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Hi,

can anyone explain me how to read the details of weapons and other items correctly.

What does it mean when there stands for example "1d4+2" or such things?

I just want to understand the rules and be able to compare weapons, armor and items.

My problem is that my party is very overloaded with items and I have to sort out a lot of things to sell them but which shall I sell and which shall I keep and equip?
Post edited February 16, 2017 by Silverhawk170485
This question / problem has been solved by dtgreene
1d4 means "roll a 4 sided dice". In terms of a computer game, this means the game generates a random number between 1 and 4 (inclusive).

1d4+2 means the game generates the random number (as above) and adds 2 to the result, giving a damage range of 3-6 (or and average of 4.5, if you prefer).

Similarly, 1d8 means a random number between 1 and 8. 2d6 means 2 random numbers, each between 1 and 6, added together (giving a range of 2-12, but with 7 more likely than other values and 2 and 12 less likely).

Note that armor doesn't affect the damage you take; instead, it lowers your AC, which makes you harder to hit (lower AC is better).
dtgreene: 1d4 means "roll a 4 sided dice". In terms of a computer game, this means the game generates a random number between 1 and 4 (inclusive).

1d4+2 means the game generates the random number (as above) and adds 2 to the result, giving a damage range of 3-6 (or and average of 4.5, if you prefer).

Similarly, 1d8 means a random number between 1 and 8. 2d6 means 2 random numbers, each between 1 and 6, added together (giving a range of 2-12, but with 7 more likely than other values and 2 and 12 less likely).

Note that armor doesn't affect the damage you take; instead, it lowers your AC, which makes you harder to hit (lower AC is better).
Nice, thanks. Now it's clearer for me. :)