Dungeons, dragons and dice

  title={Dungeons, dragons and dice},
  author={K. Robin McLean},
  journal={The Mathematical Gazette},
  pages={243 - 256}
  • K. McLean
  • Published 1 October 1990
  • Art
  • The Mathematical Gazette
My younger son has become interested in the game “dungeons and dragons”. He is intrigued by the shapes of the dice that are used to play the game and by the number of faces they have. Besides the standard cubical die with its 6 faces, there are the other regular solids with 4,8,12 and 20 faces. There is also a die with 10 faces, each in the form of a kite, and my informant points out longingly that our local games shop has a die with 100 faces. “Could you have one with an odd number of faces… 
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