Ok, so the Vampire game I was supposed to attend last night was canceled at the last minute. I didn't find this out until I actually called the guy who was supposed to be running it. I should have probably called before I went to the gaming shop where it was to be held. Lame.
However, out of the ashes of my proposed evening came two good things:
1. I found, of all things, a used copy of the Fiend Folio. Yes, I bought a copy of the Fiend Folio. Suck it.
2. A copy of Of Beasts and Men, a supplement for The Riddle of Steel that had been on the shelves so long it was marked down to three bucks. The likelihood of ever seeing a physical book from this game line again, plus the low cost, made it a must-buy for a crazed collector like me.
Oh, anecdote... I was at Ye Used Bookstore today, and I saw two mint-condition copies of Terra Primate. Having only ever seen a physical copy once, (and that was at a gaming store in Las Vegas*) I was rather shocked to see two of them. I photographed them with my phone, since I consider a physical copy of Terra Primate to be on par with the Yeti in terms of credible sightings. Though they were marked down to ten bucks, I did not buy one... I may be a collector and I may enjoy obscure games, but a game about talking apes is a little too niche, even for moi.
Here's hoping the game runs next week. If it cancels next Friday, I will probably write it off. I value Friday night too much to slot it with an unreliable game. Oh, well...at least I made a decent character I could see playing for more than two or three sessions.
*Yes, I went to a gaming store in Las Vegas. I also went to a Star Trek bar.