[Another Year of Frugal Gaming] What You Have Lost Can Never Be Found
Let’s start with the good news, eh?
|Khador Marksman||IKRPG||Facebook trade||£5.00|
|Shipping (Daemons)||£2.80||Retribution deposit||WM/H||£25.00|
|Backswords and Bucklers Book 2||OSR D&D||Lulu||£1.20||Chaos Daemons Codex||40K||£20.00|
|Shipping (Blood Bowl)||£5.40||Blood Bowl||BB||£40.00|
|Iron Kingdoms RPG||IKRPG||Amazon||£34.74||Iron Kingdoms RPG||IKRPG||£40.00|
|D&D character sheet printing||OSR D&D||£1.00||Vraska the Unseen x 2||M:tG||£11.98|
|Hypnos kit & glaze medium||WM/H||Dark Sphere||£10.04||Foil Cathedral of War||M:tG||£3.41|
|Retribution battlegroup||WM/H||Dark Sphere||£29.66||Mercenaries & case||WM/H||£60.00|
|Bus fare to Dark Sphere||WM/H||£1.50||Retribution battlegroup||WM/H||£20.00|
|Diablo III bundle||PC||Blizzard||£42.99||Sukubus Team||BB||£72.00|
|Metal Slayer||WM/H||Facebook trade||£10.00||Retribution army||WM/H||£175.00|
|World of Warcraft subscription||PC||Blizzard||£9.99|
|Vraska x 2 shipping||M:tG||£0.99|
|Foil Cathedral of War shipping||M:tG||£0.99|
|WoW character transfer||PC||Blizzard||£17.00|
|WoW race change||PC||Blizzard||£17.00|
|Hearthstone card pack||PC||Blizzard||£34.99|
|Shipping (Sukubus Team)||£4.74|
|Anrakyr the Traveller||40K||GW||-£0.50|
|WoW faction transfer||PC||Blizzard||£22.00|
|Salute 2015 ticket||Con||£10.00|
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Well and truly back in the black! My buyer for the Cryx fell through (curse you, eBay) and I’m having a slight fluttery heart moment looking at my little metal zombie babies, but only slightly. Other than that the finances have mostly stayed frozen; my second faction transfer of the year, to recover a Shadow Priest from the “let’s try to lead a guild” fiasco of 2014, and my ticket to Salute (I wasn’t going to go, but Ben and Simon want a local sherpa and it’s in London and it’s only a tenner, so why not?).
Er. Well. Here we have a bit more of a problem. A couple of sessions of Call of Cthulhu and some fun (tense fun, but fun) in Azeroth with the guildies, and that’s actually been about it. I’m simply not feeling very game-positive at the moment, as far as miniatures go.
I look at the prospect of a new 40K army – I could actually build my 1500 point Necron list from the Codex review with the cash I have in the kitty, but I… barely see the point. I’m going up to see Ben and Jess this Easter weekend – now, if I had a 40K army this should be an excuse for a game, but by the time we’ve playtested Dropzone Commander, gone to Travelling Morgue, recorded a podcast, played at least one session of Vampire and had Sunday lunch that’s the weekend pretty much over…
Likewise, I look at things like SAGA (I like the Byzantines) or Freebooters’ Fate or Avatars of War and I think – yes, I like what you’re about in principle, but with whom would I play you? Disconnected pickup games don’t exactly set my world on fire, and the people I actually know generally have games that come with them.
The odd thing is that now that I have money to spend on gamestuff I feel oddly disinclined to spend it. I have enough RPG systems to last me indefinitely and am doing the design work on my own setting; there are some odds and sods from the Mordheim range that would interest me if they ever went for sane money on eBay and it might be nice to put together my Vampire Counts as a displayable entity, but there’s nothing that makes me think “buy that, play that, love that.” Maybe Dropzone Commander will be really good or maybe I’ll emerge in my true aspect as the Warmaster pimp. Who even knows?
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