But there's one group that positively breathes polyhedrons. Role-playing game geeks use polyhedral dice.
Yes, Dungeons and Dragons players get it. Have we learned another surprising fact about Pope Francis? Could he play a Level 20 Cleric with a few friends and a lot of Doritos late nights at Casa Santa Marta? Who else thinks in these terms besides a gaming geek?
The Bear spent many a long night when he should have been doing homework playing Dungeons and Dragons when it first came out in the mid-70s. Yessir, back in those days, there were three slim little booklets that came with something no one had ever before seen: polyhedral dice. A four-sided die (designed to inflict painful injuries when stepped on), a familiar six-sided cube, plus 8-, 10- and 12- siders.
|Un milione says the Holy|
Father will be a
Lawful/Good cleric again.
Better yet, maybe we could publish a "Missals and Miters" game where characters level up by "attracting" converts and establishing a "stable group" of non-player characters for a Latin Mass.
A happy belated Gary Gygax day, July 27. He invented an entire industry with his little game.
If nothing else, at least now when the Pope talks about polyhedrons, you'll have a mental image to go with it.