Jump to content
  • Advertisement
Sign in to follow this  
  • entries
    46
  • comments
    67
  • views
    45704

Auction Action

Sign in to follow this  
Extrarius

278 views

Yesterday I bid on my first ever ebay auction, and today I won for the low low price of $3.99 (which comes out to about $11 after shipping and insurance and the cost of the cashiers check required to pay for it and postage to send the payment).
I'm now the proud owner (well, technically... I won't have them for two weeks or so) of 270 pawns. No, not chess pawns - generic game board pawns in 6 colors (the kind used in various other board games).

I plan to use them in a P&P game for markers on a battle mat. I wouldn't have bought them, because I'm not sure I'm going to run the game and if I do it'll be far in the future, but the price was so good (around 4 cents/pawn counting all expenses - bulk price of 1000 of one color is 3.5 cents and I don't want to buy 6000 to get 6 colors since that comes to ~200, and cheapest non-bulk price I could find was 15 cents/pawn not counting shipping) that I couldn't pass it up. Originally, I was going to buy stone counters for the purpose, but that would have cost $15+shipping for 120 stones in 6 colors. Also, I like pawns better since they're meant for the purpose and the shape makes it easier to move them around on the board when there are many in adjecant hexes.
Sign in to follow this  


2 Comments


Recommended Comments

I need a hardcore chess board to put somewhere. It makes you seem so much more classy if you have one setup somewhere all the time.

Share this comment


Link to comment
I vote you glue them all to a blank piece of wall and make the best back-scratcher in the universe.

Share this comment


Link to comment

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Advertisement
×

Important Information

By using GameDev.net, you agree to our community Guidelines, Terms of Use, and Privacy Policy.

We are the game development community.

Whether you are an indie, hobbyist, AAA developer, or just trying to learn, GameDev.net is the place for you to learn, share, and connect with the games industry. Learn more About Us or sign up!

Sign me up!