First up I've been playing a lot of Heroscape with my kids. My 6 year old found it in my wargames room and asked if I'd play with her. So we had a game and it was really good fun so much so that eldest also wanted to get in on the action. Were now playing Heroscape every night. I even purchased some extra sets (not as easy as it sounds as Heroscape is now OOP). I'm sure my kids will get bored of Heroscape soon but it has fired up my hobby interest again.
I purchased the original Heroscape along time ago and added the Marvel heroes set later on. When we started playing Heroscape again I had a look online to see what was up with game. Apart from finding out Heroscape was OOP I also found out the last version and boosters had been based on Dungeons and Dragons. I bought a few booster packs of these D&D miniatures and really liked them. Underneath those horrible Chinese sweatshop paint jobs are some really nice miniatures.
As well as playing Heroscape I came across a box with all my old Forgotten Realms novels in a few weeks back. For those that don't know Forgotten Realms was one of several settings for AD&D back in the 80s/90s as well as the game products their were loads of novels. Ok these stories weren't exactly high literature but they were good fun to read. My favorites were the Drizzt books by RA Salvatore. So I started re-reading some of these books which stirred up a desire to dungeon bash.
When I was at school a few of us were pretty dedicated roleplayers. As teenagers we didn't go in for adventures of intrigue or investigation we just enjoyed invading dungeons killing everything and looting the place. So there I was wondering how I might dungeon bash, in a group of one with no Dungeon Master, when I came across the the D&D boardgames which apparently can be played solo. A quick look at the three titles available and it didn't take me long to settle on the Legend of Drizzt game. So I bought one.......
So I'm back on the hobby trail with a bit of D&D