Submitted for your perusal, I give you my entry for Day 2 of Speak Out With Your Geek Out.
A big part of what defines my Geek is my love of RPGs. You might expect this from a blog called Elf Steaks & Halfling Bacon. But, to me at least, Geek is more than just collection – it is obsession. It is not enough to have the most common books, you must have all. It is not enough to have what you need, you must have what you might need. No, scratch that – if you see an RPG book that you know you will never, ever play, but you like the artwork, or you heard a friend talk about it once, or maybe you like the designer or the dice mechanics, then you must have it. And, come hell or high water, you must never, under any circumstances, rid yourself of any book, ever!!!
The picture you see is not my entire collection. What you see is only the top half of those two bookcases. And not all of my RPGs are in these two bookcases, either. (N.B. I admit, there are some non-RPG books here. Sue me.) Now, I know that my collection is not the largest by any means. But I do know that my non-geek friends don’t understand my need to buy, read and keep all of these books. Other than obsession, I can’t really explain it.
So, to me, part of Geek is the need to collect, and never lose.