Lionne Posted May 29, 2013 Posted May 29, 2013 I only played D&D once or twice - due to a boyfriend, natch - although normally I would play on my computer while the rest of them table-topped the D&D. I did get more into playing White Wolf, which is another role-playing system, although they use a 10-sided die. But I can tell you that in some of the systems of White Wolf there were body parts associated with the numbers on the die, I think. I remember that one guy I was dating was playing in the Werewolf system, and he got into a major battle in which someone inflicted a war wound on him - some magical scar that would not heal. He had to roll to figure out where the scar was, and lucky him, he rolled the right number to correspond to being castrated. He was not happy - and even retired the character, and was very mad at the people who ran the game, but their defense was that it was all the numbers, and there was nothing they could do. I really would not be surprised if D&D had something in their combat system were numbers were associated to certain body parts, which means you would roll to see what you were successful in hitting, or not, in combat. Possibly, or possibly not. Sheldon could have been making it all up, or more likely, the show made it up to suit the dialogue. I have no argument with that at all - it worked, the scene was brilliant, so I'm going to mark "all fair" on the play. Anyway. I am now not only with internet where I am staying (there have been some delays with my move....trying to get new carpet installed is a nightmare) but I managed to sprain my ankle this weekend. (Wish it while doing something exciting, like playing tennis or "capture the flag," but it wasn't. I was simply out getting some new art supplies so I could do some sketching at home and....whoops, hole in the sidewalk where they decided to plant a tree. Stepped into it while trying to sidestep an oncoming hoarde of teenagers in basketball uniforms.) I am telling you all this just to note that, my apologies, but I am completely behind in the Shamy-verse and if I repeat something or other it's because I cannot hope to go back and catch up at this point. There is no possible way I could, really. So please forgive. Share this post Link to post Share on other sites More sharing options...
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