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D'n'D Hacks: Roll for you life!

Some days you just don't feel like yourself. And maybe sometimes you wish you really could be someone else. It can be difficult to decide, though, who you might want to be and how you would act, so why not leave it to fate to decide?

This is where your Dragon-y Dungeon™ character sheet comes into play. Make your own sheets if you want, or use the handy-dandy printable JPG I've provided at the end of the article.

Now every morning, or night if you're not the morning type, you can roll 3D6 to determine the coming day's attributes. You might be thinking, "Great, but what if I don't naturally have 18 strength? I won't all of a sudden get any stronger." That's right, you won't, but you will be acting stronger. And that's the difference.

Offer to open jars of mayo and change flat tires, stay up all night with your superhuman Constitution. Bring home the ladies (or men; or both, if you're a halfling*) with promises of "Dexterity in the upper teens". Be careful though, dexterity in the lower teens can result in jail time.

Think of those situations at work or in real life when people start asking you all sorts of questions and you're expected to have the right answer.

"Hey man, today my Wisdom is 5, sorry. Try, the next this...after now."

"You mean tomorrow?"

"Whatever you say, Mr Book Full of Words."

"You're being really rude today."

"I'd love to apologize if I had more Charisma."

Break out of that anti-social, unproductive, unhelpful shell you've been wearing for these twenty-odd years with a roll of the dice. Or, quit being so nice to everybody and just act like a whiny, stupid, wuss for a day. Everyone's a winner!

And who knows, maybe eventually you'll find the new life that's right for you.

Click the image below to see the full size sheet. Your best bet is to right-click and save the image to your desktop and print it from there. Or, to save time, just write down the attributes on a post-it. That's what I would do.

*I haven't quite worked out the math on the bi-halfling situation yet.

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