One of the most fun things about being a Standard Nerd is the ability to indulge in some roleplaying games from time-to-time. Mostly, my friends and I have been playing the old standbys – D&D, WFRP, Paranoia etc.

What do you do when you just want a quick and simple game? Well, we came up with what we thought was a pretty ingenious solution; As I’m down here in Manchester and they’re back up in Glasgow, we’ve had to conduct our recent RPG sessions using Voice Over IP. Which of course, leaves the problem of rolling dice. It’s amazing what you can get an IRC bot to do! Ultimately, our IRC guru hacked up a few modifications to the bot: the dice roller (xdy), and also a mashup generator. read more