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Brettoe
2007-03-15, 11:13 PM
Explain why you like the class and If you have a story why go ahead and tell us why

remember, it's a Favorite class thread can post about any class, but currently everyones talking about dice

ZekeArgo
2007-03-15, 11:17 PM
Explain why you like it and If you have a stroy why go ahead and tell us why

Um... explain why you like what d4s or d12s? In regard to what? HP? Damage? Number of wishes gained?

Brettoe
2007-03-15, 11:21 PM
It's kind of a favorite class thing, like, magic missle (d4) or great axe dmg (d12) Sorry if I confused you, my speech giving skills aren't that great:smallamused: and it dosen't have to be between those two, it can be any class

2007-03-15, 11:28 PM
"I only deal one dee fooooooooouuuuuuurrrrrrrrr... That's why, I'm always the first to die."

marjan
2007-03-15, 11:45 PM
I prefer d4 if you have to roll it, because it hurts more when you get 1 on d12 the when you get it on d4.

Orzel
2007-03-15, 11:45 PM
Me: Why do you care what you roll for HP?
Friend: I need the HP.
Me: It's a d4. You're a wizard. If someone manages to hit you, you die.
Friend: True. But no one's gonna hit me.
Me: Erase that number. Put 1 for your HP.
Friend: I can take some hits. I can roll a 4. I did so twice.
Me: Your last wizard got punched out by 2 goblins!

Holocron Coder
2007-03-15, 11:49 PM
Me: Why do you care what you roll for HP?
Friend: I need the HP.
Me: It's a d4. You're a wizard. If someone manages to hit you, you die.
Friend: True. But no one's gonna hit me.
Me: Erase that number. Put 1 for your HP.
Friend: I can take some hits. I can roll a 4. I did so twice.
Me: Your last wizard got punched out by 2 goblins!

I have to sig this... :D

Brettoe
2007-03-15, 11:50 PM
I prefer d4 if you have to roll it, because it hurts more when you get 1 on d12 the when you get it on d4.

WHile this is true, it hurts MUCH more when rolling initiative or doing skill checks and getting a natural 1

Krimm_Blackleaf
2007-03-16, 12:06 AM
I think I like d12's a little more than d4's because when you lose a d12 and find it with your bare foot you won't have to wash the blood-stain out of the carpet.

Brettoe
2007-03-16, 12:10 AM
I think I like d12's a little more than d4's because when you lose a d12 and find it with your bare foot you won't have to wash the blood-stain out of the carpet.

hehehe....It's so true:xykon:

Orzel
2007-03-16, 12:12 AM
Red Caltrops anyone?

*throws d4s*

marjan
2007-03-16, 12:16 AM
I think I like d12's a little more than d4's because when you lose a d12 and find it with your bare foot you won't have to wash the blood-stain out of the carpet.
I think I'm gonna change my opinion.:smalltongue:

Galathir
2007-03-16, 12:20 AM
I greatly prefer the d4. Not only is it the hit die for my second favorite class (wizard), but it makes a perfect caltrop. How much better can it get?

reorith
2007-03-16, 12:21 AM
Red Caltrops anyone?

*throws d4s*
are you a bandit, brigand or mercenary by chance? red caltrops are win

BabbageCliolog
2007-03-16, 12:32 AM
Explain why you like it and If you have a story why go ahead and tell us why

I prefer the bell-curve of 2D2 over the D4 and the distribution of 1D8+4 over the D12. I substitute these all the time :smalltongue:

/BC

LotharBot
2007-03-16, 01:31 AM
I have much love for the d8. As the dice go, it's my favorite.

I have a beautiful model on top of my TV... a d12 with five d4's inscribed inside. (OK, so it's a dodecahedron and five tetrahedra... same shapes, just no numbers on them.)

daggaz
2007-03-16, 09:47 AM
Why roll dice? I just think of a number... =P

Brettoe
2007-03-16, 09:49 AM
It would kinda be cheating then tho:roy:

Brettoe
2007-03-16, 09:49 AM
I prefer the bell-curve of 2D2 over the D4 and the distribution of 1D8+4 over the D12. I substitute these all the time :smalltongue: /BC

ummmm....what?

Deus Mortus
2007-03-16, 09:53 AM
I prefer my home made D1000000 I use it on an epic spell I made and to throw at players who annoy me, that thing is huge ^^

Tengu
2007-03-16, 09:54 AM
I like the shape of d12 probably most of the all dice, and rolling d4 in a way that makes it tumble around can be hard sometimes. So 12 for me.

Sampi
2007-03-16, 09:58 AM
I think I like d12's a little more than d4's because when you lose a d12 and find it with your bare foot you won't have to wash the blood-stain out of the carpet.

True, but a d4 is also useful for pushing those tacks into a hard surface like a wooden wall. But me, I like the d12. Those pentagon-sides just make me all shivery.

Besides, nearly nothing is as satisfying as rolling a 12 for HP.

Raveler1
2007-03-16, 10:32 AM
Can you really call the action of throwing a d4 on the table "rolling"? Doesn't it, for the most part, simply go "clunk" and stop after one or two sides touch the table? You've gotta roll d100s or higher to really get a "rolling" feel. But since that's not an option, I'll go with d12. :-)

Brettoe
2007-03-16, 10:41 AM
Can you really call the action of throwing a d4 on the table "rolling"? Doesn't it, for the most part, simply go "clunk" and stop after one or two sides touch the table? You've gotta roll d100s or higher to really get a "rolling" feel. But since that's not an option, I'll go with d12. :-)

Oh yes you can. and remember...this was meant to be a FAVORITE CLASS THREAD but If you wanna talk about just dice that's okay

nivek1234
2007-03-16, 10:44 AM
Besides, nearly nothing is as satisfying as rolling a 12 for HP.

Rolling d12s for damage is more satisfying IMO (but then again, I'm usually rolling d12 for HP at those times...)

@^ Gotcha, Barbarian for reasons above...

PnP Fan
2007-03-16, 10:51 AM
My favorite class: whatever I'm playing today. (is that better Brettoe ;-)
My favorite die: well. . . I like making the other guy die for his. . .cause.
But I like rolling d12's. They don't get much love, and so when I roll them they treat me well. ;-)

Aximili
2007-03-16, 11:28 AM
I prefer the bell-curve of 2D2 over the D4 and the distribution of 1D8+4 over the D12. I substitute these all the time :smalltongue:

You do realise these are not the same right?
Ok, the 2D2->1D4 is only 0.5 higher average, and gives sort of a curve.

But the 1D8+4 is 2 points higher o average than the d12, and it's distribution is exactly the same as any other 1DX roll.:smallconfused:
(Unless you meant 1D8+1D4)

Brettoe
2007-03-16, 12:06 PM
Personally, I'm a fan of druids, fighters and clerics, so I like paladins a bit, but I don't like being a snobby paladin like :miko: I like being kind of like Hinjo

and my favorite dice is the d10 or d6

DaMullet
2007-03-16, 02:10 PM
All I think of when I see d4s are Magic Missile, which really pisses me off. I don't like the spell, and everyone in my group yells at me for not taking it.

d12s, on the other hand, are awesome. I use a greataxe any time I'm a martial class which needs a stick.

Innis Cabal
2007-03-16, 02:21 PM
d100's personaly, but i rather roll a d12 for health...d12 for damage to...i hate the d4

BabbageCliolog
2007-03-16, 02:24 PM
You do realise these are not the same right?
Ok, the 2D2->1D4 is only 0.5 higher average, and gives sort of a curve.

But the 1D8+4 is 2 points higher o average than the d12, and it's distribution is exactly the same as any other 1DX roll.:smallconfused:
(Unless you meant 1D8+1D4)

Of course I realize they are the same. That's the joke. :smalltongue:

OK, not my best, but then ... :smallredface:

/BC

marjan
2007-03-16, 02:28 PM
Of course I realize they are the same. That's the joke.

OK, not my best, but then ...

/BC
Don't stress yourself. Just keep trying.:smallsmile:

lumberofdabeast
2007-03-16, 02:29 PM
I would like to roll a d% for HP gained per level...

Anyway, my personal favorite is the d20, because no one has said that yet and I like to be contrary.

BabbageCliolog
2007-03-16, 03:15 PM
Don't stress yourself. Just keep trying.:smallsmile:

A man walked into a bar . . . and it hurt!

How's that?

:smalleek:

/BC

Fax Celestis
2007-03-16, 03:19 PM
d4s make good caltrops.

squishycube
2007-03-16, 04:57 PM
The d12 is my favourite die by far. I don't know why, it might be the pentagon thing... :elan:

Thiel
2007-03-16, 04:57 PM
Personally, I like the d300 I bought at the local gaming store a couple of years back. I've only used it once in a game.
Of the choices given, I prefer the d12 because one of my friends dropped a bag with about a kilo of them in on my floor. (He bought them in bulk weight. I have no idea why)

marjan
2007-03-16, 05:25 PM
A man walked into a bar . . . and it hurt!

How's that?

/BC
Now we are getting somewhere!:smalltongue:
Though the exact destination is still unclear.

Ivius
2007-03-16, 05:33 PM
My favorite die is the d1, because it can't exist. Existence is for losers.

LotharBot
2007-03-16, 05:57 PM
My favorite die is the d1, because it can't exist. Existence is for losers.

All of these are valid d1's:

1) a sphere. It's all one side.

2) a mobius strip. Again, all one side.

Thiel
2007-03-16, 06:02 PM
All of these are valid d1's:

1) a sphere. It's all one side.

2) a mobius strip. Again, all one side.

Or if you want to be really weird, a Klein Bottle :smallsmile: (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Klein_bottle)

Ivius
2007-03-16, 06:12 PM
Foiled once again by wikipedia :smallannoyed:.

Dark
2007-03-16, 07:24 PM
I would like to roll a d% for HP gained per level...
So now you have 45% of a hit point? :)

Can you really call the action of throwing a d4 on the table "rolling"? Doesn't it, for the most part, simply go "clunk" and stop after one or two sides touch the table?
A properly thrown d4 does most of its tumbling in the air. Throw it up with a twist, and let it fall where it may. Epic d4 rolls might end up stuck in the ceiling; in that case count it as a 4.

Collin152
2007-03-16, 07:44 PM
Oh yes you can. and remember...this was meant to be a FAVORITE CLASS THREAD but If you wanna talk about just dice that's okay
Hm, I was mislead by the title "d4 or d12", and the lack of comment in the Original post regarding classes, and the fact that these dice are good for other things! I feel as though I'm in an episode of Seinfeld with a strict German soup distributer!

Maerok
2007-03-16, 08:23 PM
I prefer my home made D1000000 I use it on an epic spell I made and to throw at players who annoy me, that thing is huge ^^

A cookie for a picture. :smallbiggrin:

okpokalypse
2007-03-16, 08:31 PM
d12.

When travelling the lower planes, Bolt of Glory (15d12 - No Save) FTW. Twinning it via DMM and using a Maximize Rod makes it even more gooder!!!

:smalltongue:

MORE GOODER!

Siberys
2007-03-16, 08:38 PM
I prefer the bell-curve of 2D2 over the D4 and the distribution of 1D8+4 over the D12. I substitute these all the time :smalltongue:

/BC

2d2 and 1d8+4 both have a min of 2, so they're a bit better than d4 and 1d8+4.

Collin152
2007-03-16, 08:47 PM
2d2 and 1d8+4 both have a min of 2, so they're a bit better than d4 and 1d8+4.
1d8+4 has a min of 5...

Deus Mortus
2007-03-16, 08:56 PM
A cookie for a picture. :smallbiggrin:

I'll ask someone for a digi cam and see if I can get a pic up, although Bor has already given me free reign over the cookie jar, so I don't need any more cookies :smalltongue:

geez3r
2007-03-16, 09:32 PM
I love the d12. I always wind up doing something stupid at one point or another where the DM rolls about half of the assembled dice for damage against me. I like to be able to simply check off that number and keep playing. I once managed to take 40 damage at level 3 and still be on my feet. Besides, d12's are really easy for me to pick out in a huge pile. So warblades and barbarians are the usual classes I play, having played the latter much more often, obviously.

EDIT: I had to quote you blackleaf. Hope you don't mind.

Logic
2007-03-17, 12:04 AM
I prefer my home made D1000000 I use it on an epic spell I made and to throw at players who annoy me, that thing is huge ^^
*Squits water at Deus Mortus*

Brettoe
2007-03-17, 11:58 AM
Hm, I was mislead by the title "d4 or d12", and the lack of comment in the Original post regarding classes, and the fact that these dice are good for other things! I feel as though I'm in an episode of Seinfeld with a strict German soup distributer!

heh....german soup distrbuter....Well sorry, I'm not good a my speech skills, I always roll a natural 1 :elan:

axraelshelm
2007-03-17, 04:30 PM
d4s because of spells and daggers. Love them wizards

Siberys
2007-03-17, 05:28 PM
1d8+4 has a min of 5...

augh... stupid brain... :smallredface:

ocato
2007-03-17, 05:32 PM
I'm a big d6 guy. I love the bard class (d6 hit die), I wield a rapier (d6 damage) and my absolute favorite spell, despite its limited usefulness is definately Greater Shout (watch the d6s roll!) :elan:

KillerCardinal
2007-03-18, 05:24 PM
As far as classes go, I love the rogue class. Yay for lots o' skill points.
As far as dice go, I'd have to say that d8's are my favorite as they seem to roll good for me when I use them, and hat d6's since I seem to get a disproportionate amount of 1's and 2's on them.