There’s probably a lot of dice shaming that goes on in our office. As it turns out, there’s a time out corner for dice right there at the reception desk. People come from all over the world to drop off their dice and have Tiamat berate and mock their low rolls. (Just kidding. Please don’t overwhelm our sweet receptionist with tarnished dice.)
We have some more dice-rolling rituals to share. Have we told you lately how much we love you?
“I take all my D20 out of there bag and place them on the table with the ‘20’ facing
up. I reckon this helps them remember how they are meant to land.”
“Kiss the dice, every time. Talk nice to them when they do good, and get REALLY passive aggressive when they’re not.”
profusely on top of them, knowing each roll could be my last.”
“I warm up my dice about 15 minutes before the start of game play. Just roll them and see which ones roll the best and those are the ones I use for the night. If one of them seems to start doing bad, I put in time out and wont use until next session. I also replaced the time out dice if goes into time out more than 5 times in a row.”
“I don’t roll dice alone. If I need to roll a d20, I’ll pick up two and roll them
together in my hand and release only one. I’ve found rolling a die alone
always leads to lackluster results.”
“I always keep my dice in a dice box with a special crystal. When rolling I always warm my hands before touching the dice.”
“If your dice fall off the table or hit other dice, you’re allowed a free roll because the gods have interfered.”
“When I have an important roll the dice color must match the action or character I’m rolling for. My collection of dice includes 6 pound o’ dice, so usually I can find one that will work.”
“I rolled 6 ones tonight. I need a ritual.”
Well, Lyle, we hope you have found some inspiration here.
My barbarian was standing with one foot on the chest of an enemy… It rolled a Nat 20 to smash their weapon into my knee. Barbarian takes a face dive… The Bard is playing a dominating spell, the Bard ON MY PARTY! The Bard rolls a Nat 20 as well… Barbarian is incapacitated. shamethedice
My owner tried to cast detect magic. She ended up seeing everything as sparkles. She rolls a 2 to resist a panic attack. She then cries for the next half hour because she’s convinced she’s blind and can never read again.
I, the GM, spent 3 fate points to make sure that a bandit shot the PC (a mutant bear) with a grenade at close range. The result was the 5 damage you see before you, which didn’t even scratch the bandit, let alone the bear.