I admit I don't know exactly where this post should go and if it gets moved, fine.
Seeing the new monolith in 9e had from from a glass pea shooter to maybe a tempered glass cannon I decided to get one, but not wanting to pay the no doubt 100$ that the new one would go for i looked for a used one at a decent price.
My quest ended here: https://castleperilousgames.com/
I usually deal with CP
at a little thing we like to call Archon, a fhan held non corporate convention that's been around for 44 years. CP
is a fixture of the huckster room. I usually buy some nice used stuff there and jabchat with the owner We couldn't have archon this year because of that
covid, but when i decided to hunt for a good preowned monolith i found it there at a good enough price.
It was assembled and well primed. The assembly I'll give an A- . Well done but there are a few spots that need a l'il flash trimming. The priming was good. The gauss flux cannons are mobile but one is totally loose. No biggie it's a rear one.
The ring pop of doom had itself glued in with the halves kinda facing forward and it's glued in. I may paint it some glowing color. All in all I can't
about it much, i'm pretty
with it even without a base. They never said it had one.
As to the shipping, it was PDQ, even allowing i live near them. Man
, they sure packed this carefully.
Embedded in foam peanuts and mummified in bubble wrap. Seriously getting to this was probably harder than unwrapping a stereotypical Egyptian mummy. (Yeah yeah I know most mummies weren't wrapped in gauze strips.)
I don't think King Tut was wrapped as well as this monolith was, and unlike king tut's, ahem, "royal scepter
", shall we say, none of the monolith's bits were broken off.
So if you're looking for a game store that does mail order in the US and is reliable, try castle perilous. I've dealt with them at conventions and thru mail order, and was never unhappy when i was done.