D&D 5E Jasper's Annual I spend how much this year!!!

jasper

Rotten DM
This is my second year back to D&D and I did have lots of spare cash. Format maybe funny.
this year
$1,913.10
minis
$109.94
props,
$21.25
phb 2 copy
$29.74
Tact tiles
$68.98
storm king mini
$85.00
rage of demon
$95.00
tyrant of dragons minis
$103.50
binder and box
$6.00
elemental evil mini
$92.84
storage box
$10.56
minis orc dragon drow
$36.90
silver dragon
$22.33
Princes of Apocalypse
$26.79
Hoard of the dragon Queen
$19.13
Feldherr storage box 144
$39.99
conflict dmguild
$3.99
props sunless
$3.34
minis
$29.00
rise of tiamat
$17.34
Props forge /ddal06 01
$3.30
out of abyss
$27.15
Props shire and others
$30.00
DDal05-17 thr 05-19
$12.00
binder
$4.80
props
$4.40
ccc 01-01 the white well
$4.00
ccc 02-01 the dark hunt
$4.00
Banker box
$7.96
graph paper
$11
Magic City Con
$151.00
pencil sharper
$5.00
DDAL06-03 Crypt of the Death Giants
$3.00
props
$10.00
TOMB MINIS
$396.00
gift dice
$17.99
glitter dragon
$6.99
minis
$100.00
Feldherr storage box 144
$40.00
Banker box
$10.00
con equipment
$43.17
Tomb of Annihilation book
$37.75
Xanathar's Guide to Everything
$37.38
Bankers box
$11
tortue download
$9.99
starter set
$16.88
props
$4.00
curse of strahd bundle
$28.72
minis
$54.00
Last year $555.36

Grand total 2,68.46
 

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aco175

Legend
I gather your idea of spare cash and mine are different. I spend maybe $100.00 since I have the books from before this year. Most went to printer paper and ink, but some went to minis and 3pp modules.
 

Morrus

Well, that was fun
Staff member
I haven't kept track of it, but I'd say I've probably spend about half that. I see you're counting cons, so a year I go to Gen Con takes me up to a few thousand. You're counting a lot of basic stationery in there, which I guess is a valid cost, but I've never really thought to track it.
 



Most of my expenses were for cons to play AL. Bought the hardcovers and got a few knick-knacks. Don't collect minis because they're a PITA for me to store and transport, but I can see the appeal.
 

jgsugden

Legend
I once (a few years ago) guestimated how much I spent on D&D since the late 1970s. It was eye opening. I've paid about $0.50 per gaming minute (including playing D&D, playing D&D minis, preparing for games, and forum surfing) - but it is probably around $15K now.
 

jasper

Rotten DM
What is the point of this bragging post?
Ain't bragging. I been tracking hobby purchases for years to see where my money goes. Yes this year I spend a ton on D&D and $186.12 on xbox.
Also to get a feel how much this community spends per average. Now I quit tracking my wife's hobby expenses except for things over $50 per shot. Road biking is expensive.
No I really really really enjoy bragging. Brag. Brag. Brag. Joy. Joy. Joy. Kill the landlord. Kill the landlord. Kill the land lore.
 

pming

Legend
Hiya!

I feel almost ashamed...I've probably spent, since June, about (quickly checks email folder "PayPal") $8100.00 And none of that includes the roughly $1000 I spent on paints/brushes for my miniatures (don't use them, just paint them).

I haven't spent this much money on RPGs in a VERY long time. Probably took me 10 to 15 years to spend that much before. But, on the plus side, the ONLY thing I have yet on my "to buy" list is the "Deluxe Classical D&D Set" that WotC put out a few years ago. The one with the dice and books in a wood box. That one. Still waiting for one to show up for sale somewhere for a somewhat reasonable price (and no, Amazon is NOT reasonable for anything like this...not even close; examples right now on Amazon.Ca = B3, Palace of the Silver Princess for $176, 2e "Complete Druids Handbook" for $457, hell, you can pick up a sweet deal on the Marvel Super Heroes Advanced Set for the rock bottom price of $1,620...and they go up to $2,278). LOL! :)

So, I'm expecting to pay a few more hundred bucks and then, well, I guess that's it. My 'collection' of all the RPG's I've wanted in the last couple decades but didn't have the cash. Kind of nice to know I'm not "itching" to buy ANY more RPG books/things. Just like being debt-free. It's so...liberating. :)

^_^

Paul L. Ming
 


Dan Chernozub

First Post
[MENTION=277]jasper[/MENTION]
It just rubbs it in the face of people who live in countries with significantly lower average wages. I am earning like x4 the average salary and can not afford that kind of expenses. Feels bad man.

Just my literal 0.02
 

dave2008

Legend
What is the point of this bragging post?

I don't know what the OP's point is, but I found it interesting and I am glad he/she posted it. It is interesting to see what others have spent and makes me reflect on what I have spent.

Personally this was a light year for me, I only purchased Tomb of Annihilation. But I do have about $81 of items on my DM's Guild wishlist that I will probably purchase before the end of the year.
 

cbwjm

Legend
Man, I don't think I've spent any where near that on the hobby. I have all of the books + a few extra purchases on other rpgs, mainly pdf purchases from drivethru. I'm considering dropping a little over $2k NZD on a surface that I intend to use for DnD primarily but haven't quite convinced myself to do so.

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jasper

Rotten DM
@jasper
It just rubbs it in the face of people who live in countries with significantly lower average wages. I am earning like x4 the average salary and can not afford that kind of expenses. Feels bad man.

Just my literal 0.02
Thank you for your two cents. But I am not here to discuss wages across the world. Did you buy any of the same products? If so list my price and yours and we could discuss that.
Edit to add.
Total spend was 2.81% of gross salary. But I am 54 with 4 year degree and 25 years of service in same company.
 
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Blue

Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal
Interesting breakdown.

So it seems like money is to be made in minis. :) On a slightly more serious note for this many minis, do you do a lot of DMing?
 

jasper

Rotten DM
Interesting breakdown.

So it seems like money is to be made in minis. :) On a slightly more serious note for this many minis, do you do a lot of DMing?
About weekly. And since I had not bought myself a present and want to help out the local friendly game store I bought a case. Now that I got a lot, I may just by a brick. That reminds me, I need to pull mini's for tomorrow game tonight.
 



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