So, as longtime readers of this site will already know, I own a lot of tabletop roleplaying games. That’s actually a bit of an understatement, to be honest, since I know a lot of people might consider owning 20-odd different TTRPGs as a sizable collection. Normally, I would agree with that assessment, except that mine is just a tad larger.
I own more than 200 different TTRPGs.
Anyway, that’s not really the point of this post, though. Yes, I have a lot of different games, we all know that. I had a bit of a Kickstarter problem for a while (still do, I have a bunch more books still to be delivered from already-backed projects), but I have been weaning myself off of buying new games for a while now…
… which is good, since I can’t afford it any longer.
You see, my old Chevy Spark has been run into the dirt quite literally, and needed to be replaced. I have been quietly looking into used cars to pick up, but I have kept my eyes out for good new cars as well, just in case. Now I used to own a 1988 Jeep Grand Cherokee, way back years ago, and I really enjoyed it. But have you looked at the prices on used, let alone new, Jeeps lately?
I have, and it isn’t pretty.
But the Jeeps are.
So now I own one, again.
A new one, in fact. Yes, that wasn’t a really wise choice, I know.
Okay, so to be fair, this isn’t my fault. It is, in fact, the fault of My Lovely Bride™. She saw the new Jeep Wranglers at our local dealership, fell hopelessly in love, and advised me that I now had her permission to buy one. So a week or so ago, we had some time to kill on a Saturday, and she “had some questions” about the different packages for Jeep Wranglers, so Ten suggested that we drop by the dealership to do some research. I told her that I wasn’t buying a Jeep that day. I told the salesman who spoke with us that I wasn’t buying a Jeep that day, just there to look and ask some questions.
I got outvoted, and was in fact buying a Jeep that day.
Nicknamed “Grover”, we have a Hydro Blue 2023 Jeep Wrangler Sport S Unlimited. That is basically a baseline 4-door Wrangler, with some fun power and convenience packages. Of course, like most Jeep owners, we are tricking out our vehicle with some after-market bits and bobs (mostly camping-related gear), the biggest of which is a set of Rock Slide power steps.
I should have it rolled into the overall cost of the vehicle, but I didn’t know I’d be dropping that much on the credit card all at once. Anyway, that’s neither here nor there.
The point is, we’ll be just fine, as we can afford this purchase well enough. That said, I am going to have to curb some of our unnecessary purchases, since we will be needing to have some major work done on our house soon, and that means I have to stop buying more games. I have more than enough games as it is, and while it will be hard not adding fun new games into the collection, I have to think of my household first.
Plus, I will need to replace my computer at some point, so…