I also bought a small, cheap desk, an old elementary school desk chair, and a 15 inch CRT television for my next surprise. Everything feels a little rustic and worn, but that's exactly how I wanted it; this is a room dedicated to not only fantasy, but old school fantasy. I want to walk in here and feel like it's a room out of 1985, more or less.
Since this room connects to my sons' bedroom, this is also the place I have been running my Tenebrous campaign. I have all of my notes, maps, dice and other tools here to run the game out of the closet while they sit on their beds or on the bedroom floor. I can record sessions with my audio recorder from here, and I take care of all character sheets as well . The only thing they need to bring is their imagination.
Using the rest of the gift cards I had left over, I finally invested in something I had been wanting for a very long time: a Commodore 64, complete with the original manuals, 1541 disk drive and joystick. I also got my hands on a few early C64 RPGs on Ebay: The Magic Candle, Deathlord, Pool of Radiance, Curse of the Azure Bonds, and Age of Adventure.
Now, I was a little apprehensive about doing this at first. I could have used the cash at Lulu or RPGNow and gone on a spending spree getting a metric ton of modules. I could have also gone out and spent the money on a boatload of CRPGs on Steam or other digital download sites (that I'm sure would never have gotten played). But after flipping on the C64 the first time and seeing the beautiful blinking cursor overlayed by the blue screen, and typing in a few BASIC commands, I knew I had made the right decision.
over 20,000 games made for this thing, both commercially, and independently. Many games came as BASIC or MLX source code in magazines and books for typing into the computer. This system is what you'd get if your computer and your gaming console had a baby. There is truly nothing like it on the market today, it's clearly not for everyone, but for a tinkerer like me, it's digital heaven.