I’m plotting out my next book at the moment, really fleshing things out. I have always known the overarching shape of the story and where we were going to end up, but all the bits in between are hazy. I like discovering them as I go.
I reached a juncture today where things are getting dicey.
A character is going to die, but I never really knew which one.
I had a hierarchy of which ones I’d be okay with dying, and which one I really DID NOT want to die. So I left it up to my d20 to decide.
I gave the character that I want to live between 1 and 7. If the die chose them, that would not be great.
The second character, I assigned 8 – 13. This character, I don’t really want to die, but could work around their death.
The third character, I assigned 14 – 20. This one I could totally live without and would be fine with them dying.
Once the values were set, I picked up the D20, shook it, then cast it.
It landed on a Nat 1.
You just wouldn’t fuckin’ believe it, would you?
I bargained with the Dice Gods. Oh, let’s do best two out of three, okay? Yeah, we can get another outcome that way, right???
Second roll, a 4.
Sigh. Okay, so that’s how it’s going to be?
Third roll, a 7.
Okay, Dice Gods.
Message received loud and clear.
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