Blind Wargaming is a blog where I post (mostly) about my favourite hobby: table top wargming. The reason it is Blind Wargaming is because I am (legally) blind. I hope you enjoy my posts, or find them interesting, but if you don’t, that’s ok too. I’ve already stolen precious moments of your dwindling time on this planet from you and I am willing to find solace in that if I am unable to provide you any interest or joy.
Some answers to questions you might have:
Where are you from?
South Australia, born and raised.
What does “legally blind” mean?
If we consult our handy Centrelink pension application form:
“For Centrelink purposes this means that your visual
• after correction by suitable lenses, is less than 6/60
on the Snellen Scale in both eyes, OR
• has a field of vision constricted to 10 degrees or less
of arc around central fixation in the better eye
irrespective of corrected visual acuity (equivalent to
1/100 white test object), OR
• has a combination of visual defects resulting in the
same degree of visual impairment as that occurring
in the above points.”
I fit the definition thanks to bullet point number two: I’ve no peripheral vision. My central vision is also shot. In recent years, my sight has degraded further, making painting difficult, but not wholly impossible. I’m less pleased with my results of course. I also utilise ever increasing assistance to get things assembled and play games.
What tabletop wargames do you play?
All of them.
What other games do you play?
I’m a forever gamemaster and, similarly to tabletop wargames, like to play all the tabletop RPGs. I also have a modest boardgame collection (over 60 titles is modest right?)
Anything else you want to add?
I’m sure I will think of more to add to this section later.