Decided I wanted get involved in a hobby that I could enjoy every aspect of. I was real big video gamer but the appeal is becoming lost on me. I tried a few years of card games like Magic, but that too lost its luster. Then I discovered warmachine/hordes. At first I was a bit leery about having to put the models together and painting them, but after many encouraging and motivating words from a local shop (they advised me to come here), I gave it a go. Now I'm hooked.