6/05/2015

d30 Challenge Day 5

d30 Challenge Day 5
This is my 5th entry in the d30 Challenge, which is a bastardization of an idea I first saw on Mark "CMG" Clover's feed. Now I'm a sucker for these things and I know some folks aren't so while I'm committed to answering one question about my favorite hobby each day, and putting together a d30 table before the end of the month, I know not everyone is so interested. I'll put the question & answer after the break, posting late in the day, and not promoting this on G+ so those who don't like this kind of thing should be exposed only minimally.

I think this is the best I can do....
Day 5's question is "Favorite Die or Dice".

This one is a bit too easy. I'd have to say my favorite die is my yellow d30 I picked up last year at Origins. I had just joined the d30 G+ group and had been downloading all of the great d30 tables from Save vs. Dragon, but I didn't have a d30.

My 2 Gamescience d30's

Well.....that isn't technically true. I did have a d30, a couple of them in fact, but I'd pretty much switched over to Gamescience dice....yes, I'd become a bit of a dice snob...and I didn't have the "right" d30. Back when I was in 6th grade I had what looked like a Gamescience d30. I don't know who made it, but I did have the Armory book of d30 tables. Those crude type-written pages was gamer crack for a time when I really didn't get to play much, but wanted too so badly. I had to live vicariously though the imagination of a boy thumbing through a ratty booklet and rolling his huge d30.

Last year I got two d30s, both shwon above. The yellow one, as far as I know (according to Lou Zocchi) is really old. Evidently when the d30 1st came out there was some question if it would be a viable die. To make it a bit more worthwhile it was marked 0-9 thrice, with one set sporting a "-", one a "+", and  the last one unmarked. This let it be used as a d10.

I really dig this die....