01 August, 2016
#RPGaDay 1: Real Dice, Dice App, Diceless, How do you prefer to roll?
I've been doing more LARP than tabletop or online gaming lately. By the nature of live roleplaying, dice are a break of immersion and therefore considered anathema. At a table, I prefer to use dice, but only sparingly. If I can resolve a situation narratively, without needing to break out the dice, things seem to go quicker which lets us have more story in the allocated timeframe.
I only ever really use dice apps when I don't have the physical dice available, such as the special dice used by FFG in Star Wars: Edge of Empire.
Generally, I'm saying that there are different tools more suitable for different jobs. I prefer to use the right tool for the job rather than applying a single answer to every situation.