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So, doing some light reading, I stumbled across an article written by Dave Anderson about this exact issue! It's in Kights of the Dinner Table #150. Pages 103 and 104. Here are some quotes: My European tour finally pulled into London, England and I visited a game store near Trafalgar Square called The Tradition Stop (Note: All times, places and ...
A four sided die is a tetrahedron, so it lands with a vertex pointing up, not with a face pointing up. The problem is that you cannot paint a number on a vertex, only on a face, right? So there are two solutions. You can treat the upward-facing vertex as the outcome of the roll, and label it by printing a number close to the vertex. That works, but not all ...
There are two different styles of pyramid-shaped d4 dice: The purple d4 on the left is read by having the number at the bottom be the result of the roll (in this case, a 1). The light blue d4 on the right is read by having the number at the point be the result of the roll (in this case, a 4). In both die types, the result is the number that is right ...
Early 4-siders had the die number printed on the bottom of the triangle (it took me several years to understand this, before then I picked up the die, looked at the 3 numbers on the bottom and counted the missing one as the roll!). Modern ones have them printed on the apex.
A 1d4 provides a random number in a range between 1 and 4. In this case you would read your roll as 4+4 totaling 8 damage.
The answer is 4. 1d4 means a range from 1 to 4, and although the dice differ in the number being on the top or bottom of the pyramid, the answer will always be between these.
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