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$20 in League vs. $20 at the Dollar Store

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Russ Frushtick is the director of special projects, and he has been covering the world of video games and technology for over 15 years. He co-founded Polygon in 2012.

Alright, full disclosure: This is a bit of a stupid idea.

A few weeks ago I was thinking about the nature of in-game purchases, whether they are characters, gun camos or silly hats. I began to wonder whether I could generate the equivalent value of an in-game purchase in the midst of a visit to our local Dollar Store.

In this case, I purchased $20 worth of in-game content in League of Legends. Could I recreate something of equal (or greater) value with regular household items and cheap party favors? That’s what I set out to discover.

Did I succeed? Did I fail? I’ll let you be the judge. But yeah, I succeeded.

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