Burn Out: Perspective from a Wargamer

Are you me?! Hence why Infinity has come into the front-burner lately.

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Are you tired of games or gaming in general? Are you bored with gaming? Gaming fatigue is a real issue for any wargamer who plays tabletop games.It’s the feeling that you don’t want to play anything related to miniature games or even board games. The most common description of this experience is “burnout”, which manifests as a simple lack of motivation or desire to play games.

In this article, I review a few things you should know about gamer’s burnout. Along the way, you will learn why you get tired of playing games, and how to stop getting bored of games. Overcome burnout with a bit of information.

Burn out is a real problem

Burn out. The feeling of not wanting anything to do with playing the tabletop war game. It’s a difficult experience to describe, but is likened to the sensation of apathy, of not wanting to go…

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2 thoughts on “Burn Out: Perspective from a Wargamer”

  1. Nice post! I’ve hit gaming and painting burnout before. The last time I hit wargaming gaming burnout was after TempleCon 2011. I used to hit painting burnout after every league as i tried to keep my painting up to reach as many goals as possible, but once I gave up on that (painting that quickly, not the leagues) I havent had painting burnout since then.

    But where I differ is that I dislike to lose contact with the hobby entirely, so I tend to use painting as a salve for wargaming burnout, but I think that may be because I like to paint things other than just PP models as well. But I find that painting a model for my Cryx army make me want to play it, even if its not a model that I will likely use very often. If I paint enough models, then I might peruse the forums for advice on how to best use the model or what lists it works best with.

    I also find computer games to be a good salve as well for burnout. Playing by myself eventually makes me want to get back to wanting to play with fleshy beings again. 🙂

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