Monday, August 20, 2012

The Box Score from the weekend...

For those of you who collect statistics, the weekend's move of Professor Barker's Tekumel collection came to:

Six loads / trips in a GMC Astro cargo van;

158 boxes and blueprint flats;

3,000 pounds of paper;
an estimated 10,000 pages of paper documents going as far back as the 1930's;
an estimated 10,000 pages of digital documents dating from the early 1980s to the present;
2,000 3" x 5" index cards with all of the Professor's NPCs and PCs for his Tekumel game sessions;

one globe of Tekumel, not yet complete;
over 60 maps, most larger then 17" by 24";
over 2,400 items of artwork and images;

3 pounds of dice of all kinds;

575 pounds of miniature figures;
roughly 150 hand-carved wooden figures from the 1930s and 1940s
one 25mm scale, 5' by 5', modular ancient / fantasy walled city, with working drawbridges and gates;
one 25mm medieval castle, with complete interior;
one 25mm Scottish tower house, with complete interior;
one 25mm Temple of Vimuhla, 40" x 40" x 35" tall, with complete interior;

Oh, yeah, one more thing:

A little 10" long model of one of the Tsolyani river dispatch dispatch boats that I made for him a very long time ago; he saved the spare oars I gave him, so I'll be fixing up the little boat to once again carry messages and players around his creation.

And a Very Special Thank-you to the Stalwart Nlyss, The Lovely Thiolleb, and That Nice Mr. Alberti for helping move all of this; the freight elevator was out of service, so we had to lug the stuff in through the front door and up some steps.

And now, if no one minds, I shall soak in a hot bath and see if my back will recover. Then I start unpacking...