Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Burning RPGs

A few weeks ago, a fire broke out in my house. Even when you don't lose everything it's incredibly disruptive. I used to think that those who burnt their own homes for money were miscreants. Now, I think that there's something very, very wrong with them - miscreants still.

It hits a gamer and book lover right in the heart when he has to sift through the damaged items to identify anything salvageable.

Writing off old books like the Robotech RDF Manual that I carried around back in junior high is tough. A lot of great memories linger with that one. But I was able to salvage the Zentraedi Sourcebook.

I was hoping that the restoration company misidentified my 1st edition WEG Star Wars Sourcebook's rough appearance from use as damage from the fire but, no luck. It was soaked through and through. Some others got put on the damaged items list but these are the ones that really stand out for me right now.

New games also made the list. The big gold BRP book got soaked as did my copy of Diaspora. As much as I love them, they can be easily replaced. Unfortunately, my signed and stamped copy of The Magic Burner was consumed by the flames. There's an opportunity for some serious word play here but I'm not really up to it.

Aw, heck...

This has been one heck of an adventure burner.


  1. I'm so very sorry to hear this, Nathan.

  2. Very much appreciated, Rob.

    Things are looking up. The demolition crew are almost done and, soon (fingers crossed) reconstruction begins.

  3. That's terrible. I hope you can start rebuilding awesome gaming memories ASAP!

  4. Thanks, Venger.

    I went to the local game shop and splurged a little; picked up the Advanced Fighting Fantasy: Heroes Companion and FATE Core.

    Things feel like they're getting a bit more on track.