Jan 112016
 

d12
I have a love affair with the d12. It’s a pretty darned cool die that doesn’t get enough love. I mean come on it really should be more than the “Barbarian Die”.
Now, I’ve done my own little bits with it. One of my favorite ways to do skills for an OSR game is X in d12. Basically, mirror the skill system from Lamentations of the Flame Princess but instead of using d6’s, use d12’s for a little more range of possibilities. I also did a couple of little random charts here and there around the old blog. But it you really want to see some awesome sauce check out the Dungeon Dozen by Jason Sholtis. This mighty little book is overflowing with inspirational charts based around the d12. If you don’t believe me then check the Dungeon Dozen blog that started it off.
While this one isn’t OSR it still deserves some love and that would be Pandemonio by Rafael Chandler. He’s written some real kick ass OSR stuff but this was done before that and still kicks some ass. The whole game is based around pools of d12’s. So more love for the d12.
With that I leave you to ponder and come up with some new and interesting uses for those d12’s. They deserve to be rolled more.

  One Response to “The Lowly d12”

  1. I have been reminded of this. Looks darned cool too. http://www.rpgnow.com/product/107934/DodecaheDRONE

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