Dice suggestion

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I'd like to see all the non-existing dice type rolls drop out and never return.

Especially 1d3. Really, what's the point of that?

And we all buy full sets of dice, include some of the other dice more, such as the d10 and d12.

:D
I do not agree: the more the variations, the more the fun.
Lessening the range of dice types, would just result into a less detailed game. They are doing just enough in that way without need of more.

On the other hand I think that dice sets should include at least: 5d4, 10d6, 5d8, 5d10 (plus two more d10 specifically numbered for be used as tens in d00 - I'm speaking about those dice whoce numbers range from 10 to 00), 3d12, 4d20.
In 3e the d100 was really useless. I mean that everything that required a d100 was made with 5% increments, so was exactly the same than rolling a d20.
In 3e the d100 was really useless. I mean that everything that required a d100 was made with 5% increments, so was exactly the same than rolling a d20.

Wow, you rolled treasure using only 5% increments?!
Wow, you rolled treasure using only 5% increments?!

Many GMs don't roll for treasure at all.
Jeff Heikkinen DCI Rules Advisor since Dec 25, 2011
Wow, you rolled treasure using only 5% increments?!

As have been said, I don't roll for treasure or encounters, I tailor-fit them for the party.
I remember a rumor that 4E was going to leave out the d12 and just use 2d6 for all of that stuff, but it's been awhile since I've heard that.

That would be possible if no class were using the d12 for hit dice, or if we went to set hp per level.

As for the d10, it overlaps with percentile dice, which are useful. It is also used for the Bastard Sword, which I'm hoping will be much cooler in 4E. The d10 is best known for its use for Fighter and Paladin HP.

It's okay if not every character uses every type of die. Sometimes it's nice to play a Fighter who just needs 2d6 and a d20.
I'd like to see all the non-existing dice type rolls drop out and never return.

Especially 1d3. Really, what's the point of that?

And we all buy full sets of dice, include some of the other dice more, such as the d10 and d12.

:D

I have to agree with this. I never liked having to roll a d3, even after I got a blank d6 and marked it as 1, 1, 2, 2, 3, 3 on its sides.

I would also like to see the d12 have more use than just in the hands of a Barbarian player.
I'd like to see all the non-existing dice type rolls drop out and never return.

Especially 1d3. Really, what's the point of that?

And we all buy full sets of dice, include some of the other dice more, such as the d10 and d12.

:D

I tend to agree. Things using a 1d3 are usually meant to be 1 or 2, so use 1 or 2.

Oh, and I'd like to see more things that altered the type of die used. Like a fighter ability that allowed a longsword specialist to increase the damage die of the longsword.
I tend to agree. Things using a 1d3 are usually meant to be 1 or 2, so use 1 or 2.

What leads you to think that? If they were meant to be 1d2, they would say 1d2. And anyway, that's also a non-existent die type, albeit one easily simulated with a simple coin flip.
Jeff Heikkinen DCI Rules Advisor since Dec 25, 2011
I own a wooden d3...

it has 6 sides and 2 3's but it's a d3...
I have to agree with this. I never liked having to roll a d3, even after I got a blank d6 and marked it as 1, 1, 2, 2, 3, 3 on its sides.

I would also like to see the d12 have more use than just in the hands of a Barbarian player.

I agree on both points. The 1d3 only frustrated me when reaching for a 1d6.

The other "die" that always annoyed me was a 1d2. Okay, so it is pretty easy to have a coin be a 1d2, but why!?! This is D&D! Lets use a 1d4 or even a 1d12 and spruce things up a bit!
I just use d4's in place of d3's in my games.

Paradox, go find whatever developer was responsible for d3's and punch him for me, would you?

Punch him for all of us =)
The d3 should be removed, and only reintroduced when a three-sided polyhedron with flat faces has been produced.

What of the humble d12? With many players choosing to take average hit points for their barbarians and warblades, it risks becoming underemployed. Still, it has its uses, like if the DM wants to randomly determine what month the campaign starts in.
What leads you to think that? If they were meant to be 1d2, they would say 1d2. And anyway, that's also a non-existent die type, albeit one easily simulated with a simple coin flip.

No, no, not a range from 1 to 2, a static 1 or 2. But DnD has a randomness fetish that sometimes goes too far.
The d3 should be removed, and only reintroduced when a three-sided polyhedron with flat faces has been produced.

What of the humble d12? With many players choosing to take average hit points for their barbarians and warblades, it risks becoming underemployed. Still, it has its uses, like if the DM wants to randomly determine what month the campaign starts in.

I don't think a three sided polyhedron is necessary. The 6 sided d3 works a ton better than a 3 sided would anyway. Though, personally, I prefer the 20 sided d4 and 20 sided d10 better than the actual products, so I guess I'm a bit biased. They roll better than dice with angles that are less than 90 degrees, IMO.
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