For the last two months I’ve been drawing something every day to learn how to draw more than just maps. Today’s piece started as the five platonic solids, and I threw in the d10 in a separate illustration to bring it up to six (even though the d10 isn’t a platonic solid).
When I combined them together, I decided to colour the set in the traditional pride colours, but I would much rather go with the 8 colours of the original pride flag (the missing colours are pink at the top for sexuality and turquoise after green for magic / art).
So the question is, which dice do I add? I love the d5, but from most angles it isn’t really immediately apparent as to what it is. The other odd-sized dice (7, 9, 11, 13, 15) are all very awkward looking. So I guess either a d16 between the 12 and 20, or a 24 or 30 at the bottom.
Which dice would you use?
Go with the 24 as it is a beautiful number
allan grohe said:
6 base + d24 or d30 + d100 (Zocchihedron).
You could go with the DTotal, perhaps, or just the D24 + D30. Or, perhaps use the d20 twice: a 1-20 die and a 0-9 dice twice?
My vote is for the d30.
Kurt Roesener said:
d30…Always a d30!
Bruce Gray said:
Hi! I find the D30 a very good way to choose the day of the week. However, what I =really= want is a d28. I have used a 28 day, 13 month calendar. Is a d28 even possible?
D30 at the bottom, of course. Though I guess that would require a color adjustment.
How about the 3-sider at the top for your pink die? If it were me, that’s what I’d go with.
Love the idea of Pride Dice, by the way.
Bruce Gray said:
Well, the calendar I’m working with in my campaign world has 13 months of 28 days each. There is a separate festival for the New Year that consists mostly of a one day festival, but occasionly have a two day festival. These Festivals are on a page of their own that talks about this world’s heavenly evemts. Major level Driuds construct the calendar every year. All of the festivals change a day or two either backwards or forwords every year.
I could probably use a D30 and just re-roll for anything that comes up on the two festival days, unless that Festival is the closest to the current date on my galander.
Jon Bupp said:
These are great. You should take that your current image of the “basic six” and label each of them. My current group is all brand new players, and I printed out a similar bookmark sized image that they use to keep track of which dice are which. When searching for such an image, I only came up with one (that I can’t even find now!).
Perhaps a percentile dice? It would be a bit repetitive- same shape as the d10, but it would match the dice sets one buys …
I’ve always found a “scatter die” very helpful. Four sides with arrows and two with a bullseye. Helps with things like throwing bottles of flaming oil, etc. A miss on the attack leads to a roll of the scatter die along with another die (usually a d10) to see where the oil lands!
Gotta include the d30. and what about a d24 for 24 hours in the day?
That would make for an awesome bookmark 🙂
Go with the D2 (also known as “whatever coin the DM has in their pocket”)
Dude – You have great timing!!
I have been scheming about two D&D related tattoos I want to get and was going to look up some simple art of platonic solids to layout and prep for going to an artist.
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Dyson Logos said:
Drop me an email – firstname.lastname@example.org – and I can send you high res images to work from.