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What's the most expensive RPG product you've bought?

What's the most expensive RPG product you've bought?

  • $1-$20

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • $21-$50

    Votes: 11 8.7%
  • $51-$100

    Votes: 31 24.4%
  • $101-$200

    Votes: 47 37.0%
  • $201-$500

    Votes: 21 16.5%
  • $501-$1000

    Votes: 8 6.3%
  • $1001-$5000

    Votes: 7 5.5%
  • $5001+

    Votes: 2 1.6%

  • Total voters
    127

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GreyLord

Hero
I've done Warhammer, but I count that as miniature wargaming, not RPGs. Do not count D&D minis either.

For a single product, I think it would probably be one of the FFG's collector's editions of their WH40K line. I can't recall the exact costs, but they went up as time went on as new ones came out (Rogue Trader, Deathwatch, Black Crusade) but I can't recall the exact price. Part of me wants to say $200, another part wants to say $400.
 

I think around 60 is the most I've spent. Are we including shipping costs in this or is it just the cover cost?

I wouldn't spend more than 70 I think for a single RPG book. Unless it was truly special (like they put out the original Ravenloft boxed set and due to printing costs the only way to make it profitable was to charge 80 dollars or more). Also, I am not the only person in my household so I have to answer to my wife as well if I make a purchase like that (neither of us like when the other spends extravagantly on something unnecessary).
 


Beadle & Grimm's Waterdeep: Dragon Heist Platinum Edition. Over $500. Cool stuff, but not nearly worth the price. I'm very unlikely to buy anything near that price again.
 



Staffan

Adventurer
Probably the Aysle Treasure Coffer for $210 including shipping. But that feels like cheating a bit since it's a box with numerous things in it that are otherwise sold separately.
 

Olaf the Stout

Adventurer
It depends if you're only counting single items, or multiple-item Kickstarters. For example, I backed the Feng Shui 2, Paranoia and Horror on the Orient Express Kickstarters. All of those cost over $200, but it got you several rulebooks and other additional items, not just a single rulebook.

Outside of Kickstarters for miniatures (technically an RPG product since I use the minis in my games), my biggest RPG product Kickstarters would be over $300 for the Tact-Tiles Kickstarter (I got 2 jumbo sets).
 

Olaf the Stout

Adventurer
A full case of minis of season 7 and I still had to buy on the secondary market to get all the minis. I think that was $400. Books are over $50 here with tax.

It's probably for the best if I don't think too hard on how much I've spent on pre-painted D&D minis. I've got well over a thousand of the pre-painted minis from the D&D line that ended in 2010.

Thankfully they still get used every session (and my youngest has a ball playing with as well), so I'm not unhappy with my purchase. It's also awesome being able to properly represent most of the monsters that the PCs come up against.
 


jasper

Rotten DM
It's probably for the best if I don't think too hard on how much I've spent on pre-painted D&D minis. I've got well over a thousand of the pre-painted minis from the D&D line that ended in 2010.

Thankfully they still get used every session (and my youngest has a ball playing with as well), so I'm not unhappy with my purchase. It's also awesome being able to properly represent most of the monsters that the PCs come up against.
I have not broke $100 this year for minis but. I am buying brick of Icewind dale. Mainly to help out my local game shop because they don't charge us D&D for tables. Current expenses of D&D is $726 but some that is con supplies like room, food, white boards, Etc. I am having to repurchase things like battle maps.
 

Olaf the Stout

Adventurer
I have not broke $100 this year for minis but. I am buying brick of Icewind dale. Mainly to help out my local game shop because they don't charge us D&D for tables. Current expenses of D&D is $726 but some that is con supplies like room, food, white boards, Etc. I am having to repurchase things like battle maps.
I haven’t bought any prepainted D&D minis in years. There are a few gaps in my collection, but overall I’m pretty happy with what I have now.
 


Starbrat

Explorer
OK, I've been quite strict with myself in my answer. The single most expensive (and exclusively RPG - related) purchase would be the Chivalry and Sorcery hardback from last year's Kickstarter. Utterly gorgeous book, and the most extensively and attractively hyperlinked PDF in my collection.

I have made bigger miniatures purchases (single biggest was the Oathsworn "Heroes" KS that set me back over a ton), but it's not exclusively RPG related, so I didn't count it for my poll response.
 

Esau Cairn

Villager
A few years ago, I gave in and spent several hundred on a rare OOP box set that I'd known of sine it was published and almost immediately disappeared from first-hand markets. After repeated requests to the publisher as to no where I could find a new copy, I dropped the cash for it second hand.

Now years have passed and when I read the books of the game, I haven't a clue as to specifically what I paid for it, because its value to me is evidently worth more. Had a roommate in Boulder Colorado back in the late 90s not stolen my rpg collection, it would be on a shelf with first edition boxes of Masks of Narly and Orient Express. Alas!

That several hundred dollars for a boxed game is about one-third or one-quarter of the most expensive book I ever purchased...
 

Eyes of Nine

Everything's Fine
A few years ago, I gave in and spent several hundred on a rare OOP box set that I'd known of sine it was published and almost immediately disappeared from first-hand markets. After repeated requests to the publisher as to no where I could find a new copy, I dropped the cash for it second hand.

Now years have passed and when I read the books of the game, I haven't a clue as to specifically what I paid for it, because its value to me is evidently worth more. Had a roommate in Boulder Colorado back in the late 90s not stolen my rpg collection, it would be on a shelf with first edition boxes of Masks of Narly and Orient Express. Alas!

That several hundred dollars for a boxed game is about one-third or one-quarter of the most expensive book I ever purchased...
Your post reminds me that I am considering paying $200 for copies of Continuum and its expansion, which I basically gave away in some purge or another.
 

pogre

Legend
Dwarven Forge Kickstarter -over $5k - twice... YIKES!

I have scaled way back on DF the last couple of years. Most of my RPG terrain I make with Hirst Arts or 3d print these days.

For one thing - I commissioned a miniature sculpt for a friend of his PC almost twenty years ago - $900. I painted it, but I cannot find the picture.
 

You can count minis, specialist tables, etc if you like, but I'd draw the line at including your house or your laptop! I'll let you decide what counts.
The Vaessen and Alien kickstarter bundles, at just over US$100 each. I'm looking forward to the books for Vaessen, which should be shipping soon.
Individual book? US$75 IIRC.
 


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