bones is Often a Great Replacement for Real Dice!
- Quickly create groups of any mix of up to 80 dice in seconds.
- Drop low or high rolls with a single keyboard command.
- Leverages the virtual nature of dice to allow for fast, flexible manipulation of dozens of dice.
- Create named groups of dice to call up for specific games.
- A non-trivial number generator that takes your games as seriously as you do.
- Exceptionally polished and professional app available to Mac gamers for FREE.
How Do I Use bones?
- Select one or more rows in the interface.
- Add a mix of dice to those rows using numeric keys and dice bag icons.
- Click "Roll 'Em".
Redefines the Concept of Virtual Dice
Virtual dice rollers have existed for years now, but one area in which I have always felt they lack is that they fail to exploit their virtual nature. It’s often not enough to simply roll a few dice and calculate a total. bones allows you to:
- create a stack of dice of varying types
- roll them repeatedly via keyboard command
- drop the low and high values
- sort by value, by die size, or by value and die size
- get the total of all dice rolled, minus dropped dice
- name a stack of dice
- save a configuration of dice
- re-roll only the active dice, and more.
Using a new metaphor for dice rollers, the bones' "token" is a clickable representation of a virtual die that bridges the best aspects of virtual and real dice.
I want everyone to feel comfortable with bones' unusual approach to dice rolling as quickly as possible. Included with the download is a robust, illustrated PDF outlining every feature, menu option, button, and more in bones. There is also a "Quick Start" instruction page for those who really dislike reading manuals.
Powerful, Intuitive Interface
The full utility of bones can be seen in its polished user interface. Rethinking how virtual dice can be organized, grouped, rolled and manipulated meant rethinking how to present information to the gamer. Simple, sparse dice rollers can suffice for many, but for those interested in serious gaming a more feature-rich, and non-trivial interface is required.
Nameable Hands, Saveable Sets
Your intentions in rolling the dice are as important as the values rolled. "These dice are for player A. These dice are for the NPC." and so forth. bones' window is divided into 8 nameable hands, each of which can hold 10 dice. The full complement of all hands is called a set, and sets may be named and saved, to be called on again and again as common gaming needs, or specific game rules arise.