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"Some of the installments also came with a plastic dice." Was it one die? or Were they dice? Dice is plural, die is singular. I would edit this but I don't know which is correct: 'a die or dice... also how many sides? May I suggest " came with a six-sided die" or whatever is accurate, since role playing games often used dice of more or less than the standard six sides of a cube-shaped die.Pedant 05:48, 2004 Oct 24 (UTC)

'Dice' as singular is in at least as common use as 'die'. --Apeloverage 13:17, 1 November 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

That isn't the case. A Google search turns up 148,000 for "a die" ("chance" included and "hard" [for 'die hard'] excluded in search terms for accuracy), whereas there are 66,400 for "a dice" (same search terms), most of which aren't about singular dice. This is as it should be, since singular 'dice' is incorrect. Perhaps the people you know use singular 'dice' more often, but universally, it's far less common than 'die'. -kotra 00:40, 3 November 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Regardless of the grammar, most of the instalments came with a miniature 20-sided die. I don't have a cite for that, other than I'm looking at my copies (complete with original dice) right now. (talk) 07:28, 15 April 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

You mean 10-siders, don't you? My copies all contained 10-sided dice, which is the type of die used in the game. (talk) 13:15, 15 January 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I am going to remove the "fictionlist" tag in a few days if no one objects. That tag refers to fictional uses or occurrences of real-life subjects. If the characters of a novel were depicted to play TWERPS, or a Simpsons episode revolved around a TWERPS manual, such an information would be a "fictional references" to TWERPS. But the tagged section just refers to published supplements of the game. --Goochelaar 17:49, 28 September 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]