Tuesday, May 5, 2015
30 Days of D&D Day 5: Your Favorite Set of Dice/individual die
But anyway. My favorite set of dice is probably the translucent pinkish rough cut set I bought before GameScience went out of business. "Rough cut" meaning the dice have distinct and clue-cut edges. Some dice sets produced by companies have far more rounded edges, and they roll more like a ball than a die; I have a red Crystal Caste (or is it Chessex?) dice set wherein the D20 is practically round.
My favorite individual die is a purple marbled D20 with a swirl that passes through the 20. It's the primary die I used playing my fighter in Return to the Temple of Elemental Evil (I say "primary" because fighters in 3rd edition, 3.5, and Pathfinder get a second attack at level 6, so I'd just roll two dice for first and second attacks, and so on. I was rolling 4 dice by the time we were done). I've rolled many many 20's on that die, including the three in a row which killed a fellow player character. I'm not sorry. He was possessed by an evil ghost at the time and about to kill a party member I cared more about than him.
(and that was my first player kill)
I'm actually currently using the purple die for a ranger I'm playing on Mondays. And I've rolled two or three 20's there as well (when it's an attack, that's referred to as a "critical hit", which deals more damage than your regular attack would).