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I know they have 100 sided dice. I know we usually do the 2 d10 approach. I was tempted to get one. but it seems like it's almost a ball and doesn't seem very effective.

For anyone that has one, what are the advantages of using one? and Do you still use it over the 2 d10 approach?

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I realize how old this question is, but my players have started rolling my d100 against each other to see who gets loot that more than one person wants. –  Murphy Aug 14 '11 at 18:13
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Advantages: novelty. That's about it. It's hard to keep it on the table when you roll it, and it's super-hard to read it, because you can't always tell which facet is the highest. It's a cute conversation piece but it's not really useful at all in play.

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Also, the two d100's that I've owned both broke along their seam, spilling their rice-like content all over my bag. They're a waste of matter. –  rjbs Aug 23 '10 at 17:49
    
I never had one break on me but I can totally see it happening. –  Bryant Aug 23 '10 at 17:51
    
I had one break as well. They're a fun novelty, but one of Louis Zocchi's few relative failings. –  zacharythefirst Aug 23 '10 at 19:44
    
This! 2 players in my group have them, and they only use them to kill time (when combat starts to bog down). –  Pulsehead Dec 10 '10 at 18:27
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The d100 is a golf ball. It never stops and it's very large, hence it fits badly into a pencil bag. However, it has a definitive coolness factor. I saw one with water and a bubble inside, making reading much easier, but it becomes very heavy, and a nightmare if it breaks.

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Yes, the d100 is a novelty item. It does not roll well, is difficult to read, but will always get picked up, examined and talked about by your fellow gamers.

For what it's worth, I've moved from the standard diamond-shaped d10s to twenty-sided d10s. They're more difficult to find, but they combine novelty and utility.

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It rolls forever which stinks for use in actual play.

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I can't see any use for the d100 other than as a novelty item, such as the large d20s. Their design obviously lends them to extra-long rolls and mistaken interpretation. Also, I've yet to see need for this type of roll in 4th Ed. Of course, YMMV in other systems.

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