Oct 18, 2010
I Love eBay
All through the nineties as I started attended gaming conventions, one of the elements I looked forward to the most were the auctions. Piles of games to look through whilst imaging the game sessions. Then waiting through hundreds of auction items as Frank Mentzer moved ever so closer to the coveted item. Finally, the thunderous applause as an original Chainmail goes to the highest bidder and the winner stands triumphant; acknowledged by his rightful peers.
Anyway, these days the auctions aren't what they used to be with eBay and PDF's. While I do miss the comraderie/social element of the older auctions, I have come to love making RPG discoveries on eBay. Above is my latest haul; nine books for twenty dollars payment and eight dollars shipping.
It strikes me that for the cost of one 4e PHB, I got all of these wonderful, some might say classic, texts to puruse at my liesure for days to come. Even if I don't use all of them in gaming sessions (I'm looking at you, Vampire Kingdoms) I still appreciate them on their own as reading material. Is that wrong?