A symmetric object with marked sides. The most common number of sides is six, but especially role-players utilize four- eight- ten- twelve- and twenty-sided dice. 30- and 100 -sided dice are more uncommon, but not unheard of.

A die is normally used to generate a random number, which is in turn used to determine something. Multiple dice are often thrown simultaneously to model more complex random events.

In written text, die rolls are often referred by a simple code: (number of dice) d (number of sides)

For example "3d6" would mean a number generated by rolling three six-sided dice and adding the results togehter.