Monday, August 1, 2016

RPGaDay Challenge 2016 - Day 1

First up...

Real dice. Physical polyhedrons. Roll them bones.

Yeah, while not as much of a dice-o-phile as some friends of mine are, or as I used to be, I prefer to roll honest-to-goodness plastic objects whenever possible.

It's funny to me too because I have a very strong preference for D6s, the most mundane of the various die types we gamers use. I dislike the D20 for a variety of reasons, chief among them the fact that they seem to dislike me. My luck with D20s is bad to the point of diminishing all the studies ever done on how probability is supposed to work mathematically.

I do use Dicestream pretty often these days for my online games, but if given the choice I prefer to kick it old school.

One down, thirty to go.

Barking Alien


  1. Something about the d20 gives me the creeps. I can't put my finger on why; it's something about the shape of them.

    1. Heheh. For me it's the fact that with twenty numbers, and a fairly large number of rolls per game that uses them, I will roll between 6, and 14 more often then makes any kind of sense.

      If I am GMing, I will automatically roll lower than the lowest rolling player, guaranteed. It's been this way for 39 years. I know it doesn't make sense, but there you have it.

  2. For me, real dice when I have the opportunity. However, since most of my gaming is done online, Dicestream gets the most use.

  3. I burned out my luck with d6's running an all-terminator 40K army for a while. That means everyone saves on a 2+. Until one horrible day where I rolled a ridiculous number of 1's and it's stuck with me ever since. Even the recent Star Wars games are suffering from this.

    That said I've turned into a bit of dice-o-phile in the last couple of years. I like to have a separate set for each miniature army, a different set for different RPG's, and it's just an ongoing minor obsession now. I played D&D 3E with the same set of dice for ten years, and then the floodgates opened.

    Absolutely not a fan of electronic dice. Dice are not expensive, nor are they difficult to find. There's no reason not to use them.

  4. I have an embarrassingly motley assortment of dice. I've considered going all classy and getting just one or two matching sets for everything.

    1. Give in ... you know you want more physical randomizers ... come to the Dice Side of the Force