Dungeons and Dragons Dice Vault may be the third installment in a world of incredibly fun sports games used dice. In the initial installment I taught you how to play the college version of Dice Football. Then in the next you learned the Pro Football dice game. Now it really is Dice Baseball, which is the initial dice game that I ever invented. In the same way in my football games you will require two dice, notebook paper and a pen or pencil to play dice baseball.
You will recall that in the college football game you got your box score set up so that you could begin the game and just take turns for four quarters. In the baseball game you will need to create a box score sheet that has nine boxes split in half. These two halves represent the home team and the visitors. Understand that in baseball the home team always bats last and really should be on underneath of the two box halves.
As in real baseball each team rolls for nine innings. The exception needless to say is the home team. If the house team is winning after the visitor has finished his half of the ninth, then there is no need for the home boys to roll the ninth. Exactly like in real baseball the game has ended and the dice can hit the showers.
Batting is pretty simple. Each team reaches start their 1 / 2 of an inning by rolling the dice once. If the two die total an even number they can roll again. That’s because even dice totals equal one single. An even dice total will be one of the following combinations; 1+3=4, 1+5=6, 2+4=6, 2+6=8, 3+5=8, 4+6=10. If the next roll yields an even number then there’s been another hit. Now in baseball terms which means that there are, two men on base. The rolling player now gets a third roll. As you can see where this is going, another even number implies that the bases are loaded. A fourth consecutive even dice result provides home the initial run and each consecutive roll will continue steadily to bring home runners before roller finally rolls an odd dice total.
Any odd dice total represents the finish of an inning. Thus, if a player rolls an odd number on his first roll, then that inning is over. The odd dice totals are as follows; 1+2=3, 1+4=5, 1+6=7, 2+3=5, 2+5=7, 3+4=7, 3+6=9, 4+5=9, 5+6=11. An extremely cool thing to do during this game is to see if you can get a no-hit game. You can certainly do this simply by putting a dot in the innings a player rolls an odd number. You can start this on their initial first inning roll. Each consecutive inning thereafter that the ball player continues to perform an initial odd roll continues the no-hitter until the player finally rolls a straight number. If they neglect to roll at least one even number in nine innings that means you pitched a no-hitter. Time to call Cooperstown!
So where will be the homeruns? I bet you are glad that I asked. Any moment a player rolls a double-dice roll, he has hit a Homerun! That’s all that it takes; doubles aka, two of a kind. Better yet, if there are any men on base then they score with the homerun. Yes, with the bases loaded a homerun is really a grand slam.
This is an example of how the baseball game can be played. Let us say the visitors roll a 2+3 on his initial first inning roll. The visitors inning is considered over sufficient reason for no hits. The house team rolls a 4+6 (10) on the first roll. That represents a base hit or one man on base. The home player then rolls a 3+5 (8) thus getting a second man on base. He then rolls a 1+4 (5). The inning has ended. End result of the first inning is 0 to 0.
The visitor starts his second inning with a pair of threes (3+3). Boom, he hit a homerun. Then rolls a 2+5 (7), which means the inning is over. The visitor has scored a run in their half of the next and leads the game, 1 to 0. The home team starts with a 2+4 (6) single. Then on the next roll the house player rolls a set of fours (4+4). The home player has hit a two run homerun since there was a man already on base. Another roll is a 3+4 (7) out and that ends the second inning with the house team ahead, 2-1.
Now for the rest of the game neither team scores again until the ninth inning once the visitor strings together six consecutive even numbers before rolling the inevitable odd number. That means visitors scored three runs and now leads the game, 4-2. Then your home team follows with three consecutive rolls of doubles (homeruns); which means they won the game, 5-4. What a comeback!