Friday, September 6, 2013
Day 5 & 6
I still have some of those yellow four sideds, the ones which taught us all how well caltrops worked. I still use them as they're the only ones of the 70s dice sets that still roll true. They get dragged out when people make high levels as mages. I have other dice I use more often. A nice set of black ones I use when I'm a player. The fist full of six-sided I roll for fire balls, looted from a variety of board games. A fist full of 20 sided dice I use for those big fights. A handful of eights so I can role hit dice. Those odd colored ten sided ones out of some alternate version of D&D which I played exactly once.
Long past are the days where I viewed the Deities and Demigods as a Monster Manual. I tend to use the Norse Gods in most campaigns, although they're tempered through Joseph Campbell and James Frazer. I often use a muddy Mystery cult of the Goddess. Mithra pops up as do a variety of invented Gods, who doesn't like a one off quest against dreaming Cthulu or Monty the Ape God of Outer Burbank?