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Make your fate games that little bit more exciting.
This is a single die designed to represent the frequency of 4 rolling fudge dice. It is designed to be used with roleplaying systems like the awesome Fudge and Fate systems: http://www.faterpg.com/.
It gives a distribution from "++++" down to "----". Technically the frequency distribution of 4 fate dice gives 81 possibilities, and this dice has 80 sides, so you are slightly less likely (1.2% less likely to be precise) to get a "Blank" result. The rest of the distribution is identical. I find it slightly nicer to roll than 4 fate dice, as getting "++--" would always frustrate me much more than a "Blank" would. I have used the die successfully in several games.
Due to the large number of sides, it needs a fairly smooth surface to roll on. It can also roll a long way if thrown too hard.
I found 5cm diameter was easily legible, but that 6cm was a better size. When printed at 6cm diameter, the grooves are large enough to fill in with a fine tip 0.3mm permanent marker. This makes the dice result much clearer and easier to read.
I have printed several successfully in white PLA with a layer height of 0.05mm, Walls of 0.8mm, 25% infill. I printed them at 200 degrees on a 60 degree bed. The print took about 10 hours and used about 30g of filament.
I have included 3 files, one full die and a split die with files for the top and bottom halves. I found that printing the full dice on point (ie no side is flat on the bed) works well. The underside needs support and is slightly messy, but can be cleaned up fairly easily and doesn't seem to have an effect on rolling. I found it is best to print the two halves separately or the stringing between them makes the sides as messy as the underside of the full dice. The two halves have holes which line up for locking pins and can be glued together pretty easily.