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Anybody here that knows about a website where I can find info of different dice, and what types of dice (d6, d8, d10 etc) that are possible to find?

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How about Wikipedia?
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Xaykev wrote:
Anybody here that knows about a website where I can find info of different dice, and what types of dice (d6, d8, d10 etc) that are possible to find?


Your odds of getting a successful answer to your questions are higher on this site than just about anywhere else. What do you want to know?
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Hop over to RPGGeek http://rpg.geekdo.com/rpgitem/44964/dice
and have a look. There are whole entries dedicated to just dice.


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grouchysmurf wrote:
How about Wikipedia?


Yes Wiki is a good start:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dice
(the german side has some more infos, if you like pictures)
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spielw%C3%BCrfel

another place to go is to the page of Kevins world largest dice collection
www.dicecollector.com

maybe also search for the geeklist with the special dice of the boardgames here. (one I created, but there are more: Game that have unususal shaped dice )

Hope you enjoy

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Thanks a lot for showing me different links
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You've got some good links thus far. Combine that with a visit to an online retailer that sells dice for more photos.

As far as different SHAPES of dice, off the top of my head (and in my collection) there are...

d3, d4, d6, d8, d10, d12, d20, and d30

And percentile, which are 2d10 with one numbered 0-9 and the other 00-90, read together for a result of 0-99 (though 0 is often read as 100).

As to quality/appearance, there are solid colors, speckled, pearl, metal-plated (everything from copper to gold). It all depends on how much you want to spend.

Major manufacturers like Chessex typically sell polyhedral dice in sets, one each of d4, d6, d8, d10, d12, d20, and one special d10 with the ten's digit for percentile rolls.

I'd better shut up now, or I'll end up writing a Wikipedia article
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Xaykev wrote:
what types of dice (d6, d8, d10 etc) that are possible to find?

I've seen everything from d3 to d100. I've never seen a d2 though (presumably because people use coins). There's a huge variety of dice out there in a huge variety of materials (metal, wood, plastic, bone, etc). Here's an example of barrel dice that are fairly easy and not too expensive to acquire but are unusual and many people have not used them:
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