Agreed. If it caused you that much angst it might be time for a break.
Truth is this has been a nagging thought in the back of my mind for a couple of years now.
I first purchased the rulebook and Beyond Valor in 1988, and have pretty much everything official released since. Then in the late 90's I started up with the 3rd Party stuff as well. Slowly I have learned that certain things never hit the table (HASL & DASL)
and I dropped them. I then very slowly weaned myself off 3rd Party Product; LFT and BF are the last two holdouts because their production quality in my mind is on par with anything official. I have no idea what I've spent on the system over the decades but if I was told it was over $4,000.00 I'd believe it - I'm absolutely certain it is more than $3,000.00.
I'm going to retire in a matter of months and my income will be roughly a third of what it is right now. Hence the rethink on not just ASL but pretty much everything that isn't essential (all the "wants" as opposed to the "needs"
). Everything is up for questioning - channels streamed, dish network, even whether I'm going to relocate (due to exorbitant HOA fees
So, as I made this order (BTW if you haven't, just do it, the boards will knock your socks off
) I was thinking, "Do I really
need this? Even If ASL were to come back into vogue in my gaming circle like it was in the 90's (which it won't)
I have more scenarios than I will play in my remaining lifetime."
Then the order arrived with the blunted corner and it hit me, "Yes, I should at least rein it in to just the official stuff." Which is exactly what I intend to do. Of course BF's Finn project will be the exception to that new rule.