Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

Like Us on Facebook

Technabob is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.
As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Disclosure.

120-Sided Die: Mathfinder

 |  |  |  |  April 28, 2016


Are you a sadistic dungeon master who thinks critical hits happen too often? A lazy gamer who wishes you could roll just one die for all your rolls? The Dice Lab has you covered. They came up with the world’s first injection-molded 120-sided die. And they don’t know what it’s good for.

d120_120-sided_die_by_the_dice_lab_1

As I said, you can substitute a d120 for smaller dice; The Dice Lab even made tables to help you transpose the results. But that’s not really a unique use for it is it? Perhaps the die’s best purpose is to illustrate the beauty of mathematics. According to The New Yorker, mathematician Robert Bosch spent almost 2 months running computations to come up with a numerically fair arrangement for the die, which Henry Segerman discusses in his video below. The die’s shape, a disdyakis triacontahedron, contains the maximum number of faces for a practical die, i.e. one that’s symmetrical and can be rolled to produce a random result.

You can order The Dice Lab’s d120 from MathArtFun for $12 (USD) each.

[via The New Yorker]



Making a Chocolate Giraffe

Making a Chocolate Giraffe

Making a Spinning Ring

Making a Spinning Ring

Denago Commute 1 E-Bike

Denago Commute 1 E-Bike

Orange You Glad There’s a 2023 Ford Maverick Tremor?

Orange You Glad There’s a 2023 Ford Maverick Tremor?

This 1996 VW Polo Harlequin Is ’90s Fashion on Wheels

This 1996 VW Polo Harlequin Is ’90s Fashion on Wheels

Bronco and Bronco Sport Heritage Editions Celebrate Classic Bronco Style

Bronco and Bronco Sport Heritage Editions Celebrate Classic Bronco Style

Advertisement