I finally have some time and I’ve updated the Yard Sale with tons of miniatures from the Napoleonic period. These are all marked 50% off of retail. All proceeds go to the widow of a local war gamer, and the figures come from his large collection. Help out his family this Christmas!
It’s been a busy day. A couple of days ago I was in a car accident and my car was totaled. Luckily no one was injured and we both had insurance. I spent today looking at cars. It wasn’t a bad experience. There are a lot of models out there but the technology has changed a lot over the years (my last car was 9 years old) and it struck me that this sale is the same thing. These miniatures are WAY better than the miniatures I had growing up in the 80’s. Also there are now a lot of brands. Some people have their favorites. So far I am just lucky to make enough room to get around in my office. So the selection of figures is just what I randomly pull out of my over stuffed storage and bring into the house. But as the sale progresses, more breathing room is created and I am able to open up the collection some more for special requests. Right now the boxed miniatures are the easiest to sell because they are highly labeled and I know what the retail price is on them. Once they are moved then it’s on to the metal miniatures. Let me tell you – there are a lot of them. Its crazy. I don’t even know what they are. I am dumb when it comes to the period. That is when I will need the help of you folks. Someone will help me figure out by visually identifying the figures so I can come up with a decent description.
I implemented weights for everything so the postage should be more fair. The first wave was shipped at rates I just don’t think were right. It’s all part of the learning process. My day job is as a data scientist for casinos. I can tell you a lot about the exponential curvature of the histogram of run length for similar balls called in bingo games. And my own interests are in ACW, Dark Ages, Old West, and WWII. I think the Napoleonic period is beautiful – but I am going to depend upon you experts to sort this thing out!
I am adding more stuff today. If the site stays up. My host suffered a DoS attack for most of the day yesterday, I assume in association with the Turkish Coup. Who would have guessed a cyberwar that far away would have affected us. The site seems … [Continue reading]
I finally have a web store up to sell the gaming materials of my old friend to help his family. All of the stuff can be found at the Victory Points Yard Sale. This is just the beginning. There were be a lot more stuff added on a weekly basis. I … [Continue reading]
A dear friend passed unexpectedly. It was left up to me to help his widow by liquidating his collection. I was shocked to find nearly 10,000 miniatures still in their boxes. So, these have to go. All proceeds are going to the widow. I'm not taking … [Continue reading]
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I am running two games of The Devil to Pay at Nashcon. If you have not heard about them yet, these are regimental level rules for warfare during the American Civil War. They have been out since 2015. We started work on them in 2006, with primary … [Continue reading]
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The Fermi Paradox and the Drake Equation Enrico Fermi, the flamboyant "Physicist with an F" as he would say, had a startling revelation one day. "The apparent size and age of the universe suggest that many technologically advanced extraterrestrial … [Continue reading]
In spite of a lack of activity here I actually have been playing a lot of games lately! It's refreshing and reinvigorating. Games that have actually hit the table in the past two months are as follows: Yes I am finally playing a role playing game … [Continue reading]