This week I am seeking advice from the blogosphere. God knows wargaming has a bad reputation but sometimes, just sometimes, I wonder if it is because we are too tolerant. Now, tolerance is not normally associated with my good self but it is necessary in our hobby. If you are going to enter competitions you might find if compulsory to find a mechanism to calm yourself down.
Phil “El Gringo” and Uncle Ken were up for a first class game of medieval double dealing. The period is fascinating and the game board exquisite.
We were all ready for a great evening and then a fourth member joined us. As usual said fellow has done nothing in preparation and literally brings nothing to the table. He did of course bring a never ending succession of gripes and criticisms. What do you do in such a situation? May I suggest a wargamers’ code?
Set Up. Sit down at a game if you are playing or interested
Get some. Don’t always rely on others to entertain you!.
Buy some- Try to avoid asking thousands of hypothetical questions, especially if we are all learning a new system. Buy the rules and read them!
Thank them- everyone has limited time, instead of criticising the scenario, the rules or the history, keep your comments positive.
Back to the forests of North America next Thursday so I need to get painting. Nearly rant over!