Are we DMs really that weird?

Yesterday, my friend Christian Kennig, sent me the link to this excerpt from the documentary film “The Dungeon Masters”.

Do you think your dice need punishing, too?

Michael Wolf is a German games designer and enthusiast best known for his English language role-playing games blog, Stargazer's World, and for creating the free rules-light medieval fantasy adventure game Warrior, Rogue & Mage. He has also worked as an English translator on the German-language Dungeonslayers role-playing game and was part of its editorial team. In addition to his work on Warrior, Rogue & Mage and Dungeonslayers, he has created several self-published games and also performed layout services and published other independent role-playing games such as A Wanderer's Romance, Badass, and the Wyrm System derivative Resolute, Adventurer & Genius, all released through his imprint Stargazer Games. Professionally, he works as a video technician and information technologies specialist. Stargazer's World was started by Michael in August 2008.

5 thoughts on “Are we DMs really that weird?”

  1. I may have threatened my dice a few times but I don't recall ever punishing any dice.

    Hmmm, maybe my dice misbehave because I've never carried through and made an example of one of the pip-squeaks.

  2. AH! Killing Dice! That's not cool! You don't punish or kill dice if they are misbehaving you either give them MORE dice love (a nice cozy crown royal bag of their own, or at worst put them aside and choose another die to give attention to! I love my dice, still have all my dice I've ever bought (if I loose one I stop everything until I get it back or find it). Dice are your friends not your enemies! There is even a proper way to roll them! I love DICE! Might be the reason when I played craps for the first time at a casino I rolled 28 consecutive times in a row as a winning streak (hit numbers that weren't the point, then hit the point, then would roll 7 on the opening and win for everyone, then start the point and the process repeated many many time) and was tipped $1000 bucks in chips by a guy who had a whole rack of them by the end of my roll. Also got a lot of high fives all around. Yep good times.

    -david
    http://www.d4d6d8d10d12d20.com – My Game Blog

  3. I prefer the KODT method suggested where you roll al the dice until they've all rolled their maximum a sort of die exorcism if you will.

    Still tend to lose dice so switched to an all yellow variety, figure it was the only way to reduce losing them… so far no change on that score!

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