CanCon day 0

We set up the Bunyip Toys stall today – hauling stuff, moving shelves around. Good times. Andrew has set out his stall, looks great.

Ran into Salvatore. Told him I shall bring my minis. It seems the rumours of a theft were true. The hard thing would be to know that the thieves probably threw the minis out, or had their joyride and set fire to the car. On, the polymerantity!

MilSims was set up and already taking people’s money. Some total, total, total bastard swooped in and bought all of their D&D miniatures booster boxes: of which they did not have many. Meh: $300 and a bit. One and a half roots. Totally worth it.

They still have heaps of starter packs, Drizzt scenario packs, and a couple of Orcus boxes which, I must admit, look fab. Thinking about it … I’m tempted. He’d set off my colossal Red Dragon nicely.

They also have those dragons collectors boxes, which is great because my order from Wizards got cancelled due to limited stock. So now I have both the beholders and the dragons collectors boxes which is great. The dragons have all five colours. I already have a couple of blues, and the one in the pack is that same old crook looking mini with the wings bent over to one side. It must be in the mould. But now finally I have an adult green, red, white, and black.

I have already packed the minis for Sal’s game – not really sure I want to unpack it and put the new minis in the right boxes. But can’t hurt to open a couple, right?

8 Lords of Madness (huge) boosters. I’ll open two.

Hmm. A triceratops. Meh. But might come in handy for Serpents Skull. Huge blue dragon. Good looking. A Volcanic dragon! Pretty. Small scorpion – wouldn’t mind a few more of them. I have a couple of large ones. An Arcane Portal. Nice. It will go in with the scythejaw trap. Some humaoids. Meh. Hey! A gnome with an orb! I have plenty of halflings, but not enough gnomes. A stone giant. Meh. Rotgrub swarm! That looks … faintly obcene, actually. It goes in with the spider, scarab beetle, and rat swarms. Wouldn’t mind a couple more of those, either.

12 Demonweb boosters. Opening two again. Another fucking blue dragon – ok: this is starting to get on my tits. An mushroom! Now I have two. One mushroom is a mushroom, two is an encounter. Humanoids, a mummy. An infernal armour – again: I have a couple, now. More fun in groups. And a dude with four arms. Meh.

And 16 Dangerous Delves. Two more. You can see the L mini in the bubble pack. A shade dissapointing – another goddamn Aboleth Slime Mage. WTF am I going to do with half a dozen Aboleth Slime mages? Oh yeah. That’s right. I was threatening to run a pirate-themed campaign at GG for season 5. Bwahahahaha! I want to see brown on those seats when they explore the undersea have and find out what they are up against.

Giants, trolls. The bubble packs are sealed, so out comes the blade.

Ripped off! One large mini, and four more. Undead, undead, another arablest.HUman, goblin, Snake swarm, Yuan-ti. The Yuan-ti might be handy for Serpents Skull.

Nope – the Dangerous Delves packs are disappoint. No wonder they sealed ’em.

Anyway. At some point in the not-too-distant future, I shall have to spend a pleasant hour or two sorting them and counting them. I unpack ’em – I am not a “collector” in that sense. I use ’em for games.

But that’s in the future. For now, I intend to be at CanCon 8am. Crap – must fix up my character properly. Last Con I wound up rooting the dryad and I’d like to do her as a cohort. Druid levels, of course … except that summoning is a pain. The minis are packed and will stack precariously on the bike.

(Fuck, I have got to get down and write this thing for RokCon. It’s next week!)

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