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richarDISNEY Inactive Member23 Sep 2013 8:15 a.m. PST

I got busy this weekend and my wife went out with out daughter for a bit.

She calls me up and leaves a message:
"Hey Dear. I'm at an estate sale and they have a board game that you might like. Its $5. USD Its some sort of Dracula game. See you when I get home."

Interesting, I thought. Though I do have a ton of Drac board games, so I am thinking it'll be a duplicate, and I'll unload it at one of my club meetings. We can deal with a $5 USD loss. wink

When she gets home:
"Hi dearie."
"Hey. I got you that game."
"What's it called again?"
"Fury of Dracula".
"Cool. That came out a few years ago from Fantasy Flight. I don't have that one."
"I don't think so…" she said. "It looks old and I think its from the same company who does all those space marine figs laying about in the garage."
"Games Workshop?" I ask.
" I think so."


She pulls out this MINT condition Games Workshop 1987 Fury of Dracula.
I open it.
One fig is off the sprue due to movement in the box.

"You paid $5 USD for this???"
"Nope. Talked her down to $2. USD It's only about 15 min away. You should go take a look of what else they have."

When I got there, there was still some Freebooter Figs, Artizan, Copplestones (50 cents a piece), some rpgs (got another 1987 Star Wars WEG Core Book for $4 USD in great shape, and first ed of Shadowrun)), the old large box Descent and three expansions for $20 USD total and bunch of other eurogames I had no interest in.

Now do I keep this Fury of Dracula in MINT condition, punch it and play it or sell it?

Either way, I love my wife. She IS a keeper.

Texas Jack23 Sep 2013 8:39 a.m. PST

Man, you are one lucky fella!

I suppose it all depends on what you want from it. If it is an investment, put it away and resist the temptation. On the other hand, games are meant to be played, so if you think it will be something you play more than once, get cracking and play it!

Chef Lackey Rich Fezian Inactive Member23 Sep 2013 8:52 a.m. PST

Good gods, Descent 1st edition with expansions for $20 USD?

Does she have any single sisters? :)

darthfozzywig Supporting Member of TMP23 Sep 2013 9:04 a.m. PST


Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian23 Sep 2013 9:09 a.m. PST

My wife got me a bridge at a garage sale Saturday. It came with a goldfish bowl, but she knew I could repurpose the bridge! grin

Rapier Miniatures Inactive Member23 Sep 2013 9:25 a.m. PST

Actually I have a use for a small goldfish bowl, to store my dice in….

Well look at what a GW 1st ed mint goes for, and see if you could sell it and buy a used one and have profit (remembering to add in postage etc etc).

otherwise play it, it is a great game.

Robert Burke23 Sep 2013 9:45 a.m. PST

Sir, if you don't buy that wonderful woman some flowers you are no gentleman!

A night out on the town would be even better. Women like that are to be treasured.

Cornelius Supporting Member of TMP23 Sep 2013 10:21 a.m. PST

Top game. The second edition, with the plastic figures but the correct printing of certain cards (e.g. Wild Horses) is IMHO better because of that fix. I managed when I bought mine (from GW – that long ago) got an extra sheet of cards but did not realise it. So, the cards I have are unbalanced. I should fix that some time.

MY wife brought me back a whole load of Dr Who figures recently – the mega pack off the magazine. Guess that makes her a keeper too. Still impressed by your bounty though.

Rudi the german Inactive Member23 Sep 2013 12:02 p.m. PST

Lucky guy

RavenscraftCybernetics Inactive Member23 Sep 2013 12:11 p.m. PST

Sell it and buy her something Shiney.

Clays Russians23 Sep 2013 12:25 p.m. PST

thats how I got my 7 by 4 table. fold up and set agaisnst the garrage or open the legs and its ready……$15.00 USD, oh and it has raised edges too!

Black Cavalier Inactive Member23 Sep 2013 12:51 p.m. PST

Frakkin hell Richard! Why didn't you call & tell us so we could raid it too?

richarDISNEY Inactive Member23 Sep 2013 1:30 p.m. PST

It was in my old stomping grounds of Rescue! The house was about 1/4 mile from my old one.
I laughed at that.

She got to go horse riding all day on Sunday and I took care of the house stuff and dinner.

kreoseus2 Inactive Member23 Sep 2013 4:25 p.m. PST

Lucky you, mine is a slice of lemon dipped in vinegar.

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP23 Sep 2013 5:26 p.m. PST

Now do I keep this Fury of Dracula in MINT condition, punch it and play it or sell it?

Punch and play it is far and away the best thing that GW ever made (including Man 'o' war !).

I bought the special edition with metal 20mm figures in about 1988 !

BrotherSevej23 Sep 2013 5:27 p.m. PST

Even that Descent box will sell for good value since the 2nd edition of the game has a conversion set that use all miniatures available from the first edition.

richarDISNEY Inactive Member23 Sep 2013 6:30 p.m. PST

Keeping Descent.
I always wanted to try it out.

Fighting 15s Inactive Member24 Sep 2013 7:45 a.m. PST

Now do I keep this Fury of Dracula in MINT condition, punch it and play it or sell it?

You play it: it's a game and it's meant to be played and enjoyed. Plus, it'll still be worth something played.

I had a secondhand copy, played it and then parted with it, and still ended up on the deal. You, after all, only have to make more than $2. USD :-)

Personal logo optional field Supporting Member of TMP24 Sep 2013 9:24 a.m. PST

Now do I keep this Fury of Dracula in MINT condition, punch it and play it or sell it?

IMHO, put it on eBay for $200 USD (with free shipping of course). You can buy a number of figures y with half of the money, and do something nice for the wife with the rest (e.g. take her out to a very nice romantic dinner). I think she deserves it.

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP26 Sep 2013 6:12 a.m. PST

Well…as long as one of the things you buy is a used copy of Fury of Dracula ! It is a good game.

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