My husband and I like to play role-playing games. One such game is Dungeons and Dragons (read more about it HERE or HERE). I started playing with my husband and some of his friends back when I was in undergrad. We'd meet at our friend's house on Tuesday nights. We'd chat for a bit, then get down to business and start working through our missions. (Coincidentally, this is also when I became more intrigued by knitting - our friend's wife knits - and I'd always watch her knit whatever project was on her needles while we played.)
And of course, what better way to visualize what we're doing than by using miniature figurines that represent our characters. :) So for the last 5-6 years, we've used little plastic figurines. Each person playing would have one figurine to represent themselves, while the Dungeon Master (DM) would have several to represent the "monsters" we encountered. (Are you all still with me here? If you'd asked me 10 years ago if I thought I'd be doing this sort of thing, I would have thought you were crazy!)
Dark Sword Miniatures). So after looking into it further, we each ordered one. What was so great about this was we could find something that BETTER reflected our characters - we didn't have to settle for whichever plastic figure we could find in the box.
Better yet, they came unpainted. Although some may find it tedious, we rather enjoyed picking the paints and painting our own masterpieces. :) The final product is what we feel to be a fair representation of their personality and character. (Yes, we know - you're all jealous!) :)
I play an elf druid - Sayuri. She's cool. :) I loved getting to paint her hair red, and her cloak green...so earthy...just like a druid should be!