|Me, Christmas, 1999|
Caution: I plan on doing a full blog entry about Crimson Skies in the very near future. But while I was getting ready to write that post, I had some notes that turned into a random spew of words.
This happened completely by accident!
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Back in college I played a lot of miniatures games, but fell out of the hobby after the early 2000’s. Now that I could probably afford the costs of boasting a respectable Warhammer 40K army (not that I would, I was always more of a FASA fan), I’m always tempted to purchase new paints and get back behind the pewter, but stop short when I consider my time constraints. Wanting to scratch this “itch,” I arranged over the weekend to run a couple sessions of my favorite miniatures game: Crimson Skies.
Typically, I run the role-playing games at our monthly Norwin Game Knights meetings, but since this was a special New Years celebratory session at our local public library, I wanted to bring a game that was both eye catching, as well as quick to play. Since Crimson Skies has a few role-playing elements, I’d still attract some of my usual suspects, as well as draw in a few new faces. I expected no less from a game that could always draw a small crowd of onlookers when it first came out. This was back when I was a broke gamer in college, relishing weekly Tuesday night “dogfights” with squadrons of lovingly created miniatures, paid for by endless hours as a Sam’s Club cashier.
|My collection, now lovingly placed in a curio cabinet|
|I still did a little painting in the late 00's, including these seaplanes|
I do know one thing though...
Who's coming? I call Inner Sphere and the Draconis Combine!
|My daughter during her first game of Crimson Skies|