The death of the d20

Once upon a time, the d20 was the king of dice. It was the biggest, baddest and most handsome, but those days (my childhood, aka the nineties) are long gone and things have changed. Boy bands no longer rule the earth, Dungeons and Dragons is no longer the most popular role-playing game and the hottest thing it’s successor (Pathfinder) has come out with in years is a card game that doesn’t even use the iconic dice. Other role-playing games on the rise are steering clear of the iconic dice, with Savage Worlds using dice sizes tied to skills and abilities, and the Fudge/Fate system using custom d6 with +/-. It’s a new year and I’m calling it. The king is dead. So, let’s have an autopsy! Continue reading

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