Not sure what I had originally wanted to talk about today, but the post never made it up and I want to have something here. So, let's make it a simple opinion pole, shall we?
When playing a game, or deciding to purchase a new game, do you favor the games that use only one kind of die or the ones that use many? Also, do you prefer larger dice pools or rolling a single die to figure things out?
Both have their benefits. Dice pools can reduce variance which can help reduce randomness for certain checks, while leaving the possibility for crits and botches in. Smaller dice pools though are easy to understand, easier to get into, and less intimidating when introducing a new person to the game. Ever show someone all the different dice used for D&D? Yeah, that a lone can scare folks off sometimes, and they haven't even seen the stacks of books that will be used for the rules!
So, which do you prefer?