Awesome Dice understands that you don't always have dice on hand to roll, and in those sad circumstances you may have to rely on the cold, unfeeling and luckless online dice rollers. But when you gotta game, you gotta game, so we've put together some Wordpress dice rolling widgets to let you distribute the ability to roll RPG gaming dice to the diceless masses.
Our Wordpress dice roller widgets are divided up by game, including a generic RPG dice rolling widget that covers all of the standard RPG dice. You can download the widgets for free from Wordpress.org and install them on any self-hosted Wordpress blog. You can see them in action on our own Awesome Dice blog.
Note: The Awesome Dice Wordpress dice roller is currently in development; expect to see it available within a week, however.
Download the Gaming Dice Roller from Wordpress.org.
The gaming dice roller widget is the all-encompassing dice rolling solution for RPG gamers without dice on hand. This Wordpress widget installs in any widgetized area of your self-hosted Wordpress blog. The default title is "Gaming Dice Roller" but you can change that in your admin when you place the widget.
Once placed the gaming dice roller widget let's user roll any number of d4s, d6s, d8s, d10s, or d20s, and lets them roll a percentile roll. All you have to do is enter the number of each dice that you want to roll and click the Roll button. The widget outputs your results individually as well as totalling them for you. This way you get the total of the roll, but still have access to each individual dice roll -- very useful for games that depend on successes rather than totals.
Download the D&D Dice Roller from Wordpress.org.
The d20 dice roller widget is a virtual d20 roller for your D&D or Pathfinder games when you just need the 20-sided die and nothing else. This Wordpress widget installs in any widgetized area of your self-hosted Wordpress blog. The default title is "d20 Dice Roller" but you can change that in your admin when you place the widget.
Once placed the d20 dice roller is simple and effective. Just click the Roll button and you get a d20 roll, and when you roll a natural 20 it alerts you with a bit red CRIT notice. Furthermore, an added option on the widget lets you add a skill or attack modifier onto your roll. If you use this option then users of the site can enter their skill number, click Roll, and the widget will show them their total roll (die roll plus modifier), but will always also display what the natural die roll result was -- very important for determining things like crit range.
Download the World of Darkness Dice Roller from Wordpress.org.
The World of Darkness dice roller widget is a virtual d10 dice roller for any World of Darkness game, from Vampire to Werewolf, Mage to Changling. This Wordpress widget installs in any widgetized area of your self-hosted Wordpress blog. The default title is "World of Darkness Dice Roller" but you can change that in your admin when you place the widget to something game specific -- like Werewolf Dice Roller, or Spiritual Taco if you really want.
Once placed the World of Darkness dice roller is simple to use, and crazy awesome. The user just enters in the number of dice they want to roll and their difficulty, and the dice roller shows the results of each die, and instantly shows the total number of successes. The dice roller even alerts you if the roll is a botch (no successes at all and at least one 1 result).
The World of Darkness dice roller is pretty darned smart. It will automatically have 1s cancel successes, and it will cancel 10s before any other number. You have the option in the admin to set the dice roller to allow 10s to explode (default with the new World of Darkness... required specialization in the old World of Darkness). If you allow 10s to explode the dice roller will automatically reroll 10 results -- but if you roll a 1, that 1 will cancel the 10 before the 10 is rerolled. If a 10 rerolls and gets a result of a 1, that 1 will of course not cancel anything.
Be aware this can sometimes provide results that seem not right at first glance -- it may look as though 10s should have been cancelled by 1s but weren't -- when in fact the 10 rerolled the 1.
But the best thing of all about the World of Darkness dice roller is that you don't really have to worry about any of that. Since the widget will tell you the total number of successes, you can choose to just ignore the output list of each individual die: just tell it how many dice to roll and what the difficulty is, and the dice roller will tell you how many successes you got... and it will tell you if you botch.