Shop RPG Dice by Game
The world of dice is pretty much divided into two sections: the six-sided dice of casinos and Monopoly, and the RPG dice sets of role-players. Awesome Dice is all about role playing dice. RPG dice have different needs and requirements than the dice of the outside world. RPG gamers demand not just high quality role playing dice, but a myriad of styles and colors and set types for their polyhedrals. We role players want to buy different dice for different games, and even different dice for different characters.
RPG Dice by Game
Dungeons and Dragons is the granddaddy of all role playing games. Accordingly, DND established the standard gaming dice set that has been used by hundreds of RPGs since. When you buy a standard DND dice set it includes the 4-sided die, 6-sided die, 8-sided die, 10-sided die, percentile 10-sided die, 12-sided die, and of course the signature 20-sided die.
Based on D&D 3.5, Pathfinder can of course use any Dungeons & Dragons dice to play the game. However, there are many dice sets created specifically for Pathfinder: designed specifically to complement the various Adventure Path campaigns. Pathfinder dice look so cool, many players use them for their D&D campaigns!
In the world of Shadowrun you'll be rolling more dice than most RPG games–though happily all of those dice are going to be six-sided dice. For Shadowrun 4th edition it's probably safe to assume that you want somewhere between 12 and 25 Shadowrun dice for most situations. The exact number you'll be using really depends on how heavily you managed to min-max your character, and how many penalties you're taking in your actions.
Vampire dice sets are available in a myriad of styles from Awesome Dice. Whether you're a perky goth in search of vampire dice to accessorize or a die-hard World of Darkness player looking for dice for the new Requiem or the old Vampire: the Masquerade, we at Awesome Dice got you covered.
The Coolest RPG Dice on the Planet
It can be hard to explain to non role players why we need that extra set of dice on hand in case our primary RPG dice start rolling bad. Yes, we understand probability -- probably better than they do -- but every role player also understands that you do not tempt fate. If your dice are rolling bad, you need to set them aside and move on to some fresh dice. The last thing you want is dice that are rolling badly when your character is in a life or death situation.
RPG dice are about more than just randomly determining a number. If that's all we needed we'd have all abandoned dice by now and just be using little random number generators on our smart phones. But frankly, that's just not the same. There is an art to rolling RPG dice, a feel that the fate of your character, the fate of the story, is literally in your hands. There's a sense of anticipation as the polyhedrals are clattering across the table, that any RPG dice replacement just can't replicate, no matter how hard they try.
And our dice are also about our characters -- that's why we call them role playing dice. If that RPG dice set specific to your character, that got your character through hours and years of role playing still alive, suddenly turns up missing, that's a disaster. Likewise you'd never hand those dice over to another player. That's why we keep some generic RPG dice on hand for that purpose -- often dice that started rolling badly and had to be retired.
Here at Awesome Dice, we're all RPG gamers too. We understand dice, and we understand role playing, and that's why we search the world of the coolest dice to put on our site.