I’ve always thought that the D4 gets the least attention of any of its polyhedral brethren, hardly a surprise considering that most players rarely need to roll one. Still I’ve always had a special place in my dice bag for them so I’m going to do something to give them a bit of attention. To that end the newest feature on the Out of Character is The Daily D4!
Every day I’m going to roll my favorite D4 and write a brief piece about 1-4 things related to tabletop gaming.
Savage Worlds Deluxe Explorer Edition
I bought my copy of Savage Worlds a while back at one of my friendly local gaming stores, Phantom of the Attic in Oakland,and I haven’t been able to put it down ever since. Savage Worlds is a really exciting system and this edition collects years worth of material scattered across countless sources into a single book. There have been several settings for the system and there’s a a great description of the most popular ones in one of the first chapters.
I stumbled onto this series after rewatching The Gamers: Dorkness Rising. I love when a group of creative, driven, and talented gamers work together to make something. There are so many wonderful people who love tabletop games there’s no end to the things they can make, and I think JourneyQuest is a prime example of this. The show is a fantasy/comedy series that follows the journey of a group of adventurers who’ve been sent on a quest to recover the legendary sword of fighting. There’s action and the usual humor that you would expect from a show centered around a fantasy setting, but the characters are deeper than some of other series that simply lampoon tabletop players. I love the Perf whose played by the very talented Christian Doyle. Any wizard who sets out on a quest wearing that hat is a hero in my eyes.
If you haven’t seen the show yet check out the website here: http://www.journey-quest.com/
Deities and Demigods
One of many used books I acquired this is the definitive book on all things related to deities when it comes to Dungeons and Dragons. Whether you’re looking for more information about Bahamaut, checking for a forgotten D&D Deity, or you want to try and using the Egyptian, Greek, or Norse pantheons in a campaign this book is a must have.
My Unicorn D6
I bought this D6 at Phantom because it had a little unicorn on it. If I have to explain why that is so wonderful I really don’t want to live on this planet anymore. I actually used it the last time I played Dungeons and Dragons. The fact that the unicorn represents a one is also promising, since unicorns are such a rare sight hopefully this one will always roll high for me.
As a final note the podcast has reached 200 listens so I’d like to thank everyone whose spread the word about it and checked out the show. It’s a group effort and everyone who helps out is wonderful.