November 14th, 2003

  • morlock

physics in D&D

a question...

what do you guys think about physics in D&D? i ws in a game last sunday where i said that to intuit direction on an open field would be easy because the sun rises in the east and sets in the west. depending on what time of day it was, i said i cold tell which way to go to get to the Ancient Forest(tm).

the GM and another player said, no, thats an intuit direction roll, then proceeded to explain that on this world, the sun may rise in the north,and set in the south, or somehitng different. this makes no sense to me. if this is supposed to be an earth like world, with plants and animals like earth, if a bit different, then how could it survive without earth-like conditions? chemicals should still have to work the same way, cause and effect, all that stuff. and the reasons that they gave me were that since its a world ruled by magic and partially controlled by it, it keeps it going...

i really cant beieve that... itsone thing to susspend disbelief and accept fireballs and stuff, but base laws of physics getting skewed by magic? i dono...
Pirate Bug

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Okay. This is gonna be x-posted in a billion and a half gaming communities, but eh.. you'll get over it. I need advice!!

Lots of people in my gaming group have these little things that they go through to get their dice ready. Tiffany puts them in her bra. Jim shakes them steadily for about five minutes before we play. Mike's are with him always.. and yes, I mean always, so they don't feel "neglected". Jess claims to bathe his dice in the blood of a virgin, but I'm a little unsure about that one. Anyway, they all have this ritual, and sure enough.. their dice roll wonderfully. If its Champions we're playing, their d6's roll low.. whereas the same dice will roll super high in Dragonlance. I don't get it. I have one whole dice that always does what I want it to do, and thats a d20... which I only use in D&D games. Meanwhile, in my Champions game, I roll either right on 11 (the lucky number) or higher. Means half the time I don't have a chance. But the same d6's will roll super low when I need them to be high in D&D. I don't get it!!

Anyway, the point of this post is to ask all of you if there is some ritual you go through.. some quirk, some special knowledge, anything that can let me know what you do to ensure that you get the perfect roll.