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Old July 8th, 2018, 02:40 PM
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So I hesitated to even post this, but I think just letting it out might help me cope a bit. I'm warning you, this is kind of a depressing tale. But one I feel like I need to let out, because few can completely understand.

It's unreal how ironic life can be sometimes.

So my home caught on fire this weekend. My parents were in the process of moving out, and I was the only person actually living there full time for a little while. A random freak electrical thing caught fire, and it spread quickly, destroying quite a bit of the interior of the home. It's structurally sound, but a complete unlivible mess.

On a personal level, I AM FINE. My family is fine, most of their important stuff had already been moved out. No hardship has been created by the situation other than I have to live out of a hotel for a while. But I could have easily been home when it happened. And I wasn't.

Insurance has been more helpful than I honestly ever expected so far, which has been a blessing. I'm going to be fine. My family and I all lost some stuff we won't be able to replace, but it always could have been worse. We are fine and we will be fin

The thing that stings. And the real ironic part of the entire situation, is that our Heroscape was almost a total loss. My uncle had been building the collection for years, and as I grew up I helped him finance it. It was immaculate. It bounced around family houses for years. Whoever had the best set up to play got the heroscape.

It ended up at my place two weeks ago. We played more than ever that weekend.

My uncle who built the collection, just happens to also be a police officer. He was the first responder to the fire. I showed up shortly thereafter. After the initial shock, we stood there and both cringed at the idea that the scape was in there.

And that's the worst part. I'm in my mid 20s. I don't have a lot of "stuff". If I could pull one thing out of the blaze, it would have been the heroscape. Our army cards survived, of all things, and my brother and I will have to sift through and see if any miniatures are salvageable.

It just sucks. We haven't been able to play as much anymore, but we love it to death. I guess my solace is found in that, the last night we got to play with our collection a couple weeks ago, we played the crap out of it. We had a 12 hour scape marathon that was as awesome as we ever did. Our collection got it's send off.

That night we speculated at what the collection was worth. I'm going to have to inventory it soon on the chance that insurance will help us recoup any of the value, but we think it was probably five figures worth.

At the end of the day, I survived. My family is safe, and one way or another, we will scape again.

Thanks for letting me vent on this one. This community has meant a lot to me for a lot of years.

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Old July 8th, 2018, 05:36 PM
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Really sorry to hear about the fire and your 'scape. Really glad everyone's OK, though!

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Old July 8th, 2018, 06:07 PM
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Re: Fire

I'm so sorry to hear about your Heroscape loss as well.
A 12 hour marathon sounds awesome.
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Old July 9th, 2018, 11:49 AM
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Sad news. Glad everyone is OK.
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Ditto everyone else, glad everyone is ok, sorry about the loss of Heroscape. PM me and I can give/sell some stuff after you figure out what is salvageable and what insurance covers.
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PM me, I'll send you a big box of stuff.
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Woah! CVN with the clutch!
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Re: Fire

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And that right there is why Heroscape is the best game ever.

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Re: Fire

that sucks, sorry to hear, yep I lost over $3,500 in HS to a fire, so I feel ya

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