Lawrence Ofarabia asked a question about my game table (the one I pile all of my terrain boards on) in the last post and after answering briefly, I thought, "Wow, that sounds like a blog post waiting to be written!" and here it is. I am lucky enough to have a wife that thinks it is important that I have my own space. In fact, I have two rooms in my house that are dedicated to my hobby (and several bookcases in the hall that connects them)! One is my 'office'. It's where the desktop PC resides alongside my painting desk, collection of Napoleonic books and historical novels, and my Ampeg PortaBass 228 practice amp and Yamaha Attitude bass guitar... the makings of another whole blog post!
This post is about the second space, known as 'the game room'. The main piece of furniture in the room is a vintage sewing table that my wife has owned for more than thirty years. The table is 4x6' and topped with a single piece of polished slate slab framed in wood. Underneath are four cabinets filled with unpainted miniatures, terrain projects, books, and heaven knows what else (every time I attempt to clean them out I stumble on some half started project that I'd forgotten about). Besides serving as my main gaming table, it's great for large terrain projects (like painting terrain boards)... and yes, my wife still uses occasionally for cutting fabric for which it was originally designed.
Besides, the table, I have two miniature display cases, three book cases crammed full with rule books, Osprey guides, White Dwarf magazines, and my ruined city models for Warhammer 40k, a closet full of 2x4' terrain boards, and enough room for a small Windsor chair! On the walls I have Frazetta prints, a map of Middle Earth, a map of my own fantasy world (The Realm of Quindia), and an antique mirror that may be from the late 1800's according to my wife's family. Ceiling fan, a view of the back yard, and a little hut by the window for my cats, Napoleon and Josephine... aside from the fact that I wish it were twice the size, I don't think I could ask for anything more!
Less frivolity and more terrain coming up in a few days!