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Post Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2006 1:58 pm 
 

Oh, the collecting creep has happened to me too...



I started with Judges Guild stuff. Really, I only just wanted a few JG items. The City States, Dark Tower, Caverns of Thracia... but then I started getting more and more. Now, I'm pretty much done with JG (just need the First Fantasy Campaign). But while I was collecting JG, I also started up with Gamma World stuff. Now I have all six editions of GW (*and* Metamorphosis Alpha!). But I wanted to get a lot of the other box sets that TSR came out with, so I had to get Boot Hill, Star Frontiers, Top Secret... Somewhere along the way, I also got interested in early Chaosium games, so now I've got Runequest and Thieves World, and I have my eye on early Call of Cthulhu and Elric stuff. 'Course, I still collect new stuff too. White Wolf, Green Ronin, Mongoose, Troll Lords, etc.



Actually, eBay helps with this addiction quite a lot. I even started watching and collecting other non-gaming things. I'm now the proud owner of an entire run of the '70s Jack Kirby comic book Kamandi. I'm watching two-headed wishnik trolls now, for some ungodly reason (actually, it's pure childhood nostalgia). I keep telling myself that I'm only watching them, not buying...

  


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Post Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2006 2:33 pm 
 

I was fine until I came here and started reading all the posts.. There I was with my limited stuff I had owned for about 20 odd years and completely content. Yeah I was going to pick up a few things I didnt have but the I found this place...

Now its Non rare stuff:

MERP: Complete

Greyhawk: Complete

Ravenloft: Complete

Planescape: Almost Complete

Chill : getting there

AFMBE: Complete

Gods ther are too many things to think about... Damn you!!! Damn you all to hell!!!!  :P


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Post Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2006 3:12 pm 
 

Maraudar wrote:Gods ther are too many things to think about... Damn you!!! Damn you all to hell!!!!  :P


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hey chummer...there is always the coolness of JG products :D

they should take you a fair while to get your hands on :)

Al


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Post Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2006 3:39 pm 
 

I purchased scads of material with a view of using it for play.  As a result, I became a collector by accident.  Way too much stuff, too much money, too much space.

On the other hand, I've done pretty well selling it off and using the proceeds for gifts for my kids, beer money at GenCon, etc..., as well as finding out what I don't like, in terms of gaming materials.

  

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Post Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2006 3:52 pm 
 

francisca wrote:I purchased scads of material with a view of using it for play.  As a result, I became a collector by accident.  Way too much stuff, too much money, too much space.

On the other hand, I've done pretty well selling it off and using the proceeds for gifts for my kids, beer money at GenCon, etc..., as well as finding out what I don't like, in terms of gaming materials.


well yeah thats it - i go through phases of getting my hands on allsorts of stuff, but in the end i only keep what i genuinely like and will read again and again or its a pure collectors item to begin with.

Al


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Post Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2006 7:33 pm 
 

Generally, if it falls into my hands it is not leaving.  I am too nostalgic about gaming products to sell them.  Maybe if I had a carping wife?

I buy the things I like and I add them to my dragon horde.  I have been collecting D20 stuff because I perceive that others are letting them go and will regret it.

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