Jason Sinclair Long, a blogger from California, has found a use for some of the old eight-siders from his bygone D&D
days - he uses them to generate the amount of words that his next short story will have:
Before he types a word, he rolls a pair of dice – one green, one gray – both eight-sided relics from pre-teen Dungeons and Dragons bouts.
Shake. Toss. Sigh. Write.
He tells the story of a murder in 31 words. A marriage in 87. A sci-fi ditty in 12. Or a travel adventure in 63. The lower the number, usually, the longer he spends in front of his laptop.
He began this daily ritual on January 1st of this year, and will end it on December 31st.
I've got to wonder why he didn't go with ten-siders. Better number range, and all that. It might be a little late to suggest it, though.
Read the full story here