THE DATAFORTRESS 2020
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I have moved to a new house, be sure to check out the
New Gaming Room
Having a room dedicated to my comics, and my gaming has been a
dream of mine for nearly 15 years now. Today I am living that
how the room started out... the view from the doorway, you can see
the shelves in the back, which my brother scored for free from his
job. The were used by Applebees in their walk-in to store big
crates of potatoes and the like, so the amount of weight they can
hold is incredible, especially since they are so thin, aluminum
with steel reinforced plastic shelves. Two large couches make for
ample player seating when gaming. Ignore the table, its just a
cheap folding table that we are using until we can get the
ultimate gaming table built (my next big project). I sawed the
legs off to make it more suitable for use from the couches, now
its the perfect height. There is another folding table, but its
being borrowed right now.
on the shelves in the back, there are 44 long boxes, the boxes
hold only single copies of comics. The four topless boxes on the
top right hold comics I don't care enough to actually catalog, but
I have a copy of anyway, these range from really crappy indie
books, old war comics and westerns, to books like avengers and
fantastic four. The boxes on the top two levels all contain either
comic or toy related stuff...... including some boxes of old
broken star wars vehicles I plan on blowing to hell this 4rth of
had bare cement floors, and a shitty card table with the legs
what it looks like today. As you can see, I put a curtain up to
cover the hideous shelves, and my nice new shiny groovetastic
gaming table... 40 x 64 inches, all gridded out in one inch
view, only lower so you can see the cubby holes... The little
silver disks are LED puck lights, 6 in all, attached to the table
with velcro, so in low light situations players can always find
their dice, look something up, etc...
a light inside the table, so the cubby holes are illuminated,
makes finding dice and what not a bitt easier...
around of the table from various angles...
under the normal light, the table top is grey, it is coated with
an Ultraviolet paint is invisible until you shine a blacklight on
it, then it glows bright blue. Even with the normal lights on, you
can see the effect...
you just use a blacklight, the effect is stunning, and honestly
the blacklight is a 48 inch model, and puts off plenty of light,
though will reserve using it alone for combat situations, to
preserve the cool...
take a beak for just a minute and describe the rest of the room
for anyone interested...
corner behind the couch is my little shrine to Godzilla......
sadly, much of my godzilla goodness was destroyed in a flood in my
old house....... cry sadness....... But, the odd colored large
godzilla in front is actually a lamp, very glad I still have that,
its pretty rare.
other shelves here are reserved for my players to store any books
or whatnot they like, these books belong to Cameron, my oldest
friend here in Arkansas.
opposite corner, The shelf on the left holds my trades and graphic
novels, the other shelf holds the toys I like enough to display. I
lost a bunch of groovy japanese toys and models somehow, they just
from the corner seat of the couch looking at the door. The dresser
on the left is full of board games, the bookshelf is full of
roleplaying game books.
my computer and GM corner. Everything I could possibly need to run
a game is easily accessable from here.
addition to my GM tools, the top shelf also holds all my Art
books, sadly there used to be much more, but many were stolen...
look at the gaming books, The top shelf has every cyberpunk 2020
book ever printed, the middle shelf is for "other" gaming books,
lower shelf is strictly for dungeons and dragons. There used to be
a lot more dnd and general gaming books, but they have either been
lent out, or lost. The cabinet underneath holds CP 2020 material I
printed off the net, as well as other tools a large stack of Who's
Who/Marvel Universe type books, and dragon magazines..
look at the graphic novels and trade paperbacks.
cabinets underneath the trades I keep all my prestige format
books. plus a few japanese language manga.
look at the toys on my trade shelves...... No way in hell am I
ever getting rid of my shogun warriors or my original
Falcon....... and how many of you have Spiderman and the hulk
toilet paper......... it actually tells a story......
toys on the rpg book shelf
here, just because its cool, is my custom GM Screen for Cyberpunk
not least, as the completion of the table coincides with the ten
year anniversary of this group playing together, in addition to
the table, I hand painted all the numbers and pips of my players
d10's and d6's (the dice used in CP 2020) with glow in the dark
paint. These are my dice, but you can see the effect...
I have moved to a new house, be sure to check out