Unique and Functional TTRPG Dice
Unique, tradition-breaking dice can really spice up a table and give a whole new dimension to your game. Usually, gaming dice are Platonic solids which are symmetrical, like the traditional d4, d6, d8, d12, and d20.
Typically, odd dice are meant to be collected instead of used because their shapes may make them unbalanced. However, there are unique dice that are functional and well balanced. I have found some beautiful, unique, and functional dice that could enhance your gaming experience and make your fellow players a little jealous.
- The Mystery of Unique Dice
- The Stone d6 and d4 Dwarf Set
- The Potion Trio for a d4, d6, and d8
- The Iron Warden Dice Set
- The Arcanum d10 and d6 Dice
- The Unique Runic d2 and d4 Dice
The Mystery of Unique Dice
The traditional solid shapes commonly used for dice are called ‘Platonic solids’ in honor of the ancient Greek philosopher Plato who studied these geometric forms more than 2,000 years ago. The reason these shapes work for dice is because of simple geometry. You cannot take any old shape and expect it to work for dice, there has to be some form of balance and symmetry.
Generally, this means that uniquely shaped dice which are also functional are few and far between, but that doesn’t mean that dice meant for collections are any less fun. It’s simply a question on what you value most in your dice一do you want them sitting on a shelf looking pretty or do you want to actually use them in a game?
If you are interested in learning more about the geometry of unique dice, I suggest checking out this article, The Geometry of Weird-Shaped Dice, by skullsinthestars.
Without further ado, let’s dive into the dice!
These beautiful dice ignore the traditional pyramid and cube of the d4 and the d6, opting instead to be crystalline. The unique numbering on the sides offers the dice a more mystical appearance, guaranteed to make rolling them a unique experience as you tally up your total.
Due to their shape, these dice are guaranteed to roll as well as a d4 and d6, ensuring that you have proper dice balance during your game.
These potion bottle dice have unique shapes to ensure they roll properly and add a new flare to your character. Imagine rolling for your 2d4+2 healing potion with an actual potion bottle! Overall, these dice prove that you don’t need the standard platonic solids in order to properly play the game, so why not have fun with it?
These beautiful metal dice are the traditional Platonic solids; however, they are simply breathtaking and well-balanced enough for your games. Their unique look ensures you will bring a special flavor and a new level of fun to your table. They also illustrate that traditional dice can be just as unique and odd as non-traditional dice.
These unique and oddly shaped dice are perfect for spellcasters. Their shape does not affect their balance or how well they roll, making them guaranteed to add a unique flare to your games. In fact, they break the traditional mold just right while still holding true to what makes dice, well, dice!
If you want to step out of the traditional Platonic solids and the boring world of coins, then these dice are perfect for you. Their unique shapes make them very well balanced and they perfectly fill in for the standard d4 and can even replace coins at the table. After all, why flip when you can roll?
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Generally speaking, the world is filled with unique dice, but only a handful of the designs out there can be used in games. Which dice you use, be they traditional or something stepping outside of those boundaries, is up to you! If you want to shop among a plethora of dice to find the best match for your table, be sure to check out our collections! Happy rolling!