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Polyhedral dice have been used for thousands of years; but did you know that when Dungeons & Dragons was first published, it used only five dice?  What about the other two? Let's learn a little bit about the history of D&D dice sets through the twentieth century. The History of D&D Dice An illustration of important twentieth-century innovations in the game of Dungeons & Dragons and the dice used to play it 1904 Albert Friedenthal files patent 809,293 for a 10-sided die. 1913 H.G. Wells publishes Little Wars, a set of rules for playing with miniature infantry, cavalry, and artillery....

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Month Birthstone Recommended Products January Garnet 10-piece Hybrid Transparent Red Crystal Dice Set February Amethyst Amethyst Dice Set March Aquamarine Chessex Cirrus Aqua and Silver Dice Set April Diamond Transparent Diamond Clear D16 May Emerald Transparent Green Crystal 10d6 Dice Set June Pearl Pearl Silver Metal Dice Set, Pearlized White Dice Set July Ruby Ruby Josite Dice Set, Chessex Glitter Ruby and Gold Dice Set August Peridot Green and Black Celtic Dice Set September Sapphire Transparent Sapphire Blue D5 October Opal Synthetic Opal Dice Set November Topaz Transparent Topaz Yellow D24, Transparent Topaz Yellow D16 December Turquoise Blue Turquoise Dice Set,...

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You probably already know how probability works for rolling a die.

But did you know why Dungeons & Dragons likes to roll 4 dice, and remove the lowest roll, to generate optimal ability scores for a character?

Did you know that you're 20x as likely to roll an 18 with this method than to roll a 3?

Let's find out why.

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So much of what is made in the modern world can seem like magic; you buy a set of polyhedral dice for your next Dungeons & Dragons game, and wonder where exactly they came from, and how they came to be.  In fact, a lot of engineering went into making the dice you now hold in your hands, and a long history. 1. Dice Were Made Even in Ancient Times Dice have been around for centuries and have been discovered from as early as 2,000 B.C. in ancient Egypt.  They were first written about in India more than 2,000 years...

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In honor of Gary Gygax, who was born this day in 1938, we're offering 10% off all Dungeons & Dragons dice and miniatures today only.  Discount applies automatically at checkout.

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