Via The Trials and Tribulations of Needle The Weedle comes a form of public chastisement we can get behind: d20 shaming.
Some dragons hoard gold and gems, but Becca Golins' tiny sculpted dragons guard a different treasure: gaming dice.
Last month we tested the best rugged, waterproof cameras and picked a winner. "But what about the new Canon?" everyone screamed. Fear not. The PowerShot D20 went through some cruel testing over the past couple of weeks. Could it live up? Could it live, period?
If you assumed nobody could top a classic D20 for sheer nerd equity, you assumed wrong. Builder Itay—who confesses he is new to Dungeons & Dragons—thought he'd improve the sport by cobbling a variable-number die out of two 5×7 led displays, a Freescale accelerometer and love.
You're trying to finish a smuggling run and drop a load of spice in the Taanab system when a heavily armed ship shows up on your tail. Is it that bounty hunter Bossk, a Hutt crime lord, or maybe even a Dark Jedi? Now that your gamemaster owns Threats of the Galaxy, it could be any of them. Crap.
We can only guess what the ancient Romans might have thought about the latest revision of the Dungeons and Dragons rulebook (super approachable; they'd love it!), but we do know they were gamers. That's because an incredibly old, incredibly valuable Roman glass d20 was sold at auction by the famous Christie's auction…