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Money and space are still tight this year, but I've gotten a good start on purchasing games already. So far it's just been Pyramid, but I'll be getting ASL Journal 12 soon.

There's also a few preorders that should come in this year. Not sure how I'm going to budget for it all.

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Issue: Pyramid (Volume 3, Issue 98 - Dec 2016)
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1/19/2017
Bought: $20.00

Pyramid (Volume 3, Issue 98 - Dec 2016)
Pyramid (Volume 3, Issue 99 - Jan 2017)
Pyramid (Volume 3, Issue 100 - Feb 2017)
Pyramid (Volume 3, Issue 101 - Mar 2017)

I was debating whether I wanted the Intro to Dungeon Fantasy issue for quite a while, and decided to subscribe to get it the night before the the next issue came out. This screwed up their ordering system, and I got it, but not issue 99. I pointed out the problem to SJG... and they gifted me the issue! I was just expecting it to be moved into my subscription.
 
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Issue: Threshold (Issue 14 - Jan 2017) The Shadowdeep
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And another issue of Threshold right as I still have a lot of other things to go through. I hadn't realized that fans had put together a Underdark-type subterranean realm for Mystara, though it does build on some things I know of, so it's being an interesting issue.
 
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3. Video Game: Europa Universalis IV: Conquest of Paradise [Average Rating:7.62 Overall Rank:4070] [Average Rating:7.62 Unranked]
Video Game: Europa Universalis IV: Conquest of Paradise
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2/18/2017
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Europa Universalis IV: Conquest of Paradise
EU IV: American Dream
EU IV: Songs of the New World
Europa Universalis IV: Wealth of Nations
CKII: Songs of the Rus
CKII: Russian Unit Pack
CKII: Russian Portraits

Paradox is having a big sale on their store, so I'm picking up a few odds and ends cheap. The big part is re-buying the first two EU IV expansions: Conquest of Paradise, and Wealth of Nations, since GamersGate has never delivered them (they also owe me the third one, which I'll pick up next time). Thankfully, looking back, I can see I just paid 'Blue Coins' for them the first time. And if they do eventually come up with Steam keys, I'll give them to my dad.

Meanwhile, I'm also filling out an odd corner of my Crusader Kings II collection (which is in better shape), since those little packs are under $1 at the moment.
 
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4. Board Game: ASL: Journal – Issue Twelve [Average Rating:8.44 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.44 Unranked]
Board Game: ASL: Journal – Issue Twelve
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3/17/2017
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ASL: Journal – Issue Twelve
ASL Action Pack #8: Roads Through Rome

I finally got some spare money, and so set to order Journal 12. I contemplated getting AP 8 (I've missed out on AP 7, which sold out before I could get to it), and/or updating my copy Beyond Valor to the current edition. However, the online store I was going to order from, to bring the total down to something I couldn't really afford, sold out of AP 8 the week before I got paid.

Checking with them, they weren't going to get any more from MMP. So I assume MMPs stock is running low. So, I ended up ordering it and Journal 12 straight from them. Beyond Valor will have to wait a little longer.

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5. RPG Item: Mythras [Average Rating:7.90 Overall Rank:2407]
RPG Item: Mythras
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3/25/2017
Bought: $10.00

Jason has been talking about getting a RPG campaign going, and has been testing out the Mythras (effectively RuneQuest 6.1) rules with Mark. I decided to dig out the coupon I had for buying RuneQuest 6 and get the current version.
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6. Board Game: ASL Action Pack #10 [Average Rating:8.48 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.48 Unranked]
Board Game: ASL Action Pack #10
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4/5/2017
Bought: $19.65

I'm continuing to be on the more obsessive side of one of my ASL kicks, and haunting eBay. I managed to pick this up for just under regular price including the shipping. Since not much around here is regularly carrying ASL stuff, that's effectively saving the shipping, not the sales tax.

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Issue: Threshold (Issue 15 - Apr 2017) Mystaraspace
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I'm a bit focused on ASL at the moment, so I've just a couple days ago gotten done with the last issue of my Pyramid subscription. This should keep me busy for a bit. Spelljammer was a great idea, so extending it to the Mystara universe should be an interesting trip.
 
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8. Board Game: Out of the Attic: Issue One [Average Rating:7.91 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.91 Unranked]
Board Game: Out of the Attic: Issue One
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4/19/2017
Bought: $57.66

Out of the Attic: Issue One
Out of the Attic: Issue #2

Past the main modules, the various 1st party magazines are what I try to keep up with the most for ASL. So, I've been trying to get the out of print Out of the Attic #1 for a bit. I ended up paying a bit more than I really wanted, but it's a good hole to fill.

It was also part of a lot with #2, which I already have, ...and it turns out Patch has it too (I should have known that, but forgot). So I'll be selling off the spare #2 at some point, but I'm not quite sure where or when.

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9. Board Game: Beyond Valor: ASL Module 1 [Average Rating:8.54 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.54 Unranked]
Board Game: Beyond Valor: ASL Module 1
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5/16/2017
Bought: $206.51

Beyond Valor: ASL Module 1
Yanks: ASL Module 3a
ASL Action Pack #9: To the Bridge !

When Patch was over for a quick FtF day in Jan, I started commenting (again) that I should upgrade my components to the newest printings. I really like the newer 'flat' counters, and larger images with sharper printing is a plus.

And I suffered a bout of ASL-obsession around March where I talked myself into to really doing it this time. After a couple other plans fell through, I placed an order with NWS for both BV and Yanks, and got AP9 so I'd have something new as well for all this money. I've spent the last couple weeks separating out the components of the old versions with the plan to sell them locally.

The next step is to get a copy of For King and Country to go with the upcoming 3rd Ed Hollow Legions, but that's likely to be a real sticking point....

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10. RPG Item: GAZ10: The Orcs of Thar [Average Rating:7.50 Overall Rank:508]
RPG Item: GAZ10: The Orcs of Thar
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6/6/17
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Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia
GAZ1: The Grand Duchy of Karameikos
GAZ2: The Emirates of Ylaruam
GAZ3: The Principalities of Glantri
GAZ4: The Kingdom of Ierendi
GAZ5: The Elves of Alfheim
GAZ6: The Dwarves of Rockhome
GAZ7: The Northern Reaches
GAZ8: The Five Shires
GAZ9: The Minrothad Guilds
GAZ10: The Orcs of Thar
GAZ11: The Republic of Darokin
GAZ12: The Golden Khan of Ethengar
GAZ13: The Shadow Elves
GAZ14: The Atruaghin Clans

RPGNow is having big OSR sale; as far as I can tell, it's mostly for things I'm not so interested in, but... it also includes a bundle with all the Mystara Gazetteer series (but not the boxed set). Since I don't have GAZ10-14, and the prices for the physical versions of the series tend to be high, I couldn't pass the package up, despite my trepidation over large maps in electronic format.
 
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Issue: Threshold (Issue 16 - Jul 2017) Dwarves, Gnomes & Hin
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And the next issue of Threshold hits as I'm getting involved in reading other things, as ever. Focusing on the 'short races' wouldn't be my first choice, but it should be a good one, and it needs doing (and they've already done elves).
 
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12. Board Game: Illusions of Glory: The Great War on the Eastern Front [Average Rating:7.41 Overall Rank:5104]
Board Game: Illusions of Glory
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8/4/2017
Bought: $52.04

...I've been waiting for this since I discovered just how great of a game Pursuit of Glory is. I'm kind of out of space for new games, but this was one not to miss.

Seems like there's a few misprints and the like to sort through than I'd hope for, but the real test will be once it's on the table. Can it live up to PuG?

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Issue: Pyramid (Volume 3, Issue 105 - Jul 2017)
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8/15/2017
Bought: $20.00

Pyramid (Volume 3, Issue 105 - Jul 2017)
Pyramid Vol 3, Issue 106
Pyramid Vol 3, Issue 107

One one hand, I've got plenty of RPG reading thanks to Threshold. On the other, I have been paying attention to RPG reading lately.

I've been skipping Pyramid because it's only looked marginally interesting lately (Dungeon Fantasy issue 104 was tempting), but this one mostly deals with variations of the Sorcery system, which I like, so I got a subscription to get it and the next couple issues.
 
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14. RPG Item: Dungeon Fantasy Roleplaying Game [Average Rating:8.62 Overall Rank:6841]
RPG Item: Dungeon Fantasy Roleplaying Game
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8/17/2017
Bought: $35.00

...And today the DFRPG PDF set comes out. I bought it during the Kickstarter. Since I'm relying on PDFs more and more, I didn't bother getting the boxed set and just went with the PDF version. I wouldn't have even done that if I had already invested into the GURPS Dungeon Fantasy line, but I figure this is a good way to get the basics.
 
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15. RPG Item: GURPS Dungeon Fantasy 16: Wilderness Adventures [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
RPG Item: GURPS Dungeon Fantasy 16: Wilderness Adventures
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8/19/2017
Bought: $7.69

Warehouse 23 is having a 23%-off sale on GURPS items for GenCon, so I figured I'd pick up something while I could. Finally getting GURPS Dragons was a possibility, but it sounds like this has a lot of practical advice on running a wilderness adventure, so I decided to go with it.
 
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16. Video Game: Age of Wonders III Collection [Average Rating:8.15 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.15 Unranked]
Video Game Compilation: Age of Wonders III Collection
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9/10/2017
Bought: $12.50

Age of Wonders has been a favorite series since I discovered the bargan-bin collection years ago. I had nearly forgotten that a third game had come out a couple years back when it showed up in a 75% off sale on the Paradox store.

The bad news is that it's on Steam, when it's also available on GOG, but the good news is that so far it's looking like a really good addition to the series.
 
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17. RPG Item: GURPS Martial Arts: Gladiators [Average Rating:7.50 Unranked]
RPG Item: GURPS Martial Arts: Gladiators
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10/21/17
Bought: $9.99

This wasn't on my general list of things to get soonish, but Smudge has a character orphaned from another game that didn't happen, and I found she'd fit into a potential Mystara campaign easily. So, I picked up the GURPS advice for an ex-gladiator.

In this case, I can say the history parts would be very informative if I didn't already have Osprey's Warrior book on gladiators.
 
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18. Board Game: Here I Stand [Average Rating:7.93 Overall Rank:245]
Board Game Accessory: Here I Stand: 500th Anniversary Upgrade Kit
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10/25/2017
Bought: $32.81

I've really enjoyed Here I Stand and Virgin Queen, so when GMT announced a new edition of the former, I immediately ordered the upgrade kit.

They mentioned new cards, but I was expecting to get a small pack of the updates, not a full new deck. I'll also have to find time to go over the new rule book and try and figure out where the major differences are.

Now, if I can just get a multiplayer game day going again....

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Issue: Threshold (Issue 17 - Oct 2017) Western Brun
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10/29/2017
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And another issue of Threshold is out! 210 pages... it's going to take a while to get through. Another issue on 'remote geography', which is good by my lights; I hope we'll see returns to Davania and the like in the future with more ideas and detail developed off the earlier issues.
 
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20. Video Game: Europa Universalis IV: Res Publica [Average Rating:7.56 Overall Rank:3774] [Average Rating:7.56 Unranked]
Video Game: Europa Universalis IV: Res Publica
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11/8/2017
Bought: $5.95

Europa Universalis IV: Res Publica
EU IV: Republican Music Pack
CKII: Songs of the Holy Land
CKII: Songs of the Caliph
CKII: Songs of Byzantium

Paradox is having another sale as part of the next expansion release for EU IV, so I decided to clean up my collection some more. Most of these are things that I bought on GamersGate and they never delivered the Steam keys to. But at least it's cheap enough. This gets me everything I want for CK to through The Republic expansion except Sunset Invasion (which GG also owes me).
 
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21. Video Game: Europa Universalis IV: Art of War [Average Rating:8.25 Overall Rank:3121] [Average Rating:8.25 Unranked]
Video Game: Europa Universalis IV: Art of War
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11/24/2017
Bought: $10.98

Europa Universalis IV: Art of War
Europa Universalis IV: Songs of War

So, Paradox had another sale for Black Friday/Cyber Monday... So I got another expansion just before starting a new game. The Art of War improvements have been handy, and the new UI fixes in the most recent patch (or two, I'd actually been one behind to finish my last game), have also been handy.

I also talked my dad into getting the first expansion (Conquest of Paradise) on sale for the random New World feature.
 
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22. Board Game: ASL Action Pack #11: 29 Let's Go! [Average Rating:8.43 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.43 Unranked]
Board Game: ASL Action Pack #11: 29 Let's Go!
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12/3/2017
Bought: $40.92

ASL Action Pack #11: 29 Let's Go!
Best of Friends
WO Bonus Pack: ASL Scenario Bonus Pack for Winter Offensive 2010

MMP had their big sale a bit early, Veteran's Day instead of Thanksgiving, and had a bit more ASL in it than usual. There were other things I was interested in, but just couldn't justify the cost (and space).

So I got the one Action Pack on sale that I didn't already have, and Best of Friends (a steal at ~$5), and the first WO Pack. I'm fine with the Winter Offensive series, but they've always been low priority for me, so it's taken a sale for me to get one.

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23. Board Game: Captain's Log #1 [Average Rating:8.00 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.00 Unranked]
Board Game: Captain's Log #1
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12/21/2017
Bought: $20.95

Captain's Log #44
Captain's Log #44 Supplemental

And another issue of Captain's Log has gone to electronic format, so I've picked that up. The main story is basically a Longest Day-like overview of the Klingon invasion of the Federation from the Federation side; pretty good so far. Looks like the main SSDs are all for jumbo (three-pod) auxiliaries; not exciting, but understandable. There's minis for 5- and 6-pod freighters now, so I assume we'll see something on them eventually too.
 
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24. Board Game: Sum-Up [Average Rating:4.83 Unranked]
Board Game: Sum-Up
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Total for the year: $665.20

Definitely more than I really meant, or should have, spent, largely thanks to expanding and modernizing my ASL collection. This is somewhat ironic, as last year was largely poor for actual gaming, with Smudge spending time away from MMOs, and Mark being unavailable for most of the year.

I don't keep track of things coming out much at the moment, but there are a number of things I looked at during the year that flow into 2018. The one thing I know I missed was the Forgotten War: Korea 1950-1953 – ASL Module 15 preorder.

Mascots:
Captain Kato - Action Pack 11
Eevee - Beyond Valor
Rainbow Dash - Journal 12 & Action Pack 10
Twilight Sparkle - Out of the Attic #1 & Illusions of Glory
Vulpix - Here I Stand

Games I looked at and didn't get to:
Stage 2 ASL refresh: For King and Country: ASL module 5a (+Hollow Legions 3rd Ed when it comes out) - OOP & pricey
Space Empires: 4X
Star Fleet Battles: Module J2 – Advanced Fighters
Star Fleet Battles: Module Y2 – Early Years II
Red October preorder - I'm hoping to get this, but it's pricey, and other things come first.
 
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