Dec 12

12 Days of Dicember: Q12



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 12

What is your favourite new dice technology?


We finally reach the end of this short blog project for 2017. I am tempted to cite those Chessex Frosted dice as my favourite new technology, but that feels like overkill. Much as I like the amazing range of colours and styles available, I chose a different tack for this question.


My favourite new dice technology is the increased range of dice available. The standard polyhedrals cover most gaming needs. However, there are times when the GM needs a d16 or a d24. Pictured here is my d16 which I think is a Game Science dice, but I cannot be certain. I use the d16 to generate random narrative outcomes for contests.


I suppose I could roll two d20s, but that might be confusing as to which was the contest die and which the narrative. A d12 would not offer enough options, so the funky d16 serves me well. I do not always use the result of the d16, but I have this possibility available to me should inspiration fail. The expanded selection of polyhedrals, epitomised by my d16, is my favourite new dice technology.


How about you?



Happy Dicing



Leave a Reply