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House rules

This one is from Carole, my wife and writing partner and is based on a "house rule" played with the boys....


The agreed unwritten house rule- All dice have to be rolled/thrown into a box to avoid (A) Repeat of the mayhem caused in an early game when over enthusiasm sent some scything through the ranks of figures set out on the table* and (B) Avoid any potential for disagreement over what the score on the uppermost die face actually is when its laying underneath the bookcase or any other item of heavy furniture. Any that bounce out or miss the box are rethrown, whether they would have succeeded or not**.

*    The boys were very young and this game was early in their indoctrination into the gaming hobby
 ** Rebounds back into the box are very rare, but always applauded and accepted!

6 comments:

  1. I do this in my D&D game. Even the DM accepts that dice that bounce out aren't counted. (Sadly, the dice that stay in love to come up on 1.)

    Love the strip! Keep it up, we need more good stuff like this around.

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    1. Thanks for the encouragement Will. Just as dropped toast will land butter side down on the floor and cats manage to come down on their feet, it must be a universal given that "ones" will always stay in the box while multiple "sixes" end up somewhere else.
      Cheers
      Steve

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  2. Cardboard is a well known '20' attractant.

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    1. Thanks for the advice Stu. I'm going upstairs now to find my craft knife and metal ruler so that I can cut out cardboard lining for the dice box.
      Cheers
      Steve

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  3. If you really want to roll a 20, I've found that rolling into painted miniatures works. Especially if they were showing the tactical position without using a grid.

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    1. Hey Will, could be a win double- high score and improved position to take advantage of!

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