My wife and I have sorta kinda separate accounts (doesn't matter much, we are in a community property state) but we pay bills back and forth, so it all comes out of both accounts.Blunderbuss wrote: ↑Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:49 amAh, too bad. Due to real life circumstances, July is a suboptimal month for me. I’ll be moving across the country that month, which is going to eat up a lot of my money. And when my wife and I finally get settled at our new place, we’re finally opening a joint bank account (after getting married this past October).
In addition to having objectively less money to work with due to the move, it will be harder for me to participate in a July Kickstarter to the extent that I would like to, as my spending will then be under greater scrutiny by the wife (whereas it would have been comparatively easy for me to quietly dump a bunch of my saved money in June).
But I trust that Dwarven Forge has weighed the pros and the cons extensively, and I trust them to do everything that they can to make KS VI as successful as possible. And when KS VI eventually does launch, they’ll have my full support as a fan, even if my financial support is somewhat limited.
When we got married, we both had a few non-negotiable requirements. One of mine was one weekend day a month and one weekday night a week gaming. That has got totally swamped b/c our kids both got into gaming and we loved (and in fact built our home specifically to cause) having their friends choose our place to play. So we now have two standing kid games for two days a month (Fr/Sat or Sat/Sun), plus my MOnday Dragonfire campaign, plus the VSF campaign. Because I am "supporting" our kid-contact plan, I get extra days. And I decided when my parents died that a chunk of my inheritance ($10k) went into a wargames account that I spend as I like.
Having a separate account helps. And if you ever have kids, adopting the have-the-kids-game-at-our-place is also a great strategy. even though our boys are huge video gamers, once sucked into in-person RPG they never left.
PS: They really aren't 'kids' anymore - they are 21 and 18. We are going on a two-week trip and one-week cruise this summer, and they both still want to go with us. Time with the Offspring pays long-term dividends...I've spent about five hours this week doing Dragonfire rules development with Eldest Offspring! And guess what...many of their gaming friends from 7th grade are still coming over for monthly games now they are adults! I built my own grown up gaming group from the ground up...
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Totus KS Delenda Sunt, especially KS6