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Maintaining the Average by Zephyrinous Maintaining the Average by Zephyrinous
Roleplaying on a lazy summer night, when your character abruptly comes to an untimely end - what else is a poor geek meant to do but take a photo of the dice roll that wasn't quite good enough?
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salacious-salamander Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2007
Been there, done that, and all I needed was a two.

We all died.


Nice work. ^^V
clanassamite Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2007
So true hate those bad rolls when everythings on the line.
Coidzy Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2007
Hmm, your base-surface used looks like a "charger" plate(shiny metal surface on which to place candles to use the reflection to augment their light-casting abilities or sommat.)

That definitely looks like a hard shot, because you had to get both the dice and its reflection in there good, then you had to get the glow of each of the buggers in to boot.

And I see a little revealed information about William up above me in the comments too...

Yeah, I'm sick and I'm insomniac and I'm poking your gallery. ;p
Zephyrinous Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2007
It just so happens that I'm blessed with my mother's strange and interesting gift of Zen Photography - that shiny surface is the lid of the tin a friend of mine stores all his dice in, the lighting turned out that way because a second friend couldn't find a replacement lightbulb, and the photo was taken because a third friend rolled a critical hit on his own dice.
Considering how often the universe tends to set itself up for good photography, I really should carry my shitty digicam around more often.:P
Coidzy Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2007
Indeed and how...

Funny how things like that can run in the family...
Chriswald Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2006
Wow! That's awesome! Used to play a lot at home, but I'm away for a year, and not playin over here...which is a shame! I miss it! :(
Yeah, sometimes luck is not on the player's side...but as you said - makes it more exciting sometimes! ;)

Take care, and thanks for the great pic!
jezkaonfire Featured By Owner May 17, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
like zeee idea
looks mad in the afternoon sunlight
Armenius Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2005
ow...I can honestly say that I have never lost a character (per say; one came back a little undead after being decapitated), one lost both his arm and half his foot, and my favourite had is arm lopped off in a duel. But we lost half the party last friday's sesssion. All that remain are the pirate, the agent of the crown and my little ranger who got lost and missed almost the entire battle...
What do you play? (game and character wise).
Zephyrinous Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2005
Pretty much anything, really.
I've played D&D 2nd, 3rd, & 3.5th ed, Shadowrun, Exalted, Tri-stat: Silver Age Sentinals, WoD old (vampire, and a bit of mage) and new (mage), Call of Cthulhu d20 and chaosium variants, Everway, Unknown Armies, and of course, the systemless Post Modern Super Hero Game, Burgundy Squad.

As for characters, I'm afraid I can't remember all of them, but highlights include a drug fucked victorian charlatan, a sociopathic bard/rogue, an elven rock star, a teenage superscientist with a spider robot fetish, and my current favorite and most often played character, William Moss, the 70s communist sympathist tree.

In the event you got through that tedious list, what systems do you play? I assume from other comments that you're in the Brisbane area - do you play much? I'm always trying to find new people to game with.
Armenius Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2005
We play every Friday night 'round at my house. Yeah I live in innner-city Brisbane, we've just been hunting for new people for the main campaign we play (DnD 3rd ed. Forgotten Realms). The campaign has been going for about three years now but couple of months ago the DM and the wizard had a massive (out of game) fight and then my younger brother (the fighter) decides that if Glen's not playing then niether is he. That left the Rogue/agent of the crown and me, the elven ranger.
If you wanted to play with us I'd have to talk with the rest of the party (we've picked up a pirate, a new fighter and a cleric since), but i don't imagine it would be a problem. I also have to talk to the party about what they're going to do while I'm over-seas (I've never missed a session and the idea of missing seven weeks is upsetting).

I play mostly 3rd ed. DnD. I have a drow Druid,Moon Elven Ranger, Drow Bard and an Elvish Rogue. In Ravenloft I have an Elvish Ranger (I just love Elves too much), in Vampire I have a Malkavian and in Fairy I have a Pooka. i also have a 2nd ed. Elvish Wizard but I haven't player her in about six years and I don't even know if I still have a sheet for her.
I find Sci-fi mind-numbingly boring and horror has no effect on me.

But yeah, if you want to come play with us I (and if it's cool with the rest of the party) I could note you my address. We only have two sessions left before I fly to Sth Africa, so I'll have to ask people about that.

Alright, I've got to go and get tattooed, I'll talk to you later.
Zephyrinous Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2005
Well, you sound fascinatingly geeky, and from the brief look at your deviantgallery, fascinately arty.:)
I'm unfortunately booked with Burgundy Squad on fridays, but even so, if it's not too forward, I should like to meet you anyway - talk roleplaying and art.
My university semester is nearly finished - would I be able to talk you in to meeting me in the city some morning (or afternoon) during the christmas break for conversation?

Nelle can vouch for my not being a creepy old man in a trenchcoat.
Armenius Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2005
Hey, some of my best friends are creepy old men in trenchcoats! :D

I'd love to meet up sometime. But, from the 20th of November till the 13th of January I'm going to be out of the country, so it'll have to be either before or after this time. Afternoons are better for me (mornings don't exist for me unless I have class).

Are you going to Nelle's party?
Zephyrinous Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2005
How about some time this week?
Drop me a line at, and we'll sort out a day.
Queen-of-Shitland Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2005
Man I feel your pain. Hahahhah! Some days the dice loves, and others it just wants to rub your face in your own feces.
Zephyrinous Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2005
That's why I gm most of the time:) - bad rolls just make the story more interesting.
Ah well, if I hadn't rolled badly, I wouldn't have gotten around to taking the picture.:P
Thanks for your comment.
Queen-of-Shitland Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2005
Exactly! Bad rolls make the game more realistic. I hate budgers. Who wants to have perfect rolls all the time, anyway? I'd rather have a character who has accidents once in a while (last time we played, we were trying to sneak around, but my friend's roll was so bad, she tripped and tried to grab my character for support, but grabbed the money bag instead. And we were by stairs, which the money (after clattering across the stone floor), proceded to bounce cheerfully down. Yeah, and after that it only got better. One measely 100 ft cliff took us, REAL TIME, three hours to get up. Climb checks have been dreaded since then. HAHAHA). Ahhhh....and yeah, bad rolls also make for superb pictures. Hahaha! Rock on, my friend.
demonangelwolf Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2005
Shiiiiiiiiiny...*droools* I love this...*drool starts to short out keyboard*
Zephyrinous Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2005
Oh dear, collateral damage! :P
I'm glad you like it - catching that inner glow was damn tricky.:)
deranged-mongoose Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2005
ooo! love the colours. Nice mood too. The composition works well also :) good shot
pockingell Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2005
Nice. The light in the dice looks positively evil. Like two glowing eyes.
skim-milk Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so shiny... *reaches for the dice* Such an awesome photo... the light... the shiny...
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Feb 20, 2005, 8:07:36 PM