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On fun rpg tools
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N.Leveck

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In   addition  to the Mythic Game Master Emulator[0]     .'  Y '>, 
(I have the main oracle chart printed on a  shipping    / _   _   \
label  and  stuck  to  a  page in  my mobile  gaming    )(_) (_)(|}
Moleskine[1]), and other table based tools (such  as    {  /\   } /
The Tome of Adventure Design[2]), there are physical     \RPoD_/\l 
tools  to  aid us  as  well.  I'd like to talk about     /PHLOG//  
two  in  this  phost.   The  first  is  Rory's Story     \_>-<_/   
Cubes[3], sets of dice that you can use to  generate
plots.  I purchased the Voyages set[4].  I enjoy the
open  ended  nature   of   these  dice.  The  images
on the 9d6 can be  interpretted  in any manner  you'd  like.   This
opens  up scenarios you did not expect, motivations you had no idea
of.  54 small, simple pictures and your imagination   pretty   rad.
I fully plan on purchasing other sets after I have used these for a
while.  The thing is,  you see the  images  you  rolled   thru  the
lens  of  the game world, the characters, and what has already hap-
pened.  This cranks  up  the  potency,   and  tends  to  keep  them
fresh  even if you managed to roll the same exact images as you did
a week ago.

The other tool I want to talk about is DungeonMorph dice[5].  These
dice are produced by the same people that created the awesome hexo-
grapher software[6].  I purchased the Spelunker set.  This features
30  cavern  maps  engraved on 5 one inch d6's.  You may, of course,
rotate and arrange them as you wish.  It comes with  material  that
tells you what the small letters represent on the dice.  I think it
is more fun to completely disregard this and  fill  in  the  blanks
yourself.   This  dice  set is great for one-off cavern-based play.
Of course you could use them however you'd like.

I enjoy both of these tools, however, they do not fit  in  with  my
mobile/small/no-mess plan.  I have already developed a work around:
roll at home, photograph it, print it off 3x5",  stick  it  in  the
moleskine for later.

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[0]https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/20798/Mythic-Game-Master-Emulator
[1]gopher://1436.ninja/1/phlog/20180519.post
[1]https://leveck.us/txt/blog?20180519
[2]https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/97423/Tome-of-Adventure-Design
[3]https://www.storycubes.com/
[4]https://www.storycubes.com/shop/rory-s-story-cubes-voyage
[5]http://dungeonmorphs.com/
[6]http://worldographer.com/

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