Friday, June 10, 2011

I'm just curious...

Quick survey time.  Everybody and their grandma has been talking about the new Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG beta that dropped this week.  (Get your own copy here.) I think the Old School Ruckus will be talking about this one for a while, so I'm going to start small.

One of the weird things about this game is its use of d3, d5, d7, d14, d16, d24 and d30 type dice.  Personally, I currently own some d24s and a d30.  The d24 I got for a game that used a lot of 4d6 rolls that I thought was too tame.  I never ended up running that game, but I've still got the dice.

I know quite a few gamers.  Lots of these people treat dice like magical totems.  Many of them collect dice.  But the only folks I know that I suspect own everyone one of these dice are Kathleen and Josh.  And I'm pretty sure they didn't have a d24 until I gave one of my spares at a con.

So here's today's survey for anyone caring to weigh in:

  1. Of the set [d3, d5, d7, d14, d16, d24, d30] how many of these dice do you own?
  2. If you own any of them, which ones do you have?
  3. If you wanted to get some or all of them, where is the first place you would look?
  4. Does the need for these funky dice change your opinion about trying the DCC rpg?
My own answers are:

  1. Two
  2. Some d24s and a d30.  (The d24s I got for a game that used a lot of 4d6 rolls that I thought was too tame.  I never ended up running that game, but I've still got the dice.)
  3. I'd ask my local FLGS if they could get them in.  If that wasn't feasible I'd got to either Gamestation or G-Squared.
  4. I am not discouraged. Maybe some of that old "what the crap is this?" magic can be regained this way.  I dunno.