An in depth look on tabletop role-playing and getting started.
Thursday, March 24, 2011
The First Step
When we think of role-playing one thing universally comes to mind. Dice.
Selecting your dice can be an excellent first step in becoming a successful role-player. Just like those whom make their cars look spiffy with new rims, hydraulics, or even body kits; Dice can be just as important to role-players. When setting out to buy the right dice choose one that you find esthetically pleasing and have fun with it! I've been gaming for a long time so I have a enormous amount of dice most are mismatched and come from sets that I've long ago lost the other pieces to. The most important part in making the right dice decision is to do some research on the type of game you are interested in playing and make sure to get enough of the proper type. For right now however I will give you a basic suggestion for dice you should choose for Dungeons and Dragons (hereafter refereed to as DnD). the basic set of dice that you'd need to have to play in a DnD game is : 1-20 sided dice, 1-12 sided, 2-10 sided dice, 2-8 sided dice, 4-6 sided dice, and, 4-4 sided dice. Common names for these types of dice are D(standing for dice) and the number corresponding how many sides it has (Such as a D20). My personal choice in dice happens to be a set of burnished steel, while they are definitely not the ordinary and stand out easily they suffer for not rolling well on every surface and being too dangerous to roll on glass tables.
Make the right choice and you'll be the envy of your role-playing group!