Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Heroscape

Heroscape. I have it on the brain lately. I think I've had it on the brain for a long time really. I mean why else buy all the waves of expansions without having ever played it? The appeal has always been obvious to me - miniatures with variable powers, armies drafted and built for different play styles, and terrain that can be built however you like. Plus, its really easy to play - no stupid living rules that get updated and cost a fortune. No painting armies (yeah, I'm looking at you Warhammer). So far, my only true disappointment with the game is that the superhero branch has apparently died. The first Marvel-Heroscape set came out and then the followup never happened. We saw figures, but nothing ever came out and most doubt they ever will. That's ok though. There is a fan site - heroscapers.com where a number of the contributors have built custom figures and cards using Heroclix guys. For a small amount of money (to buy the figures) and some printing, it looks like I can expand the hero side of this game dramatically.
Unfortunately for me, in poking around the site, I've had an overpowering urge to start making custom terrain. I really like the custom pieces folks have made - especially some of the trees and the broken columns. There are also some nice crystal pieces that started ideas running around my head (I keep seeing the Fortress of Solitude). I'll try and suppress those urges, but don't be surprised if you see me poking around the cake decorating section of the local Hobby Lobby...

2 comments:

Mike G. said...

A fun game but the set up is an excruciating exercise.

sourwyrm said...

I'd like to play Battletech on Heroscape terrain.