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My brother is, indeed, a lucky devil. He's found, two weeks ago, in a flea market, a European box of Heroquest, along with two extensions (Karak Varn and Return of the Sorceror). It is like-new, nothing is missing, and it costed him around 5$.

 

We've spent last Sunday playing and painting it with his girlfriend, my wife and my son.

 

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It was quite pleasant to paint together (I usually paint alone). The goblins are, of course, still WIP, but it goes fast. Maybe the Heroquest miniatures will be painted much faster than those from Conan... As long as we can meet on a regular basis.

 

What about you? Do you still play at it, by nostalgia? Do you keep it in a display case, defended by security agents?

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Fourth session of painting today: we started the orcs! I remember doing my first dry brushing on these miniatures, back in the 90s, and my amazement at the result on their chainmails...

 

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Fifth session today. We are halfway through the orcs, the sublayer for the fimirs and the chaos warriors has been sprayed.

 

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Next time, we should play instead of paint, in order to stay motivated.

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This afternoon, my brother and his girlfriend called at our home, and we played the second scenario: The Rescue of Sir Ragnar.

 

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It was a tensed (but enjoyable) game, as the heroes still don't have any equipment. As the Barbarian, I was badly wounded by goblins (!) and had only one remaining hit point at the end of the game. The many random encounters when looking for treasures were quite a problem too. My son, playing the elf, spent a nice afternoon too, even though he's still too afraid to get wounded to be a reliable partner. :dry:

 

After the game, we all take brushes and started painting. Now working on the remaining Chaos Warriors and the Fimirs.

 

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narayannis2    8

Oh, the memories! Thank you for this!

When I was young (30 years ago?), I had played this, but only from borrowed copies. Around 10 years ago, I finally bought mine, together with all the expansions, pretty proud that I finally owned it! And then I decided to teach my wife how to play. After one game her comment was "It's nice... but that Wizard is pretty useless, isn't he?" I laughed at this comment... And never played the game again.

 

Ah, well. I'll teach her Conan now. I'm sure she'll like it more.

 

Cheerio

     John

 

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Well, the fact that the spell casters can cast only one spell of each kind during the mission makes the Enchanter pretty weak, in my mind too. A shame to have this complete set of Heroquest sleeping in the basement, though. But maybe it's in a display case, where the best parts of our childhoods should be. :sleep:

 

I haven't painted much Heroquest these recent days, but during the end of the summer, my wife managed to finish the fimirs miniatures.

 

Here they are, fighting the first painted hero:

 

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Stonewolf    51

This is the wellspring from which we flow....

These games were the daddy of all that's followed including our present Conan, hard to fathom how many hours I've spent running this for kids of all ages

You had a great find there

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