This week at Gameshark I'm talking about those other hobby games, but more specifically why I don't talk about them much. Miniatures and RPGs are almost completely a non-interest for me at this point in my life, and as such I almost never cover them unless it's something like SPACE HULK or a prepainted thing where you have an actual board and you don't have to get involved in that nerd version of model railroading, terrain building. No, I don't give a rat's ass about painting miniatures anymore nor do I want to spend an evening talking like an elf. I had my time with those kinds of games- good times indeed- but I've more or less left those game formats behind. Gaming takes up enough time as it is, I can't imagine spending hours and hours getting figures ready to play or writing a campaign. I think that's one of the biggest strengths of board gaming, you can have elements of these game formats but without the overhead.
So let's argue, I'm sure somebody will take offense to all this.
Michael is a member of the Fortress: Ameritrash staff, and a regular columnist for Gameshark.