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Finding a Happy Medium On A Limited Budget - 8/26/2008 3:16:18 AM   
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Yeah, it is possible. To cover my periods of interest, I have a collection that now extends from the ancients (Great Battles Series, all three volumes, bought 'em years ago) through the Wars in America (BOA2, just bought the d/l at $53), WWII (SPWAW -- a freebie, and my personal stamp is on part of it -- what else would one need? ), and for the future, Galactic Civilizations.

That being said, my gaming budget for 2008 is fulfilled. One game a year is all I can allow myself.
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RE: Finding a Happy Medium On A Limited Budget - 8/26/2008 8:35:13 AM   
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That being said, my gaming budget for 2008 is fulfilled. One game a year is all I can allow myself.


Being *that* close to the poverty line ain't healthy - even as a cash-strapped kid I found the odd jobs which allowed me to buy more than one game a year. After all, if you can't afford the occasional $50 to spend on a hobby, you better pick another hobby.

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RE: Finding a Happy Medium On A Limited Budget - 8/26/2008 4:32:45 PM   
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Erwin, I don't recommed any Warhammer or BattleTech for you

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RE: Finding a Happy Medium On A Limited Budget - 8/26/2008 4:46:24 PM   
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Yeah Warhammer is like the yatch-club of gaming.

What I do is I sell my games on eBay to buy more games. It isn't so much about not having enough money, it is about getting the most bang for my buck. It is harder to do with Digital Download games, although it can be done.

That being said, even just collecting the coins left-over from daily life can, in about a year's time, equal about $200-300 (you would be surprised). My dad has a giant jar that he puts his coins into each day and at the end of the year (usually evey Christmas) I help him count it out. I typically get a nice cut that I use for gaming. We have done this as a father-son tradition, and even though I am all grown up, we still do it. So it has just as much pay-off in symbols and building memories as it does in money.

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RE: Finding a Happy Medium On A Limited Budget - 8/26/2008 6:01:00 PM   
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Yeah, I got such a jar, but the little rodents ( aka wife and kids) found a way through my hi-tech security system. ( gotta come up with a better hiding place)


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RE: Finding a Happy Medium On A Limited Budget - 8/26/2008 7:00:02 PM   
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I remember an aunt and uncle of mine put all their change in a jar at the end of each day. A year later they used the money to pay for their vacation.

But to be limited to a $50 per year game allowance? I don't think I could handle that. I like new releases too much.

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RE: Finding a Happy Medium On A Limited Budget - 8/26/2008 8:36:05 PM   
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I'm lucky if I can limit myself to one game a month!

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RE: Finding a Happy Medium On A Limited Budget - 8/26/2008 8:56:29 PM   
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Agreed Joram.

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RE: Finding a Happy Medium On A Limited Budget - 8/26/2008 11:37:56 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: sterckxe

Being *that* close to the poverty line ain't healthy - even as a cash-strapped kid I found the odd jobs which allowed me to buy more than one game a year. After all, if you can't afford the occasional $50 to spend on a hobby, you better pick another hobby.

Greetz,

Eddy Sterckx




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ORIGINAL: Greybriar

I remember an aunt and uncle of mine put all their change in a jar at the end of each day. A year later they used the money to pay for their vacation.

But to be limited to a $50 per year game allowance? I don't think I could handle that. I like new releases too much.



Me and KG have had our differences but chastising the guy for having “budget “ priorities is pretty pathetic






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I'm lucky if I can limit myself to one game a month!


Unlike you not all Matrix forum members live in their parents basement

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RE: Finding a Happy Medium On A Limited Budget - 8/27/2008 12:30:19 AM   
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So let me get this straight Sarge,

You call two guys pathetic for commenting on another poster's budget piorities.

Then you comment upon Joram's budget for games by implying that he lives in his parents basement.

That makes tons of sense and is totally not ironic and hypocritic.


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RE: Finding a Happy Medium On A Limited Budget - 8/27/2008 1:27:26 AM   
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I took a saturday only job at Target and make an extra $50 a week so I can buy what I want for me if I want a game and the family gets my weekly job money. Now the sad thing is I can't find a thing to spend it on I really want. Anyone ever get gaming burn out? I've been this way for months now and just can't even get into the games I already have.

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RE: Finding a Happy Medium On A Limited Budget - 8/27/2008 2:02:34 AM   
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LOL, get a life Sarge, just am lucky to make more than I can use.  So I spend some of my excess on my car, my family, and games.  And I work very hard for what I earn.

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RE: Finding a Happy Medium On A Limited Budget - 8/27/2008 3:37:46 AM   
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So let me get this straight Sarge,

You call two guys pathetic for commenting on another poster's budget piorities.

Then you comment upon Joram's budget for games by implying that he lives in his parents basement.

That makes tons of sense and is totally not ironic and hypocritic.


So your telling me your good with telling someone to start saving your pennies or find a new hobby as appropriate in your world , but laughing at the guy bragging how many games he can afford is ironic and hypocritic ?

Why am I not surprised .




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RE: Finding a Happy Medium On A Limited Budget - 8/27/2008 3:46:38 AM   
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LOL, get a life Sarge, just am lucky to make more than I can use. So I spend some of my excess on my car, my family, and games. And I work very hard for what I earn.




Get a life ?

edit: Never mind I’ll behave...

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RE: Finding a Happy Medium On A Limited Budget - 8/27/2008 6:34:46 AM   
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sarge there seems to be a piece of wood lodged in your rear, might do to remove it

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RE: Finding a Happy Medium On A Limited Budget - 8/27/2008 7:44:37 AM   
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Me and KG have had our differences but chastising the guy for having “budget “ priorities is pretty pathetic


It's pointing out the obvious. If you can only afford $50/year to spend on your main hobby you're living on the poverty line and missing out on all the good stuff that gets released anyway so rethinking your priorities and hobbies is probably a good idea.

Greetz,

Eddy Sterckx




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RE: Finding a Happy Medium On A Limited Budget - 8/27/2008 9:00:30 AM   
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Joram wasn't laughing at anyone, he just said he can afford a game a month. No need to bash him as a "basement dweller" in his mother's house. That is a stupid and overused stereotype anyway.

Saving pennies was my idea, and a good one. Eventually quarters, dimes, and nickles add up to $50. Then you have a game.

This thread has gone way off the right track, although, the OP is one of those OPs that is bound to raise up controversy. Money, sex, politics, and religion. All bad forum topics.


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RE: Finding a Happy Medium On A Limited Budget - 8/27/2008 10:31:28 AM   
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ORIGINAL: Son_of_Montfort
Saving pennies was my idea, and a good one. Eventually quarters, dimes, and nickles add up to $50. Then you have a game.


Over here in this part of Europe we still have "rubbish" coins of 1,2 and 5 Eurocent which just add weight to your pockets without amounting to anything so I've come to throw them in a jar as well. Every couple of months I exchange its contents for a fiver so in the course of a year it might well add up to a game.

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ORIGINAL: Son_of_Montfort
Money, sex, politics, and religion. All bad forum topics.


I'll grant you money, politics and religion but I rarely see forum mudfights over sex

As proof I offer you the photo which won "man of the year"

Greetz,

Eddy Sterckx





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RE: Finding a Happy Medium On A Limited Budget - 8/27/2008 5:36:27 PM   
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Sarge, you have completely misinterpreted what everyone is saying.  I was simply saying I don't have the willpower that KG Erwin has until you made that crack about the basement which was completely uncalled for.  Why don't you do everyone a favor and just end it.  My apologies to Erwin for contributing to this going way off topic.

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RE: Finding a Happy Medium On A Limited Budget - 8/27/2008 9:19:54 PM   
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I'll grant you money, politics and religion but I rarely see forum mudfights over sex

As proof I offer you the photo which won "man of the year"

Greetz,

Eddy Sterckx





Hah! If he was any kind of a real man, he'd have his woman carrying the umbrella for him, too. That's what my wife does...

Of course, this being an all-ages, family-oriented site, I won't tell you where she would put that umbrella if she happened to read this post...

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RE: Finding a Happy Medium On A Limited Budget - 8/27/2008 11:17:05 PM   
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Ok, guys, let's take a chill pill. The one thing I didn't include in my "gaming budget" is the research material (books & documentaries) that I buy as accessories to the game itself. I already have an extensive military history library, inspired in part by games I've collected over the last 35 years.

So, after I bought BOA2, I'm looking for some books to deepen my understanding of the game's time frame.

Just to make this clear, I spend much more money on "accessories" than I do on games. I don't own hundreds of games, but I DO own hundreds of books & movies. I come from the 1960s "Jim Dunnigan school" of games being as much educational tools as simply something to do for fun.

I'd believe that many veteran wargamers fall into this category.

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RE: Finding a Happy Medium On A Limited Budget - 8/28/2008 7:30:39 AM   
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Of course, this being an all-ages, family-oriented site, I won't tell you where she would put that umbrella if she happened to read this post...


But ... but ... if you stick it *there* it won't protect you from the rain ! Uh ... oh ... <penny dropping>

Greetz,

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RE: Finding a Happy Medium On A Limited Budget - 8/28/2008 3:58:35 PM   
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True, but it will do wonders on your next examination to that, uhh, delicate zone, yes?
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ORIGINAL: JAMiAM
Of course, this being an all-ages, family-oriented site, I won't tell you where she would put that umbrella if she happened to read this post...


But ... but ... if you stick it *there* it won't protect you from the rain ! Uh ... oh ... <penny dropping>

Greetz,

Eddy Sterckx




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