I need help finding a really nice set of dice for playing D&D
November 26, 2007 3:17 PM Subscribe
D&DFilter: I want to buy my girlfriend a very nice set of dice for her to use when she plays D&D. But I don't know what kinds of dice she needs, nor do I know what separates nice dice from very nice dice.
posted by paulus andronicus to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (31 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
Wikipedia says most role playing games use 1d4, 1d6, 1d8, 1d12, 1d20, and 2d10. She showed me what she called a "standard set" of dice once and I seem to recall 2d8, and no d12, but I am probably misremembering. What should I be looking for?
What makes nice dice nice? I've talked to her some about what kind of jewelry she likes (because I figured some nice dice may be made of stone). Her birthstone is emerald, but she doesn't like it very much, she prefers opal or turquoise. I googled a bit and saw some dice made of bone. I asked about that and she thinks it's kind of creepy.
At one point she had some "Aurora Borealis" dice (or maybe just "Borealis") that she was really in love with.
Any ideas? Thanks!