View Full Version : Systems using just 1 die?

2011-01-02, 07:13 AM
I'm just curious. I know of rpg-game systems that use just 1 type of dice, such as the old and new World of Darkness Storytelling system, which uses multiple d10s. My question though is, are there any systems that use just 1 die, not type, but actually only 1 dice. So all the players would only ever roll 1 die.

2011-01-02, 07:16 AM
Torg uses a single d20.

2011-01-02, 07:41 AM
Torg uses a single d20.
But... Torg has d12 for hitpoints and greataxe. Nale and Not-Nale have d6 for their swords too.

2011-01-02, 07:42 AM
But... Torg has d12 for hitpoints and greataxe. Nale and Not-Nale have d6 for their swords too.

Torg (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torg), not Thog.

2011-01-02, 07:42 AM
Paranoia does, at least in the ruleset I played; used just a single d20 per player. Of course, we also used poker chips to track Perversity Points, but there ya go. :smalltongue:

2011-01-02, 08:16 AM
The Dying Earth RPG uses just one d6. It's hilarious if your players have read the books by Jack Vance, and attempt the linguistics of the setting. I really need to start a new DE game soon...

2011-01-02, 08:55 AM
I haven't played it, but isn't True20 something like this?

2011-01-02, 09:01 AM
star wars d6 uses you guessed it... a D6

2011-01-02, 09:06 AM
TriStat dX uses 2dX.

Standard is d6, but you could also use d8, d10 or even d20, which results in higher average rolls and adds the chance for much higher rolls.

2011-01-02, 09:08 AM
GURPS also only uses the d6, though you'll probably need a handful of them for some stuff, like supers.

2011-01-02, 09:13 AM
Shadowrun also only has d6. The strange thing there is, that the number on the dice doesn't matter at all. You don't count the numbers, but count the number of dice that show a 5 or 6.
An interesting idea, but even in our first session one player had to roll 10 dice several times just to punch a guy in the face.

The Rose Dragon
2011-01-02, 09:29 AM
M&M just uses one d20 for every roll ever.

2011-01-02, 09:29 AM
Torg (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torg), not Thog.
Thog failed his Spot check and spelling all in one sentence.

2011-01-02, 01:15 PM
WHFRP and Dark Heresy use a d% for almost anything, but d10s are used for some rolls (like damage and spellcasting/psionics).

Houses of the Blooded uses only d6, but you're going to need a whole bunch of them, kind of like the Storyteller systems with d10.

2011-01-02, 01:22 PM
The d6 system just uses d6's.

2011-01-02, 01:23 PM
pretty sure talislanta only ever uses a single d20. and it's available for free online.

2011-01-02, 01:26 PM
star wars d6 uses you guessed it... a D6

No it doesn't: It uses a bunch of them! The OP meant one die, not one die type. There are tons of systems that use on die type, but very few that use only one die.

Thog failed his Spot check and spelling all in one sentence.


2011-01-02, 01:28 PM
Toon uses one die, and is hilarious at times :smallbiggrin:

mabriss lethe
2011-01-02, 01:35 PM
ADRPG goes beyond that. It uses *No Dice* at all. It is the Amber Diceless Role Playing Game after all.

Shades of Gray
2011-01-02, 01:38 PM
MAID RPG uses a single d6. There's a d66 table for character generation, but you can just roll the one d6 twice...

2011-01-02, 01:42 PM
Dungeonslayers 1 D20 for everything
okay sometimes you might have to roll it 2-3 times but one is all you need.

2011-01-02, 01:53 PM
Um a graphing calculator or dice roller application only uses one button sort of :D

Otherwise though, I find 1 die boring to roll. Too easy to fail horribly.

I like the systems that have a bell curve (I think is the right distribution) where low rolls are rare and so are high. So you end up with a middle average.

2011-01-02, 01:54 PM
Super Awesome Action Heroes only ever uses 1d10.