Okay, not a flood. A bunch of floods, caused by backed up sewer drains, cracked foundations, rain storms, and the odd bit of cat urine. All in my basement, and a lot by the large bookshelf that holds most of my roleplaying games. Today I had decided I might do a bit of culling of the collection and get rid of some really useless stuff, and in the process looked at the bottom shelf. I could say I wish I hadn’t, but honestly the damage had been done, and likely some time ago. Most of the books on the bottom shelf had significant water damage and a lot of mildew, which meant they were a complete loss.
Significant losses include Cyberpunk 2020, DC Heroes Third Edition, Alternity, Cosmic Enforcers, Mutants & Masterminds, and Hero Games 4th Edition (the Big Blue Book). That last one hits me the hardest, since I have so many great memories of playing that game almost non-stop through college. DC Heroes Third Edition was one of those rare finds that took me forever, as was Cyberpunk 2020 but now that game has been reprinted.
Most of these I will not be replacing, but I may keep my eye out for another BBB, just to have.