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So, I rarely get to be a player, but every few months we play this strange mashup of Vampire: The Masquerade and Call of Cthulhu d20 where I get to sit on the other side of the screen for a few hours.
Well, that game is about to wrap up, so we decided to go back about 20 years and drag out our old DC Heroes stuff to replace it. My rules are a crude photocopy set that is falling apart, so I go a-huntin' on eBay. Sure enough, I find a near mint boxed set for about $15. I put in a bid. Check it the next day, someone's bid another $.50. I respond in kind. I go up to as high as $25 then decide to stop because I'm getting outbid and it didn't cost that much new, as I recall. Then I noticed IMMEDIATELY after I made my bid and it was entered it showed I was outbid by a dollar. So I bid again, just to be sure. Yep, I'm bidding against a bot. And to double check my theory (and I'd have paid this just for the nostalgia) I bid $30. Sure enough, as soon as I bid it says I'm outbid by a dollar.
I. Hate. Bots.