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Took a gamble on my biggest weakness: some more baggies of Magic found at :goodwill:
The manager wouldn't budge on the price: $1.99 to $2.99 per baggie. All told it would have cost almost $40 to get all that was there. I didn't want to gamble THAT much - picked out $13 worth of baggies and left it at that.
A good smattering of uncommons, a few rares, some nifty black bordered foreign prints of Legends-era stuff. But nothing to justify the cost.
Oh well. Live and learn. Sometimes you score, sometimes you wash out. I'll just heave them into the piles of the rest of the Magic cards I plan to organize and ebay later this summer.
Back in April - just before my surgery, I attended the Spring Gaming Hoopla - a local game convention that supports the American Cancer Society and Relay for Life. Being distracted by the games I was running and thoughts of the upcoming operation, I almost forgot to buy my 6/$5 raffle tickets.
After the con, I promptly forgot all about it. Until. game night - when one of our regular group (who also attended the Hoopla) said "Oh, hey, I've got something for you." And he hands me this. Apparently I chose the right bag to drop a ticket into. It was part of a 2 game prize package from Out of the Box - along with Run Wild. I only dropped 1 ticket into the bag, so $.83 for two games
Either $1 or $0.50 - missing timer and has a substituted yellow marker. Box is in pretty rough shape (and is used for game play) but I think I did a pretty good tape job to prevent any further damage and still functions just fine.
And why would a guy in his late 30s spend even two bits on this game? A chance for some easy thanks to adding photos and version info. A petite quad-fold board, small enough to fit in a Blokus box unfolded. Neat jet pawns:
(I can't bring myself to list the custom d6 as a reason to buy the game, but it does add an extra layer of cheese to a cheesy pop-culture trivia game.)
Complete except for (of course) the rules. Not that it matters.
Stale pastry is hollow succor to a man who is bereft of ostrich.
$1 at Goodwill Outlet, complete except for some informational sheets not important to the gameplay. This looks to be quite rare, but I can't find a single ongoing or completed sale in any venue, so I have no idea if it was worth buying.
Spent the weekend with family in Missouri and we went to Branson on Sat. Branson thrift stores are bleak bleak places but heading down we went through Springfield and stopped at a thrift. I nabbed this for $3.98 and then grabbed...
...this for $3.98..WAIT!! there's another copy here? and it's only $1.98? Heavy too. I grab the cheaper of the two and it is complete. Coming home Monday we stop in Joplin to drop off Liar's Dice for Josh and I go ahead and donate this as well for either Josh, the Game Store or the church game library.
Now I'm wondering if the other copy had TWO PLASTIC OUTSERTS!?!?!?!
Snagged another one of these yesterday from my GW. This is the second one I've gotten, and I'm hoping that the timer actually works in this one, though I did notice it had been left with the timer on the "2" spot, and the stop button pressed, so I'm a bit worried about that...
EDIT: Complete. Timer nearly works, though it does tend to "hang up" up certain points.
Nearly out of plaster (only a few more days) & in accordance with the Doctor's wishes that I get used to walking again (& a need for printer paper so I can play-test) I duly took a trip into town. Lots of nothing on the thrifting front barring this. A bit of minor box wear & a dent on one of the cards but the only missing piece was a pencil (I'm sure I can live with that) Local thrift shop- £3.50
At the Barnardos shop in west bridgeford. This shop sells only baby goods so I was in looking for a sunhat for my daughter. saw this and was like What the hell? seems the muggles think that all games are for kids in mint condition.£2.49 my second copy so maybe time to make some custom rooms and have Super sorcerers cave so I can take over entire conventions with the space needed.
Not sure if its complete but it was only $0.50 at the thrift shop that cannot be named (has no name, just "Thrift Shop" on the side of the building but without the quotes because it is actually a thrift shop and not a "thrift shop"
Some very nice person put a pile of second hand games available for free at the entrance. I picked up this and the 1990 and 1989 player packs for Statis Pro Football. I couldn't take these for nothing so I made a small donation to the con in order to temper my guilt!