Comic books and moving

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Justice League fan art

Since new comic books are typically sold on Wednesdays, now’s a good time to look at how I’m trying to thin out my collections before my upcoming move from Needham Heights to Waltham, Massachusetts. Here’s what I’ve given away so far:

Avengers, Fantastic Four, X-Men: Donated two short boxes to the local public library, as well as the equivalent of one magazine box of Cinefastique, Ellery Queen, and Renaissance issues (I still have four magazine boxes of other genre mags.)

Batman/Nightwing: Paul J. is storing one long box, as well as two magazine boxes of Dragon and other tabletop RPG magazines.

Birds of Prey: One short box to Alex J. (I still have more of this title.)

DC Animated — Batman, Justice League: Gave one short box to nephew Joshua L.

Green Lantern, assorted DC/Marvel crossovers: One long box, one short box to Ron J.K.

Spider-Man, Superman, and assorted Marvel comics: Gave one long box to nephew David W.

Teen Titans/Young Justice/Outsiders: Gave one long box to David W., one short box to James B.

Here’s what I plan to give to David I.S. in Rochester, New York, in addition to the four or so boxes of mine he’s already storing:

Conan/Red Sonja and other fantasy titles, two short boxes

Justice Society, limited run, and selected DC titles, one short box

-modern alternative/indie titles, one short box (in addition to what you already have)

-pulp/pinup, two short boxes

Star Trek, Star Wars, and other science fiction, two short boxes

Superman, one short box (plus Smallville magazines)

titles on loan from Dave, including “Buffyverse,” Farscape, and indies — two short boxes

After all this, I’ll still have a dozen or so short boxes (mostly DC and some graphic novels/trade paperbacks) and a few magazine boxes. That’s two metal shelves’ worth, but that should be manageable in our new apartment. Here are the gaming books I’ve sold so far:

>>Paul J., holding:

-Book of Riddles

-box of large minis

-Pathfinder Bonus Bestiary

-Pathfinder: Book of the Damned 3

-Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Lands of the Linnorm Kings

-Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Pathfinder Society Field Guide

-Pathfinder Chronicles: Guide to the River Kingdoms

>>Beruk A.: Rifts: Mercenaries, Pantheons of the Megaverse (returned)

>>Byron V.O. (plus Lego “Star Wars” sets with Ben P.S.):

-D20 Cavalier’s Handbook

-D20 Quintessential Ranger

-D20 Stargate SG1 RPG

-Trivial Pursuit: Star Wars edition

>>Brian W.:

-box of cardstock buildings

-FATE 3e Diaspora (“hard” science fiction)

-FATE Spirit of the Century (returned)

>>James B.: D20 Modern: Pocket Handbook, D20 Past (c/o Brian W.)

>>Ken G., AD&D2:

-The Complete Bard’s Handbook

-The Complete Druid’s Handbook

-The Complete Priest’s Handbook

>>Sara F. & Josh C.:

-D6 Fantasy, Space

-D6 Star Wars, Second Edition, and Trilogy Sourcebook

-Fudge, 10th anniversary edition

-Lamentations of the Flame Princess: Grindhouse Edition boxed set and Vornheim City Guide (weird fantasy)

-mats, reversible hex/square, wet-erase, and markers

-Shard: Basic Compendium (anthropomorphic fantasy)

-space heater, electronic

>>Bruce K.:

-D20 Arms & Armor

-D20 Dead Man’s Chest

-D20 Enchanted Locations: Crypts & Tombs

-D20 Pirates!

-Dungeon Tiles: Arcane Corridors, Streets of Shadow

-Sword & Sorcery: Glades of Death (D20 wilderness)

-Wizards Presents: Races and Classes (D&D4e)

-Wizards Presents: Worlds and Monsters (D&D4e)

>>Rich C.G.:

-Amber Diceless Role-Playing, Shadow Knight; plus complete Zelazny book (high fantasy)

-Castles & Crusades: Player’s Handbook, Monsters & Treasure

-D20 Mutants & Masterminds, 2nd Ed.: Instant Superheroes

-Mouse Guard: Boxed Set

-Pathfinder: Beginner’s Boxed Set

-Savage Worlds: Pocket Edition

I’m trying to unload about a third of my collections — close to what I lost in the basement floods of 2005, but less traumatically random. Here’s what’s still for sale:

-air conditioner, vertical window unit (14.5”h x 20.5”w x 23.5”d), $40

-boom box, with dual tape deck, $10

-cabinet with shelves, 5-ft. high, plastic, $20

-carpets, dark green, 9×12-ft., $20 each (must wait until Feb. 25)

-CD tower, solid wood, $20

-chairs, folding and beach/lawn, $10 each

-chicken wire, 20-ft. roll, $10

-computer desk, with keyboard tray and wheels, $25

-entertainment center/TV cabinet with storage, wheels, fits 26″ CRT, $40

-fans, 2 floor, $5

-grill, George Foreman, hardly used, $10

-keyboard, USB, $5

-kitchen cart, solid wood butcher block, $20

-rakes and other garden tools, hoses, $5 each

-stereo, Aiwa, including 3-CD changer and dual-deck tape player, $40

-table/child’s desk, very solid but some scuffs, 36″ x 23″ x 22″ high, $30

-tables, two 8-ft. long folding, plastic, $40 each

-television, 26-in., best offer

-VHS tape storage drawers

And I’ve got more than 80 cubic-foot boxes yet to pack! Wish me luck, and let me know if you’re interested in anything….

Moving sale, updated

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An Unexpected Journey begins

Friends and fellow role-players, by now, you’ve probably seen that I’ll have to move within the next month. While I’ve gotten accustomed to having a three-bedroom townhouse with a full basement and yard for the past nine years, the time has come to downsize my possessions a bit again.

Here’s a list of items for sale. Gaming books start at $4 apiece. If you’re not in the Boston area but are interested in some of these items, let me know as soon as possible. I may be able to snailmail them to you! Thanks again…

AD&D2:

-The Complete Bard’s Handbook

-The Complete Druid’s Handbook

-The Complete Priest’s Handbook

-Monstrous Compendia, in binder

D6 (Josh C.):

-D6 Fantasy, Space

-Star Wars, Second Edition, and Trilogy Sourcebook

D20/OGL:

-Arms & Armor

-Big Eyes, Small Mouth, Revised Edition

-Bulldogs! (space opera, not FATE version)

-Castles & Crusades: Player’s Handbook, Monsters & Treasure

-Cavalier’s Handbook (Byron V.O.?)

-D&D3.5 Player’s Handbook

-D&D3.5 Dungeon Master’s Guide

-D&D3.5 Monster Manual

-D&D3.5 Complete Arcane

-D20 Modern: D20 Past

-Dead Man’s Chest

-Enchanted Locations: Crypts & Tombs

-Etherscope (steampunk)

-Fantasy Craft core book

-Horizon: Spellslinger (steampunk)

-Interludes: Sands of Pain

-Lore of the Gods (fantasy pantheons)

-Occult Lore

-Pirates!

-Quintessential Elf, Gnome, Halfling, Paladin; Ranger (Byron V.O.)

-Relics & Rituals

-Seas of Blood: Fantasy on the High Seas (multiple books)

-Shadowforce Archer (Spycraft)

-Silver Age Sentinels (superheroes)

-Skull & Bones

-Star Wars RPG (pre-Saga edition): Revised Core Rulebook, Galaxy Tiles, Hero’s Guide, Power of the Jedi Sourcebook, Rebellion Era Sourcebook, Ultimate Alien Anthology

-Swashbuckling Adventures (7th Sea)

-Sword & Sorcery: Forbidden Kingdoms (steampunk)

-Sword & Sorcery: Glades of Death (wilderness)

Pathfinder (a.k.a. “D&D3.75”; Paul holding, along with long box of Batman/Nightwing comics, Dragon magazines, box of large minis, Pathfinder Book of the Damned 3, and Book of Riddles):

-Bonus Bestiary

-Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Lands of the Linnorm Kings

-Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Pathfinder Society Field Guide

-Pathfinder Chronicles: Guide to the River Kingdoms

Dungeons & Dragons Fourth Edition:

-D&D4e for Dummies

-D&D4e: Dungeon Master for Dummies

-Dungeon Master’s Screen

-GSL Advanced Player’s Guide

-GSL The Quintessential Wizard

-Wizards Presents: Races and Classes

-Wizards Presents: Worlds and Monsters

True20 (same rules set as Mutants & Masterminds):

-Adept’s Handbook

-Adventure Roleplaying, Revised Edition (core book)

-Bestiary

-Centauri Knights (space opera)

-Companion

-Expert’s Handbook

-Game Master’s Screen

-Gearcraft Steampunk Sourcebook

-Mutants & Masterminds 2nd Ed.: Algernon Files 2.0, Instant Superheroes, Ultimate Power

-Pocket Player’s Guide

-Tales of the Caliphate Nights (Arabian fantasy)

-Tomorrow Knights (space opera)

-True Sorcery

-Warrior’s Handbook

-Worlds of Adventure

Other systems:

-Adventure! (Aeon/Trinity, White Wolf pulp)

-Amber Diceless Role-Playing, Shadow Knight (high fantasy)

-Basic Action Super Heroes Ultimate Edition, BASH! Sci-Fi Edition

-DC Universe boxed set, Daily Planet Guide to Gotham, and Gotham City Sourcebook

-Doctor Who: Adventures in Time and Space

-FATE 3e Diaspora (“hard” science fiction)

-Amazing Engine: For Faerie, Queen, and Country (steampunk)

-Fudge, 10th anniversary edition

-Lamentations of the Flame Princess: Grindhouse Edition boxed set and Vornheim City Guide (weird fantasy)

-Lord of the Rings RPG (Decipher version): Core Roleplaying Book, Fellowship of the Ring, Two Towers, Maps of Middle Earth, Fell Beasts and Wondrous Magic

-Serenity RPG, Six Shooters and Spaceships, other sourcebooks

-Shadowrun, 4th/20th anniversary edition (cyberpunk/fantasy)

-Shard: Basic Compendium (anthropomorphic fantasy; Sara?)

-Star Trek, Decipher edition: Player’s Guide, Narrator’s Guide, Starfleet Operations Manual, Starships

-Stars Without Number (science fiction retro-clone)

-Stellar Horizons (indie space opera)

-Strands of FATE

Board games ($10 each):

-D&D Clue

-Marvel Scene-It

-Monopoly: Lord of the Rings, Star Wars editions

-Trivial Pursuit: Lord of the Rings, Star Wars (Byron V.O.) editions

>>Lego “Star Wars” sets — Micro-scale smaller ships ($4 each):

-ARC Starfighter

-AT-ST (x2) and Snowspeeder

-AT-TE

-A-Wing and Slave 1

-Droid drop ship

-Droid Fighter

-Imperial Shuttle

-Millennium Falcon (Byron V.O.)

-Republic Gunship

-Sebulba’s Podracer

-Sith Infiltrator

-Star Destroyer

-TIE Interceptor (x2)

-X-Wing and TIE Advanced

-Mega Blox Enterprise

>>Minifig-scale ($10 each):

-Anakin’s Podracer (Byron V.O.)

-A-Wing

-Bounty Hunter Pursuit

-B-Wing at Rebel Control Center

-Ewok Attack

-Gungan Sub

-Imperial Shuttle (Byron V.O.)

-Jedi Duel

-Landspeeder

-Slave 1 (Byron V.O.)

-Snowspeeder

-TIE Fighter

-Tusken Raider Encounter

Miscellaneous stuff:

-Doctor Who: the Visual Dictionary, updated and expanded

-Dragon, Kobold Quarterly, and Starlog magazines, numerous assorted issues (Paul J. holding two boxes worth)

-Star Wars Blueprints, Rebel Edition

-swords: Viking, ninja-to, wooden practice (Byron V.O.)

Appliances and furniture (best offers; must provide own transport):

-air conditioner, vertical window unit

-boom box, with dual tape deck

-cabinet with shelves, plastic

-carpets, dark green, 9×12-ft.

-CD tower, solid wood, $20

-chairs, folding

-chicken wire, 20-ft. roll

-computer desk, with keyboard tray and wheels, $25

-dehumidifier, basement capacity (Don F.)

-entertainment center/TV cabinet with storage, wheels, fits 26″ CRT, $40

-fans, floor

-grill, George Foreman, hardly used, $10

-keyboard, USB, $5

-kitchen cart, solid wood butcher block, $20

-lawnmower, manual/push

-microwave oven, LG, $20 (Mike K.)

-monitor, flat-screen, 17-in., $10 (TT’s Bob H.)

-ottoman, brown microsuede, 25″ x 20″ x 17″ high with storage, $30

-rakes and other garden tools

-refrigerator, Whirlpool, good condition, $50 (Mike K.)

-space heater

-speakers x2, computer, Harman/Kardon, $10 (TT’s Bob H.)

-side table, solid wood, unfinished, 26″ x 23″ x 21″ high, $20

-stereo, Aiwa, including 3-CD changer and dual-deck tape player, $40

-table/child’s desk, very solid but some scuffs, 36″ x 23″ x 22″ high, $30

-tables, long folding, plastic (yes, the ones we’ve been using for gaming)

-television, 26-in.

-vacuum, shop, wet/dry, $20

-VHS tape storage drawers

-washer & dryer, Whirlpool, electrical, $50 each (Mike K.)

Everything must go in the next few weeks! [Note: This list updated 2 February 2012.]