Time Out For a Quick Game

  • James R. Strickland


Once upon a time, when you said the words "role playing game" you did not mean a game played on a computer. They were played with pencil and paper and a series of distinctive dice, based on the Platonic solids: a 4-sided die on a tetrahedron, 6-sided on a cube, 8-sided on an octahedron, 12-sided on a dodecahedron, and 20-sided on an icosahedron. As gaming moved on, it was common to add a pair of 10-sided dice, on petagonal bipyramids, which aren't platonic solids, but do, conveniently, have 10 sides. These were used singly to roll values between 1 and 10, and in pairs to roll percentages, or percentile dice.


Pulse Width Modulation Lead Display Interrupt Service Routine Role Playing Game Decade Counter 
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© James R. Strickland 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  • James R. Strickland
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  1. 1.Highlands RanchUSA

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