Thursday, January 26, 2012

If Wishes Were Donations

So I'm totally going to steal an idea that came up at the WAR All-Staff meeting last weekend. I heard this from one of the attendees, and I'm not sure to whom to give the credit. So whoever you are - great idea! I'm actually embarrassed I didn't think of it.

Create an Amazon wishlist for your game (or even for your PC).

There you go. Now, some of you may already do this, so we might be behind. But an Amazon wishlist is a great place to keep track of all the things you need and want for your game. And there are ALWAYS things that we need and want!

If it's on the internet, you can add it to the wishlist through their Universal Wishlist button. You can set the quantity and rate each one by priority. In the notes section, you can detail out any more specifics (such as color, etc).

Maintenance is super easy as well. Items purchased through Amazon (and they have basics of almost everything themselves through their third-party sellers - though the prices may not be be best) come off automatically. Items that are available on other sites can be "reserved" so that other people know not to get them. The owner of the list can make updates, delete items, etc., with ease.

Maybe best of all, you show/link to EXACTLY what you need. Players are more likely to pick something up if you make it easy for them :) And you don't have to keep posting up a thread on the forums - just direct people to the list.

You can even keep a list of dream items for your PC, so that when you come into some extra money you remember just where you found that super awesome thing you've always wanted.

Now, there's still going to be issues, so you may still caution people to be careful, read notes, and contact you for anything they're not sure of. But all in all, it seemed like a fantastic way to keep track of things!

What do you think? Do you use something better?

Note - I just tried adding some items that weren't from actual "stores." I was able to add a page called "spell packet construction" that showed what type of spell packet I might actually want. So even if you want things that you can't actually buy online, if you can find an example of it on the Internet it looks like you can still add the page to your Wishlist. Just make sure to have clear notes!


  1. *ahem* You're welcome. I'm excited to see if it works out as well as I think it will.

  2. Ah ha! Thanks Mr. Jurns - I think it's fantastic. I can't think of a way it wouldn't be better than our current methods - I'm excited to use your genius! :)

  3. That's *awesome* I will do that for Invictus.

  4. Great idea! I love consolidating lists.

  5. Great idea! I love consolidating lists.


    Thanks...never thought of this, but so stealing it now :)