Other Stuff

As a hobbyist, I’ve bought lots of games over the years. (My wife once threatened a 12 step program.)

As a game designer on staff at several companies, I have copies of items I didn’t actually work on, but which were my office copies, for reference.

As a game reviewer for TSR’s Dragon Magazine, I ended up with review copies of several other items.

As a man with a home office full of mementos, art pieces, toys, awards, game shelves, and a tool crate, I have to trim something.

Everything in this section fits one of those first three categories, plus the fourth. They just won’t fit on my shelves any longer, mostly because they’ve been eclipsed by other games in my collection.

Gloom – 1st Edition

Lester : December 17, 2016 4:11 pm : Other Stuff

Price: $15.00 (includes US shipping*) 1 copy available.

In this innovative “transparent plastic cards” game, 2-4 players compete to prove their chosen family is the most miserable. Perhaps your “Cousin Mordecai” (the “Red-Headed Stepchild”) was “Ruined by Rum,” or “Jinxed by Gypsies,” and “Died Old and Alone,” gaining you lots of victory points. Or maybe instead he was “Wonderfully Well Wed” at the instigation of another player, giving him unwelcome happy points.

The game consists of 110 transparent plastic cards, allowing bonuses to be covered or revealed with each play. That’s 20 individual characters, 58 modifiers, 12 events, and 20 “Untimely Deaths.” (The box also includes a rules sheet, of course.)

The box shows minor corner wear (typical for multiple plays), but overall the game is in extremely good condition.

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Vampire: Dark Influences

Lester : July 11, 2016 5:25 pm : Other Stuff

Price: $15.00 (includes US shipping*) 1 copy available.

This boxed game for White Wolf’s World of Darkness setting includes

  • 5 different clans
  • 25 Kindred Cards
  • 30 Event Cards
  • Blood tokens for each clan
  • One 10-sided die

It is a game for 2 to 5 players, each leading a different type of vampire clan.

The game box shows some shelf wear. The components are in pristine condition.

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Rise of Cthulhu

Lester : December 16, 2016 6:54 pm : Other Stuff


SOLD! Price: $15.00 (includes US Priority Mail shipping*) 1 copy available.

This near-mint boxed game for 2 players includes 50 cultists cards, 8 monster cards, 6 artifact cards, 8 Old One cards, 1 Dark Minion token, and an 8-page rule book.

The rules are fairly simple and straightforward, and play time is roughly 30 minutes. Each player works to amass cultist cards at each of the four locations, and the player with the most points controls that spot. Matching numbers, colors, or both activates a special rule for that player, and when an Old One appears at that location, the controlling player also gets one use of that being’s power. The double-sided Location cards also have optional rules that can be activated by each player with particular cultist plays.

When an Old One appears, that Location is locked; the Dark Minion can also temporarily lock a Location, and it “eats” the highest value cultist card there, potentially changing which player controls that spot. Once 3 Old Ones are in play, the game ends and the player with the most Locations controlled wins. (Some Old Ones vary victory conditions, and tie-breaking rules are included—though in keeping with the subject matter, it is possible for both players to lose!)

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