By Jeff LaMarche
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This is a simple dice rolling utility for role-playing games such as Dungeons & Dragons. It contains all the basic polyhedral dice (d4, d6, d8, 10, d12, d20) as well as the most common multi-dice rolls, including percentile dice, 3d6, and 4d6 dropping the lowest.
No real complaints
I couldn't ask for more from a free app. I have noticed that most of the bad reviews seem to want more from the app than it advertises. That would be the same as downloading a tower defense game and complaining that it has poor RP elements. This is just a die replacement app!
For those that want to save rolls, I recommend rolling individual dice and either do the math in your head or write down the results. I have not noticed a randomness issue myself after several gaming sessions, but I mostly use the d20, solo d6 and d8. I won't testify to the accuracy of the others. An option to mute the die would be nice, but I just keep the sound off with no problem there. I suppose that is my only semi-complaint. Not even worth deducting a star in my book.
This is a perfect upgrade to conventional dice and nothing more. Thank you.
Polished Dice App
Looks beautiful and gets the job done. Tapping a die causes a red glow to surround it; releasing makes a die/dice sound (you can even hear how many dice are 'rolled') and displays the sum in the lower-right corner (in a color distinct to that particular dice grouping). A spinning die animation would only detract from getting a quick 'n clean result, so I am glad it does not have one. If you want a customizable shake of dice, there is a paid (and uglier) app for that in the store already. The only thing I miss is that the individual die faces don't show what they 'rolled', as only the number in the corner changes. But that would require an image of every single face of every die for every grouping, as well as far more effort than a free app merits.
I have not used dice in my past three games!
I agree more rolls could be added. I agree that it might be great to customize the app so that you could choose the 2-4 combinations you need based on the session or the ability to turn roll history.
But what has been compelling to me is the interface. With one touch I roll a die. Done. Simple. Quick. The color coded output can ensure to all the correct die was rolled and the sound that it only rolled once.
To the designer: For a free app I applaud you. Add the above features and I would purchase. During 2 GM'img sessions of 4th Ed D&D and 1 with my PC, I have felt comfortable relying on this app alone. I hope to see you continue to evolve the app.