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Discuss GrogCast Episode 13!
« on: June 02, 2015, 02:58:04 PM »
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Re: Discuss GrogCast Episode 13!
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2015, 03:04:13 PM »
About time.
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Re: Discuss GrogCast Episode 13!
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2015, 06:12:21 PM »
So, what's wrong with liking RISK?  Not nifty enough?
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Re: Discuss GrogCast Episode 13!
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2015, 03:41:14 AM »
I had to laugh at Brant reminding BC about playing BOTF.  ;D 

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Re: Discuss GrogCast Episode 13!
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2015, 05:18:44 AM »
Yeah yeah yeah...I need to just send Brant what I have.

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Re: Discuss GrogCast Episode 13!
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2015, 07:01:33 AM »
I am Doug (Panzerde)- we would be wargaming grog clones in a parallel universe except I'd swap ACW for the middle ages/Renaissance stuff.

Funny to hear the "Up Front" find at Half-Price Books got a mention.  I'm going to play that part of the clip for the fiance tonight- she was with me when I found that and so she'll get a kick out of hearing that.  Funny add-on is that when I scored that and paid for it and we walked out of the store she kept saying "what is it?  what did you do? Did you steal something?"  Oh yes honey, it was definitely a steal.  :)
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Re: Discuss GrogCast Episode 13!
« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2015, 02:09:16 PM »
Brant  the "Swordbearer Dude".
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Re: Discuss GrogCast Episode 13!
« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2015, 09:01:06 PM »
I am Doug (Panzerde)- we would be wargaming grog clones in a parallel universe except I'd swap ACW for the middle ages/Renaissance stuff.




We may be those clones. ACW was an early and constant love of mine, way before the Renaissance stuff!

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Re: Discuss GrogCast Episode 13!
« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2015, 04:35:20 PM »
Maybe it's just the area in which I live or my luck or both but up as auction item #10 at my local Goodwill store:



Nothing in it interests me particularly but it's neat to just happen upon something like this - or not, you could look at it as the games that were abandoned....

FWIW, the auction was at $52 when I checked it Friday (with two bidders).  Auction was today, no idea what the final bid was.  At least somebody had some interest in them - so they must know what they are.
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Re: Discuss GrogCast Episode 13!
« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2015, 04:46:30 PM »
Actually, Luftwaffe was the first "real" wargame that I "played" as a 12 year old so I suppose there could of been some nostalgic emotions tied to it had the bid been lower.
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Re: Discuss GrogCast Episode 13!
« Reply #10 on: June 06, 2015, 05:30:21 PM »
Ha! Luftwaffe was MY first wargame as well. I bought it when I was about 12 from Toys-R-Us; went with my dad to pick it out.  O0

Also have Struggle of Nations somewhere...that's a hell of a Napoleonic game you got there.

Nice find, GJK. Do all Goodwill stores do that kind of thing? I'd never seen auctions at any of them before.

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Re: Discuss GrogCast Episode 13!
« Reply #11 on: June 06, 2015, 06:29:34 PM »
The ones in the Austin area do.  They have a showcase near the front of the store with collectables and items that were of generous donation that are worth more than what you'd expect to find at a goodwill.  They will have a book out listing all of the items with the starting bid.  People can freely write in a new bid and then on Saturdays at around 2pm they hold live auctions which have become somewhat entertaining for us to watch if he happen to be by one of the locations with nothing better to do. 

A couple of months ago, somebody had donated their entire comic book/RPG collection.  It was in large file folder boxes.  There's one kid that works at my local goodwill who is in to D&D, WH40K, etc and he was just drooling going through that box trying to google some ideas on what the individual items were worth (for the auction).  I didn't make that one to see what that collection went for.  The kid at the store was a bit bummed too because they aren't allowed to purchase items from their own location as they'd always get first dibs on things that other people may want.

Oh, I did see a copy of Squad Leader (1977, original orange box) there one day.  Same kid had it priced for $60 starting bid for the auction.  It didn't sell.  I told him that he was probably getting "advanced" squad leader in his google results and that's why he was seeing high prices; that you can get the original squad leader for much less than that.  But yes, I often see wargames at goodwill and half price books in this area.
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