Here at Tales of a GM, I am running the 12 Days of Dicember project, a way for us to share our love of dice. Each day this month, until the twelfth, there is a new question to spark a conversation about the dice we love.
What is your rule for when dice roll off the table?
Today we have a more generic question. How do you house rule this common situation in your game? Playing with excitable boys, this is quite a regular experience, as they roll with great enthusiasm.
My rule for all games is to require any dice which bounce off the table to be re-rolled. I try to restate this rule whenever dice roll off the table, to avoid any arguments where possible. I roll in the open for HeroQuest, so I ask the same of the Players. I do not believe any of my Players would cheat, but this rule also serves to avoid the opportunity for cheating.
I am sure I have played in games where the rule was the opposite and dice on the floor still counted. I never saw anyone abuse this rule, but it felt wrong. Thus, I stick to my rule of requiring a re-roll on the table.
How does it work in your game?
- Here is my answer to Day 4 of The 12 Days of Dicember
- Here is my answer to Day 6 of The 12 Days of Dicember