My regular gaming group (Hello Dualers!) have had the opportunity to sample my products in the early stages of development and this Friday was no different as I used them for playtesting my Decision Deck.
What's a Decision Deck? you say, well it's a pack of cards which I use instead of rolling dice. Each card has a dice roll value corresponding to the size of dice be it a coin toss or D3 to D30. In the production version I've added a number of other random metrics including Critical Hit, Fumble, Poker Hands and Dice Hands. It means I don't have to look for the appropriate dice anymore or have to consult a random result chart.
I know some players object to using cards instead of dice themselves but I gotta say as a GM I really felt they worked for me. I had my numbers ready at the turn of a card and the combat ran smoother and quicker than with dice.
What are your thoughts on the legitimacy of GMs using anything other than dice?