There wasn't much in the way of older rpg material there, today. Some 2e stuff. Buncha 3e stuff.
Old Warhammer stuff. The wargame, not the RPG.
And someone had dumped a shit-load of Rifts!
Curiously, people are always dumping shit-loads of Rifts at 2nd & Charles.
Then I spotted a small little book, almost hidden.
Little Wars: Including an Appendix on Kriegspiel by H. G. Wells. With an Introduction by Michael J. Varhola and a Foreward by Gary Gygax.
The Ur-text of Wargaming! Woo-hoo! It's the 2004 Skirmisher Publishing edition. I was just thinking a couple of days ago, that I wanted to get a copy for my library. So, I snagged it!
From Mr. Gygax's Foreward:
"Consequently, Little Wars influenced my development of both the Chainmail miniatures rules and the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy roleplaying game. For example, it established the concept of a burst radius for cannon rounds, an idea that was translated into both the Chainmail catapult missile diameters and the areas of effect for Fireballs in D&D."For those interested, the text is available online Here.