A photo of the D20Collective dice set Feywild floss, with some of the dice cropped out. The dice are pink and green with white numbers, and are next to stylized text reading "Dice Notation".

A Brief Guide to Dice Notation and Names

Blog PostMorgan Carpenter
The uniting factor for most tabletop games is the use of dice. They act as the arbiter of success and failure, and are used in almost every TTRPG o...
A photo of the Pandering Afterglow Dice set from D20collective, a metal dice set with green and pink sides, against a white background. Next to the dice are the worlds 'Gifting Dice' in stylized letters in alternating red and green colors

How to Pick Out Dice as a Gift (a brief guide to gifting dice sets)

Blog PostMorgan Carpenter
The holidays quickly approach, and so does the deadline to find the perfect gifts for your friends and loved ones. If someone you love is into tabl...
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How to Make Cheap, Custom Dice (Without Resin)

diceMorgan Carpenter
Currently, one of the biggest trends in the craftier tabletop circles is custom dice making. The hobby (and profession) emerged with the rise of re...
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Why does Dungeons and Dragons Use So Many Different Dice?

D&DMorgan Carpenter
A lot of new members of the tabletop gaming world enter through play of Dungeons and Dragons – it’s the most visible, and probably also the most pr...
A photo of 3 dice against a green and yellow background. The dice are shimmery, purple and blue, and have gold numbering. They are a d10, a d12, and a d20. The numbers 6, 9, and 20 are showing respectively.

Can you play DnD without dice?

D&DMorgan Carpenter
My aunt has an old favorite tabletop story. It goes like this: When she was in high school, she once celebrated her birthday by having some friends...
A photo of a set of orange dice, with gears inside the resin.

Dice Balance: What it is, How to Check it, and When it Matters

diceMorgan Carpenter
There are a lot of different styles and designs of dice out there, from simply solid-colored polyhedral to convoluted interlocking panels that you ...
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How Many Gaming Dice Does a DM Need?

Blog PostMorgan Carpenter
Getting started as a Dungeon Master can be a little bit intimidating – there’s a lot to keep track of. Not only do you have to build the world, but...

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