I discovered paper miniatures. More specifically, I discovered the Junior General site which offers a variety of historical simulations and paper miniatures in an effort to pull kids into the hobby. In the teen gaming event at the local library last month my usual US opponent set up a demo game but didn't attract much attention. I'm thinking now, however, that using ships from something like the old WizKids Pirates collectible card game or maybe some simple paper models and with simple rules (more simple than US? well, it's possible) for the next event. The paper models is also inspiring me to try my own hand at modelling some new designs for US and DW.