Rolling Dice with Google

There are many ways to roll dice, from the rattling real thing, to ring dice, to phone apps, and to virtual tabletop dice. There are times when getting a quick roll from a browser is a perfect fit, though. Google now has an upgraded dice roller that provides rolls directly in search results.

Rolls can be created using combinations of d4, d6, d8, d10, d12, and d20 and modifiers can be added. So 4d6+9 will yield the expected results.

I learned the change through Android Police and they share more detail in “Roll for initiative: Google Search simulates more types of dice for your tabletop RPG enjoyment“.

Ugh, not only did you show up late to the weekly D&D session, you forgot your snazzy dice at home, and now you’ve got to use the cheap house set — which we all know throws 1s way more often. When was the last time those off-weight bits of plastic confirmed or even landed a crit? Well, if your DM allows it, you might be able to use Google next time. Spotted over the last month or so, Google Search’s “roll dice” tool has added support for more types of dice, including those used by tabletop RPGs like D&D or Pathfinder, plus the convenience of in-line bonuses. Search for “3d8+4” at Google and you get your dice roll, sum, and modifier all together.

Roll for initiative: Google Search simulates more types of dice for your tabletop RPG enjoyment

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