Dice Shaming: Post Yours!
- Lerianis 271 days ago
With all due respect, it is not the DICE to blame for these things (unless they are somehow improperly made, an accusation that was levied against Games Workshop's dice), it is chance simply being her usually b**chy self!
- ReginaldMcMuffin 213 days ago
I've had a few bad experiences with this one dice, but I threw it away, so I lack the pictures for it. Suffice it to say, it would only roll well for useless things, anything that had to do with my life or limb, it would roll somewhere between 1-5. Usually 1. fort save that I cannot fail unless I roll a one, which will cause me to be paralyzed inside a gelatinous cube a trap dropped us in? Definitely roll a one. Ride check (with no skill ranks in it) to do some trick riding on somebody's horse while drunk off my ass, just for fun? Roll a 20. Knowledge to know that the knife I'm holding is a legendary evil knife that can possess the user? A one, just to mistake it for something that doesn't take my free will. Knowledge to know that the town does, indeed, have a place in which I can pit the wombat I found on the side of the road in mortal combat (again, because why not?)? A 20 gives me all the illegal small rodent betting rings within a 50 mile radius, including a secret one owned by a god.
But no, the worst luck I ever had was while playing XCOM enemy unknown. It was early in the game. I was on this escort mission, and started advancing slowly with overwatch. Thin Man drops down, and 3 of my soldiers shoot, none of them hit. On my turn, the same soldiers shoot again, having anywhere from 80-90% chance to hit (their overwatch shots were at a -15% chance to hit), all misses again. Finally, I have my assault run and gun sprint to the thin man (sprinting decreases chance overwatch shots will hit you), just so I can shotgun him in the face with a 100% chance to hit. He naturally hits me with overwatch (roundabounts a 50% chance to do so), but I don't die because of nanofiber vest. 100% chance shotgun in the face, he goes down. Later, run into another thin man, so I flank him and shoot at him with 3 of my people. Again, all misses. I finally rage quit, as I was done with my terrible luck. Calculated it out once (when the numbers were more fresh in my memory), and it was about a 1/2000000.