Happy National Dice Day

Dec
04

Happy National Dice Day

Happy National Dice Day everyone from us at dicecommander.com!

Dice have come a long way from the days of animal bones and hoofs and been around for over 5,000 years old. The oldest known dice set was found in Iran as part of a backgammon set. We thought we would regale you with stories of dice that have made or absolutely destroyed a gaming session.

The D20 that rolls natural 20's more than is healthy for the players.

The D20 that rolls natural 20’s more than is healthy for the players.

Commander Funiculus:

I run a D&D campaign and every so often the players need reminding of who is in charge. Ol’ Whitey here has such a high rate of critical rolls (natural 20’s for the non-D&D crowd) that the players know they are in trouble when it comes out of the dice bag. Many a PC has died, and many NPC has done spectacularly because of this dice. Needless to say sometimes I have to make quick alterations to my campaign because of unexpected rolls from Ol’ Whitey.

Commander Lush:

I was down visiting Funiculus for an Axis and Allies: War at Sea marathon session and I was toe to toe with his battleship and I just needed a solid secondary gun roll. I rolled all 1’s. He sank my battleship and out of spite I re-rolled my secondary gun and got 5’s and 6’s for a result. Enough to have destroyed his battleship on my way to the bottom of the sea.

a nearly perfect Axis and Allies roll.

I could have used that roll while my ship was still floating.

 

 

Commander Funiculus:

In that same weekend Lush brought his favored Italian fleet against my European mish-mash fleet. The winner of the battle between his cruiser and my carrier, the Béarn, would decide the game. I roll my torpedo and get a 6! His cruiser goes to the bottom of the sea and Lush learned a valuable lesson: There are carriers with torpedoes. Note from LushI still have nightmares about that carrier!

What crazy things happened in-game because of your dice? We can think of some weird stuff playing traditional board games too!

Italian cruiser drives forward for a killing shot on the French carrier; only to be torpedoed.  By the Aircraft Carrier.

Italian cruiser drives forward for a killing shot on the French carrier; only to be torpedoed. By the Aircraft Carrier.

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