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    What is the best die, in your opinion? For what reasons? Do you like the probability of it, how it "handles" or rolls, or just how random it is? How many of said dice do you like to roll at a time?

    What do you think is the best range of numbers for a chance based game? Which die do you think is the most random?

    When rolling dice, what do you like to be factored in? Critical successes, critical failures? High is better than low or the other way around?

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    d10, because it is the main die of three of my four favorite games.

    Even though it is not a Platonic solid.
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    I like rolling lots of them. That's why I play exalted.

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    I like the way the d12 rolls and the way it is shaped.

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    D20.

    I roll several of them at a time very often and they interfere with each other minimally.

    Plus they're just really neat.

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    d8. It's the average for HD in any d20 system. The d6 may have it beat in the damage department, but when it comes to HP/level, a d8 is able to cover many a role (as the Duskblade proved).

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    D30, because it only has one use.
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    The D3, because spindle-dice are fun!
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    d6

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    d1 because I do not want to leave my plans up to chance.
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    d10. Because FATAL games require d1000 rolls and such...need a lot of them.


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    d4, for the thrill of leaving my Time Stops up to chance.
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    d4, because I can use them as improvised caltrops.

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    d4, because the tetrahedron is the only self-dual platonic solid.

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    d8. No real reason.

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    Hrm...

    d8, because 2d8 is a glabrezu claw.

    d12 because it always rolls well. I would often use it over my d20 for attacking.

    d6 because of lightning bolt, fireball, steam breath, soaring raptor strike, sneak attack... its just the die you roll the most of!

    d20 because it always rolls natural 3s at the most inopportune times.

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    My personal favourite is the D12. Why? Because...

    1) It was the first non-D6 die I used in a game (barring special dice, like Heroquests "Combat Dice" and BloodBowls "Block Dice").

    2) I like the way it rolls. D4 don't so much roll, as spin and bounce. The same could be said for D8. D6 are ok, I guess, but not as good as D12. D10 are an iffy one roll-wise. They're a bit like a D8 crossed with a D6 to my mind and they 'clatter' too much. D20 are just too rounded for my liking.

    3) There's only 2 games I know of that make extensive use of them; Advanced Heroquest (the game I first used d12 in) and Runebearer.
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    I like the shape of the d10. Plus it reminds me of oWoD Mage and other happy things, so yeah.
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    d20. I like the range of values that can be had with just that one die.

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    d20, because it's a d20 and a d10 (just file off the tens place)
    d12, because it's a d12 and a d6 (and it rolls nice)
    d8, because it's a d8 and a d4 (and I hate d4s)

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    d6, I always liked monopoly..
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    d8. I just like the shape. Also, because lances are d8s, and the lance (preferably attached to an ubercharger riding an ubercharger mount) is my favourite weapon.
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    I'm fond of a pair of d10's because they can be used for everything else. I actually played an entire campaign with one pair of d10's.
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    D6, because I like how it looks when i spin it like a top. D10's after that, as you can spin them two ways...their 'points' or on the 'edge' (where it's like a clamshell).

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    D100, and as many of them as I can at a time (partially a joke, though there is a way to make a Monk that uses d100s for damage).

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    Either large numbers of d4s or small numbers of d8s. I just like the shape, and in the case of d4s, I love the sound they make as you shake a massive handful.
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    d20: I like the nice even shape. Plus it rolls well and functions as a missile weapon in a pinch.
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    d12. "It's all pentagons, baby."

    Although I like the d24 too. It's like a 'roid-raging d6 that just can't stop flexing.

    And the d30 is just
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    d20. I have a special fondness for it... It rolls nicely, and so many things hang in the balance with it. Attacks, saves, skill checks...

    Then d6s, for damage and rolling ability scores. I also have a really pretty set of chrome d6s that I love so very much.
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