Dec 10

12 Days of Dicember: Q10



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. We are now rolling towards the end of the project, but there is still time to participate.


See the launch post here



Day 10

Which are your hardest working dice?


Now I am answering these questions, I see this one is almost a repeat of Day 6. At least, my answer is much the same, so I apologise for the repetition.


My hardest working dice are the d20s, the iconic dice for Geeks everywhere. This is the die I buy in multiples from the gorgeous Chessex stand at Dragonmeet. The d20 is the only die required to play my beloved HeroQuest. My various house rules add a couple more dice to the mix, but the game is really all about the d20. My GM superstition noted yesterday ensures a steady rotation of the various d20s in my collection.


I only have one complaint about using the iconic d20 in HeroQuest. Under the rules, a 1 is a critical and a 20 is a fumble. This is the reverse of the f20 system. Thus, so many of the Geek t-shirts featuring either of these numbers feels wrong to me. It all works fine in the game, but I cannot find a suitable t-shirt featuring my hardest working die.


How about you?



Happy Dicing



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