Using Pip

Pip is a really easy to use app, and you will probably have no issues figuring things out as you play with it. But in case you have questions, the following is a full reference of all features in Pip 3. Looking for instructions for older versions? Check our Using Pip 1 and Pip 2 guide.

How do I roll?
Simply shake the device or double-tap any empty space in the page, and you will see the dice jump.
What do I do to select the dice I want?
Open the tray dragging the tab on the right side of the screen. You will see a selection of dice. Choose the one you want and drag it into the page. If you drag it out slowly you will see how the die appears floating over the tray, follows your finger, then falls and bounces into the page when you release it. You can get dice out pretty fast with a flick too. Close the tray by dragging it back from the tab.
What types of dice can I use in Pip?
Pip features a complete set of polyhedral dice in different colors, with four, six, eight, ten, twelve, and twenty sides, Fate dice1, and a double-digit ten-sided die.
How many dice can I add?
You can 20 different dice in the same page, but you will notice the app slows down as you add more in older devices. Just remember the space in the screen is limited, and dice will start piling on top of each other, so play around!
How do I get rid of dice?
Just open the tray, and drag a die on the page back to the tray. The moment you drop it anywhere over the tray, it will disappear.
How do I use pages?
Drag left or right from an empty space to move between pages. If you are in the last page and drag left Pip will create a new empty page for you. You can have up to 20 pages to store your favorite dice sets. If you don’t need a page anymore, delete all dice in it, then move to a different page to get rid of it.
Organize your dice however you prefer to suit the games you play. On a role-playing game you could have a page with your attack dice, another with your damage and yet others for skill checks. Or you can have pages for specific games, like Yahtzee in one, Axis & Allies in another, Volle Wolle, Kingsburg, or Button Men characters in others.
How do I change the color of the dice?
When you open the dice tray the color selector also appears on the left side of the screen. You can drag the arrow up and down, or tap one of the colors, to paint all dice in the dice tray. Dice already in the page will not be affected.
How does locking work?
If you tap a die, a blue halo will appear underneath it. Next time you roll, that dice will not move. You can lock as many dice as you want. This can come handy to play games like Yahtzee, where you need to save dice from one roll to another. To unlock a die just tap on it again, or tap in an empty space to unlock all dice at once.
I am trying to delete a die, but I cannot grab it cause it is by the little dots of the page indicator!
You can try tilting your device, and the dice will slide towards the center of the screen, or you may need to roll again.
A die ended up cocked or on top of another!
Well, that’s how randomness works; sometimes they end up like that, or cocked against the invisible walls of the page. In Pip 3 dice will usually bounce off each other, but remember you can move dice around just by dragging them or tilting the device.
What’s with the d6? Is missing numbers!
It would be kind of weird for Pip not to have pips!
So what kind of a name is “Pip” anyway?
Although it is not frequently used in the US, “pip” refers to the dots in dice, cards, or domino pieces (see the Oxford Dictionary entry).
Really like how realistically your dice move! How did you do that?
Pip uses an advanced open source physics engine, used in console and PC games, and even in feature films: the Bullet Physics Library. Dice in Pip move so accurately cause of the precise real-time physics simulation made possible by Bullet.
I have some other question
And we will be happy to answer it! Just write us. Don’t be timid! :)

1 Fate dice are used in role-playing games that use the Fate game system, and in some boardgames like Tales of the Arabian Nights