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Sunday, November 13, 2011

Critical Hit

On the mean streets of Edmonton, one can never be too careful. In this file photo from 2006, Sean Woods wields a velvet bag full of polyhedral dice to fend off potential aggressors.

Come to think of it, if you were playing a role-playing game set in the modern world, you could, in a pinch and under the right circumstances, find yourself in a situation in which the handiest weapon happens to be a bagful of polyhedral dice. (You might, for example, be playing spies who have infiltrated a Dungeons & Dragons gaming group, only to have the group attacked by home invaders. There would be plenty of dice at hand.)

I would love to ask my game master "How much damage will I do if I hit the home invader with a bag of dice?"

Probably 1d3 at most. Oh well.

1 comment:

Stephen Fitzpatrick said...

Details can be important; a handful of tetrahedral d4s can do more damage to barefooted opponents than even Lego blocks, and also count as difficult terrain. D30s, while useless is most gaming scenarios, can effectively be turned into a sling stone and projected at considerable velocity using the preferred Crown Royal dice bag.