I finished up a card & dice replay of the 1977 New York Yankees with Strat-O-Matic baseball a little over a month ago. In the meantime, I’ve been tabulating the stats for that project, as well as playing some soccer and a little football here and there, too.
But though I have a bunch of other projects going on right now, that 1977 Yankees replay was my favorite and was the one that has had the bulk of my attention for the last few months. I read books on the city, the team, the manager. I tried to put myself in Reggie’s shoes and get into Billy’s head. It was a gratifying experience, and the project’s completion has left me feeling a bit like a good friend has moved out of town.
In the weeks since, there have been many nights wherein I’ve found myself kind of staring at my shelf of games, idly waiting for inspiration to strike, not feeling particularly moved to pick up any of the projects I currently have underway.
I’ve spent lots of time staring at the shelves and boxes you see in the adjacent photo.
Here is my Game Shelf (aka “The Game Closet”). The majority of my tabletop-sports games and cards are housed here, though I do have a couple of boxes of cards (most significantly, about 5 seasons of APBA Baseball) that are not pictured here.