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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP02 Mar 2017 12:59 p.m. PST

"Hi all – it's old stuff day today and I thought it would be nice to do something a little different, so rather than just re-posting an old article, I took the idea behind the article and re-wrote it with an updated twist.

Here's the original

What do your dice say about you?

It's the thing we can always blame when a game goes wrong isn't it. The 'standard' excuse.

'The dice weren't with me'
'My rolling was awful'
'My opponent never failed an armour save all game'

We've all heard them. We've probably all uttered them at some point, no matter how we like to think we don't blame the dice when we lose…"
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robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP02 Mar 2017 1:29 p.m. PST

My dice keep quiet if they know what's good for them. They're generally the cheapest and easiest thing to replace in the whole system.

They can mock my tactics at home when it's just us.

Naturally, the custom dice get cut a little more slack.

Dentatus Fezian02 Mar 2017 2:44 p.m. PST

That I'm a brilliant strategist and ruthless tactician!

Oh, and my paint jobs are stunning, my scratch built terrain near museum quality, and my self-control and organizational skills are an inspiration to fellow hobbyists everywhere.


No. Really.

Mako11 Inactive Member02 Mar 2017 3:23 p.m. PST

I don't really know, since they don't talk with me directly, but may do so behind my back.

They probably snicker and say "he's an incompetent, but daring commander", when I'm not listening.

Oberlindes Sol LIC02 Mar 2017 3:40 p.m. PST

Whenever I have to roll 2d6, I have to resist the urge to throw them all the way to the other side of the table. It helps that I typically only use my one pair of casino dice when I'm at a big table and people may be looking at them from a distance.

My old red and blue d20s say that I keep things for a long time. They date back to the late 1970s.

I also have Traveller dice, which say a few things, too.

mjkerner Supporting Member of TMP02 Mar 2017 4:14 p.m. PST

"You need a 7 'cause baby needs a new pair of shoes? Hahahahaha…"

Personal logo Der Alte Fritz Sponsoring Member of TMP02 Mar 2017 4:52 p.m. PST

"You lose!"

TGerritsen02 Mar 2017 5:46 p.m. PST

My dice are bound by an iron clad non-disclosure agreement. They say nothing under threat of lawsuit.

Wackmole9 Supporting Member of TMP02 Mar 2017 6:15 p.m. PST

MY dice are keep in line by the simple rule fail me and face the sledge hammer. I do not tolerate dice that fail me.

Chris Wimbrow02 Mar 2017 6:57 p.m. PST

I have three pairs of limited edition (a specific con or club) d6s that can do no wrong. The rest? If I'm being disappointed I'll just bring in a replacement.

The dice generally show respect, but I do have to dig out of the bottom of the bag regularly to keep 'em from getting grumpy.

coopman Supporting Member of TMP02 Mar 2017 7:20 p.m. PST

"Dude, you need way more help than we can give you".

Glengarry502 Mar 2017 8:05 p.m. PST

Looking at my dice collection all the 20, 12, 10, 4, 8 sided dice remind me how I used to play RPG's! Today's "simplified" rules sets I play restrict themselves strictly to 6 sided dice as a matter of dogma, although I never quite understood why that is seen as necessary. Surely every gamer has sets of multi sided dice in their collection?

GypsyComet02 Mar 2017 9:08 p.m. PST

"This guy likes to buy dice."

Terrement Inactive Member03 Mar 2017 7:42 a.m. PST


Chuckaroobob03 Mar 2017 9:10 a.m. PST

While my dice don't speak, their actions show they whole heartedly loathe me.

wrgmr103 Mar 2017 9:48 a.m. PST

By the the number of 1's I rolled last night they are either laughing or sighing.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP03 Mar 2017 10:51 a.m. PST



JMcCarroll Inactive Member03 Mar 2017 7:18 p.m. PST

They all hate me. But that's ok, I hate them too!

Personal logo Lost Wolf Supporting Member of TMP06 Mar 2017 12:48 p.m. PST

Why is there any number but a 1 on his dice. Especially when playing bloodbowl

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