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October 6, 2023: Your Best Gaming Haul?

Steven's Best Gaming Haul

I still remember my best gaming haul. I was an early teenager, visiting my dad as part of the child-of-divorce visitation package. My dad liked to go to garage sales; they were rare in my childhood south Florida, so they were pretty novel to me.

At one garage sale, I found a collection of modules for Dungeons & Dragons and Advanced Dungeons & Dragons, with the price written on each of them with a ballpoint pen: 5¢

I can't remember the exact numbers, but I easily got dozens of adventures that day, for just over a dollar. I mean, sure, that was in 1980s dollars, so it was . . . like . . . two or three bucks today. It was still a really good deal. (Admittedly – collector as I was – I was a bit miffed by the fact they wrote with a pen on the adventure; apparently I complained enough for my dad to tell me to knock it off.) My summer was spent poring over that collection. And (as you can tell by the picture) I still have them.

Gamers are always thinking about their most-special loot, so if there's a haul you fondly remember, we welcome you to share your experiences on the forums.

-- Steven Marsh

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