I've been lurking for a month or so as I recently had the urge to start painting all the "quest" figures I have collected over the years. I have and used to play Heroquest, Advanced Heroquest and Warhammer Quest regularly. I also had the Dark World, Dragonstrike, and BattleMasters games that I scavenged for parts years ago. These figs have seen a lot of use in D&D in recent years, but I decided I wanted to pull them out and use them for what they were originally intended for: Quests!
Good eye (or two). Those are indeed Heroscape dice. Years ago, my High School friends and I played the crap out of Heroquest until the dice started faces started wearing off. We did all 15 original quests, the Witchlord Quests, several Kellar's Keeps quest and my homebrewed adaption of the Barbarian Quest pack's Frozen Horror campaign that used the Advanced Heroquest tiles instead of the board (which we had already played so many quests on). We also created a lot of our own quests. I remember when one buddy borrowed all of my monsters to add to his set for a test and did a quest where each room we opened had all the spaces not filled with furniture with monsters. Our heroes amazingly survived that quest, though it was not easy of course. Anyways, we quested a few times a week in High School, so my dice were wearing out pretty quickly. For a while, I used the old d6 method of counting certain numbers on the dice as certain results, but Heroscape provided a neat way to pick up a whole bunch of dice again for the game.
I am currently working to get my entire set painted (furniture as well as figs). I will try to post some pics as the project continues. When I finish all the HQ figs, I plan to move on to the WHQ figs.
I just facebooked a few friends and sent them messages asking if they are interested in playing HQ (including a couple from my old High School group for whom it would now be quite a drive). A few have already expressed interest in playing HQ, so I may be posting more tales of adventures in dungeons soon.
Cool! I've started painting my HQ set too. That is, I'm currently learning to paint on some other miniatures (cluedo and some german soldiers) before I tackly my HQ mini's.
I've bought HQ recently, and never played it before. I love it! I've played 3 quests with my fiancee, so far it's pretty easy, but it gets more and more interesting :)
Looking forward to seeing your pictures!
Excellent! I look forward to reading more after action reports and hopefully reading some of your home-written Quests too, we're always on the lookout for new Quests to play, Monsters to fight and Rules to enhance our games.
Good eye (or two). Those are indeed Heroscape dice ... / ... we quested a few times a week in High School, so my dice were wearing out pretty quickly. For a while, I used the old d6 method of counting certain numbers on the dice as certain results, but Heroscape provided a neat way to pick up a whole bunch of dice again for the game.
Many of my group use HeroScape, BattleMasters and some home-made Combat Dice to supplement the HQ combat dice (I own quite a few copies of HQ but there still never seems to be enough dice to go round the table)
~The ravings of a single mad Goblin is bad enough, but such a power-hungry, malice-filled creature as Mortis can never hope to be understood~