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24 Aug 2017 12:02 p.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian24 Aug 2017 12:01 p.m. PST

After you've experienced a gaming hiatus, what caused you to get back to the tabletop?

coopman24 Aug 2017 12:23 p.m. PST

A good book, a movie, a friend mentioning his interest in a particular period.

mckrok24 Aug 2017 12:24 p.m. PST

Kids growing up and a career which didn't require 60+ hour work weeks.


Jozis Tin Man24 Aug 2017 12:32 p.m. PST

Ditto mckrok, plus the book One Hour Wargames.

Micman Supporting Member of TMP24 Aug 2017 12:35 p.m. PST


GildasFacit Sponsoring Member of TMP24 Aug 2017 12:52 p.m. PST

Never really stopped. Had years when I had no-one to play against locally but still painted and read, even played solo.

rustymusket Supporting Member of TMP24 Aug 2017 12:58 p.m. PST

Retired and found a hobby shop nearby had gaming.

Winston Smith24 Aug 2017 1:09 p.m. PST


genew4924 Aug 2017 2:38 p.m. PST

My went to camp and I by chance discovered AB miniatures online.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP24 Aug 2017 2:54 p.m. PST

Not being in an actual war zone any more.

Chuckaroobob24 Aug 2017 3:13 p.m. PST


Frederick Supporting Member of TMP24 Aug 2017 4:48 p.m. PST

The kids getting out of diapers

Oberlindes Sol LIC24 Aug 2017 5:15 p.m. PST

The only real hiatus was a few years when I was too busy with work to look for gaming. Once I had time, I found some people through a post on the Traveller mailing list, and was right back into it.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP24 Aug 2017 7:05 p.m. PST

A long overdue divorce.

Titchmonster24 Aug 2017 7:18 p.m. PST

Cons. I always find a momentum swing when I attend a con. I always find some time to paint but after a convention I get a good 2-3 months of quality time behind the brush. However, with the kids and work it's only 1 con per year.

jurgenation Supporting Member of TMP24 Aug 2017 7:29 p.m. PST

..broke my knee..had time to paint.

Old Contemptibles Supporting Member of TMP24 Aug 2017 9:41 p.m. PST

Moved to a city which has an active club.

Great War Ace24 Aug 2017 9:49 p.m. PST

Friends calling and asking for a game. It worked and we've been playing again for over two years; albeit less frequently than we used to.

Personal logo COL Scott ret Supporting Member of TMP24 Aug 2017 11:26 p.m. PST

A friend asking me if I had ever played, thinking that I might have with my military background.

Second hiatus was ended by my children's interest in "Daddy's good guys". We still call them that in my house.

Khusrau25 Aug 2017 5:33 a.m. PST

Finding a local club had some nice guys playing. None of them rulesets I had any real interest in previously.

Ottoathome25 Aug 2017 7:19 a.m. PST


Doing the same thing time after time and expecting different results.

rmaker25 Aug 2017 11:10 a.m. PST

Never stopped.

RudyNelson25 Aug 2017 12:07 p.m. PST

Mine is not playing again as it is changing my focus from miniatures back to board games. In regards to sals, the shift is from 15/18 to 28 which is a considerable price increase per casting. Not a huge fan of a lot of trends.
Personally, it is hard to see to paint any size.
I like the concept of stand alone board games even if some systems have expansions. The miniature rules endless source books and required "must be ours" brand is tiresome. So I am shifting back to board games.

arthur181525 Aug 2017 12:49 p.m. PST

Bob Cordery's Portable Wargame rules. See his books and his Wargaming Miscellany blog.
Simple, playable, they put the 'game' back into wargaming for me.

21eRegt26 Aug 2017 6:48 a.m. PST

Never had a hiatus since starting with miniatures. Guess that makes me one of the lucky ones.

jambo126 Aug 2017 9:26 a.m. PST

After years of doing nothing it took an illness and 6 months of work to get me back into the scene again.

Personal logo Doctor X Supporting Member of TMP26 Aug 2017 4:00 p.m. PST

Never stopped

Ceterman26 Aug 2017 4:49 p.m. PST

I've never stopped either.

Personal logo DWilliams Supporting Member of TMP28 Aug 2017 11:14 a.m. PST

I was active in the hobby as a teenager, then college/grad school, marriage and career took precedence. Once I was able to establish a relatively prosperous home, career, etc, it was time to return to the thrills of my youth.

Henry Martini28 Aug 2017 6:02 p.m. PST

… and after the wife found out, something less matrimonially risky… like wargaming :- ).

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