February 3, 2023

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Find the best RPG dice online for your game

Tabletop roll-playing games (TTRPGs) like Dungeons and Dragons are traditionally played in person, and rolling the infamous dice is part of what made the game famous. I even wrote about giving away handmade dice this year. However, thanks to the internet, you can play with anyone from all over the world using many different RPG dice rolls online.

I’ve had a lot of fun playing online during lockdown here in the UK with students I work with at my high school. I’m also very fortunate to be able to play both in person and online. I’ve personally met some great people to play D&D with online; They’re a lot of fun and generally great to be with, although I’ve only had the pleasure of meeting one of them in person. None of this would be possible without playing online.

Yes, part of the fun of playing TTRPGs is rolling the dice; Grabbing a handful of dice or a single d20 to decide your character’s fate is a sensual thrill. However, if you play with platforms like Roll20, you can dice electronically. I can safely tell you that there is still a lot of tension and excitement with electronic dice for me. It depends on the situation and the feeling of the players: the dice don’t make the game. So if you’re looking for great RPG dice rolls online, I’ve put together a short list for you to check out. roll on!

Google

Google can be your first port of call when you need a quick RPG dice cube online. Just google the phrase “roll a d20” and a screen with a giant d20 will pop up. You can then choose which dice, how many, and what modifiers you want to add. I wouldn’t say it’s the prettiest to look at, but it gets the job done. It’s great in a pinch and I used it extensively when I forgot all my dice for almost a week running the campaign with the students.

roll20

Roll20 is free and I think it has a really smart and intuitive online RPG dice system. There are a few options when using Roll20: you can type in a command like “/r 1d20” for a straight d20 roll, or you can of course add modifiers like “/r 1d20+4” if you want to add bonuses for Your roll. The great thing is, when you create a character in Roll20, the roles are built in for you as you create your weapons and spells. Therefore, you don’t need to enter anything manually: you can click “Great Axe” if that’s your character’s weapon, and it will roll the attack and damage for you. There is also an option to roll real 3D cubes across the screen. Roll20 works best when you’re playing a real game inside Roll20, if that makes sense.

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RPG Simple Dice

RPG Simple Dice is a role-playing game for your mobile phone (Android only). It allows you to create custom dice rolls like a D3, add modifiers, view historical rolls (perfect if you roll the same dice combination often), and much more. It looks clean and simple and has a no-frills user interface. If you forgot your dice or are playing online and your dungeon master trusts you not to roll, this type of app is perfect.

D&D Beyond

I’m a sucker for this RPG dice cube online because it looks so damn cool. You have to sign up for a D&D Beyond account to access the dice, but you have the option to create up to six characters for free, which works well for me. In my opinion, no other D&D dice roller comes even close to the reality, especially the way the dice roll across your screen with sound effects that make you feel like you actually rolled across your table.

Major’s 3D dice roller

This is an online roleplaying game that I recently discovered and I think it works really well. You can virtually “throw” the dice with the mouse and the 3D dice looks good overall. There’s also an option to create a room for your other players to see your throws if you’re interested. There are many different textures and colors to choose from, and even a D&D coin flipper if you re-select which corridor to go to or which player to give the final health potion!

There you have it, a list of RPG dice rolls online and in app form to keep you playing late into the night. I hope you only roll 20s from now on!

If you still can’t get enough of the real deal, also check out these dice sets recommended by character class.