday, going over to my buddies Jerry's house to play all the cool card games we like.  I enjoy Warhammer Invasion DC Deck Builder.  He also is going to teach me a few new card games.  We are also going to play some Dust Warfare/Tactics.  If time permits we might even break out Command and Colors, Napoleonics.

Sunday, I was invited to take part in a Black Powder event at one of the local game stores.  The day will be spent playing an ACW game.  I am excited about this because I want to learn this set of rules for that day in the far future when I finish painting my Napoleonic army.

Monday, originally I was going to take part in a Bolt Action game.  I decided I am not going to that event.  My wife and I decided to spend the day together for the holiday.  Part of my life people don't know about is my wife works for a local hospital.  Last week our community lost two heroes, a firefighter and a police officer.  Both of these heroes lost their lives in the line of duty at different incidents on different days of the week.  It was a tragic week for everyone in our community.  They were both taken to my wife's place of employment and their lives could not be saved.  So my wife and I decided that on Monday we will just have a somber day at home being thankful to the men and women that serve our country and keep us safe in our communities.  It is just going to be a quite day at home reflecting on others and how they sacrifice everything for our way of life. 

That will be the end of my birthday weekend.