Thursday, July 08, 2010

Some recent buys from a Goodwill run

First up was a big blast from the past. This baby was from back in the day when we judged a games worth by the weight of the box. and Fantasy Games Unlimited (FGU) had some heavy contenders. Honestly, I was never a big fan of FGU's games. I fully understand that Villains and Vigilantes (V&V) is considered a fan favorite and a true classic. Unfortunately instead of V&V, I bought Bushido and Aftermath, character generation almost made me cry in frustration.

The box for Year of the Phoenix is dated 1986, The movie Red Dawn was released in 1984. Coincidence?  I don't think so.


The box looks pretty complete (no dice though). Boxed games at the Goodwills in my town range from .99cents to $3.99. This went for $1.99, a no-brainer for me.


 I'm not sure how clear this is going to come out, but I took a pic of the "product catalog" just for nostalgia sake. I might scan it later if anyone wants a copy.



The Hard back 1st edition books sold for $2.49. The modules,magazines, and DM Screen were all a buck a piece. My first standing order is that I buy anything RPG related and that goes double for all things TSR. I am an unabashed TSR junkie. Talk smack about TSR all you want- just do it somewhere else. TSR brought me too much joy to ever bad mouth them. There were problems, there was drama, and there were bad choices, but the fact remains if there was no TSR chances are there would have been no gaming as we know it today. And for that alone I show respect. 
But I digress... Did you notice that the DM Screen has the Mini Module Terrible Trouble at Tragidore?






This Green Hornet costume for the re-issued Action Man figure was in the games section for $3.99...SCORE!

It has comic book characters on the cover. So it was marked as a kids book....99Cents.



This looked to me like Risk for the brainy set.  Avalon Hill Games fall into my "all games get bought" policy.




I have yet to really go through it but it looks complete and only partially punched.


And my best score this round...and it's complete...for 99 Cents...no shit...99cents.