Gaming with too much baggage, epilogue…

2008 September 15
by Dante

Last week, I lamented my position of having too many old gaming books and paraphernalia laying around. We ended up with a box full of loot that we needed to dispose of, and I was none-too-picky about what we got out of it.

No Longer Trapped in the Closet

I made a cursory trip to my local game shop, Gamers’ Sanctuary. The nice lady behind the desk informed me that they would be happy to put up a “FREE” sign on my box of loot, but I could probably get a little bit out of it on their used rack. She recommended that I come back later on to speak with another team member who knew how to price things appropriately and they would help us.

So yesterday, SR and I made the trek back to the game shop, lousy with our box of old 3.0 D&D books, my previously mentioned and unfortunately maligned Deadlands, a Mage: The Awakening sourcebook that was never played (sadly), and some miscellaneous Gamecube games that hadn’t seen the light of day in a long time and the system to play them on (replaced with a Wii). Amazingly, they did some math and gave us $71 in store credit!!

I informed them I would be spending that store credit RIGHT NOW and picked up the new Forgotten Realms sourcebook for D&D 4.0 and two boxes of Against the Giants miniatures. Stupid Ranger practiced her awesome skills in divining cool gaming stuff and we pulled a Fire Titan out of one miniatures box, pretty neat stuff!

So whoever provided the advice to take my stuff down the FLGS, THANK YOU! We converted a whole box of crap that we never play with into a shiny new sourcebook and miniatures that we certainly will play with. We also reduced one box down to almost no cargo space, so that will help with the reduction in stuff initiative!

There is still the matter of what to do with the Magic collection, but I’m going to save that topic for another day. The jury is still out!

2 Responses leave one →
  1. fire/watertypewizard permalink
    September 15, 2008

    Hello. Sorry for posting this here, but I didn’t know where else to put it. I am a member of a forum for a cartoon called Unforgotten Realms. Here is the home site . The episodes can be found on . The only problem is The Escapist might stop running it because not enough people are watching it. All I’m asking is that you watch one episode, and if you like it tell all your friends and make an account on the forums. Thank you.

  2. Mike Hargreaves permalink
    September 16, 2008

    Hey guys, glad to hear you shifted your excess RPG books. As a recently escaped magic player I can share a little advice on how to shift magic cards.

    As with the advice of going to your FLGS to shift the books I advise roughly the same for the cards. Seek out the local Tournament Organiser for your area, possibly through your local games store. Chat with them about the local scene, explain you have a collection of cards that are just taking up space.

    They’ll ask what period of cards you’re talking about and how many, so do a little research and familiarise yourself with which sets you bought into.

    Your local TO will know the guys who want your rares and the new players to whom you can offload your bulk.

    If your cards aren’t sorted they could even offer someone who could look through them for you (maybe). And they may even suggest a local card trader that would offer a relatively fair price for the lot.

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