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Fight.
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>>44747149
Left.
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>>44747149
Hey, I own the set on the left. Chessex Water Elemental, if I'm not mistaken. The very first set of dice I bought when I started playing D&D back in '95.

I do prefer the numbers on the top.
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>>44747149
Not when you've already placed caltrops, fiend.
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d8 and halve
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>>44747149
Obviously left, you always read your roll from the top of your dice.
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>>44747149
I prefer the system on the left but they are both internally consistent and easily readable.

Might as well argue is reading left to right or right to left is better.
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>>44747167
>Oh great, rolled a 3,5!
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>>44747180
>what is rounding up
Nobody can possibly be this retarded
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>>44747218
>what is a d4
nobody likes the contrarian
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I always thought that right was dumb
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>>44747149
Left

>>44747161
Is that what they're called? I picked out a set at my old FLGS's random dice stuff. Thanks, now I know what to look for if I ever need more (also the first set I ever bought!)

>>44747167
When I do stuff like that, I usually treat 5-6-7-8 as just being 1-2-3-4 all over again, just to avoid confusion. It's really only ever come up when I needed a d3 for something though (used a d6). I think they make d12s now that work as d4's (each number is on it three times)- you might try those.
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Left, holy shit.
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>>44747327
Waterbro! I actually have two full sets of those - one of which had a d10 get swallowed by my dog. I didn't know it was missing until my dad found it in the yard and asked if it belonged to me.
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>>44747149
>Fight.
You better run for your life if you can, little girl.
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>>44747149
I own both types.
I prefer the number on the bottom, but I grew up with them.

I also do not use d10s with the zeroes on them.
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>>44747149
left is the superior d4, right is for plebs
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>>44747346
That is NOT how I'd want to find one of my dice. I'm so sorry.
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>>44747545
The gray ones aren't that great, but I like them overall.
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Just as long as my caltrops can be consistent. which seems to be easier with the left just due to ubiquity
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>Left
>The numbers are positioned in an unstable equilibrium
>Volatile, might roll over to that 1 any second

>Right
>The numbers lay peacefully in stable equilibrium
>A dice you can trust
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>>44747218
>everything in the entire system I'm using rounds down
>clearly the most intuitive way to roll dice is to round up!
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>>44747858
Die.
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>>44747858
>a dice
The right side is clearly of Games Workshop make. Better use the left if you don't want to buy overpriced plastic.
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>>44747149
Well, the right isn't right, so we only have left left.
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>>44747149
left one is way easier to read, my group's always had trouble with the one in the right because the numbers are made smaller to fit in that shape and makes us waste a few seconds to read it
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>>44747149
>Fight.
"i am a 1 3 4 dice and you are nothing, I will roll all under the table and you will not see me stopping. I am better than you, so fuck you stop trying to play my game because you will lose, this is the path you will choose"

"The 1 2 4 dice is better and looks cool, I dont have 3 together with that, its my time to say fuck you, you talk about games I talk about life, where I always win, there is only one path I choose, the one where you lose"
who won 1 3 4 dice or 1 2 4?

Pick the next rap battleeeeeeeeeee
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>>44747149
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>>44748268
Board games VS trading cards

BEGIN!
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>>44747149
Both are usable, but the one on the left is clearly better. It's easier to read, and more intuitive.
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>>44747545
Yup, this is the obvious superior solution.

alternative layout
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>>44747149

Those dice would make love - one is clearly a top and the other is clearly a bottom.
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>>44748991

But noobs can't read that die.
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>>44747149
Am I the only one that noticed that the same edge on the right die is labelled 1 and 3? That's fucking retarded. It's useless. And the triangular prism shape doesn't even roll. Caltrops are a stupid design for games.

>>44748991
This is the correct answer.
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>>44747720
Heathen. I bet you like skub, too!
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>>44749134

if the 1-2-4 face is pointing down, 3 points up.
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>>44747161
My first set too!
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>playing a class that rolls d4s
I bet you love being underpowered garbage. Call me when you're rolling 3d12s for everything, nerds
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>>44747149
So the shape has four points, but 6 vertices.

Which seems easiest to evenly distribute four unique numbers?
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>>44748304
I like it.
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>>44749369
>i just learned a new word and i have to use it ASAP
v-vertices
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>>44747901
I can't tell if you're correcting him or just have really strong feelings on the subject
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>>44749533
Hey, I won't begrudge them the use of accurate vocabulary.
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>>44749587
That's a really cromulent attitude to have.
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>>44747149
does it even matter?
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>>44749644

Hey, I won't begrudge embiggening someones vocabulary.
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Tetrahedron, I'm happy for you being a Platonic Solid and all, but you roll like a wheel made of K'nex.

DODECAHEDRONS EVERY DAY NIGGA
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>>44747161
My first set too! High five, bro!
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>>44747545
>>44748991
What's the proper nomenclature for these dice? I can't find them anywhere to buy and I want to know what to search for.
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>>44751811
AFAIK only one company (well, kickstarter that opened shop) makes them, and calls them "triplefour dice".
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>>44751887
FUCK YES
Thank you dear anon.
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>>44747180
How retarded are you when 40k asks you to roll a d3?
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>>44751811
The ones with the roman numerals on them are, I think, referred to as roman numeral d4s. You can probably find by searching for twelve-sided d4s as well.

>>44748991
That one looks like it's showing sides for 1, 1, 4 and 5.
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>>44747149
Numbers on bottom, obvs
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>>44753897
>4 and 5
Do you not know how to count?
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>>44754051
Nope. Apparently not. In my defense, I literally just woke up. Numbers above 2 are tricky when you just wake up, because while your eyes are too bleary to count your fingers, you can still count your hands. Also, do you know how long it takes to count to three? People are bound to make mistakes getting there.
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>>44749360
>magic missile
>wizards are underpowered
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>>44754116
Fair enough. I motion for the next edition of d&d to rely exclusively on coin flips.
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>>44747545
Why do these sorts always use Roman numerals instead of regular Arabic ones? Is it so you don't mix them up with regular d12s?
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>>44749533
>vertices is a complex word to you
Holy shit I knew /tg/ was retarded but I assumed the average user would at least be above the "high school geometry" level. For fuck's sake, you count numbers and throw platonic solids around as a hobby. That this either eludes you or is a potential source of vitriol is probably the most salt inducing thing I've seen all day.

(You).
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>>44754290
Probably. The doublesix dice use d6 pips instead of numbers too.
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>>44754354
>rolling d12s instead of perfectly rollable and super-accessible d6s
d12s are my favorite dice shape too, but why would you do this?
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>>44754312
There is a broad ranger here.
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>>44754440
range*
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Rolled 26, 6, 13, 19, 7, 13 = 84 (6d27)

I prefer left by miles. I just find it easier to notice right away.
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>>44754419
>d6
>perfectly rollable
It's a cube. A fucking cube. As wide at the center than on a side. You call that rollable? I bet you roll your cards too.
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>>44754419
>>44754599
Serioustalk though, I play an RPG where every roll is 1d6. Resting an entire action, possibly a matter of life and death, on the "roll" of a single cube does not feel satisfying. There's a reason why most games go d10+ or dice pool.

I rely on a quadruplesix die these days.
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>>44754723
I am working on a D%+proficiency level mechanic.
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>>44749088
It's okay, anon. I got the joke.
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>>44754905
I'm not a huge fan of percentiles. Time spent combining digits and adding two-digit modifiers, while brief, adds up fast when it's your core mechanic. And nobody actually needs this much precision anyway.
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>>44754354
ah, good point, I like the roman numerals on the triplefours, but I don't like pips on my dice, but I think I'd prefer not having shit tier hit dice regen if i ever play a barbarian.
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>>44754962
That is literally all you roll though, damage is static for individual weapons. Weight rating times Sharpness rating plus your strength. Obviously, I am still working on things.
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>>44755144
Can't judge your game without trying it, of course. This is just my gut reaction to this particular dice roll.
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>>44754161
They are when all they do is spam evocation
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>>44747173
Left to right, because the majority of humans is right handed, which means that manual writing will not smear ink all over the place.
Also the reason why top to bottom is supperior.
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>>44749533
fucking pleb
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>>44747149
It's the same shit, read the number upright.
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>>44755270
I'll try to get something playable for testing at some point. Just follow my twitter and it should show up eventually. @Kero_the_Rogue
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>>44749369
I'm confused, aren't the points vertices? Doesn't it have 4 vertices, 6 edges and 4 faces?
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>>44754275
Like THIS?
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>>44749369

Six edges, not vertices.
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>>44756340
>>44754312
It wouldn't be worthy of ridicule except that he used the word wrong. Which kind of makes you look like the "retard plebes" in this scenario when you don't know that.
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>>44747149
Man, Water dice are perfect. That mix of speckled blues, the large, clear numbers in complementary white...

Out of interest, though, does anyone know if there's a Water set with the only difference being silver numbering?
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>>44754051
I can see it. The Triforce has three small triangles but is also one big one, and the filled Triforce has four small triangles but is also one big one.
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>>44748991
7.50 for 6.... hm, I may need a set. Those look fun.
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>>44747167
The objectively worst answer. Congrats on winning, my friend
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>>44747149
>not using a d12
pleb detected
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>>44747149
I'm a bottom, but I like my dice numbers on top.
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>>44757802
that d3/d20 shit doesn't look right statistically
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>>44763550
It's correct, as long as you realize that "reroll" means "reflip all coins" and not "reflip the last coin"
It's the simplest way to visualize it, but not the most efficient when it comes to minimizing rerolls/total average flips when you factor re-rolls in.
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>>44747149

My favorite d4. 8 sided die with 1-4 twice. Has truncated edges to make it easy to tell apart from other d8s.
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>>44764753
the triplefour and doublesix method of differentiation is sort of neat. Pips/symbols.
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>>44747149
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>>44749567
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>>44751979
I buy special d3 die(C)(R)tm, I am not silly nerd who uses non-standard dice to imitate result.
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>>44747161 here

I took a picture of my dies for you
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>>44757802
this picture could just have said BINARY
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>>44747149
numbers on top please.
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>>44747149
>>44770538
Numbers on the bottom, please.
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>>44769141
The plural of "die" is "dice". I thought most people got it wrong the other way around?
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