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Baldur’s Gate 3: How to Use Karmic Dice

What does the Karmic Dice setting do in Baldur's Gate 3? Find out here, and why you'll want to keep it on.

Every D&D player has an opinion on weighted dice and their place in the game. The Baldur’s Gate 3 community will surely make up their own on one of the game’s features. Though they’re essentially identical, you have the ability to make rolls totally random and mostly random. Here’s how to use Karmic Dice in Baldur’s Gate 3.

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How to Use Karmic Dice in Baldur’s Gate 3

Karmic Dice lower the RNG of dice rolls, preventing too many consecutive failed rolls and consecutive winning rolls. They’re turned on by default, but they can be turned off. Depending on how you feel about the system or DnD in general, you may want to tweak these settings. In essence, it’s steering your campaign more into the middle of the road to make things less dependent on RNG.

Should You Turn Karmic Dice On or Off?

Should you turn Karmic Dice on or off? It depends. Most players will want to keep Karmic Dice on. If you’re a DnD purest, though, you’ll want to leave them on.

  • You’ll be rolling a ton of dice, and it’s very possible to fail rolls repeatedly. Getting 10 consecutive winning rolls sounds great until you’re on the opposite side of the coin and get 10 failures. Keep the setting on to avoid this. There’s a reason it’s on by default.
  • If you’re a hardcore tabletop player and believe in the power of the roll, turn Karmic Dice off and sally forth! There’s something to be said for the experience of truly random rolls, even if that experience isn’t for everyone.

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How to Turn Off Karmic Dice in Baldur’s Gate 3

To turn off Karmic Dice, you can toggle the Karmic Dice setting in the “Gameplay” tab of your settings menu, which is coincidentally the first setting tab you see.

That’s how to use Karmic Dice in Baldur’s Gate 3. The system is fair about winning or failing repeatedly and shouldn’t be shied away from if you’re here for more of a video game RPG experience than a tabletop one. If you’re here for the latter, turning the setting off will give you that tabletop feel. For now, let’s get to playing! We’ve got a ton of Baldur’s Gate 3 guides coming.

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