Dice n Games Blog

Board game/Computer game hybrids

Posted by Jeff McArthur on Oct 15th 2014

There have been some games released recently that are a hybrid between a computer game or app and a physical board game. This could be looked at as either a creative and ingenious idea or as a passi … read more

The d20 Revolution of 2000

Posted by Jeff McArthur on Sep 22nd 2014

There was a big revolution in gaming that happened around 2000 that was one of the largest in gaming since the 1970s. It was led by the new edition of Dungeons & Dragons. (Back then they actuall … read more

Non-Randomizing Uses of Dice

Posted by Jeff McArthur on Sep 14th 2014

Though dice are typically used to randomize events or check against the odds of success, they also have a good use in keeping records and are probably the cheapest way to do it. There are many n … read more

In Defense of Real Dice

Posted by Jeff McArthur on Sep 7th 2014

There are apps out there now which allow players to easily roll whatever dice they want. They're fast, they're cheap (I think in some cases they're even free), and it’s easy to choose what you want to … read more

Dice Odds for Every Type (d4, d6, d8, d10, d12, d20)

Posted by Jeff McArthur on Sep 1st 2014

I myself prefer to have some mystery in my gaming, so I don’t try to calculate odds while playing. What are the odds of my sword “The Goblin Smasher of Good” killing the evil plague rat troll-w … read more