Showing posts from September, 2016

Dice, Dice Baby! 2016-09-06


I'm always on the looks out for the weird or unusual, especially when it comes to dice. I this it was way back at GenCon 1990, when it was still being held in Milwaukee WI (Yes, I am that old.) that I found round D6s (see picture below). I don't use them regularly, but once in a while I will bring them into the light and show them off.

In the same weird vein to these round D6s, someone developed D6s that have 12 sides (the 1 to 6 pips appear twice, i.e. DoubleSix dice) with the theory that a dice closer to a sphere rolls better than a cube. 

DoubleSix Dice
And pushing the idea a little further, these same people came out with their TripleFour dice (1 to 4 pips appear three times each). So you get a more random result and if you drop them on the floor, there's a lot less risk of stabbing your foot on the ''freaking little caltrops''. 

I've gotten myself set of both (see picture above). They are available in a variety of colors and finishes. C…

So many sites, little time. 2016-09-02

This week's blog is about a variety websites that could be useful to GMs and Players out there.

There's a lot of stuff out there on the world wide web, more than anyone person can cover or explore, or even know them all. So if you, the reader, know of some not mentioned here, but that you think could be useful, that you've used before and should be shared with others, the please do.

Don't hesitate to insert the link as a comment to this blog, please.

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Gnome Stew? No it is not a new recipe by Gordon Ramsay. Quoted from their own website; ‘‘Written by a team of veteran Gamers and Gamemasters, Gnome Stew is a widely read gaming blog with multiple awards and close to 3,000 articles. We're dedicated to helping gamers have more fun at the gaming table. Over 2 million visitors can't be wrong!’’ So, the stew is a collection of articles from people that have a lot experience in the Gaming industry, as players, GMs, publishers, editors, creato…