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D&D Multi Dice Roller

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A multiple dice roller program, suitable for Dungeons and Dragons role playing game. The user can select a number of dice and amount, then roll the selected dice.

First, a function is built┬áto get the name of the dice, for example, a ‘d4’, and how many are chosen, and insert the name, the lowest and highest numbers into a list.

import random

print('D&D Dice Roller v1.0\n')

#Function for getting dice name and number

def choose_dice(name, amount):
  lowest = int(input('How many?'))
  highest = lowest * amount
  dice_list = []
  return dice_list

Then a dictionary is created to hold the created lists for the dice, and allow the list items of name, lowest, and highest amount to be printed. Gets input from the user using a single numeric entry.

#Start the dice selection loop

select_dice = True

dice_selection = {}

while select_dice == True:

#Get the key from the dictionary and the items in the list at index 0
#and index 1, the name of the dice and how many dice chosen

for k, v in sorted(dice_selection.items()):
  print('(' + str(k)+ ') ' + str(v[1]) + str(v[0]))

dice = int(input('''Select dice: (1)d4 (2)d6 (3)d8 (4)d10 5)d12
  (6)d20 (10)Finished \n'''))

A series of if statements are performed to get the numeric input from the user, and to run the the dice name and number function, ‘choose_dice.’

#Select dice from a predefined list

if dice == 1:

d4 = choose_dice('d4', 4)
  dice_selection[1] = d4

if dice == 2:

d6 = choose_dice('d6', 6)
  dice_selection[2] = d6

if dice == 3:

d8 = choose_dice('d8', 8)
  dice_selection[3] = d8

if dice == 4:

d10 = choose_dice('d10', 10)
  dice_selection[4] = d10

if dice == 5:

d12 = choose_dice('d12', 12)
  dice_selection[5] = d12

if dice == 6:

d20 = choose_dice('d20', 20)
  dice_selection[6] = d20

if dice == 10:
  print('Finished adding dice!')

Depending on any or all dice selected, the selected dice are populated from the dictionary,

#Start the dice rolling loop

roll_dice = True

while roll_dice == True:

#Dynamically build the selected dice from the dictionary

for k, v in sorted(dice_selection.items()):
  print('(' + str(k)+ ') ' + str(v[1]) + str(v[0]))


Finally, roll the dice, using the pseudo-random function ‘random’, and provide a pre-set number, located away from the number of 1-6, to allow the program to exit.

#Roll the dice the user selects

  roll = int(input('\nRoll dice:'))

  print('Enter a valid number')

  for k, v in dice_selection.items():

if roll == k:
  result = random.randint(dice_selection[k][1],

print('You rolled ' + str(result) + ' on a ' +
  str(dice_selection[k][1]) + str(dice_selection[k][0]))

elif roll == 10:
  roll_dice = False

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