Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Valentine's Day Present

So Whisk asked me what I wanted to Valentine's Day.  Normally we don't pay attention to it, but this year we've come to even the goofy holidays with a new attitude and decided to enjoy them.  Our new attitude these days is, "You only get a certain number of these so you might as well enjoy the ones you can".  So that's what we're doing. 

Our gifts are not going to be surprises, but rather I pick out some I want, she picks what she wants.  She wants baking stuff.  I want gaming stuff.  Shocking, I know.

So here's what I selected.

Castle of the Mad Archmage by +Joseph Bloch.  Ordered it this morning.  While it is shipping media mail I probably won't exactly get it by next Friday, but maybe.  Now with this ginormus adventure you'll need to get the Map Book and the Illustration Book.  There has been some minor bitching about there being three books, only minor, but those that have complained about it apparently haven't run an adventure, especially a large one, where the maps and illustrations are in the same book.  Too much flipping around.  I think it was very smart of Joe to separate it into different books for easy reference.  The cost of all three plus shipping was $39.34.  To me that's good value for your money.  And, you get all the PDFs included.

Time for work.  I have a yellow card in my PO Box and I've heard rumbling that Tavern Cards are beginning to appear.  I'm hoping I have my six decks waiting for me.


  1. Cool pick!

    When your wife is willing to buy you gaming stuff for Valentine's day, you know she really loves you!

    1. And without coupons, so you know it's for real.

    2. The cockles of my heart are warmed by this. Tim and I are two truly lucky men.

  2. I do not understand why it is in three separate books if they are all three required for running the game. If they are all required, and you must (for whatever reason) keep them as three separate books, then have one purchase price and all three files within that 'package' you purchase. Only problem I could see is in the actual physical books and I have not delved in the physical printing from RPGnow, other than that, it just seems like an odd decision to me.

    Congrants on picking a good wife! Mine took me to a civil war battlefield for my birthday this year....only took 20 years to do something I really like. ;-)

    1. From what I understand, bundling the print books was not an option. Otherwise Joseph said he would have.

      ha only 20 years. Sounds like fun.

  3. Wait a minute. Wait a minute!

    You mean to tell me that a "snuggle muffin" like Whisk hasn't always celebrated Valentine's Day? :O

    I am completely and utterly shocked beyond all words.

    Well, almost! LOL

  4. Awww...she does love you, after all.