November 11, 2020: Weather Dice Now On Indiegogo
I remember the first time I heard "Weather With You," by Crowded House (probably best known for "Don't Dream It's Over"). It was in Dublin in 1993, in a cab from Gaelcon to the airport. I don't usually ask the driver to turn the music UP, but this time I did. And I found out that it was a 1991 release that I'd just totally missed. I liked it, bought it for my phone, and every so often it comes up on shuffle.
The last time it played, I happened to be thinking about dice. And that was all there was to that! Weather dice!
I wanted a range of results, but I also didn't want to be rolling snowstorms in the jungle. So there are six dice, which seemed like a good range of climates. They're different colors, and each one has a different combination of icons. Pick a die, roll it, check the chart . . . maybe roll the same die once again, depending . . . and boom, you know what the weather is like.
There's one special rule. It's abusable, but if you have fun abusing it, I won't tell. It goes like this: if the die rolls off the table, you pick the most different one and roll that. So the jungle can get an occasional snowstorm after all.
I hope you enjoy these and that the "weather" is better soon for gaming in person!
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