Showing posts with label Building a collection. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Building a collection. Show all posts

The Delivery

The gamer has plenty of places to buy his stuff from, including the option to buy something that he's never seen from someone he's never met who works in a place that he's never going to visit....
.. and then he possibly never even plays with it! I'm lucky, I have a pretty good and reasonably local games shop so I'm not dependent on the internet. One of the few shopping experiences that really is fun! I still smuggle my booty indoors though so that I don't have to explain that I've bought even more stuff.

The Joy of Shopping!

One of the joys in being a gamer is finding something he never realised he needed on a trip he never really wanted to go on....

.. a possible downside however is buying plenty of things that he's never going to play with!


Two gaming truths this post....

1. Individual figures or squads in a collection can take on personality traits of their own which adds to the Gamer's fun. These range from the heroic (such as regular "Last Man Standing" honours) to the downright incompetent (armed to the teeth with all the dud ammo and every weapon with wonky sights in the armoury). Regardless of which, all are cherished*.

* Or at least raise a wry smile

2. There's always someone to suggest that a Gamer should "clear some space". Usually because the Gamer's collection has outgrown the alloted storage area.

It is a fortunate gamer that has an understanding partner...

Love helps (A) the world go round and (B) a partner to accept their gamer's hobby.  

Would have got this strip out last week but have had a touch of man-flu, which my loving (and lovely) wife helped me through (and didn't once say "MAN UP!").

I'm ashamed to say that I did once buy my wife a weedy looking pot plant from a petrol station on the way home from work. This is a good example of where the saying "it's the thought that counts" doesn't apply.