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Re: [Icehouse] Musings on Martian dice

  • FromTed Adams <kestrall_11@xxxxxxxxx>
  • DateThu, 9 Jul 2009 04:02:50 -0700 (PDT)
As far as the D8's go you can always just list the actions and number them one to eight.  This will allow you to use a regular D8 instead of needing a custom die.  I have had to do this for many of things over the years of gaming.

--- On Wed, 7/8/09, Bryan Stout <stoutwb@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> From: Bryan Stout <stoutwb@xxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: Re: [Icehouse] Musings on Martian dice
> To: "Joseph Pate" <jpate@xxxxxxxxxxx>, "Icehouse Discussion List" <icehouse@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Date: Wednesday, July 8, 2009, 11:12 PM
> > With d6 so much more ubiquitous
> than d8, not sure how much cost-sense it
> > would make for LL to offer an "expansion pack" (d8 +
> new rules) for TH,
> > MC, or any of the other dTH-based games... but
> certainly it never hurts
> > for you to invent and implement such ideas
> yourself  :-)
> Ah yes, this reminds me about my concluding thoughts about
> this from
> the viewpoint of Martian archeology:
> Even if my speculation about the original type of Martian
> dice is
> correct, that doesn't mean I object to the use of Terran
> D6s.  For one
> thing, I'm not usually a purist, instead I like anything
> good -- I
> like authentic ethnic food as well as Americanized ethnic
> food; I
> enjoy many different chess variations rather than just one
> chess game.
> For another thing, there is the practical issue of expense:
> I'm sure
> D6s will always cost less than D8s.  I'm not familiar
> with the details
> to know; Andy may well like the idea of D8s for future
> Icehouse games,
> and have them manufactured, or he may judge them not worth
> the extra
> expense, and we'll just have to make a few at home.
> Thanks to you and all the others for sharing your own ideas
> and
> reactions.  Keep them coming!
> Bryan
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