Sunday, January 1, 2012

2012 New Years Resolutions

First, let's look back at last year. Did I meet my goals for 2011? Well, I did much better in 2011 than I did in 2010!

In 2010, I was 0 for 3... I did meet a few of my goals on technicalities, but I didn't really feel good about any of them. So for 2011, I decided to try harder and lower the bar. That's gotta be a recipe for success, right?

Apparently, it was. This year, I had only two goals:

  • Start game night again.
  • Play outside of the man cave more often.
I succeeded in both. Game night was fairly regular at the beginning of the year, and although it slacked off considerably after a few months, we did start it back up. As far as playing outside of the man cave... my headlong leap back into Magic: The Gathering took care of that. From May until September, I was playing around once a week, which is great compared to my prior habits of once or twice a year.

For 2012, I want to challenge myself a bit more. There are things that I've wanted to do for quite some time, and maybe 2012 will be the year that I actually succeed. Here are my 2012 resolutions:
  • Complete the first adventure in the Madcap Mercenaries campaign. This is an online Rifts game that I've been running with some good friends over the last few years. It never really took off, and has been dormant more than it has been active ever since it started. This year, I want to finish the first adventure.
  • Play in a more competitive Magic: The Gathering tournament. I've played in tons of Friday Night Magic tournaments and casual tournaments, but the biggest events I've ever attended have been prereleases. And let's be honest... prereleases aren't that competitive. This year, I want to attend an event that will challenge me more than local tournaments, and hopefully make me a better player. I don't know if it will be a Star City Games event or something sponsored by Wizards of the Coast, but I'm going to find something.
  • Continue chasing the same goals I stated in 2011! Game night needs to come back (again), and I really do enjoy playing at different stores in the area. I did much better with these in 2011, and I want to follow the same trend in 2012.
We'll see how those goals pan out!
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