Friday, January 7, 2011

Tavern Talk: New Years Resolutions

The new year is here, time for all those promises you make to the 'hobby gods', friends and family about your hobby.  It is time to admit them to the blogosphere, to share with us all the resolutions you have made for Fantasy in the new year.  What are your plans for the up coming year?  What goals do you hope to achieve for 2011?  

I don't normally create New Years Resolutions, because from a psychological perspective they set you up for failure.  But I do have hopes and aspirations for the new year I'd like to share.

1.  Finish my armies.  I have a stack of unfinished projects.  My Dark Elves are two Hydras and 15 Dark Riders away from being done.  After I finish those, I will be able to build tournament ready lists at 2k, 2.5k, and 3k.  On the Space Marine side, I have 5 Razorbacks to finish before 'Ard Boyz this year, which will be feasible after I finish my Dark Elves.

2.  Attend two GT's this year.  I plan on playing in the Fantasy championships at Adepticon.  After that I'd like to attend a GT in the late summer, early fall time of the year.  Ideally Bolter Beach because it's in-state and I would have friends I could stay with for free.  But who knows, if I somehow become a much better player and get a Vegas invite I would be very interested in going to that one.

3.  Get to the semis in Fantasy and 40k.  I don't think making the Finals in both is realistic, but I could probably make it to the semis for both again.  I think it's feasible for me to make the finals in one of them, but unless they make the prize support worth a plane ride I won't be attending them.


1.  Get ahead on my CPE.  Continuing professional education is a joke.  The classes and tests are easy and pointless.  It's just a shake down.  But I hate waiting until the last minute to get mine done.  I'd like to finish it early and not have to stress at the last minute.
2.  Ramp up my racing.  I plan on attending the Swamp Classic this year in February, and my goal is to win the time trial.  When I raced it in 2009 I came in 2nd, and I'm much stronger now so winning is definitely possible.  I also plan on racing in the state road race championship in October, and there is no reason why I couldn't win it.  Someone has to win, and I'd put my fitness up against anyone in my category with confidence, so why not me?

That's it for me.  The key to keeping your resolutions is making them attainable and practical.  Hopefully mine are.


  1. I'm debating whether my CPE/CE is worth it. My license is up for renewal as well and it's a boatload of money for a profession I'm not practicing... still, it's a professional license which if nothing else looks good on a resume.

  2. I want to paint a tournament-sized army. I have carpal tunnel... so that means something easy to spraygun... Blood Angels or Lizardmen or Daemons or something. That's doable.