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 Post subject: Funky dice in other RPGs
PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 5:29 am 
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Just to show that DCC doesn't have the corner of the market on "funky dice" there's a thread on the WotC boards where a guy is complaining that the 5E "advantage / disadvantage" system is unfair to players who need two d20's in their polyhedral dice set. :shock:

He's suggesting that WotC needs to sell special polyhedral sets with two d20's in them in the future.

Really? And we thought we had problem finding funky dice! :lol:

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If you're not familliar with the proposed "advantage / disadvantage" rule is that if a character has the advantage he rolls 2d20 and keeps the better one, but if he's at a disadvantage he rolls 2d20 and keeps the worst one.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 5:34 am 
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Heh! That is pretty funny!


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 6:43 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Funky dice in other RPGs
PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 12:05 pm 
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That guy sucks.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 11:35 pm 
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What an idiot. LOL! I dropped D&D lik a bad habit when they moved on to 4E. If I want a D&D "fix" these days, I just run Pathfinder. Paizo found the sweet spot! :D


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 Post subject: Re: Funky dice in other RPGs
PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 6:24 am 
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He sounds like a total newbie. What long time player does not have bags of dice? I have not played regularly in 5 years and I still have a large bag of dice and was always looking at getting more "cool" lokking one. Give him a couple a years and it will be a choice of "what 2 D20 do I need, my lucky ones or the ones that are running hot today"

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 Post subject: Re: Funky dice in other RPGs
PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 6:50 am 
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He sounds like a total newbie. What long time player does not have bags of dice?
I'll admit that threw me as well. Special dice sets for an extra d20? Really?

I don't mean to pick on the guy, but if needing two d20's to play is the biggest complaint you have with a game system then it must be a pretty darned good game system!

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I am sad that this thread wasn't about the uses of a few funky dice found here and there in HackMaster...

Not as sad as the actual topic of this thread would be were he to have been around in the early days of table-top RPGs where you not only "needed" that die to play but it didn't even exist yet.

...or if he'd have been around in some of the towns I lived in where you had to dig through bins in the back of an educational supply store in order to find any dice you couldn't have stolen from Yahtzee because there was no local game store and no such thing as Amazon.com.


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 Post subject: Re: Funky dice in other RPGs
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I still have some d16s that were included w/ Metascape, an old SF RPG. They're pretty much useless for DCC RPG, though, because they're not numbered (consecutively) 1-16.

The free rpg The Window made use of the d30, and I used to tinker with it by adding in the d16, d24, etc.


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 Post subject: Re: Funky dice in other RPGs
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Back in the 1980's a group called the Armory put out some books on how to use the d30 in an adventure.
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I can't recall offhand if this is the only book they did or not. I have this vague sense that they did a couple.

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Some of The Armory's black gaming table books were packaged with a d30 die included.

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TheNobleDrake wrote:
...or if he'd have been around in some of the towns I lived in where you had to dig through bins in the back of an educational supply store in order to find any dice you couldn't have stolen from Yahtzee because there was no local game store and no such thing as Amazon.com.

...and then, even if you found the dodecahedron or the icosahedron, you had to figure out how to number it yourself...because they weren't dice, they were for math classes...

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 Post subject: Re: Funky dice in other RPGs
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Jim Skach wrote:
TheNobleDrake wrote:
...or if he'd have been around in some of the towns I lived in where you had to dig through bins in the back of an educational supply store in order to find any dice you couldn't have stolen from Yahtzee because there was no local game store and no such thing as Amazon.com.

...and then, even if you found the dodecahedron or the icosahedron, you had to figure out how to number it yourself...because they weren't dice, they were for math classes...


Luckily I ended up finding a store that had actually started ordering dice from Chessex by the end of my patronage their - "properly" numbered dice are useful to math class to it turns out... and it finally allowed me to replace my ten-siders that were number x5 through x50 in increments of 5.


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 Post subject: Re: Funky dice in other RPGs
PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 6:14 am 
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Okay, I laughed my ass off on the original post. That's ridiculous.

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