Friday, September 12, 2014

End of an Era

This post is non-Eve related so move on if you don't care.

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Yesterday, I sold the last of my warhammer 40K models.

I started selling them this summer and I have made back about $1800 on thousands of dollars worth of models collected over 25 years of my life. I've sold my Eldar, my Epic Chaos, my Battlefleet Gothic Chaos, and finally the last of my 40K Chaos. I poured thousands of hours into playing and painting and modeling and its all gone. My terrain for hosting games, my posters I saved for years for the warhammer room I will never have, future modelling projects that will never be, everything(1).

Even though its been six and half years since I last played a game or even had the models out of the crawlspace, the waves of nostalgia tore through me with each sale. Each item handed over for soulless cash, each package dropped in the mail for electrons on Paypal.

Its the end of an era in my life.

1 - Well, almost everything, I kept two models to keep me company on my desk at work.


  1. Why? Why?! I'll never sell my Blood Bowl, Warhammer Fantasy Battle, Dark Future, Space Hulk and Warmaster stuff. It's sacrilege.

    That said, I'm finding Magic: The Gathering cards much more affordable and convenient for my tabletop fix these days - and easier to store.

    $1,800 you say...

  2. I may have created a pair of monsters. I've introduced my sons (12 and 10) to MTG. So far, its still under $100.

    They've managed to find a $40 card in a card pack, so I guess I'm not THAT far behind. Thankfully, they take just as much (or more) pleasure in cards that aren't rare/mythic rare.

  3. Anonymous3:45 am

    Ah yes, Magic the Spending. I know it all too well :)

    I do have some cards that date from beta and am something of a hoarder. Perhaps if I hold onto them for long enough they might become a nice legacy to pass onwards.

    As far as warhammer goes, I always had a soft spot for Iyanden. Light in the darkness....