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4-Sided Dice Roller Calculator

Created by Joanna Śmietańska, PhD
Reviewed by Komal Rafay
Last updated: Jan 18, 2024


With this 4-sided dice roller calculator, you don't have to worry when you forget a dice for your tabletop or D&D game. Roll a maximum of 15 virtual dice at one time using true randomness.

Simply select the number of 4-sided dice, briefly D4 dice, press the "Roll" button - and let them roll! A random result every time!

4-sided dice

The 4-sided dice, abbreviated as D4 dice, are often used in tabletop RPG games like D&D (Dungeons and Dragons) or Ironclaw. Each roll gives you a random number from 1 to 4.

The basic form is a tetrahedron (pyramid shape), but it is difficult to roll these 4-sided dice and is therefore usually thrown in the air or shaken in a box. The second type of D4 dice is shaped like an elongated long die with four walls.

💡 The 4-sided dice are even older than the most popular 6-sided dice. 😮 Early men carved them from nuts, wood, stone, ivory, or bone. They used them for games and divination as far back as ancient Rome and Egypt.

Role of D4 dice in modern gaming

In D&D, you can roll 4-sided dice to cause low-value damage, light spell effects, or small bonuses, although not very often. In games outside of D&D, D4 dice are a good choice for the weaker side in an "opposed roll" - where two players roll dice against each other.

For example, to see whose character will be the first to answer a riddle. If one character is worse than the other, they can roll smaller dice, such as a D4.

How to use this 4-sided dice roller calculator?

Using our 4-sided dice roller calculator is pretty simple:

  1. Select the number of D4 dice you want to throw, any number from 1 to 15.

  2. Go to the bottom of the D4 dice roller, click on "Select", then click "Roll".

  3. The 4-sided dice roller calculator shows you the sum of the rolled dice values at the bottom. Underneath the total, the calculator shows the result of each die.

  4. To roll the dice again, click on "Roll" and select "Roll" a second time. You can freely change the number of D4 dice. Happy rolling!

FAQ

How can I read a 4-sided dice?

To read the result of a D4 dice roll:

  1. Roll a die and look at its type.
  2. Take the number at the bottom as the result of the throw, if the numbers are written on the sides of the die.
  3. Take the number at the top most point as the result if the numbers are written on the tops of the die.

Is a D4 die fair?

Yes, as all the standard polyhedral dice used in D&D D4 are "fair". That means a 4-sided die will land on each of its sides with equal probability, i.e. 25 %.

Joanna Śmietańska, PhD
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