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    October 2005 Update

    If you are not interested in new or rare dice that were inventoried this month ... Ignore this post

    Here are the highlights of the dice added in OCTOBER 2005

    DICE OF PARTICULAR NOTE:
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    THIS SET is probably the oldest set of plastic d20's ever made

    THIS ARTICLE (Page 9) states

    "This can be demonstrated with random combinations of the variables R, Y & B
    in Table 1.1. These single-digit numbers in the range 0-9 were generated
    by throwing twenty-faced icosahedron coloured dice (red, yellow and blue)
    with the numbers zero to nine engraved twice on each die. The dice were
    invented in the 1950/60 period by Mr Yasushi ISHIDA and patented by Tokyo-
    Shibaura Electric Company. They were marketed and distributed by the
    Japanese Standards Association for demonstrating the principles of
    statistical quality control."

    A new company ... Cave Badger is hand making custom d20's
    ... I will have more by next months update and will have a page devoted to their dice

    THESE DICE by Bear Cub Machine are the smallest metal dice I have ever seen
    ... They are in the process of making dice about 1/2 this size ... and will be able to make the claim of having made the worlds smallest dice

    New Mage the Awakenening Dice from White Wolf were released this month


    THEME Changes (Updated/Added) as a result of adding new dice:
    ================================================== ===========

    BRAND:
    ------

    BEAR CUB MACHINE
    LIZ CLAIBORNE *** NEW ***
    WHITE WOLF


    GENERAL:
    --------
    ADULT
    BOOZE
    DECISION
    MONEY
    MUSIC
    ORIENTAL
    PLANT
    SMALLEST AND LARGEST
    VIDEO GAMES *** NEW ***


    MATERIAL:
    ---------
    ERASER *** NEW ***
    METAL
    WOOD



    INFORMATION ABOUT DICE changes:
    ===============================
    I broke the Animated Dice pages down into smaller chunks so they can load easier
    ... My Animations
    ... Modeled and Morphed
    ... Paired D6's
    ... D6's
    ... Large Animations
    ... Movies

    As a result I created several new animated headers for these pages
    ... HEADER 2
    ... HEADER 3
    ... HEADER 4
    ... HEADER 5
    ... HEADER 6
    ... HEADER 7
    ... HEADER 8


    As always ... If you have any dice questions ... post them to this thread and I will try to answer them for you

    16210

 

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    Do you have links for the Cave Badger company? The White Wolf dice company? Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tuzenbach
    Kevin,

    Do you have links for the Cave Badger company? The White Wolf dice company? Thanks!
    Cave Badger does not have a website ... I suppose I will be the website for them until they get up to speed

    The White Wolf link is at the top of my page dedicated to their dice (as are all links to companies webpages ... if there are any ) or you can just CLICK HERE

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    Cave Badger does not have a website ... I suppose I will be the website for them until they get up to speed
    Oh, I see. Tell me, the picture of the Cave Badger die......it looks as though the facet containing the "20" is off-center or crooked. Is this an illusion? What's causing this effect? Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tuzenbach
    Oh, I see. Tell me, the picture of the Cave Badger die......it looks as though the facet containing the "20" is off-center or crooked. Is this an illusion? What's causing this effect? Thanks!
    It is a bit off center ... and crooked ... but the die itself is true

    It stands up to the spin test and does not wobble a bit

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    November Highlights

    If you are not interested in new or rare dice that were inventoried this month ... Ignore this post

    Here are the highlights of the dice added in November 2005

    EVENTS OF PARTICULAR NOTE:
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    Received a large donation of dice this month which filled in several holes in the collection and spawned a couple of new themes

    I am in the process of animating the headers for the GENERAL THEMES ... if you have any suggestions for the animations ... let me know
    (Yes I have animated the Adult Dice theme header ... just for kicks ... No I am not going to post it)

    Via a private auction ... I completed my set of 5 of the large bakelite poker dice ... took me nearly 10 years

    DICE OF PARTICULAR NOTE:
    ========================

    A whole new size (14mm) of Dwarven Stone dice by Crystal Caste was released this month

    The donation included some strange lettered polys D12 ... D14 ... D20

    CAVE BADGER supplied me with several new styles and colors of Aluminum D20's

    LITECUBES now has waterproof ... freezable ... Lightup dice ... for floating in drinks

    Another donation of a Pocket Monster D6 Pencil ... Thanks Esper Ranger


    THEME Changes (Updated/Added) as a result of adding new dice (Or animating the header):
    ================================================== ===================

    BRAND:
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    CAVE BADGER *** NEW ***
    Crystal Caste
    CRESTLINE *** NEW ***
    FIDDLEHEAD *** NEW ***
    GAMES WORKSHOP
    GEORG JENSEN *** NEW ***
    LITECUBES *** NEW ***
    SILVER BRAND *** NEW ***
    TALKING DICE *** NEW ***


    GENERAL:
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    AIRCRAFT *** Animated Header added ***
    BINARY *** Animated Header added ***
    ALCOHOL
    CHESS *** Animated Header added ***
    DECISION *** Animated Header added ***
    DIVINATION *** Animated Header added ***
    DOUBLING *** Animated Header added ***
    FOOD
    GAMING INDUSTRY
    GEOGRAPHY *** Animated Header added ***
    GLOW IN THE DARK
    INFLATABLE *** Animated Header added ***
    LETTER
    LIGHT UP *** Animated Header added ***
    LOTTERY *** Animated Header added ***
    MONEY *** Animated Header added ***
    MOVIE & TV *** Animated Header added ***
    MUSIC
    ORIENTAL *** Animated Header added *** << This is my favorite >>
    PETROL *** Animated Header added ***
    PIPPED NON-D6 *** Animated Header added ***
    PLANT AND ANIMAL
    PRECISION DICE (OTHER)
    SKULL
    SLOT MACHINE *** Animated Header added ***
    SMALLEST AND LARGEST *** Animated Header added ***
    SPHERICAL *** Animated Header added ***
    SPORTS *** Animated Header added ***
    TRAIN *** Animated Header added ***
    VIDEO GAMES


    MATERIAL:
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    ERASER
    METAL
    PAPER
    STONE
    WOOD


    INFORMATION ABOUT DICE changes:
    ===============================

    I added 2 more statistics pages ... Sizes by email request ... Style ... just because it seems to be the only column left to sort on



    As always ... If you have any dice questions ... post them to this thread and I will try to answer them for you

    16411

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    Lost entries

    Do to the data loss earlier this month some of the updates to this thread have been lost

    Other copies of the monthly updates can be seen starting HERE or HERE

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    Hey Kevin,

    I was having a discussion with some folks last night about using one (or more) of those plastic "popper" domes from the game Trouble, and seeing if we could swap the dice for one or more polyhedral dice. Have you ever seen something like that?


    DM: Pop initiative!
    Player: *pop-pop*

    Player: I attack the Orc, attempting to crush his skull under the weight of my greatsword. *pop-pop*
    DM: A critical threat! Pop again.

    "Heroes get pushed off buildings, exposed to vacuum, electrocuted, infected, burned, drowned, poisoned, and irradiated." - page 57, Alternity Gamemaster Guide

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    May 2006 Highlights

    If you are not interested in new or rare dice that were inventoried this month ... Ignore this post

    Here are the highlights of the dice added in May 2006

    EVENTS OF PARTICULAR NOTE:
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    I finally acquired a set of what I think to be mercury tappers (See Below) ... At least they perform just like I have heard tappers perform ... that is ... face the number you desire to roll up ... then tap the die on a hard surface ... then roll the die ... and it comes up the chosen number a majority of the time

    DICE OF PARTICULAR NOTE:
    ========================

    CHESSEX supplied me with a large number of dice this month

    REFERENCE PACKS
    ---------------
    ...2005-06 OPAQUE & TRANSLUCENT
    ...2005-2006 SPECKLED
    ...2006 KEEPING IN STOCK
    ...2006 SIGNATURE
    ...DISCONTINUED
    ...GEMINI

    CUSTOM DICE
    -----------
    ...GENCON 2005 (amazing detail)
    ...Custom die made for me
    ...Eiffel Tower d10
    ...Weather Die
    ...I have no idea what THIS die is




    CRYSTAL CASTE has a new line of "Treasure Chest" dice

    ...D20'S
    ...D12'S
    ...D10'S
    ...D8'S
    ...D6'S
    ...D4'S


    GAMESTATION is now making SICHERMAN DICE for more on what these are CLICK HERE
    ... I also added their OLD ENGLISH Dice this month



    Added the KOPLOW SPINDOWN DICE



    I believe these to be MERCURY TAPPERS



    THIS is a interesting die ... I am told it shows the 5 elements of Taoism

    ... 4 faces of the dice show animals :
    ...... The Dragon represents scaled animals
    ...... The Tiger represents furred animals
    ...... The Turtle represents shelled animals
    ...... The Bird represents feathers animals

    ... 1 face represent the Fith animal, the MAN.
    ... The last face of the dice is a flower and represents the vegetal world (but doesnt belong to taoism theory)

    ... They are all connected to one of the 5 elements of Taoism:

    ...... Bird / Fire / Summer
    ...... Man / Earth / between Summer and Fall
    ...... Tiger / Metal / Fall
    ...... Turtle / Water / Winter
    ...... Dragon / Wood / Spring

    ... Thanks ... Romain Soulie of Shanghai for this explanation



    Added a set of Mint condition black casino dice ... I have wanted a set of these for a while ... They are typically used for reserved games (private) and are rare ... but these are generic ... so they are not so rare



    Finally got ahold of a set of Craig Heinze's MICKEY MOUSE DICE


    THEME Changes (Updated/Added) as a result of adding new dice:
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    BRAND:
    ------
    CHESSEX
    CREATIVE DICE *** NEW ***
    CRYSTAL CASTE
    DOLLAR TREE *** NEW ***
    ELVIN *** NEW ***
    GAMESTATION
    KOPLOW
    MARKS & SPENCER *** NEW ***
    ZEKS *** NEW ***


    GENERAL:
    --------
    ADULT
    BOOZE
    DECISION
    DIVINATION
    GAMING
    LETTER
    LIGHT UP DICE
    MOVIE & TV
    PETROLIUM COMPANY
    WEATHER


    MATERIAL:
    ---------
    CLOTH
    ERASER
    HORN *** NEW ***
    WOOD


    INFORMATION ABOUT DICE changes:
    ===============================

    COLLECTION STATISTICS


    As always ... If you have any dice questions ... post them to this thread and I will try to answer them for you

    17332

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    Quote Originally Posted by TresGeek
    Hey Kevin,

    I was having a discussion with some folks last night about using one (or more) of those plastic "popper" domes from the game Trouble, and seeing if we could swap the dice for one or more polyhedral dice. Have you ever seen something like that?


    DM: Pop initiative!
    Player: *pop-pop*

    Player: I attack the Orc, attempting to crush his skull under the weight of my greatsword. *pop-pop*
    DM: A critical threat! Pop again.

    LOL ... I seem to recall I saw somewhere someone using the mini d20's in a Pop-O-Matic dome ... I cant recall where though ... I sure would cut down on cheating ... I love the idea

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