|I so love Deadpool, he's just so badass!!!|
I'm not going to keep you all long today because I know today is all about getting lots of free swag and being a glutton. So I wouldn't want to get in the way of this seasonal avarice now would? So a good friend of mine wanted me to do my Christmas sermon on Ho Ho HoMachine. I must admit I was sorely tempted, I mean the tabloid journalist in me felt the article title was just too damn good to miss out on. However, today I want to talk about something more inclusive and about the hobby as a whole. Right now as you sit at home, surrounded by people that you love, cherish and respect... and maybe some family members too, ask yourself these questions:
- How many of the gathered throng assembled before you are into wargaming or board gaming?
- How miserable and unfulfilled would your life be without wargaming or board gaming?
- So don't you owe it to your fellow human to introduce them to this glorious hobby and bring the joy of gaming into their lives?
|Following Lonely Island's example|
I think for me 2011 will be mostly remembered for me rediscovering my adulation and love of all things board game related. That's saying something considering it was also the year that I lost my job due to Tory cuts and that my grandad got cancer! But hey, it's always best to accentuate the positive right? Board games have this year allowed me to introduce the hobby to new people, sceptical people. It's brought a little bit of joy into their lives, and isn't that what Christmas should be about?
So if you have any fun little board games, or even some space to do some intro games of whatever is your wargame of choice, make the offer to introduce some of your relatives to our hobby. Whip out your new copy of Gears of War (you'd better have put it on your Christmas list or I swear I'll...) crack out some Space Marines, even if you die a little inside every time you do, and give the gift of gaming. Our hobby is utterly awesome, and more people should here the true gospel of gaming. Besides, we're always in need of new opponents, am I right? Merry Christmas guys and gals!