“What dice do I need to play D&D?”
Indubitably, board games are one of America’s greatest past times. In this article we are going to discuss RPG’s (Role Playing Games), specifically Dungeon’s and Dragon’s. Players are able to amerce themselves into a Medieval realm where the unimaginable becomes reality. In order to submerge oneself into a state of pure bliss where everything medieval is possible, one needs the right tools! In this case the tools are a set of die that every player must possess!
A frequent question that presents itself is “what dice do I need to play D&D?” Well in order to play D&D you will need a set of 7 dice. These 7 dice sets include the D4, D6, D8, D10 D12, and D20. If you haven’t figured it out already, the dice are referred to this way because that is how many faces each respected die has!
Types of Dice used in Dungeon’s and Dragon’s
So we’ll start off with D4 dice, or the Tetrahedron shaped die. Four large flat sides make up this low damage causing die. It is also used for yes or no questions throughout the quest. Rolling an even results in “yes” and odds are “no”.
D6 dice, or the classic cube, is used for causing moderate damage or to see if you have an encounter. Even’s represent “no encounters” and odds represent “encounters”. It is recommended that when playing each dungeon master has a minimum of four D6 Dice.
The Octahedron dice, or better known as D8 dice, have 8 triangular faces and is used for dealing damage from larger weapons or for certain spells.
Next, is the D10, the Pentagonal Trapezohedron shaped dice. Now, in a D&D set there are two D10 dice. One has faces numbered 0-9 and the other, 00-90 by multiples of tens. This is for percentile rolls, one represents the one’s digits and the other ten’s. These dice deal large damage rolls and are used for certain spells.
For D12 Dice, the dodecahedron has twelve faces shaped liked pentagons. This die is commonly used for spell damage or for telling what month or time of day it is.
And finally, the Icosahedron, the staple of Dungeon’s and Dragon’s, the D20 dice. Twenty faces of equilateral triangles make up what some call the “to see if ..” die. For instance, you roll the D20 to see if an attempt is successful, to see if you’ve landed an attack, etc.
So in conclusion, there are specific dice you will need to possess to be able to fully enjoy the wonders of Dungeon’s and Dragon’s. However, do not fret, whether you are an experienced Dungeon Master, or setting out on your first conquest, at The Dice Emporium we’ve got you covered to get you rolling.