Sunday, 6 April 2014

But I love all my many-sided friends!

As I formalize more and more of this game, I realize I could likely write it to only need a handful of dice. A d20 for each player, and a d6, d8 and d12 for the table, to be specific.

This puts me at an impasse - do I keep going this way? I mean, streamlining is great and it keeps game buy in really low. On the other hand, I've got a not-so-secret admiration of every weird sided die possible. The current "d6's only" tend makes perfect sense, but it's just not my cup of tea.

Maybe the spot I'm at is a good compromise? Having a couple of different polyhedral on hand for the odd tables that come up while keeping most rolls relegated to a single die might actually be the optimum.

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  1. In this day and age, many-sided dice get more and more common. Involve them without qualms. There are only two variants that remain a bit outlandish: The d4, and the fabled d30.

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  2. I've done the same thing like made house rules and then realized with horror the players don't get to roll all the funny sided dice all the time

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    1. Obviously I just need to shoe-horn in tables for d24's and call it a day.

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  3. If you're going to use a kind of die, use it. Don't be ashamed of it. If I'm playing Pathfinder, for example, I need to have a d12 around to roll my Barbarian's hit points... but then I never get to use it for anything else! What a shame!

    That said, I'm a big fan of just using one kind of die; my homebrew uses ONLY the d12.

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    1. Both have their ups and downs. I think keeping the odd types for specific types helps distinguish certain sorts of rolls in a tactile way, at least.

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  4. Roll all the dice: d3, d4, d5, d6, d7, d8, d10, d12, d14, d16, d20, d24, and d30 (d100 is just two d10s)!

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    1. Man, how does a d5 or d7 even work? :O

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  5. Kinda like the idea of branding / customising D6s, like Fate.

    Players can buy official icontastic dice (for specialness) or use d6 and convert digits (for ease).

    Also branded/icon dice = money spinner :-)

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