Vale Gary Gygax

As someone whose formative years were fairly heavily driven by being the nerdy kid who played Dungeons and Dragons (and even now, only not nearly so often), the passing of Gary Gygax nearly two weeks ago marks something of a milestone in the things that make me who I am.

That said, I’m not beyond having a chuckle at this:

Gary, thanks for the memories. You’ll be missed.

Steve’s BIG Roleplaying Game Sale!!!

A little while back, I rambled about the possibility of selling off my stagnating roleplaying game collection. I still love this stuff, but it’s all sitting idle and gathering dust. So, I’ve put together a spreadsheet of everything I own and I’m putting it out there for you all to peruse. If there’s anything you’d like to take off my hands, email me (trib at stephencollins dot org) and we can come to terms.

I have gathered probable pricing and item details from:

So, like I said, take a look at the list – there’s stuff there from AD&D, Call of Cthulhu, Ars Magica, Chill, Nephilim and others.

Google Map of World of Warcraft

What a great hack! I don’t play WoW – I just don’t have the time – but this is really clever.

What will be even better will be the restoration of labels and data points (read the info at the bottom of the page) once the digg effect dissipates.

Should I? Shouldn’t I?

Back in the day, I played a lot of roleplaying games. And now I don’t. Not that I don’t still love them dearly, but I have other priorities – family, work, teaching my Rhee Taekwondo class…

So, I have a bookshelf full of RPG stuff, all in top condition, not to mention many (manymanymanymanymanymanymanymany, etc., certainly > 200) painted (which I got prizes for at various cons) and unpainted 25mm scale miniatures. It’s all just sitting there, doing pretty much nothing. I’m really tempted to reap the rewards of my years of collecting and sell it all on eBay.

There’s stuff there that would have to sell well. It’s mostly 1st and 2nd Edition AD&D (and I mean early 1st Edition – the full set of the S series of modules, a complete set of Dragonlance originals, lots of others), with some Cyberpunk, Pendragon, Nephilim, Call of Cthulhu, Ars Magica and Chill (and maybe some other stuff) in the mix.

What do you think?