D120 One-hundred-twenty-sided Dice

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You've probably got the standard seven-dice Dungeons & Dragons collection of a d4, d6, d8, d10, d12, d20 and that goofy 10-sided percentile die. Now throw them all away and put in an order for The Dice Lab's d120.

The Dice Lab calls its d120 "the first mass-produced injection-molded 120-sided die." The concept for this monster has been around thanks to a 120-faced geometric pattern called a disdyakis triacontahedron that uses an elongated triangle for each face. While there have been some 3D-printed attempts, it's been hard to get your hands on a d120. Until now.

Multi-sided dice are often used in tabletop role-playing games to build characters and determine the amount of damage in combat. The Dice Lab's fantastical creation is pretty substantial for a die. It has a diameter of 2 inches (50 millimeters) and weighs over 3 ounces (about 90 grams). It's available in red, black, green, blue and white. A single die costs $12 (£8.50, AU$15.80) and The Dice Lab expects to have stock available within a month or two.



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  • bcbullybcbully Westland, MIMember RarePosts: 9,126
    That's awesome.
  • Po_ggPo_gg Twigwarren, WestfarthingMember RarePosts: 4,083
    You've probably got the standard seven-dice Dungeons & Dragons collection of a d4, d6, d8, d10, d12, d20 and that goofy 10-sided percentile die.
    And the mighty d100? Don't forget the d100 :lol:

    This 120 looks cool, but I admit I don't know any place to use it... true, I'm not following the p'n'p scene lately. Which game uses 120? I know about a 60, so probably for the rare cases of 2 x 60 it might be useful, but a separate dice for that seems odd. Is there a system with a lot of rolls against 120?
  • Adjuvant1Adjuvant1 Peoria, ILMember RarePosts: 2,100
    120 would be more useful in a base 60 number system. The thing is cool, though, if only a novelty.
  • GhabboGhabbo Buenos AiresMember UncommonPosts: 263
    The rng god approves this.
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  • mrputtsmrputts Beaver, PAMember UncommonPosts: 240
    Those are called golf balls.
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  • JudgeUKJudgeUK Member RarePosts: 1,375
    mrputts said:
    Those are called golf balls.
    I rolled it and got a Fore!.........
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  • doragamesdoragames Member UncommonPosts: 15
    I think 100 would be..
  • VolgoreVolgore Member EpicPosts: 3,872
    I would still manage to roll a 1 :/
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  • SovrathSovrath Boston Area, MAMember LegendaryPosts: 23,079
    Po_gg said:


    This 120 looks cool, but I admit I don't know any place to use it... true, I'm not following the p'n'p scene lately. Which game uses 120? 
    I was thinking the same thing. What could this be used for?



  • MisterZebubMisterZebub Not In ESOMember EpicPosts: 2,229
    Sovrath said:
    Po_gg said:


    This 120 looks cool, but I admit I don't know any place to use it... true, I'm not following the p'n'p scene lately. Which game uses 120? 
    I was thinking the same thing. What could this be used for?
    Perfect for hurling at your little brother when he beats you in a Warhammer tabletop battle.

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  • ReizlaReizla 127.0.0.1Member RarePosts: 4,040
    edited June 2016
    You've probably got the standard seven-dice Dungeons & Dragons collection of a d4, d6, d8, d10, d12, d20 and that goofy 10-sided percentile die. 
    I have also a d2 (okay flip that spacial coin :D ), d30 and d100. Have seen a d7 on a fair once but that one die was €10. Also seen a d24 somewhere, but don't recall the price of it.

    Silly Q though - what's a d120 good for..?

    [EDIT] forgot to mention that one loaded d6 I have :D
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  • QuizzicalQuizzical Member EpicPosts: 18,152
    edited June 2016
    In a 4-dimensional space, you could have 600-sided dice.  That's the 4-dimensional analog of the 3-dimensional icosahedron that is customarily used for a 20-sided die.  But there isn't a 5-dimensional or higher analog of it.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/600-cell
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  • SovrathSovrath Boston Area, MAMember LegendaryPosts: 23,079
    Quizzical said:
    In a 4-dimensional space, you could have 600-sided dice.  That's the 4-dimensional analog of the 3-dimensional icosahedron that is customarily used for a 20-sided die.  But there isn't a 5-dimensional or higher analog of it.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/600-cell
    Well that's a relief, otherwise everything would be all higgledy piggeldy.  O.o
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  • PhryPhry OxfordshireMember EpicPosts: 8,987
    Still got a dice bag packed away somewhere, but, a D120, as a curiousity sure, but for anything else, there are more practical options that are less likely to roll off the end of a table. :p

  • GeezerGamerGeezerGamer ChairMember EpicPosts: 7,883
    Quizzical said:
    In a 4-dimensional space, you could have 600-sided dice.  That's the 4-dimensional analog of the 3-dimensional icosahedron that is customarily used for a 20-sided die.  But there isn't a 5-dimensional or higher analog of it.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/600-cell
    I uhh. was just umm, thinking that very thing myself.....yeah.
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  • ForgrimmForgrimm Somewhere in TimeMember EpicPosts: 2,703
    edited June 2016
    As others have mentioned, I don't really see a use for this. The d100, albeit mostly a novelty, could at least be used for percentile rolls. In what roleplay system would you be rolling a 120 sider?
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  • GeezerGamerGeezerGamer ChairMember EpicPosts: 7,883
    Forgrimm said:
    As others have mentioned, I don't really see a use for this. The d100, albeit mostly a novelty, could at least be used for percentile rolls. In what roleplay system would you be rolling a 120 sider?
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  • waynejr2waynejr2 West Toluca Lake, CAMember EpicPosts: 7,680
    You've probably got the standard seven-dice Dungeons & Dragons collection of a d4, d6, d8, d10, d12, d20 and that goofy 10-sided percentile die. Now throw them all away and put in an order for The Dice Lab's d120.

    The Dice Lab calls its d120 "the first mass-produced injection-molded 120-sided die." The concept for this monster has been around thanks to a 120-faced geometric pattern called a disdyakis triacontahedron that uses an elongated triangle for each face. While there have been some 3D-printed attempts, it's been hard to get your hands on a d120. Until now.

    Multi-sided dice are often used in tabletop role-playing games to build characters and determine the amount of damage in combat. The Dice Lab's fantastical creation is pretty substantial for a die. It has a diameter of 2 inches (50 millimeters) and weighs over 3 ounces (about 90 grams). It's available in red, black, green, blue and white. A single die costs $12 (£8.50, AU$15.80) and The Dice Lab expects to have stock available within a month or two.




    You know people have been creative with the older dice and could roll all sorts of funny things.  Like using a d20 and d6 to roll d120.  Or a d20 to roll d17.
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  • Loke666Loke666 KalmarMember EpicPosts: 20,910
    And I thought D14, D16 and D30 felt a bit too much...

    I love dice but 120 is not really a good number for randomizing. A D100 is far more useful since it is so easy to get the percentage to succeed down.

    I do guess you could use it in games like R.I:F.T.S for massive vehicle damage but the number is a bit too random for that, rolling 10D12 would average a far more logical result for that.

    I prefer this dice:

    Rolling a D3 is actually something I do in games. :)
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  • CryomatrixCryomatrix Cambridge, MAMember UncommonPosts: 1,032
    The D120 dice is brilliant:

    D120 is divisible by 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 12, and 20. 

    You could roll this dice for everything you need and use decimals and round up or down. You need a d20. Roll it and the divide the number you get by 6, round up or down to the whole integer and bam. You are done. 

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  • TorvalTorval Member LegendaryPosts: 14,764
    waynejr2 said:
    You've probably got the standard seven-dice Dungeons & Dragons collection of a d4, d6, d8, d10, d12, d20 and that goofy 10-sided percentile die. Now throw them all away and put in an order for The Dice Lab's d120.

    The Dice Lab calls its d120 "the first mass-produced injection-molded 120-sided die." The concept for this monster has been around thanks to a 120-faced geometric pattern called a disdyakis triacontahedron that uses an elongated triangle for each face. While there have been some 3D-printed attempts, it's been hard to get your hands on a d120. Until now.

    Multi-sided dice are often used in tabletop role-playing games to build characters and determine the amount of damage in combat. The Dice Lab's fantastical creation is pretty substantial for a die. It has a diameter of 2 inches (50 millimeters) and weighs over 3 ounces (about 90 grams). It's available in red, black, green, blue and white. A single die costs $12 (£8.50, AU$15.80) and The Dice Lab expects to have stock available within a month or two.

    You know people have been creative with the older dice and could roll all sorts of funny things.  Like using a d20 and d6 to roll d120.  Or a d20 to roll d17.
    We used to do that when I was a kid. We'd use simple math and dice to generate numbers. Look how far we've come in 35 years. I think it's cool. I don't do pnp or board games anymore though so I don't need them.
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  • gervaise1gervaise1 .Member EpicPosts: 4,429
    Sovrath said:
    Po_gg said:


    This 120 looks cool, but I admit I don't know any place to use it... true, I'm not following the p'n'p scene lately. Which game uses 120? 
    I was thinking the same thing. What could this be used for?
    Perfect for hurling at your little brother when he beats you in a Warhammer tabletop battle.
    Whoops! Looks like my D120 squashed your marines.
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