Wednesday, February 24, 2016
79 A.D. Looks Good on You
In the hobby of boardgaming, when we really like a game, we "Pimp it out". We upgrade components, or bits, or any number of things.
many, many bags, created by the board game community. For example, when I wanted to upgrade Roll for the Galaxy, I went from a plain black bag to a bag with art from the game on it.
One game that I really wanted a bag upgrade for a while ago was the game I just reviewed, The Downfall of Pompeii. It came with a plain white bag, but I wanted to make something with a volcano on it. Something more spectacular. So, Artscow just happened to be having a bag sale, one bag for $5. The big sale is generally ten bags for $20, but I only wanted the one, so I figured that was a good price. When Artscow has sales, it takes a little while to get the merchandise, but I was in no hurry.
Well about a month passed, and my order shipped. After about another week, I had a package on the table, but it was... Large. Why would they send a little bag in such a big package? I opened it, and much to my dismay, they had sent me the wrong size bag, or more than likely, I had clicked on the wrong coupon link. Instead of being sent a "token" bag, I had been sent a "drawstring" bag.
So, this year when I go to Origins, and you see a fairly tall man with a erupting volcano bag on his back, that's me.