Fringe by Numbers: A Dicey Issue
All right, so there have been some questions about what on Earth a d20 is. And
since the whole gist of my blog depends on this item, I thought I'd let you in on an important piece of knowledge. The following picture is very important:
Those are dice. I imagine you could've figured that out, but just to be safe, I told you. Now, those dice are in order from bottom-left to top-right: 4-sided, 6-sided, 8-sided, 12-sided, 10-sided (percentile), 10-sided (standard), 20-sided, and another 10-sided (percentile). Most people are familiar with a 6-sided die. It is the little cube shaped die that comes in games like Monopoly. The one that we're going to be worrying about for this column is the white-colored polyhedron. It has 20 sides and is numbered 1-20. It is also the die that an entire system of role-playing games is based on... called the d20 system. Hope that explains it to some degree!