Publicly shaming your dice might not make your character come alive again, but it might make you feel better.
Presumably you’ve heard, by now, of Cat Shaming – that is, posting a picture of a cat with a sign illuminating others to said cat’s crimes. Well, that lovely phenomenon has made its way to the world of tabletop games with Dice Shaming. We’ve always known that, like cats, dice are finnicky vicious creatures prone to whimsical acts of sheer malice, destructive caprice, and outright betrayal.
Little did we know the depths of their depravity. Little did we know.
Kicking off with a simple post from a Tumblr user, #diceshaming has taken off as gamers let loose years of repressed anti-dice rage.
Want to see more? It gets worse. So much worse, in fact, that we’ve waded through to bring you the best of the horrible things that have befallen gamers recently. Purely for your edification, of course, and not to laugh at them. Not at all.
Dice are often shamed for their low rolls.
I hate you with the power of a thousand suns #DiceShaming http://t.co/eq609L8f3j— BonnieB (@SkimbleCat) July 10, 2014
#DiceShaming pic.twitter.com/IRdtLmQiUF— Tanglwyst deHolloway (@Tangltweets) June 30, 2014
Photo: You could have killed the guy, but you had other plans. #diceshaming #pathfinder #pfrpg #tabletop… http://t.co/bXRPU7wmJw— James Thorpey (@jamesthorpey) July 15, 2014
#diceshaming pic.twitter.com/JhiCIz0hYw— Tanglwyst deHolloway (@Tangltweets) July 1, 2014
I swear to god #diceshaming (in the proud tradition of @TheAngryDM) pic.twitter.com/cH14dT4khP— Rae (@recoffthevine) July 16, 2014
Of course, sometimes there’s a singular failure with an interesting story behind it.
I like #diceshaming pic.twitter.com/rBNBus60Hl— Christopher Gronlund (@cgronlund) July 1, 2014
Dice don't care what the odds are. Dice will make you fall off a bridge and break both your legs. #DiceShaming #DnD2e pic.twitter.com/onruiqQHhc— Amy Letts (@amuletts) July 11, 2014
This die is going into time out. # Pathfinder #BooBox @jujuluck6 @badmonkey126 pic.twitter.com/iXK4q33DKN— Stephanie Straw (@InsertStrawHere) July 11, 2014
could not roll higher than a 3 over 5 turns to save Gilthanas from drowning in the story arc closer. #diceshaming pic.twitter.com/c9sOogO8Bb— Boyan Radakovich (@thegamesmith) July 10, 2014
Failed me on perception checks for loot and rolled a one to resist poison. Made me puke all over myself. #diceshaming pic.twitter.com/QGj9m9sjDQ— Divo (@roguehireling) July 15, 2014
Sorry, did we say it’s often low rolls? We meant that it’s almost always low rolls.
#diceshaming Caused me to fail 3 checks in a night in short time pic.twitter.com/lL1ZEVsTIM— Q (@qhendricks) July 17, 2014
#diceshaming this bastard is going into the microwave tonight! #d20 #rpg #dnd #geek http://t.co/o8exafQUAy pic.twitter.com/SPzjLaUI3A— Oz Garcia (@gash26) July 13, 2014
#diceshaming #stillalive #fortunately pic.twitter.com/JE0qu1ASl8— Anne Odom (@AFOdom) July 12, 2014
I haven't seen any #Fate dice get their deserved share of #DiceShaming pic.twitter.com/Coi1jAMcCO— That Nap Dragon (@growflet) July 4, 2014
He knows what he did. #DiceShaming pic.twitter.com/04VWkCX0Ud— B Thomas (@DisorderlyChaos) July 3, 2014
Sometimes you let others borrow your dice when you shouldn’t.
#diceshame #diceshaming pic.twitter.com/NeY2bTtECJ— Sean McGovern (@gravey914) July 1, 2014
#DiceShaming pic.twitter.com/YqJEyShxeU— Tanglwyst deHolloway (@Tangltweets) July 15, 2014
Once the roleplaying gamers got into it the board and miniatures gamers understood they should share the evils of their dice as well…
#diceShaming Because they really deserved it #HadFunAnyway @thegamesmith @labcoatman @tabletop @GeekandSundry pic.twitter.com/dZu4S1HwOR— Owlbear (@TabletopOwlbear) July 1, 2014
It's all your fault. #diceshaming pic.twitter.com/rwcQMrqbr8— Adam Conus (@Wildcard6) June 29, 2014
SMH. #diceshaming #betrayalathouseonthehill pic.twitter.com/t06G2bC2nd— Marcus Ross (@MarcusRoss) July 13, 2014
Typical. #diceShaming @ChipTheoryGames pic.twitter.com/gKIph5GNr9— Jason Ritz (@jasonritz) July 11, 2014
Hungry for more? You can check out #diceshaming on either tumblr or Twitter.