Praise Be To RNGesus

In video games and virtual tabletops, randomness is handled by specialized programs called a “random number generator” that are designed to create numbers with the illusion of true randomness, in a way that can’t be manipulated. Which is hard for computers for a variety of reasons. It takes a lot of effort to make a program that replicates the effort of rolling a 3 cm diameter faceted orb of plastic. 

While dice are technically a form of RNG—the first RNG—it seems weird to identify them as such. It’s like calling an abacus a “calculator.”