Saturday, February 18, 2012

The dice were not with me...

Hi all,

Thought i would write the odd post here or there on my experiences in gaming and the hobby in general, in addition to posts about painted models and hobby time.

This post is about a game i had last night with a good friend of mine. We played a 35pt battle of Warmachine (Cryx vs Cygnar). It was the first game in a few weeks for me so was very excited to get the dice rolling.

However, when the dice started rolling they were not playing nice... I have not had a game where i have rolled so many ones for as long as i can remember. Really was disheartening as there is nothing you can do about dice rolls.

This is not a moaning post, it has simply reminded me how fickle feelings towards a game of toy soldiers can be. I love this hobby and how it enriches the creative and social side of my life. But when the dice are against you the enjoyment really can drift away (even if just momentarily).

BUT, im a big boy and i realise this is just one of those things. Ive had a good run of luck with games and a blip was bound to surface sometime soon. Im glad that the blip was down to rotten dice and not a rotten opponent. I thank my opponent for putting up with my long face towards the end of the game and for being a decent bloke :)

I would like to hear of any other experiences with bad dice from anyone who reads this, perhaps we could start a support group!

Finally, i would like to say a big thank you to all those who are following this blog. I don't advertise it much and use it mainly as bit of fun so i really appreciate it when i get the odd comment on a post or a new follower pops up. Good stuff guys.



Weird WWII said...

Your frustration just might be unwarranted due to some crappy dice. Check out the videos below to open your mind to how some gamers doom themselves with "bad" dice.


Pt. 1

Pt. 2

Rob Jones said...

Thanks for the links Brian!

This guy certainly knows his stuff and has made me think about dice in a different way!

looks like i need to start machining my own dice if i want that total randomness...