So, after trying something a little different and then trying to go with what I knew I could easily have opted for giving up or taking an extended break.
But that's really not what you do with a hobby that has been an integral part of your life now is it?
What I needed was a catalyst to really kick start my hobby.
It started with board games, namely Sentinels Of The Multiverse, Star Wars : X-Wing and some Magic: The Gathering.
I bought a deck builders toolkit for M13 and met up with my good friend Erik to play some friendly Magic. Largely using a random assortment of cards from the M13 DBT and other cards I had left over from the 1st Chapter.
From there I started to try other things and stumbled upon Sentinels Of The Multiverse - http://sentinelsofthemultiverse.com/
The Enhanced Edition had just been released and I picked it up after reading some reviews. This game was the spark I needed and I've since played it about 10 times with a variety of people.
I quickly followed it with Star Wars : X-Wing which gave me a Star Wars gaming "fix". Now I've only played this 2 or 3 times but it was enough. Whether I play it again it doesn't matter as it served its purpose.
So we're getting there but I wouldn't quite say we're up and running with the 2nd Chapter. Not just yet.