So I just came across this in the “what you need to play” section of Blood Red Sands:
Total dice needed for a full game of five players: 25d10, 25d8, 25d6, and 25d4 for a total of 100 dice.
I’m sure the fake die-rolling noise emanating out of my phone’s Edge of the Empire die-rolling app will feel and sound just as satisfying.
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Makes Mythender look downright tame. 😉
EDIT: I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s just for something like “you’ll need five dice at all times, and they can be anywhere from d4 to d10”. Because that setup ensures that there’s five dice of each type for five players.
You’re supposed to put physical dice on your sheet to track whats happening with your traits, but you could CHEAT and just write in the spaces I guess.
The footprint of the game is intimidating! 100 dice, five players, 10 sessions of 5 hours each. Madness.
Originally, I spec’ed out the prices for a full set of cool blood red polyhedral from Koplow. Then I figured out how much that would cost.
Then I got real and just bought the bucket-o-dice from EAI Education. Happens to contain exactly what you need. Also got some cheap little dip bowls from Target.
Oooooh protip! Thanks Larry Lade!
I remember Ralph also referred folks to the EAI bucket deal for getting their BRS setup together.
I only played a one-shot of BRS (which is really hard), but yeah you need all those dice.
I…have that many dice.
That’s a lot of d4’s. Like, a bag full of caltrops a lot.
Misha B dang!
Actually I might have more than that. (Dice junkie)
BRS game at Misha’s!
As I recall, not only do you actually need that many dice, because you pass them back and forth? but the game suggests that you should buy sorting cases for all your players.
My BRS kit is a dice bag with 5 pockets.
And yes, they all came from EAI. Best source for inexpensive bulk dice ever.
And they also have tons of fun stuff that can be repurposed for gaming from counting cubes to a variety of overlays, paper and plastic coin money, just tons of toys.
Andy Hauge that was how the game was originally, you could buy any dice you wanted with points and the dice recommendation was “you’ll need a ton” but that proved unwieldy. So now the 5 dice of each type for each player is a hard limit. Those are your dice, spend them on what you want, but that’s your set.
I am ready too. What is this game about? I’m curious
If you think about it I most 5 player games of D&D would have at least 50 dice at the table so it’s not all that out there to expect twice as many.
Paolo Greco competitive GMless fantasy RPG, heavy swords-and-sandals hypermacho vibe. I’ll talk about it more next week.
Blood Red Sands: not fucking around since, what, like 2009 or so?
About that for the playtest version. The final release came out Jan 2014 IIRC.
Of possible interest to those in this thread. BRS is part of the latest Bundle of Holding.
*dice not included