I never understood why some gamers like one type of die better than another. I couldn’t care less what die I roll.
However, I liked the dice with swords and the shields and the skulls in the old Heroquest board game. Also, the dice that came with the D&D board game from 10 years ago (see picture). Dice of different colors had a different number of swords on them. Weapon attack power came from different combinations of dice. Cleverly done, and should be made into a role-playing game.