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Posts tagged ‘Opinion’

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Opinion: D&D is About Dice

diceMany of us DDO players are also D&D players, and accustom to seeing dice notation such as 1d6, 2d10, and 2d4+3.  Little do today’s players know that the original notation for damage or accuracy was expressed as a range of numbers.  Yes, back before 2nd Edition D&D a dice roll of 2d6 was written as 2-12 and 3d4 was 3-12.

I find the change to how damage is listed somewhat amusing, but also annoying.  The proposed change for Update 5 is

X to Y damage or X-Y damage

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Opinion: The Digital Skin

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Lessah’s tweet question about gender for her current release of DDO Cocktail Hour got me thinking about “flipping my skin” – a term she borrowed from me.  I can’t take all the credit on that, I first heard the phrase from my computer science professor in a class called “State of Play: Digital Culture and Virtual Worlds.” This course is focused on virtual worlds and tries to answer the question:  “How do virtual worlds reshape society and create a culture by bringing the internet to the forefront of people’s lives?”

This week’s Yak cast also mentioned a documentary film called Second Skin, which delves into the lives of three individual gamers and how their lives have been transformed by the virtual worlds that they live in; which is a film I watched myself last year. (I highly recommend it!)

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