With my focus primarily on hosting remote games of late, I have been trying to limit the playing area to no more than 6' x 8' so that the webcams can capture the entire play from behind each player's side without swiveling cameras during the game. By utilizing only a portion of the table, the unused table space soon becomes a repository for all sorts of material including a use as a staging area.
The hex board in the foreground is from the recent Second Battle of Azukizaka and takes up only about 4'x6' footprint. Perfect size for remote games. Notice the webcams positioned behind and over each player's side of the table and the 48" TV used as a monitor for coordinating players and webcam views for Zoom games. That large TV may have become a permanent fixture to the game room and game table. If I go back to using the entire 12' of the table for larger games, I may have to consider mounting the TV on the wall.
Where was I? Oh, yeah.
With stuff piling up on the gaming table, the scatter on the table finally became too much and I made an effort to clean up the mess. What began as a thought to simply tidy the table soon devolved into a repositioning of a lot of items as the effort gathered momentum.
What mess? How bad could it be? Well, the photos below offer a hint.
|Does not look so bad from this end of the table.|
|Upon closer inspection.|
|Painting station in the corner.|
|View from the other side of the table.|
Stacks of figures lurk under the table and along the wall.
|A large portion of The Lead Pile in the cabinet,|
some spilling out onto the floor.