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## How many types of dice are there?

Common variations

Faces/ Sides | Shape |
---|---|

6 | Cube |

8 |
Octahedron |

10 | Pentagonal trapezohedron |

12 | Dodecahedron |

## How many dice are there total?

Probabilities for the two dice

Total | Number of combinations | Probability |
---|---|---|

10 | 3 | 8.33% |

11 | 2 | 5.56% |

12 | 1 | 2.78% |

Total | 36 |
100% |

## How many D&D dice should I have?

The standard set of **7 polyhedral dice** is the bare minimum. It should include dice with four, six, eight, twelve and twenty sides as well as two with ten sides (one will be numbered 1 to 10, the other 00 to 90). Depending on what class you play you might want to get some extra dice for damage rolls.

## How many dice sets should a DM have?

The dice set you linked to should have enough dice to make that happen. As a player and a DM I use **four sets of distinct dice**. Distinct sets can help you in swarm fights of lots of low damage so you match the d20 with the same set damage die like the d6 or d8.

## How many d6 do you need?

d6 – generally speaking **2 of** these is sufficient for most things unless you’re playing a high level spell caster. d4 – you can get by with one, unless you cast magic missile (or similar) spells a lot, in which case you may want 4 or 5 of these.