Sunday, July 27, 2014

Rearranging my Gaming Shelves

With the influx of gaming goodness that has been coming in lately I have to rethink my shelves. This is something I always dread doing.  Because I always want to redo the shelves in a different way, but then I end up putting back together the way they were in the first place.
This is only a simulation of what the actually event would look like if I did not keep my gaming books organized.

Normally I keep my books separated by system.  AD&D here, GURPS over there, Swords & Wizardry can fit in there and Blood & Treasure will do well there.  Now that I have so many different systems that its become more difficult to do it this way.

Last time I rearranged my gaming shelf I tried a different way.  I went with core rule books on a shelf.  A shelf for all my monster manuals.  Another for adventure modules, a section for developing adventures and a miscellaneous section.  I need a section for box sets.  Zines, of course.  And binders for gaming stuff for campaigns.  That's a lot to ask of some shelves. 

Plus, I need space for all the paper supplies for zines and adventures.

No easy task.  I believe I'm returning to my system based organization.  I need to figure out the space and who will go where in the hierarchy of systems on my shelf.

And I hate to admit it, but it may be time to purge some of my gaming stuff that I don't use or never plan to use.  Gah!

14 comments:

  1. If it makes you feel any better, I'm in the same boat. I'm running out of house, and need think about perhaps pruning some stuff. Le sigh.

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  2. Man, I saw the picture before I read the text and nearly fell off my chair. Glad to know it's only a hypothetical "this is what my game space would look like if..."

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    1. I added that later. I got to thinking people were going to think that was an actual photo of my gaming stuff. But it could look like that real easy.

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  3. Better divert a river and wash it all away.

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    1. A lot of insurance doesn't cover flood, at least in the US. Not sure aboot up north. Fire is better.

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  4. I've been downsizing my RPG collection for the last year and a half. Quite frankly, I'm happy that all of my RPG books can fit on a single bookshelf--save for those dragon magazines over there, and those dungeon magazines, too, and the binders full of campaign notes.

    Okay, so maybe not quite one bookshelf... ;)

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    1. The bad thing is I've given away a tremendous amount of gaming things through the years. I used to have Dragon magazines and miniatures and all the accessories that go with them. But I got rid of them.

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  5. Just about to do my annual sort of my den - this is what it looked like a few years ago. Now the books reach the ceiling and are double & triple stacked! The cupboards are full of at least 4 editions of D&D manuals, adventures etc, my shelves are overflowing with figures painted and unpainted. Not to mention 3 cats! https://www.flickr.com/photos/alanandliz/130635880/in/set-72057594110187256 https://www.flickr.com/photos/alanandliz/130635878/in/set-72057594110187256/

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    1. Hey Alan. I couldn't connect or find these pictures. Do I have to have a flickr account to view them?

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  6. Comics and magazine collectors boxes and the occasional old liquor box do the trick for me. Better labels on them would probably be smart too.

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  7. I don't know how that would be received as the third film in the Purge series; but I'm positive no one would see it coming.

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  8. The picture caught my eye and I thought doom and disaster had befallen you glad no its only a simulation

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  9. My place goes back and forth like this and a collection of Banker's Boxes. I'd be sleeping somewhere under that pile. Books keep you warm.

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