Dice Lists for Real Life
If you play roleplaying games (the old-fashioned face-to-face kind) you know about dice lists. Lists for six-sided dice or twenty-sided dice (D6 or D20) are the most common and are used to help the game master come up with randomized monsters, treasure and events in the story of the game.
I’ve found them to be useful decision making tools. You can create a numbered list for anything- fun things, books you want to read next, places to go, your to-do list, or favorite meals. The rules are, if you have already rolled the same number, roll again.
D6 of Exercise
- five minutes of squats
- leg lifts
- dumbbell arm exercises
D20 of Chores
- clean toilet
- de-clutter small area
- errand you’ve been putting off
- surfaces (piles of stuff on tables, stairs)
- wipe down kitchen counters
- empty garbage cans
- clean all sinks and bathroom counters
- clean out car
- paper- organize, shred, file, whatever
- planning- calendars, special project organization, meals
- clean out fridge of expired stuff, wipe shelves
- pick a room, pretend a favorite celebrity will be visiting it in five minutes- go!
- de-clutter a small area
- take a 10 minute break, roll again
Tell me about how you bring gaming into your everyday life. I’m investigating a dice list game called Morton’s Lists.