Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Gygax Rules!

As a tribute to Gary, and in his honor, I decided to roll up a D&D character on the day of his passing. Straight 3d6, six times, in order. I carefully selected three six siders I felt would do this momentous undertaking some justice, and made a quick warm-up roll, as I am wont to do so often.

6, 6, nice…last die, 6.

A natch 18. Unreal, This, then, was no warm-up roll.

So, with that I proceeded to roll the next five attributes. I couldn’t believe my luck. It seemed almost improbable. I ended up with what is likely the best set of attributes I have ever seen for a straight 3d6 character. 18-13-14-16-10-14.

These dice were hot! So, I kept rolling. 8, 9, and 7. I stopped there. The dice had cooled off instantly.

I have not yet decided what to do with this character. It will certainly end up as a NPC in my campaign.

Honestly, it seems like a waste to not play this set of attributes as a PC, but I doubt anyone would ever believe those rolls unless they had been here to witness them.

I like to think that Gary saw them.

Yeah, I know, I’m a silly, sappy old gamer.


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