A tool in search of a task

Today was the official grand re-opening of Comics Compulsion, the pusher of all my comic-based junk, who had been forced to move owing to earthquakes knocking down most of our central business district. They also stock wargaming and roleplaying stuff, though naturally they go for the more commercially viable brands (Warhammer, Flames of War, D&D4e etc.) rather than the weirdo crap I prefer.

I wandered along there to take a look at the new premises and to pick up a stash of 2000AD and Judge Dredd comics, and while standing at the counter I saw THIS ⇒⇒⇒⇒⇒

A d30. A thirty-sided die. A die for generating random numbers from one to thirty.

Now, at present I have absolutely no use for a d30, except maybe to generate random days of the month (which I could do with a d3 and a d10 anyway). However, if there's one thing I've learned over the years it is that not having an immediate use for a Cool Thing is no reason not to own one, so without hesitation I laid down the princely sum of four bucks to get a d30 of my very own.

So, now I have one. All I need now is some reason to use it. Time to start hunting out all the d30-based random generation tables people with too much time on their hands have been obsessively compiling for just such an occasion.


  1. You could compose your own tables - 30 tavern names, 30 NPC ruffian names, 30 trade items, 30 ship names, etc. This is the sort of thing that can be done while doing dull stuff like commuting, watching TV, waiting at the doctor's, etc.

  2. Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG (http://www.goodman-games.com/5070preview.html) needs a d30 (including all those crazy but cool Zocchi dice)


  3. To be frank, that would dissuade me from even trying DCCRPG. The trouble and expense I had getting Zocchi's dice in the past does not encourage me to bother with a game that would require me to go through that all over again.

  4. Oh man I hate when that happens. I'd suggest checking out milsims.com.au for some stuff.

    I bought zocchi dice from them recently (http://milsims.com.au/node/118720) for $16 with bugger all shipping. I would figure they would happily ship to NZ. If not, I'd be happy to hook a fellow southern hemispherian up if you need it in future!

    But I have heard that same complaint about DCCRPG, and I kinda agree but after inking up my Zocchi dice, I really want to use them for stuff :D