B U Y I N G O N A B U D G E T
As we all know the hobby we all love isn't the cheapest around. I often see massive GenCon or Spiel hauls and cannot help but wonder what would happen if I would embark on similar shopping sprees. Half of the games would go unplayed, gathering dust on the shelf of shame and in the process they would have cost me a great deal of money.
I usually try to limit myself to a few games per year, a few KS campaigns and 1-2 cycles of LotR LCG to make up ground. Come to think of it, that is already a lot 🤔 Never mind, I'm straying... This limit of number of games often puts me in quite a tough position, like pictured.
Dice throne was another dilemma post I made a week or two ago. I decided to back out (pun intended) because the season one/two add-ons were the champion versions and thus too expensive for my liking to back and to ship. Now a similar situation with the four pictured.
Artisans is an insta-buy so I already preordered it at my flgs. If it comes to KS they will do a retailer pledge, if it comes to retail I will have my copy. Tapestry is getting a great deal of buzz, it's from stonemaiergames and I don't really own a civ game so that's high on my list. Probably will preorder this too.
I missed the vindication train on KS. Or rather I let it pass by as the game did not trigger me at the time. After seeing some reviews, pictures and playthroughs now that people are receiving their copies I'm getting more and more interested. Taking over someone's pledge or getting a copy in retail is something I'm considering
Sleeping gods is another tricky one. I really liked the ideas they implemented in Above/Below and Near/Far but always felt they would not be good games for my regular (non-native English speaking) game group. Sleeping gods however can also been done solo so that is intriguing me but backing that and the add-on expansion is going to be around 100 USD + shipping of 20-30.
With the available budget I can't get all four now, which is a pity. But choices have to be made! [...]