Polyhedral dice: d4, d6, d8, d10/d100, d12 & d20

Polyhedral dice derive their name from greek meaning "many-sided" -- as opposed to a standard six-sided die.

Polyhedral dice are available in many different variations. Some dice manufacturers sell them in a "set" of standard dice. A typical "set" of polyhedral dice would include:

  • 4-sided (d4)
  • 6-sided (d6)
  • 8-sided (d8)
  • 10-sided x2 (d10 & d100)
  • 12-sided (d12)
  • 20-sided (d20)

These dice are considered common and standard in gaming and used extensively in PnP roleplaying games. Typically a player would maintain a collection of dice and sometimes keep them in a dice bag.

In addition to the "standard" set of dice, dice with less common numeric ranges are sold.

Examples of these include:

  • 24-sided
  • 30-sided
  • 100-sided

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