‘Roll D120 to Save Against…’ Wait — What?

d120-colorsMeet the D120! That’s right, it’s a 120-sided die, and it could be the answer to all your tabletop RPG needs. It certainly is the largest die I’ve ever seen and, according to the inventor, it’s the largest anyone ever will see!

Made by The Dice Lab, each of the 120 faces is an elongated triangle, and features the most faces possible “on a mathematically fair die.” I don’t get math — I agree with Barbie: “Math is hard!” — so I figure there must be something about die with more sides that causes them to roll unfairly or something.

If there’s any doubt about what was rolled, simply spin the die in place; the uppermost number is the one that doesn’t move.

This video explains it all (including the complicated math):

The opposite faces add up to 121, and the numbering has been calculated for “perfect numerical balance” all around the die — meaning the numbers are spread evenly, so big numbers aren’t clumped together.

dice-comparisonIt can also fill in for any other size die/dice by doing some kind of calculation. Or possibly by magic.

You can get D120 (as well as other iterations of gaming dice) from The Dice Lab’s merch page for $12 each or five for $50.

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A Pre-‘Pocalyptic Pony Proposition!

maddie05What was once just the fever dream of a few dedicated toy professionals is about to come to pass — but only with a little help from their fiends friends! And Friendship is Madness!

Little Maddie and the Four Horsies of the ‘Pocalypse is an attempt to summon into existence a line of designer collectibles for the discerning adult with a touch of that ol’ H.P. Lovecraft netherworld madness. But these toys cannot become manifest on this plane unless we help Bigshot Toyworks with its Kickstarter campaign to raise enough funds to pay for earthly necessities like sacrificial offerings raw materials, dark altars factories and minions workers and such.

While Little Maddie shows a dark Chthuloid influence, the Four Horsies of the ‘Pocalypse owe a debt to more classical sources. They are Raven (Famine), Clash (War), Calamity (Pestilence) and Ghost (Death).

Check out the Little Maddie Designer Figure Kickstarter page.

A Little Pony of a Different Colour

This H.P. Lovecraft Mythos-inspired character looks like something straight out of a My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic Brony’s nightmare! The adorable little critter is called “Little Maddie — Friendship Is Maddness.”

Created by the folks at Behance, Little Maddie is said to be under development for a series of animation shorts and toys. Go check out their site, if you like your madness in cute pastel colors.

It makes me want to write a sanity-stripping short story set on a tiny New England farm and called “The Colour Out of Equestria.”