Regular Pure Specians (Speculites?Speculons?) know that our annual silent auction in support of Crystal Kids has a bit of something for everyone. If you’re a gamer, this year’s auction is definitely something you want to check out. With the expansion of our Gaming stream, and not one but two Gaming Guests of Honour (Amber E. Scott and Dave Gross), we weren’t going to leave the auction out of the fun. And we know gamers are some of the most generous folks around, so we made sure there was something for them.
So for all you gamers out there, stop by the Crystal Kids Silent Auction table in the main dealer room and keep your eyes out for:
- signed books by both Amber and Dave
- individual seats at a special Charity Game on Sunday of Pure Spec, run by Amber E. Scott and Dave Gross (which usually sell out fast for all our gaming guests, so bid early and often!)
- a big BioWare package, with both Mass Effect and Dragon Age games, t-shirts, and books.
- an out-of-print Star Wars Duels set from HAsbro, for the Star Wars gamers out there (finally, a way to play out the Obi-Wan/Yoda grudge fight I’ve always wanted!)
The big news for gamers in this years auction, however, is the huge lot of classic Squad Leader games. If you are a fan of tabletop strategy games, this is not unlike the Holy Grail of gaming finds. The lot includes classic Squad Leader and Advanced Squad Leader, plus a metric butt-load of supplements and expansion sets. We don’t guarantee every last chit is there, because we don’t have that kind of time (if you’ve played any Avalon Hill game, you know what I’m talking about). But these games are in amazing condition for being over thirty years old, and are a must-have for any serious gamer’s collection. It’s one of the reasons this lot has such a high starting bid ($75), and a reserve price (A reserve in an auction means we won’t sell the item unless the reserve price is met).
So gamers and those with gamers in their life, don’t forget to stop by the Crystal Kids Silent Auction table and place your bids!