Monday, November 5, 2012

Good Gamer Karma Project

So yesterday morning, as myself and my players enjoyed a lovely breakfast at Carmine's Tuscany Grill, a douche bag scum bucket decided to smash the window to my friend's SUV and steal all our bags.

Needless to say the game was cancelled (we played Dungeon! which was a lot of fun).

I lost my iPad, a netbook, a ton of game related papers, my vinyl Chessex map (double sided too) but worst of all my dice bag (sack really) over over 100 dice, some of which I had been gaming with since I started playing D&D back in 1985.

That sucks the hardest.

I posted about this on my Facebook account and my cousin Erin told me her husband used to game and she would send me some of his dice since they just get under her feet anyways.  Seeing how her kids currently are enjoying a vast Lego collection that I had handed down to them from my childhood, gave this a karmic bent.

Then my friend Sam, who had been the guy to introduce me to D&D back in the day offered to send me his dice that he doesn't use any more.  I thought that was rather poetic, my first DM sending me some dice 27 years later.

Then one of my players bought be a set of dice and another gave me 4d10s that I had given him only a month or so earlier (they are Gamescience) and I started to see a pattern.

That lead me to this idea for a social experiment.

We are all gamers.  We are all part of a social subculture that has had its ups and downs but more so has been a bastion for those of us who have been many times the underdog.  We few, we bullied few.

I am essentially saying this; send me a die.  I don't care what size, what colour, what state of repair, just send me a die (or dice, whatever you prefer) from your collection.  Send me something that has some memory and history to it and I will rebuild a collection of karmic dice, sent from the world wide community that we are all part of and thanks to the internet can all be with.

Share this post.  Send it around.  Let's see where the furthest from Montreal, Canada, someone is willing to drop a die in an envelope and mail it over.

Let's build the coolest, most karma positive dice set in the history of the world!

Contact me with your email if this is something you would like to do and I will give you a shipping address where to mail your die(ce).

I think if I can reach 100 dice, I will do something charitable, I don't know yet, but for now each Good Karmic Gamer gets a mention here.

Cheers!  

Good Karmic Gamers
John Collett - 4d10
Pat Bellavance - Set of 7 standard dice