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I recently bought the Ticket to Ride: Switzerland fan microbadge I do like Ticket to Ride: Switzerland, but Ticket to Ride: Europe is my favorite of the series (don't own Ticket to Ride: Märklin or Ticket to Ride: Nordic Countries). There is no Ticket to Ride: Europe fan microbadge so I went with the Swizerland one. Part of the reason was that I would be the only person that owned it. Has anyone else bought a microbadge with part/all of the reason being that no one else owned it?
 
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Hang on, I have a TtR: Switzerland badge to buy.
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Oh gosh, now I have to, don't I


No you won't.... you won't... you won't...

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It wasn't the only reason I bought it, but it did factor into the Pirates of the Spanish Main one that I bought. The fact that I love playing the game was the main reason though.
 
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I have never purchased a badge just so I could be the only owner, but I have purchased a badge so that it wouldn't have zero owners. More than once. It was always a badge that I would have bought anyway, eventually, but I may well have gotten sooner than I would have if it had had other owners. In looking at the microbadges I currently have, I don't seem to have any at the moment that only I own. So the ones I rescued from oblivion are now owned by others, too.
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I have never purchased a badge just so I could be the only owner, but I have purchased a badge so that it wouldn't have zero owners. More than once. It was always a badge that I would have bought anyway, eventually, but I may well have gotten sooner than I would have if it had had other owners. In looking at the microbadges I currently have, I don't seem to have any at the moment that only I own. So the ones I rescued from oblivion are now owned by others, too.


Thats why I bought the Great Wall of China one that I occassionally display.
 
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Wouldn't say that was the ONLY reason I've bought a zero-owner badge before. However - I do still have a list to pick up, as I get more (and not just my own), and have been known to prioritize low or zero-owner badges over higher owner ones on the list.
 
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I've never bought a microbadge specifically because I'd be the sole owner, but I am the sole owner of two that I requested on the microbadge forum - one's the "Opera Lover" one and the other's the "Thomas Mann Fan".
 
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I submitted a microbadge design, so I could have it.
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I requested a "I taught my wife to play and now I can't win" microbadge. What I got was, "My wife beats me." Which I didn't like as much. So, I bought another one that is pretty much true, too. Which is, "If I win, I'll be sleeping on the couch." I didn't buy it to be the only one but now I feel lonely being the sole owner.
 
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Other than being a big Alien fan (I buy the novels, and most of the comics, games, dvds, soundtracks, etc, etc), one of the reasons I purchased my Alien microbadge was because I couldn't believe that it had zero owners at the time. Of course it has four owners now, but for a while I was the proud, sole owner.
 
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I have bought, and probably will continue to buy, microbadges schedule for the chopping block because I want to save them.
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I haven't bought one to be the sole owner, but it turns out I AM the sole owner of the DC United microbadge.
 
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To answer your question...no.

I did buy the I smell New Games and expected to be the only owner of such a weird badge.

3 or so months later and there are 18 of us sick freaks in the world.

Woohoo!
 
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Neil Thomson wrote:
To answer your question...no.

I did buy the I smell New Games and expected to be the only owner of such a weird badge.

3 or so months later and there are 18 of us sick freaks in the world.

Woohoo!

Yeah, my strangest microbadge request evar!

I was surprised to see so many people grab it as well. Since I was a closet sniffer (that doesn't sound right!), I grabbed #15 (and the free coupon to boot).
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I bought one of Call of Cthulhu: Collectible Card Game microbadges (specifically the purple one with the key) to prevent it from deletion. I see someone else has picked it up too since.

I'm the only owner of the DBx microbadge (which I made myself).
 
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I always thought of one persons combined microbadges as sort of their microbadge identity. Not just one single badge.
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I'm a bit surprised there are no Terminator fans out there. I'd figured at least one of those 2 mb would have an owner
 
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I'm a bit surprised there are no Terminator fans out there. I'd figured at least one of those 2 mb would have an owner

It probably has less to do with who is a fan of what and more to do with there are so many out there. I think we have around 4000 MBs and it may be higher than that. I own almost 70 I think and would like to have maybe a 100 more. But with only 5 slots and other things to do with GG, they aren't a priority right now.
 
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I am the only one with a K.A.O.S. mb, but that's because I play with chaos for fun and a lot of my cunning plans look like chaos unless you know how devious I am. That mb was the closest one to "I play with chaos".
 
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