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Tue, Oct. 31st, 2006, 10:23 am

Never underestimate the (probably psychosomatic) effects of multivitamins. Since friday, where I was close to death, coming down with a flu, not sleeping and being generally lethargic and useless I've been taking multibionta (multivitamins with the power of biontics!) and I'm feeling about able to punch the sun today.
That being said, I didn't make it to gaelcon because I felt like crap between a flu and a an eye abcess threatening to form (I almost wish it had, it'd move me up the surgery list pretty quick) but then I don't particularly like large gatherings of people and especially not large gatherings of enthusiastic loud people (conventions and saturday night in the city center being two no-nos for example) even if they *are* being amazingly charitable to the tune of what? almost 30K?
Instead, I tidied my room. There are five bags of crap in total being chucked out but I can't do it yet because one of them contains one of my shoes I accidentally scooped up and dumped in. I have my card game collections to ditch as well - magic, L5R, LBS, pokemon (for some reason), shadowfist (somewhere) and god knows what else. I think I'll keep the doomtown because hope spings eternal, and startrek because I'm a nerd but the others can go hang. Now if I could only summon the effort to come up with at least a ballpark value for them. That and chuck all my D20 stuff I downloaded PDFs for ages ago and haven't cracked the spines on since then.

Tue, Oct. 31st, 2006 11:07 am (UTC)

Just over 27K this year... they think they've broken the half a million mark

Tue, Oct. 31st, 2006 11:20 am (UTC)

Pretty darned impressive. Granted I don't know much about what other hobby groups do but I'm guessing the evil social deviant pet slaughtering satanists (gamers) compare very favourably with any other charity you'd care to mention in terms of sheer generosity.

Tue, Oct. 31st, 2006 11:42 am (UTC)

by 'chuck' you mean 'sell' right? just tossing that stuff would be a crime to your pocketbook. make friends with ebay if nothing else.

Tue, Oct. 31st, 2006 11:47 am (UTC)

Oh hell yeah, I might not be fully aware of the precise value of those cards but I can make a stab at the magic being about 300 quids worth (in singles, probably less in bulk) and twice that for the L5R. Going on values from a year or two back. Problem is, making more than a stab is about a full weekend's worth of fairly hard work.
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Tue, Oct. 31st, 2006 04:11 pm (UTC)

I guess since I'd be asking for more along the 200-300 quid mark folks might want some more detail though. That and I don't want to sell myself short. I have a sneaking suspicion that with L5R at least the actual value (because of reprints and what have you) my guess is way off the mark.
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Tue, Oct. 31st, 2006 04:16 pm (UTC)

No argument there. I should do it soon as well. That Wii isn't going to pay for itself.

Tue, Oct. 31st, 2006 05:58 pm (UTC)
darlithia: Hehe

I counted up the book of MtG cards that I have...*LOL* Wow. First of all I've probably spent maybe $50 total on ALL the cards I owned. When I looked them up and added up the value, it's worth over $800. :p The guys at the card shop where they ran the tournaments liked me. Hehehehe. Those days are over but I can still make a bundle off the cards! FWEE!

Tue, Oct. 31st, 2006 10:03 pm (UTC)

Back in 1996 I got rid of my Magic cards by having them nicked on the Monday of Gaelcon. Thank goodness, really, as it instantly cured me of caring about the game. I later tinkered with L5R and LBS but Doomtown's the only CCG I've ever actually enjoyed. In a way I'm glad they ended it when they did, before it degraded into pointlessness the way CCGs often seem to.

Fuckin' Blackjacks/Deputise...