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My nerdy birthday present

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So it happened that it was my birthday on Tuesday, which is normally not worth mentioning. But I got such a lovely and nerdy birthday present from my loving wife that I just had to share it.

My Pathfinder group rotates where we play. It’s either at our house, or at the other couple’s. This of course means that I have to transport my various amounts of tabletop RPG crap (and it’s growing daily) to another place, plus haul around a laptop, a USB stick with all my tabletop PDFs, plus the tablet. My previous solution: not ideal.

And that's only with half my stuff in it.

And that’s only with half my stuff in it.

Transportation in a box meant that my paper minis got squished, and I had to dig around a lot. I hadn’t figured out a better solution yet. But my wife did. So here’s what she presented me with for my birthday:

Yes, an organizer with drawers, to store all my minis and pawns and dice and what have you!

Yes, an organizer with drawers, to store all my minis and pawns and dice and what have you!

You will note that one drawer is missing and that the others are empty. But not much longer. I immediately went and ordered the Pathfinder Pawns for Bestiary and Rise of the Runelords. The Pathfinder Pawns are pretty genius. They’re printed on thick cardboard, double-side, and you put them in bases, creating very sturdy minis for combat. Paizo also produces paper minis for printing yourself, but as I currently have no color printer, it was a pain having them printed professionally and then building them. I will be looking at pre-painted minis at the Role Play Convention in Cologne in May. Which I am pretty excited about already.

Pawns and dice, oh my.

Pawns and dice, oh my.

A sample pawn of a human rogue. One of my players uses it for his character.

A sample pawn of a human rogue. One of my players uses it for his character.

The second part of my birthday present is a business suitcase. From the outside it looks like a very standard rolling Swiss suitcase, but on the inside it is 100% RPG nerd:

Doesn't look very nerdy, does it?

Doesn’t look very nerdy, does it?

That's my combat pad, battlemat, lots of dry-erase pens and my campaign notes.

That’s my combat pad, battlemat, lots of dry-erase pens and my campaign notes.

This is where the minis for the session go.

This is where the minis for the session go.

Plenty of room for core rules and DM screen.

Plenty of room for core rules and DM screen.

Heck, I can even store my campaign binder and many more things in there. When it’s all neatly packed, the handle pulls out and I can roll along. It would even fit the laptop and the tablet. It’s my all-in-one solution.

From now on, I shall be Kadomi: Traveling GM. 🙂

I have the best wife.

2 Comments

  1. Yeah that’s a pretty fantastic gift. Props to her for getting you something awesome.

  2. Belated Happy Birthday! 😀 And although I never played a table top RPG I can see that this is a great gift. 🙂

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