My previous high water mark I've paid for a game (retail, admittedly) was Triumph of Chaos, and that mostly because I wanted to support my friend Dave Doktor, the designer. The amount, $90.
Today, I nearly doubled that record in one purchase ($178), and that at 20% off. Case Blue, of course, the Gamers' OCS Monster Monster with 10, count 'em, 10 maps and enough counters to keep me clipping for about two days solid. The box is 13 pounds.
And I'm going to pick up Devil's Cauldron at a good $150 just to drive the spike into my head.
As I told the store owner, I believe I've crossed a line I wish I had not crossed.
Damn this house I live in and its perspective-destroying expenses!