To all the people who posted up on Jeff’s Gameblog and said that the fact that Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG requires funky dice (d3, d7, d14, etc) puts them off from being interested or wanting to buy the game.
To all who say that using weird dice is silly, when your regular dice work just fine.
And to all who share that sentiment, but haven’t commented or yet seen the post.
Think on this, as food for thought.
This is what non-gamers think when they look at the dice we use for D&D, and other games which require d4, d8, d20 and the other dice we think of as “standard” and “ordinary”.
I think that Joseph Goodman, in his own way, has thrown a mirror up to our own perceptions and preconceptions. Good on you, sir.
After all, I could post the same survey up about D&D, and ask the selfsame questions to non-gamers. Here you go.
- Of the set [d4, d8, d10, d12, d20] how many of these dice do you own?
- If you own any of them, which ones do you have?
- If you wanted to get some or all of them, where is the first place you would look?
- Does the need for these funky dice change your opinion about trying the D&D rpg?
Food for thought, indeed.