Mine's Bigger Than Yours: 2011 geek-off entrySubmitted by FALLEN at 2011-01-28 13:12:36 EST
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Well since Frank has extended the contest I may as well toss my hat in the ring.
It seems we are all defined by the same things so it’s just a matter of going a little beyond the other geeks.
So, shall we?
Advanced D&D. had all the books, made my own character sheets on the printing press at school. Maxed out Elvin fighter/magic-user with a questionably legal combo Staff of the Magi/ Staff of Power.
Dice galore, it must have been seven or eight sets including a cool set of crystal blue ones.
Oh yeah the books 1st addition Fiend Folio and Deities and Demi-gods that included Cthuluh and Elrick mythos characters that were not licensed by TSR. A minor oversight
It wasn’t just AD&D, though that was the big one. Spent a little time playing Tunnels and Trolls, Chill, Top Secret, and Marvel RPG, as well.
When time didn’t permit a quick game of Dungeon the board game would do fine.
As for board games Steve Jackson Games rocked. They came in these small black plastic cases. Car Wars was the shit, picture the cars in Mad Max with flaming oil jets and machine guns fighting it out.
Yes of course I had a subscription to Auto Duel Quarterly, didn’t everybody?
Ogre was another fine SJG but not geeky enough till you made your own vehicles like airplanes and motorcycles, which I did.
We are all pretty even here I would guess, you either got it or you don’t.
I got an Atari 2600, Nintendo, N64, Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis, game cube, Wii, PS 1, 2, and 3, X-box, and two 360’s. Not to forget the game boy, Game boy color, and DS.
Five of them actively connected to TV’s right now
Wow, where do I go? All my collection (several hundred) are stored on boards, in bags, in boxes, nice and safe. The other half are in digital form either on disk or a removable hard drive.
Remember kids, when it comes to scanned comics if you like it, buy it.
Some high points are the 1st series Alpha Flight, The 1st printing of the Dark Phoenix saga, the giant sized Spiderman vs. Superman cross over and a few X-men and Spider Man back when the cover price was .12 cents!
No I didn’t by them new, I’m not that old.
Despite wanting to be a Green Lantern, I gotta go Marvel over DC. I’m trying to get Orphelia to see the light, but she’s stubborn.
I’ve been falling down that time vortex before many of you were born. They say you never forget your first Doctor and mine was Jon Pertwee, Doctor number Three. Like most Yanks, Tom Baker
Number Four was the one that got us all hooked. The wild hair, the scarf and of course Sarah Jane.
I know what “behind the sofa” means.
I made a motor driven K-9 out of card board when I was ten years old!
I have full size, replicas with sound and lights of David Tennant’s and Matt Smith’s Sonic Screwdrivers in a display case.
I waited four hours to see Return of the Jedi.
I have a lightsaber, I had Han’s blaster.
Han absolutely shot first, fuck Greedo
I know why the Kessle Run is bragged about in parsecs and not how much time is needed.
I had a pet rock and a pet UFO
I have a glow in the dark chunk of Kryptonite that was sold at movie theaters when the first Superman movie came out.
I have a bunch of MEGO super hero action figures (NO THEY ARE NOT DOLLS)
Including the Star Ship Enterprise, play set with working Transporter
I know the words to the Star Trek theme song (not really)
And I have this thing
and no I don’t know what the hell it’s supposed to be either.