From the Wikipedia: "Dice are small throwable objects with multiple resting positions, used for generating random numbers".

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What's the most intuitive way to use a die for a pass/fail test?

I'm working on a board game for general, non-gamer audiences. (Think people who have played Monopoly and Uno, but not Risk or Settlers of Catan.) Sometimes the player faces a test with only two ...
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What game is this die from?

I have found a die. The faces depict Fire, a Sheep, a Lock, a Footprint, an "L", and a Magnet. What game is it from?
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Are there any dice games you can play with a standard 7-die set? [closed]

Are there any dice games that you can play with a standard role-playing 7-die set (d4, d6, d8, d10, d%, d12, d20)? Maybe you have some time to kill before your tabletop session starts, or during a ...
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Is there a standard way to number the faces of a 20-sided die?

I hold a 20-sided die (icosahedron) in my hand. As with any other die, to help fairness, values on opposing sides sum to twice the mean (as explained here). I know that in a "normal" 6-sided die, ...
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In Elder Sign, after rolling, can I do both - complete a task AND use any dice previously secured by a spell to complete a second task?

For example: I have secured dice by a spell which can complete a full task on the adventure, but, it is an adventure with an order arrow, and the secured dice are needed for the last task. Now I roll ...
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Re-rolling secured red/yellow dice in Elder Sign?

It's clear from the rules that any player can use the red/yellow dice secured by a spell during their turn for resolving a task without using an Add red/yellow die Cards' effects. The rule also says, ...
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What do the sides of the movement dice in Runebound look like?

I lost my movement dice from Runebound. So I am trying to figure out what is on the different sides so I can use a normal D6. Anyone have images of the different sides or can give me a list of what is ...
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Why do the opposing sides of a D20 generally add up to 21

Most D20s I own (with the exception of poorly made foam ones or MTG spin-down dice) seem to have all opposing sides add up to 21 (20 + 1, 15 + 6, etc). Why is this? Who started this?
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Implementing a map exploration mechanic cheaply

I'm building a game in which players explore and steal from a castle. There needs to be an element of surprise and risk, so I've been considering a tile-based system like that used in Carcassonne. ...
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D4 dice that are truncated tetrahedrons?

The points are truncated (so it technically has 8 sides). The die cannot come to rest on these small, truncated, sides, which have the opposite large side number printed on their face. These seem ...
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Can anyone tell me what game these dice come from?

There are 7 d6 and a d10. Sides contain horseshoes, crossbows, swords, wings, faces, etc.
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Playing Settlers of Catan with a D12 instead of 2D6

Has anyone tried this? Does it break the game? Does it make it easier/quicker? Assuming a 1 gave no resources to anyone and a 7 still invoked the robber how different a game would this make Settlers? ...