Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Its getting to look like Christmas

The calendar keeps moving faster and faster. It seems only a few days ago it was just January. Now we are approaching Christmas and year's end. All in all, it has been a good year. Health-wise, it started rough but things are looking so much better. New meds and eating healthy has gone a LONG way.

On the hobby front, I didn't accomplish as much as I thought I would. I was aiming for 1000 points in the Vis Lardica painting challenge. I did break the 700 point realm, which was nice.

In terms of publishing, I did release the Second Kharkov Campaign. I was able to create the PayHip store which simplified direct sales. And I am looking into doing print on demand with Wargame Vault. (If I figure it out). I spent a while working on my scenarios for the War of Jenkin's Ear. I would say, that is at the 90% point. I am looking at expanding the North Carolina Campaign that I have the framework of in the back. I really want to run that campaign soon and see how well it works. The scenarios will get played out next year and should be able to publish by Quarter 2.

To celebrate another completed year, I am running a sale on my Payhip site till December 31st. Use coupon code OZG57E324Q for 35% off of everything. The address is: https://payhip.com/ChrisStoesen

Santa Clause

Lastly, it is getting a bit too later to run the Santa Clause event again. I really miss doing that. It was a great event. I would really like to know if anyone was interested in reviving that. As a reminder, Santa Clause was an event where folks would put their name in and be assigned a secret Santa and you would paint about $10 to $15 in miniatures for your target. It could be miniatures or terrain related. Then you would mail the the item to your target in time for Christmas morning. Being that it is December 11th, that is not practical. I miss this as it was my one chance to end up with hobby items as asking for them from family gets mixed results.

I'd like to pick this up again. It was fun and over the years, it resulted in some really cool gifts that were exchanged. I enjoyed following folks progress on what they were painting and seeing people post on the what they received.

I'd like to know if there is still enough interest to make it viable again. So, lets try something. If you are interested in seeing this come back to life and have a "Christmas in March - Santa Clause" event, please reply to this post and send me a mail through the contact form on the side of the blog. If I can get 15 names by Christmas, I'll start it back up with the first one due in March and in September 2020 will relaunch Santa Clause proper. I have some older posts on this. See http://cstoesen.blogspot.com/2017/09/2017-santa-clause.html for an overview of what we did back in 2017.

Anyway, Merry Christmas everyone.

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