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What's your group's AYCW?

What's your group's AYCW? (In US Dollars)

  • Less than $50

    Votes: 9 15.8%
  • $50 - $100

    Votes: 10 17.5%
  • $100 - $200

    Votes: 10 17.5%
  • $200 - $500

    Votes: 14 24.6%
  • $500 - $1000

    Votes: 8 14.0%
  • $1000+

    Votes: 6 10.5%

  • Total voters
    57
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theredrobedwizard

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As mentioned in another thread, I recently calculated my group's Average Yearly Contribution to WotC (AYCW) at approximately $250 (US Dollars).

This figure is an average of the money spent by each individual member of the group on D&D supplements. This doesn't include any other WotC products purchased (D&D Minis, Magic: The Gathering, Dreamblade, Axis & Allies Minis, Avalon Hill games, etc), nor does it cover 3rd party purchases; just D&D books.

Seems like an interesting topic, considering I hear a lot about people who routinely don't purchase any supplements.

So, what's your group's AYCW? (Remember, this is an average, not sum total of the entire group.)

-TRRW
 
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Nyaricus

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Prolly about 50-100 bucks in Canadian, which is close enough to US bucks that I voted in the same category.

I'm really only counting the core of my group, since the other players come and go. Trev buys a lot of magic books, and Brian buys the odd thing once in a blue moon.

cheers,
--N
 

Nyaricus

First Post
Crap. I forgot to add myself into the equation.

That easily puts us three at the 200-500 dollar range :uhoh:

:eek:

cheers,
--N
 

Sammael

Adventurer
D&D minis are a D&D supplement, so I don't understand why you excluded them from the list. Without minis, I spend somewhere around $150 on WotC D&D products. Members of my group probably spend another $50 or so, so I'll pick the $100-$200 option.

With D&D minis, I'm in the $1000+ option. Before I started buying minis, my book budget was probably about $100 greater than it is today; but the current book lineup also doesn't appeal a whole lot to me, which is one of the reasons why I'm not spending more.
 

Kae'Yoss

First Post
I can't participate: I don't really know how much the others buy (but it isn't much - I'm getting the stuff, anyway, we play in my dungeon, everything's there), and I don't like how you didn't include DDM.

If you counted me alone (without the others), and with minis, I'd have the 1000+ mark easily (I beat that on minis alone). Otherwise, I'd have to count things: I get everything FR and most d20M, and quite a lot Core D&D (sans most adventures), and all FR Novels. Depending on what comes out in that month, this could be 20 quid all in all, could be three times as much.
 

Jdvn1

Hanging in there. Better than the alternative.
Sammael said:
D&D minis are a D&D supplement, so I don't understand why you excluded them from the list.
I'd think: if you buy DDMs to play D&D Miniatures, then it doesn't count; if you buy DDMs as an accessory for your D&D games, then it does.
 

Sammael

Adventurer
Jdvn1 said:
I'd think: if you buy DDMs to play D&D Miniatures, then it doesn't count; if you buy DDMs as an accessory for your D&D games, then it does.
I very much doubt that any ENWorlders buy DDM just for Skirmish.
 

2WS-Steve

First Post
Sammael said:
D&D minis are a D&D supplement, so I don't understand why you excluded them from the list. Without minis, I spend somewhere around $150 on WotC D&D products. Members of my group probably spend another $50 or so, so I'll pick the $100-$200 option.

With D&D minis, I'm in the $1000+ option. Before I started buying minis, my book budget was probably about $100 greater than it is today; but the current book lineup also doesn't appeal a whole lot to me, which is one of the reasons why I'm not spending more.

If you exclude me, the six players in my group bought a grand total of three PHBs (3.0) back in 2002 or so, probably at $30 each -- making their yearly purchases average out to 3 bucks.

I wonder why WotC is going more towards miniatures? :D
 

EyeontheMountain

First Post
How in the world can you spend 1000 per year? The whole 2007 catalog (including novels) doesn't get this high!

In my group one player and I spend about 250 on supplements each while the last guy spends 0, and has since 2nd ed.

Back then, he did buy the ENTIRE dark sun line, so that was pretty impressive, Has never owed a core rulebook then or now.
 

Sammael

Adventurer
Some people buy multiple copies of rulebooks for whatever reason.

If you include DDM, you can easily spend $1000 per year - $300 per set, plus $100 for Icons.
 

Kae'Yoss

First Post
Sammael said:
I very much doubt that any ENWorlders buy DDM just for Skirmish.

In fact, I think that not many of us actually do play Skirmish. I'll have to make a poll for that one.
 

Steel_Wind

Adventurer
With minis and books - the group of 7 spends about $3,860.00 - per year.

I actually worry that I am estimating on the low side here - it's probably higher.

There are three miniatures collectors in my gaming circle.
 
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charlesatan

Explorer
EyeontheMountain said:
How in the world can you spend 1000 per year? The whole 2007 catalog (including novels) doesn't get this high!

It's by gaming group. All the players might want to buy PHB's for all I know. Or it might even be a big gaming group (a dozen players?). But when you throw in DDM and Dungeon Tiles into the mix it's an acquirable amount.
 


Dog Moon

Adventurer
Well, 30$ x 12 is 360. I'd say that's how much one of my friends spends on books. He recently bought a Dragon subscription to bring that up to 400. I spend probably only like 90 [3 books]. Another buys about 1/year for 30. That's about 520 right there.

Including minis to use on the battlemat costs a LOT more, but I'll vote for the 500-1000 range.

Edit: Oops, another sum. My bad. Guess the average would be like 85$ or something like that then cause 520/6 is somewhere around 85$.
 
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Piratecat

Feline buccaneer
Kae'Yoss said:
Read the first post again: Average. Not sum.
Whoops! I voted $200-$500, as if it were sum.

As an average, it's actually the lowest option. I'm mostly the only person who buys any books.
 

diaglo

Adventurer
Piratecat said:
Whoops! I voted $200-$500, as if it were sum.

As an average, it's actually the lowest option. I'm mostly the only person who buys any books.
whoopsie. i read it as sum too.

but i'm the only one buying from WotC regularly. so it was a little shy of $1000.

if it is average... i'm gonna push it to 1000 and divide by 8 = $125.
 


awayfarer

First Post
I voted in the $100 to $200 range, although I only thought to include those purchases made by my griflriend and I. My D&D group is all online so we don't necessarily use any books other than the ones we purchase for ourselves.
 

el-remmen

Moderator Emeritus
I chose $0 to $50 - which is where our avergae would fall, but it is also where our sum would probably fall. :)
 

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