Friday, November 14, 2008

Gary's Christmas List

This is a list of what I would want for Christmas, if I didn't own a game store. It's not an attempt to sell stuff, unless you also find these items as cool as I do:

  1. Warhammer 40K Baneblade (2). Despite the hardship in assembling and painting these, I want two more so I can field a "Steel Fury" Baneblade company.
  2. White Dwarf subscription. Yes, it's the mouth piece of Games Workshop, but I want to hear what they're saying. You can subscribe through the store and pick up your copy here, sent directly from GW with your name on it. Since I pick up a copy anyway, it makes more sense to subscribe. I also want a D&DI subscription, but we don't sell those.
  3. Warhammer 40K Apocalypse, Apocalypse Reloaded and Apoc Templates. I'm building a Baneblade, but I still don't own the rulebooks for Apocalypse.
  4. D&D Forgotten Realms Players Guide. I don't play in Forgotten Realms, but I like the addition of the Swordmage and Genasi. Drow are verboten as PC's in my games.
  5. D&D Special Edition Player's Handbook. The price is too high on this item, but I can't resist having the errata-ed version of the PHB. We're offering $10 off the price on trade-ins of 4E PHB's for this item, and I'll eventually take advantage of that myself.
  6. D&D Adventure: Pyramid of Shadows. I'm really enjoying reading Thunderspire Labyrinth, so I'm thinking Pyramid of Shadows will eventually make it to the table. My group starts Thunderspire on Sunday.
  7. Game Mastery Flip Mats. Any and all of them. Now that my D&D campaign has gone to ground (rather than being in the planes), I find the need for things like mountain passes, keeps, and other fantasy staples.
  8. Battlestar Galactica: The Boardgame. My friends outside the store rarely play board games, but this is one I think they could get into. Plus I think the series is phenomenally good and would enjoy a little BSG immersion without having to play a RPG.
  9. Double Shutter. We've got one of these Shut the Box variants on the counter at the store and I'm addicted.
  10. A Game of Thrones: The Card Game (box set). I love the novels and I'm curious how this almost out-of-print card game could be so popular among the gamers I respect. I want to give it a try, something I haven't honestly attempted since giving up Magic.


  1. You can already get this stuff at the store; it's all -essentially- paid for, so to speak. You -could- use my D&DI account, but nah. =)

  2. Three Baneblades?

    I, personally, want five Land Raiders and enough Berzerkers to fill them all.

    And maybe one Nurgled Baneblade, for the glory of Grandfather, of course.

  3. Three baneblades, just because I can (theoretically).

  4. That means you're happy with the ding & dent Baneblade =)