UPDATE 12/25/2006: Have you got a slew of old polyhedral gaming dice (8-siders, 10-siders, 20-siders, etc.) that you don't know what to do with? Want to play a fun, simple game with them? Look no further than my latest game concept... Hedronism!
The game itself only exists in 23" by 35" poster form for the prototype currently, requiring only itself and your old dice to be played. Click on the image of the poster at right to see a very large preview image, with all the rules printed right on it. (and feel free to enlarge it & chop it up into 8x10 segments for printing out on your own if you want to take it for a trial run first, but you may end up spending as much on printer ink as you would on the poster anyway!)
The game is basically a simple board game, where your dice are the markers used. Try and get two markers all the way to the End Space. There are strategies involved; mostly regarding how a roll will be split among your two markers, similar to what happens when you roll a "7" in the game "Sorry." In Hedronism, every roll can be split this way.
But the really nifty thing about this game is the ability to use any kind of weird-shaped die at all, from the oddities like 14-sided (d14) and d16 dice, to larger d24 and d30 dice, to weird international Lottery dice like d34 and d50, all the way up to the 100-sided so-called Zocchihedron! I even have some old 32-sided Czechoslovakian gambling (Roulette) balls I can use with Hedronism! How? Each player can bring up to three special dice like these to the game, like marbles, and place them on any specially-marked "Star Space" on the board. If you can land on that space, you can use that die!
This game was designed specially for dice collectors or for anyone who wants a really unique game that can use a variety of different-shaped dice. I hope to one day market a whole line of unique dice under the Hedronism moniker that you can collect and use with the game! Granted it's a one in a million shot, but weirder things have happened...
(by the way... the game board is a compound of five tetrahedra, created using an astounding mathematical model-making program called Great Stella!)
Copyright © 2006 David C. Lovelace