First, I should tell you all a little bit about myself.
My name’s Tracy and I write for a gaming blog called Troll in the Corner:
I was asked to contribute a bit to the Oddness and I couldn’t pass up the opportunity. I first came across this fine blog when I found the Drow Armor on reddit’s RPG community.
I Tweeted about it and the rest, as they as, is history.
Since I primarily write about role-playing games on TC, I figured I’d do my best to give you all some RPG-related Oddness. Now, I can’t say that I was the first one to find these treasures. No, I have to give credit where it is due, and that credit goes to, again, to reddit’s RPG community.
I spotted these items there and now I bring them to you:
The first thing of note is a fine set of Crocheted d20s:
I think these are absolutely awesome.
I would love to have a set of these dice to give to my nieces and nephews.
They’re large enough that kids won’t be able to swallow (unless the kids are some kind of python/human hybrid, which has yet to be determined… but the way they eat…) and they look like they would actually be able to be used as they might just rest on one side cleanly enough to show just one number.
Oh, and the black one is perfect if you’re the type to want to fudge your rolls!
Next up we move to an entry that is far less practical,
but maybe more awesome: A giant, d20 sled:
Now, I really have no idea how in the world this would actually get used, but it puts to shame the pewter d20 that I set in front of my when I GM.
The intimidation factor of having a d20 that is larger than the GM would be awesome. Unfortunately, it would also mean that you would have to run every session in a gymnasium. And rolling that thing?
Forget it unless you’ve got a hill like in the picture and some mechanism to bring it back up after each roll.
Lastly, we move to the totally impractical: D12 made out of snow:
Unable to be rolled, lacking numbers on any of the faces and it seems to be lopsided. However, it’s also made of pure awesomeness. The time that it would have taken to make this boggles my mind a bit because that closest that I’ve ever come to making something that precise out of snow was my attempt to recreate the cover scene from a Calvin and Hobbes book.
(It didn’t go well).
So, as a gamer can never have too many dice, there are my submissions to you, all in the name of Oddness. If you spot anything else that you feel needs to be shared, just shoot me an email, or hit me up on Twitter.
Oh yea, before we go,