Publishing Goblin's Oracle Dice, 2nd Edition

Publishing Goblin's Oracle Dice, 2nd Edition

The 22nd Lord & Die | Help me decide the 22nd die!
4 months ago
by Publishing Goblin, LLC
Hello everyone!

Before I go too far with the 22nd Lord and all that, let's take a look at one of the final Lords coming in from czarfunkle!

There are just a few Lords you haven't seen-- The Alleyman, The Showman, and.... They Who Hunger.



They Who Hunger preside over the Longings Die, and they know longing intimately. Desire for touch, to be seen, for change, for movement, for anything out of reach. When you wish to know what is missing, what people desire in a reading, you include their die. And when their card comes up? Someone is starved-- but for what? That is the key question, isn't it?

I pushed czarfunkle to the edge with all the hands, but so it goes! I love hands in art, and artists hate to illustrate so many hands! 


The 22nd Lord & Die


So now, what I'm here to ask! Over this week we've seen money come in on the project, but about 2/3rds of backers on here have done their surveys and about 1/3rd of those people included extra add-ons. Considering this in total with how much we have to go in order to hit $300,000, I think we're likely to get about 260,000 before it peters out and we end at most. That's not going to be our 300,000, huh?

But that's okay! I'm including the 22nd die anyways, and we're picking some of the key parts of it together right here, right now.

The 22nd die is the Chaos Die.

In the comments below, I'd like to see your suggestions for two elements of the die! Then I will read these tonight and tomorrow, and on Saturday I will post a poll (or two polls if I can?) for us to vote to the final answers!

Question 1: Who is the Lord of the Chaos Die?
I've had people suggest the darned Happy Squirrel, and I think it could be fun to have a wild chaotic entity made up of parts of various things, or some eldritch horror. But I'm open to anyone's thoughts on who should be the lord of Chaos! In your answers, please feel free to name them with a title (like the other Lords-- instead of Loki for example, The Trickster would work), and explain who they are/how they look! I will take an assortment of these answers from you all to the poll Saturday.

Question 2: What are the die faces of the Chaos Die?
The Fate die of the original set is what I'm thinking about. With faces that make you remove the nearest die, and consider the implications of it missing-- faces that make you re-roll some dice-- faces that make you move the nearest die to the core of the reading-- etc. All in all, it makes changes to the reading, moves dice, and changes meanings. I'd consider a die face that makes you consider the nearest die in its opposite meaning-- or maybe if it's in the core it does that to everything! So many chaotic options. I'd love to see all your ideas. In your answers, I am looking for any number (1-infinity) of die face options. On Saturday, I will do a Google Form poll with the top 15 or so options, so that you can pick multiple when you vote in the end!

Thanks all!

7
user avatar image for Anonymous Flamingo #130349
4 months ago

The Lord of the Chaos Die is The Shifting Sands, the concept that like the desert, our conception of our lives can change at a moment's notice. The illustration would be a view of a desert, with a face vaguely appearing in the contours of the sands. Die face suggestion: a face that prompts you to blindly reach into the dice bag and introduce a random new die to the reading.

user avatar image for Kay
Kay
4 months ago

Happy Squirrel feels a little twee in this context, doesn't really fit the feel to me.

user avatar image for Geraldine Lewis
4 months ago

Cthulhu, Leviathan or the Midgard Serpent and 13, my favorite number

user avatar image for Anonymous Chicken #98928
4 months ago

May be too basic, but I think "the Lord of Chaos" is the universe itself

user avatar image for Anonymous Flamingo #78329
4 months ago

Question 1: The Lord of the Chaos Die is the Hantu. In Polynesian mythos, hantu refers to the spirits of the afterlife, but also demons and supernatural entities. The term itself is ambiguous and chaotic, as it can denote benevolent or hostile or entities of varied persuasion. Hantu is a lord at the end of life, but not the end of experience. Hantu are entities of varied and chaotic experiences, lives lived in terror, squalor, joy, resplendance, etc. Question 2: The Face is turned away from you. It cannot be seen. Try as you might, it only faces you when you face away from it. What you seek isn't seeking you, it is averse to being sought after.

user avatar image for Ronnie Vanna
4 months ago

This has been my first backing ever, 7 thank you for making this such an amazing experience!!!! I look forward to your fortune endeavors!

user avatar image for Annet
4 months ago

maybe also flip meanings from dice that are near or far or whatever. So that 'good things' will turn 'bad' and the other way around. Or flip from 'inside' to 'outside' / internal to external, so it's not about something you do/feel/experience/... anymore but about something/someone outside you? Or other flips. No name ideas though :) and yay for a 22nd die!

user avatar image for Anonymous Chicken #98928
4 months ago

"Near" and "Far" are interesting to me. Maybe the influence of the die vary depending how far away it is from the die it's affecting?

user avatar image for Connor Kennedy
4 months ago

I think something like "The Unfettered" would be a good fit for the Lord of chaos! Maybe one face could be like the classic (Michael Moorcock's) symbol of chaos- if two or more of the arrows point toward dice in the reading, they switch places! Perhaps there could be one like a mirror, or a half and half face... I'm imagining it selects the nearest dice and tells you to replace the chaos die with it (IE, you're moving the nearest dice to the location of the chaos die to change the meaning). I'm excited to see what everyone else thinks!

user avatar image for Connor Kennedy
4 months ago

Oh, as for who I think the Lord is- in fitting with their name, I think their boundaries are hard to perceive... Such boundless chaotic energy struggles to fit within an understandable form! Perhaps beyond their 'edges' some strange/Eldritch energies can be beheld... I picture them as not malevolent or benevolent- intensely curious and knowledgeable, but with no alignment! Their messages may be hard to understand or confusing to interpret, but that should be taken as a warning to heed it well. The knowledge of the unfettered is deep and powerful and whimsical!

Back It