Monday, 3 January 2011

A New Year of Frugal Gaming


Hello all and welcome to a new year of Frugal Gaming.  For those of you new to this blog, the aim is to reduce your spending on gaming products while simultaneously playing more games and improving the quality of games played.  I (and my small but select team of Frugal contributors) aim to help you achieve this by giving you hints and tips on money saving projects, reviewing products to make sure you’re getting the best value for your gaming money and generally giving you something else to read on the internet to prevent you straying onto ebay when bored at work.

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Last year was a pretty good year for me and this year I want to do more of the same, my ideas for the forthcoming twelve months are as follows:

More Painting: I’ve got a lot of unpainted figures at the moment. My Orc and Goblin army for Warhammer is nearing completion and I’ve just started painting all the Dark Eldar for 40k that I’ve had stuck in boxes for ages.  In addition, I’ve also got a lot of undead to paint up, but more about that next week.  I plan to not buy any more for these armies until the units I already have are fully painted.  No more unpainted models on the table!

More Organising:  At the moment my painting desk looks like a refugee camp with a large number of unconnected projects on the go, I’d like to focus more on each project and finish one before I begin another, perhaps only having two models or units in the go at once, rather than the ten or so that I have at the moment.  If anyone has any tips on setting up a painting rota, I’d love to hear it.

More Gaming: I’ve been playing a lot over the past year, but I’d like to get more gaming done!  I’m considering going along to some of the local gaming gaming clubs, (work and my hectic social life permitting) to get the best out of my newly painted figures.

More Learning:
As I say I’ve been playing a lot, but I’d like to get better, I’m planning to get a  notebook to keep a brief run down of each of the games that I play so I can learn from my mistakes and understand how a battle can turn on a few key moves.

Less Spending: I’m not quite sure how much I spent on gaming last year, but this year I’m going to set a budget and stick to it. I think £20 a month would be a reasonable figure, and I can always bring in more from selling my old bits and pieces on ebay if I have a big purchase I’d like to make.  I’m not sure how it’ll go but it’s worth a try!

So those are my aims for the year.  What have you got planned?  Drop me a line and let me know, all the best for the new year.

Happy gaming

Dave

3 comments:

The Angry Lurker said...

Keep up the good work.

Frugal Dave said...

Cheers Man!

LoneIslander said...

Good luck with that bro lol