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Saturday, November 30, 2013

So, What Was Your "Black Friday" Gift to Yourself This Year?

I've been highlighting the RPG deals as I've found them here on the blog -just look at a few of the posts right before this one to see some of the deals that are out there. I really do enjoy Black Friday much more these days, as I am 17 years removed from working retail, and almost anything that I really want to get, I can snag online.

So, what were my grabs this year?

The Frog God Games Grab Bag is probably my big gaming get. I like gaming gifts, and no one in my family know enough about gaming to do it right, so a grab bag of goodness works for me.

As for non-gaming, I snagged the Dell Venue 8 Pro with Win 8.1 and MS Office for $227 earlier this week on Amazon. Full Windows operating system on an 8" tablet. For a tech geek like me, it's an amazing little piece of computing.

So, what did you gift yourself on Black Friday?

14 comments:

  1. I didn't like the stupid amounts of shipping to get 12 dollars of stuff from anywhere. Adding stuff to sort of make it more worthwhile, only increased the shipping.

    So I instead ordered Judge Dredd Complete Case Files 4 and 5, and the newly out Rogue Trooper Vol 2 from Amazon.

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  2. I got the Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyborea box set as well along with the PDF.

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  3. a TON of video games.. sorry its not OSR but there were some games I've been wanting to play all year for ridiculously low prices.

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  4. A Business Office 365 for writing collaboration and about 500 Gnome figurines :) I got a Frog God box as well, just because gambling is fun :)

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  5. I got the Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyborea box set plus the two adventures. I was meaning to pick this up for a while and the sale twisted my arm so I grabbed it. Thanks Tenkar for letting us know about the sale. Always a fount of useful info. :)

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  6. "Dragonshire Deluxe Edition" from Fat Dragon Games. As a european, I can't afford the absurd shipping charges from anything but PDFs these days...

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  7. We don't have Black Friday in New Zealand. Of course, with the internet, I could've jumped on the band wagon and purchased online. I've just never heard of it before. It sounded like a Friday 13th kinda thing. That aside, my latest purchases have been Cosmic Encounter (board game), Best of Dragon magazine 1&2 and an old school (and very cool) 1985 Citadel miniature ('Theophilus' from the Lords of Battle range). Obviously all second hand. I turned 41 today (December 1st) and we're enjoying the summer weather here. Soon it will be Christmas and off to the beach for holidays!

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  8. Coincidently, on Friday the 13th I'm playing at the Green Dragon in Hobbiton!

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  9. I bought the Hyperborean pdf via this site. It was a bargain. Thanks for the heads up.

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  10. I was going to pick up a couple of WFRP books from Fantasy Flight Games but the ridiculous $56 shipping to Europe ruled that out.

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  11. Some 28mm WWII figures and a halftrack.

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  12. I picked up a sealed copy of the 4E book Monster Vault: Threats to the Nentir Vale for around 6 bucks from a local Half Price Books. The book was already rather cheap (around 15 bucks) and I used a 40% coupon and a 5 dollar gift card I got being there when they opened on Black Friday.

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  13. I lost my mind and bought the Astonishing Swordsmen and Sorcerers of Hyborea boxed set. The first boxed set I've bought in a decade or more.

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