[RPG] Call of Cthulhu V6 Dice


I'm GM of a Call of Cthulhu 6th edition table and I've got a question about dice.

Most of the time they're (and I'm) just using dice from my "ol collection" with pretty much every existing standard die in enough quantity for everyone.

But last time, one of my players brought a "Call Of Cthulhu Dice Set" he just bought that you can find from a well known dice manufacturer at a pretty expensive price. (IMHO) The dice set contains :

  • 1d4
  • 1d6
  • 1d8
  • 1d10
  • 1d10%
  • 1d12
  • 1d20

These sets are clearly sold as Call Of Cthulhu dices but from my experience most of the included dice are useless and one is missing (1d3, but half D6 is fine… but only 1D6 in the set…). Based on my experience we use D3, D4, D6, D10.

So my question is : am I missing some rules from Call Of Cthulhu 6th edition that require D8/D12/D20 ? (not the previous, next or other adaptations, like the D20 one)

I'm wondering because I had this talk with my players and after a lot of research in the 6th edition, I really can't find any reference to these dice. Am I missing something ?

Best Answer

You're not missing anything. Based on the description you provided, it sounds like your player purchased one of Q-Workshop's licensed "Call of Cthulhu" dice sets. Strange as it may seem, the license isn't to the roleplaying game necessarily, but to the story by H.P. Lovecraft and the associated Mythos iconography. The set of dice is decorated to look appropriate for Cthulhu-themed games, but isn't designed for a BRP Call of Cthulhu game — they're the seven dice usually found in D&D and other popular roleplaying games.

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