I know these posts sometimes smack of gloating, but I just want to share my excitement with the people who will appreciate my good fortune.
Check out what my £4.50 got me:
|Sorry the photo's a bit blurry, but it's 18 White Dwarfs from 1989-90.|
In particular, these issues have lots of cool terrain and vehicle modelling templates. Handy! Not to mention a huge chunk of Marienburg, which will come in handy, and lots of lovely painting stuff.
I also picked up a surplus copy of #91, which I already have and will sell on (cheap!) to further defray costs, as well as a very battered copy of the Adeptus Titanicus rules, which I have no real interest in but come on, 25p! And some Fields of Glory books for a pal of mine and some other miscellaneous wargaming books for my bookshelf or resale. Overall, then, a good haul.
One of these days I'll write about how to be a good frugal gamer, but for this side of things the solution is just "be someone who buys a lot of secondhand books and have a wife who likes cool old clothes so you spend a lot of time in charity shops. Oh, it helps if you work near a load of them." You just kind of swim along like a whale, passing tonnes of seawater through your baleen and filtering out all the nutritious krill.