As I mentioned last week, I only had one more thing I needed to get done to have Hellboy: The Board Game in a playable state and that was more frogs. I worked on another batch of four frogs and I now have 12 of the 20 in the box done. I’m pretty sure 12 is how many the retail game comes with so I think I should be in good shape to play the game now. This is fortunate because I found painting this batch to be quite tedious and there are still eight more to go…
Fortunately they do look pretty good, especially when you start getting them all together like I did for this picture.
Since finishing the frogs, I’ve started on something completely different and am working away at it now in the hopes of getting out of the painting funk that these frogs brought on. I kind of hate to say it but I’m starting to get the urge to paint something “display level” again as I feel like I’m losing steam on the gaming stuff even though I have a lot sitting around waiting for me to paint them. Maybe I should try to figure out a way to play Hellboy: The Board Game sooner than later to keep me motivated to paint more gaming things. We’ll see what I can do to manage this situation.
While I will probably start thinking about picking up something for display painting in the next month or so, it probably won’t be too soon because I spent way too much money to buy a Nintendo Switch game that is already rare and expensive. As you can probably guess, I foresee it becoming more so over time so I’m glad to have it in my collection. I bought The House in Fata Morgana Collector’s Edition which is the nicest Collector’s Edition I’ve ever bought.
As you can see above, it comes with an art book (which I always enjoy) and a six disc soundtrack which is pretty wild. The game itself is obscure/niche because it is a Visual Novel. What does this mean? You don’t really play a game in the usual sense and instead you’re basically reading a book with some static visuals like the characters and background music. The story is described as a gothic horror tale so I’m expecting and hoping for some Edgar Allen Poe vibes from this one. The crazy thing is that the game is 40-50 hours long so I’m going to be busy playing it for a while. While I can’t imagine many of you are dying to know my thoughts on it, I’ll probably share them anyway because I will have put quite a lot of time and resources into it by the time I beat it!