Mostly these days I am stay at home dad of three brilliant kids.
When I work I am mostly involved in catering.
Due to slim finances I try to keep my overall cost of gaming as low as I can. As a thrift hunter of games in Nottingham, Home of Games workshop.
Not much spare cash forces ingenuity in order
to build a collection for minimum cost and maximum fun.
So far about 60% of my collection is from charity shops at an average price of about £2.50 per item. Have sold some of my finds for profit, notably Titan Legions which went for around £100.
Overall I would say that I am around even for cost. That is the games I have sold have covered the cost of my collection.
I don't buy many new games, but recently I've found that I have collected most of the games from the charity shop that I want and have become more accepting of buying new games and more selective of what I pick up while thrifting.
Traded in a bunch of unused MTG cards recently paying for Descent and Sentinels of the multiverse. don't know if that counts as free but got to be thrifty.
I enjoy conventions and attend UK games expo, Midcon and Manorcon most years. These are also useful for trading some of my thrifty finds and picking up some newer games.
Got into gaming in the early eightys through Wargaming,D&d,Mtg,Chess and various family card games.
Like Am-trash, Euros, fantasy, SciFi, lovecraft theme,Card games,Minis and the odd nice abstract.
Suffer the to many games, lack of time to play syndrome.
Like to read, mostly fantasy.
Top ten is top ten charity shop finds
hot ten is most played in no particular order