Frequently asked Questions

Wat exactly are roleplaying games or RPGs?

A role playing game, or Role Playing Game (RPG) in English, is an umbrella term for a collection of diverse games.

What is the same in all role-playing games is that the players imagine an imaginary world, in which they control characters (or personages in Dutch) and bring a common story to life while playing.

The players are free to let their character do whatever they want, although there are some rules that the characters must adhere to.

There is a game system for everyone and every taste and playing style. Some examples of role-playing games are Pathfinder, Shadowrun, Fiasco, Only War, Starfinder, Tails of Equestria, GURPS, and Vampire: the Masquerade. And of course Dungeons & Dragons.

Dungeons & Dragons, sounds familiar!

Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) is a role playing game (RPG). It is usually played by a group of players of 3 to 6 people plus the game leader, who is called Dungeon Master or DM. D&D usually takes place in a world reminiscent of the Middle Ages, but with magic.

Why do you need these dice exactly & what is their purpose?

The outcome of most actions in game is determined by rolling one or more multi-sided (4-6-8-10-12-20) dice. This creates a certain tension because people are not sure whether an action will succeed.

Sounds rather compilcated.

It really is not hard to play. The best way to learn it is to just do it once. Whether you're with a group of friends who have never played or are the only one who hasn't tried it yet. Everyone can do it and everyone was nervous the first time playing.

Okay, color me intrigued. Where do I start?

This page from Wizards of the Coast has a free basic rule set for Dungeons & Dragons. In addition, so-called “starter boxes” are available for various systems.

Sometimes the dice I order come in damaged, why is this?

Dice are generally made in molds, these molds are filled with fluid resin or acrylic mixed with a colorant to achieve the intended result. After the dice have hardened in the mold, they are cut from the mold and sanded with a rotating drum. This last step is not always thorough, so the points where the dice have been attached to the mold sometimes remain visible. You can always exchange these dice if you don't like it. The same goes for pits in the faces of some dice (specifically in the numbers) and scratches.