A blog featuring the game related ramblings and ideas of a role-player of over 30 years. Just as there is more to me than gaming, there will be other topics besides gaming posted about here.
Do you really need to use those weird dice to play DCC?
No, they're not absolute necessity. I tend to buy the "recommended" or "required" materials for games. You can generate the same results using the standard polyhedrons or an app. I got them and use them because it reminds me of the early gaming days when I was learning the rules. I remember the sense of wonder we all felt by those strange shaped dice. The funky dice fulfil that nostalgia. Plus, they do some cool stuff with the dice. For example, when you get your second attack, you roll a d14 for it instead of having a +1 BAB for that attack.
Those are crazy; never seen them before. What are the dice values (left to right), Charlie?
The values are d3, d5, d7, d14, d16, d24, and d30. Crazy, indeed!
Suddenly, my 7-Die Polyhedrals became boring.