3.10.2010

You're Dirty Too: It's Okay to Look

No, it's not another girl-gamer joke, though God Bless Watchmen for coming up with great costumes for women to squeeze themselves into.  No, instead it's time for a look at another gameroom.

Don't scoff.  Analytics tells me you guys were interested in the two times I dumped shots of my man-room on an unsuspecting public, so I know you're interested.  I think it's the voyeur in all of us, though this time that part of your mind is hijacked by the gamer portion... and that portion is a sick puppy, let me tell you.

Why, instead of internet porn like a normal dude, you're reading BoLS.  Go figure.  Still, it saves in cleaning costs, I suppose, but I'm sure you're equally embarrassed when you're caught looking at miniatures at work.

But (as always), I digress.  The Master Manipulator (every store needs one) was kind enough to accede to my constant requests for pictures of his game room.   Note the interesting solution to storage problems... as well as the sheer madness of owning so much metal and plastic.

I like this last pic - the upper shelving is a good idea for extra space.  Any of you bloggers out there have other ideas you'd care to share?

Till next time - Brent

6 comments:

Warhammer39999 said...

I have a similar solution for my stuff--but I try to use clear containers exclusively so I can see what's inside them.

As for minis working as a substitute for pr0n, I dunno... I just don't get a climax when I see them all covered up like this. Take off some of the wrappers and show us the goods!!

The_King_Elessar said...

lmao! I WISH my room was half as tidy as that...

Evil Homer said...

he just cleaned it recently. Sorted organized and found things he had forgotten he had. It usually doesn't look like this...

When the OC takes over though he becomes the org master...

Free paper boxes + labeling beats spending cash on plastic boxes. Free boxes = more plastic crack.

Mine doesn't look nearly this neat either. Its really rather a mess. Brent's is even cleaner than mine.

Master Manipulator (every store needs one) said...

I told my wife to thank her aunt for the clean room. I really was a mess before this. Why the change you ask...well my wifes aunt gave me a large and let me restate large amount of ziplock baggies and my OCD self felt the need to bag up the loose parts.

Well then I needed to box up the bags.....

And this is the result. Man I really have too much crap!!!

Master Manipulator (every store needs one) said...

Oh yeah...I have about 6-10 more copy paper boxes of crap in my garage as well. I wonder if AA would take me?

Wanna know the sad part...of my close friends locally...I probably have the 3rd maybe 4th largest collection.

Mercer said...

Something I learnt from a fellow player is not to stick your buildings to the bases.

First and most important this makes storage easy, with them stuck to the boards you cannot stack them and have to have them particularly arranged. My bases stack up in a box and then the buildings arranged so they all go in the box together.

Second thing is so you can move models easier. Sometimes it's not a problem, though other times you might have models in areas you cannot reach so well. So lifting up the building helps.

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