22. Best Secondhand RPG Purchase. I don’t remember great second-hand gaming purchase, although I know there must have been a few. The truth is that I’ve been such a fan most of my life that I’ve usually bought new releases, and during the years I was in “the biz,” I received a lot of trade or review copies.
I have found some great bargain second-hand miniatures, however, so I’ll say my best purchases have been lots of D&D and Star Wars pre-painted minis.
I just remembered another answer: I once took home a small stack of World of Darkness books from a swap-meet. I still haven’t read them all, but WoD remains one of my favorite settings to read. My first two attempts to play involved horrible Storytellers. One day I’ll try to find a good one, or I’ll take the plunge and run a few sessions myself.
Painting and diorama by Meg Maples, miniatures sculpted by Bobby Jackson based on illustrations by Eric Belisle
Yesterday’s quiz of painter Meg Maples omitted one important link: photos of the Radovan & Varian miniatures she painted for me. Scroll down to post #13 to see a comparison of the work she did on Varian in 2010 compared with the new version three years later.
For photos of more amazing minis, check out Meg’s website, Arcane Paintworks.
Next month, I’ll share a Q&A with painter Meg Maples, but I couldn’t wait to show off the work she did for me this fall. I asked her to showcase Radovan and the Count among some ruins, and she did it up brown.
Meg uploaded more photos at the Reaper Minis forum. Check them out and leave her some praise in a comment. If you’re so inclined, sign up for one of her Master Classes in miniature painting. Details here at her site.