It’s already June, ½ the year is just gone! So I find myself sitting wondering what I have done so far this year and what am I going to be doing for the rest of the year. Also June in South Africa means ICON. The largest geek/tabletop event in the country. The excitement is growing!
So this was my desk for most of the past week. It was worth it though; I passed!! Take that scumbag exams! So that’s #1 on my to do list done. Although I still have another week to go, it’s nice to get it done early. Now on the #2 & #3… but instead of painting games I would much rather just play them. Truth be told I almost failed at the endeavour I undertook within 3 days of making the commitment.
As most will already know Kickstarter is a means by which product creators can get prefunding from people all over the world in order to produce their products. Often these early funders (backers) are given exclusive content or they get the product earlier or cheaper than if they would have bought the item after it was sold normally. Sometimes buying through the Kickstarter campaign (KS) is the only way to get the product.
For board games it’s a fantastic way for small companies and individuals to produce a product without having to fork out massive capital. For the backers it means paying for an item before it is even manufactured. So you will have to wait for the product to be produced and shipped. For us in SA this usually means via the SAPO….
So 2016 is gone. It’s dead and gone, I’m happy for that. It was a pretty rough year, hopefully things will normalise in 2017. Not to say that things will be better, but there’s always hope. So as most people start off a year with resolutions I started mine off with a 10 x 10 challenge!
I don’t often boast about my kids. Well I try not to, those that hear me boasting might say otherwise 😉 This week my son received an award for the Best Junior Chess player in his school. I’m exceptionally proud. Samara plays too and she is certainly better than he is, from what I gather she is the best of the seniors but that award is usually given to the Grade 7’s not the 6’s so she should get one year. The thing that I’m really excited about is not the achievement itself but the fact that Ronin did it even though he has ADD.