They can have my game when they pry it from my Sandy Claws
I see that Tom "Top Reviewer" Vasel has started another BGG Secret Santa. I'm tempted. The issue isn't giving, but building a wantlist. Most games I want are expensive (like $100+), or games I wouldn't buy but would trade for. I don't expect Santa to pony up, which means I'm getting a game I wouldn't buy ... by buying a game for someone.
I'm hard to shop for.
The reason? I buy games I want. I'm not as impulsive as younger me, but that's my curmudgeonry showing. For example, I'm tempted by some GMT offerings in their flyer, but I'm holding out. I do qualify for a 50% off item. I may go for the free counter trays. (Probably $5 after shipping). Like Jello, there's always room for counter trays. [Ben and Rob -- you guys probably qualify too, as I'm sure you noticed].
I've never gone in for math trades, or ultimate trade lists; perhaps I should. Is there an easy way to filter these? Perhaps an ultimate trade list for San Antonio? We could do that here. A swap meet would be easier. Thoughts?
In related pimpery, I'm ready to sell Successors, Totaler Krieg! (with some expansion stuff) and perhaps Pax Romana. Odds of playing are low, they are valuable, and taking up space. I'll list them on eBay next weekend unless someone shoots me an email. Games on my trade list may be sold, too.