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What PURCHASES are you RESISTING?

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27 Jan 2020 11:44 - 27 Jan 2020 14:25 #306655 by ubarose
All of them. I am resisting all the purchases.

I celebrated our last college tuition payment by finally purchasing a headboard for my bed and a table for the kitchen. Two weeks later the Spawn's laptop died, and two weeks after that her transmission blew.

The good news is that the clothes dryer, which blew in the week in between the laptop and the transmission catastrophes only cost $80 to repair.
Last edit: 27 Jan 2020 14:25 by ubarose. Reason: typo
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27 Jan 2020 12:39 #306656 by WadeMonnig
A war of whispers because SUSD made it look sooo good

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27 Jan 2020 13:21 #306658 by Jackwraith
Like Uba: All of them. Still no job. Still no money. Still owe in many places, so no room to buy games which largely don't get played, anyway. Starting to consider selling a number of things but, last time I tried that, nothing sold and I ended up trading most of it for... more games.

War of Whispers does look cool, though.
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27 Jan 2020 16:37 - 27 Jan 2020 16:38 #306671 by cdennett

WadeMonnig wrote: A war of whispers because SUSD made it look sooo good


Yeah, they did really sell it, and I'm possibly interested even if it puts money in Dan Yarrington's pockets.

I recommend going and reading Charlie Theel's take on it for a different perspective: playerelimination.com/2020/01/09/weaponi...e-a-war-of-whispers/
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27 Jan 2020 17:10 #306673 by Msample

Gary Sax wrote: iirc, Wallace has had problems in the past with successful preorder fulfillment so that's another reason to wait.


He’s on par with Eklund....

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27 Jan 2020 17:12 #306674 by Msample

Sagrilarus wrote:

Legomancer wrote:
I looked at Rocketmen earlier, opted to wait until I see it in real life. Wallace and Kickstarter is like alcohol and firearms. What could possibly go wrong?


Quote of the day !

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27 Jan 2020 18:47 #306677 by WadeMonnig

cdennett wrote:

WadeMonnig wrote: A war of whispers because SUSD made it look sooo good


Yeah, they did really sell it, and I'm possibly interested even if it puts money in Dan Yarrington's pockets.

I recommend going and reading Charlie Theel's take on it for a different perspective: playerelimination.com/2020/01/09/weaponi...e-a-war-of-whispers/


After reading what Charlie said, I still think it would fit well with my main group. It might not have the crunch that i would appreciate but the quick playtime and smoothed edges would work perfectly for my mostly casual group.

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27 Jan 2020 19:55 - 27 Jan 2020 19:59 #306679 by Frohike
I've been steadily clearing my shelves of their toads, and the work that this has taken (for a really negligible payoff aside from the faint Xmas-y dopamine rush that I get while bundling up a game for someone who might actually play it) has made me very resistant to filling any of the vacant space that I've made. I have what I like now, and I haven't been intrigued enough by what I'm seeing in the production queue to completely surmount this aversion that's built up over the past few months. Rather than toads, I feel like I've been sending off shelf ravens, quoting "nevermore," while feeling this faint anxiety that I perhaps need to be spending my remaining time on this planet without the constant yoke of acquiring "all the things" and cataloging my enthusiasm for them.
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28 Jan 2020 08:29 #306683 by Ah_Pook
Sagrilarus made me check out Leaving Earth and now I'm trying to resist buying it and the expansions

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28 Jan 2020 09:38 #306687 by Gary Sax
I vacilate between disgust at all my games and being totally fine with it but not precious about them on like a two year cycle. Right now I think it's fine but if my house burned down I wouldn't be running in there for my games or anything. It helps that my partner has a billion hobbies with equipment and I have a house so there isn't any social or extreme space pressure to get rid of anything.

I have started sending most of my games off when they don't feel essential to me, which has significantly slowed but not stopped the bloat.
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28 Jan 2020 09:54 #306692 by hotseatgames
I'm both proud and sad that I will be celebrating getting through the entire first month of the year without buying any board games. Not sad that I didn't buy any... sad that it's something I had to even think about.

It helps that I haven't even held any game nights. My Root expansion has shipped so that will change soon. But at least I already bought that!
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28 Jan 2020 11:12 #306696 by Rliyen
Last year, I went spendaholic on clearance items at MM. Some will hit the table this Sunday. Still others were played on NYE and are keepers. Only two so far were crap, and I traded one off and the other is up for trade/was going to be a SS gift last year but was thwarted.

This year will be more reserved. Can I afford new games? Yes. But can I spend like I did last year? Nope, not unless I don't take a vacation with my family, and they come first.
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28 Jan 2020 11:56 #306698 by the_jake_1973
That Shiver Me Timbers Kickstarter is calling my name. I must resist?

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28 Jan 2020 15:45 #306707 by Legomancer
The KS for the It's a Wonderful World expansion is tempting, but pretty sure I will be able to get it retail as well. And I'm not so crazy about expansions these days anyhow.

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28 Jan 2020 16:53 #306708 by dysjunct
I really wanted to get a bottle of Makers Mark on the way home today but then I didn’t.

I’m glad booze isn’t Kickstarted.
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