10 Sided Dice

10 Sided Dice

The d10 is the only standard die that is not a platonic solid. The 10 sided dice we use in gaming is a pentagonal trapezohedron and is typically numbered 1-0, with the 0 representing ten. The d10 is a part of the traditional 7-dice set, but gained prominence with the launch of the World of Darkness games in the 90s, which used ten-sided dice exclusively for all rolls. Later the Legend of the Five Rings RPG also used only 10-sided dice.

The oldest reference to the d10 we have been able to find is a 1906 US patent. There was no d10 in the original Dungeons & Dragons game in 1974, and in fact at GenCon in 1980 the d10 was first introduced to the gaming industry (and claimed to have been invented).

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