So this weekend Marc and I participated in one of the biggest board-gaming events in Barcelona: “Ayudar Jugando” (roughly translatable as “helping by playing”). This event is special because it is organized by a charity association that uses the collected money from auctions and sales to buy toys for children with financial problems during these holidays.
I had heard wonders about the shop, full of second-hand or slightly damaged material and donations by publishing houses, but had never experienced it before.
Behold the booty!
Yesterday I got Dominion: Prosperity (usually costs around 35€… we got it for 15€, with only a slightly damaged box) and both fantasy novels (“Tigana”’s price was 25,95€ according to the tag and Emma Bull’s “Bone Dance” was priced 5,95… we got them for 1€ each). An expansion for my favourite game and two classic fantasy books whose authors I haven’t read before? JACKPOT.
Today Marc was offered “The Dungeon’s Master Guide: Core Rulebook II 3.5” (the Spanish edition, very difficult to find) + “The Monster’s Manual” for D&D 3.5 together for 15€. The first book alone can reach 60€. Then he got Sandmen (a Wraith book) and the Viking Sourcebook for Vampire: Dark Ages “Wolves of the Sea” that I have been thinking about for a while now (each one 3€). Finally, we got “Ohikkoshi” (a one-shot manga by my favourite author, usually priced 8,95€) at 0,50€.
We saved a ton of money and spent a good weekend playing in the game library. Now comes the overlwhelming sensation of having so many amazing things to read and play, which is also great.