Size and Font by Manufacturer - The Founders

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This guide describes the physical characteristics of dice made by some of the earliest dice companies. Bulk dice seller (HD, Wiz, etc) products are described on Size and Font by Manufacturer - Bulk/Reseller Manufacturers. For similar information on current major dice manufacturers go to Size and Font by Manufacturer. Due to the frequent mold changes in the 1980's and 1990's, there may be additional variants in existence from these manufacturers.

Notes & Abbreviations

  • NM: New Mold: The current size, shape, numbering, font used by the manufacturer
  • OM: Old Mold: older (sometimes original) dice molds (different size, shape, numbering, font) used by the manufacturer
  • PP: Size is measured from one point to the opposing point
  • SS: Size is measured from one side to the opposing side
  • TSR pre-1980s: The original dice provided by TSR in the first DnD sets. Also known as "Holmes" or "Polyhedra" dice. Manufactured by Creative Publications, and came only in a set of 5 platonic solids (d4, d6, d8, d12, d20).
  • TSR post-1980s: A six die set (d4, d6, d8, d10, d12, d20) provided in DnD sets after 1980.
  • mm: millimeter

Font Styles

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 % Notes Dice Pictured
TSR (Pre-1980)
TSR (post-1980)
Armory
Windmill
King Cards

d4 (Pentahedron)

TSR (Pre-1980) TSR (Post-1980) Armory Windmill King Cards
Numbering
Die Size
Font Size
Notes

d6 (Cube)

TSR (Pre-1980) TSR (Post-1980) Armory Windmill King Cards
Numbering
Die Size
Font Size
Notes

d8 (Octahedron)

TSR (Pre-1980) TSR (Post-1980) Armory Windmill King Cards
Numbering
Die Size
Font Size
Notes

d10 (Decahedron; Pentagonal Dipyramid)

TSR (Pre-1980) TSR (Post-1980) Armory Windmill King Cards
Numbering
Die Size
Font Size
Notes

d% (Decahedron; Pentagonal Dipyramid)

TSR (Pre-1980) TSR (Post-1980) Armory Windmill King Cards
Numbering
Die Size
Font Size
Notes

d12 (Dodecahedron)

TSR (Pre-1980) TSR (Post-1980) Armory Windmill King Cards
Numbering
Die Size
Font Size
Notes

d20 (Icosahedron)

TSR (Pre-1980) TSR (Post-1980) Armory Windmill King Cards
Numbering
Die Size
Font Size
Notes