Dice Questions?

Zander

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Kevin Cook said:
I cant speak for the d7 as I dont know the designer ... but I know it does roll fair
I had a long chat with Lou Zocchi after that article about my collection appeared last year. Lou said that the d7 he used to sell is not, after all, fair; certainly not as fair as the d5.

Fairness, though, is a scale. As an absolute state for dice, it only exists in theory. If we take as our standard of "fair" so-called shop dice, the plastic d7 is unfair but the d5 is.

Of course, all this assumes a "fair" throw. In theory, an unfair die with an unfair throw results in a fair outcome if the two kinds of unfairness exactly counter each other. In theory anyway...

Zander
(Alexander @ The Dice Maniacs' Club)
 

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Kevin Cook

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Raloc said:
Putting up all those pics must take ages.

Actually its not that bad

As a software engineer ... I wrote a program that looks for files with dates later than the last update I made ... and collects them for upload

With a fast broadband connection ... it really doesnt take that long
 

Raloc

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Ah, that's good thinking. I'm a developer too. In the process of writing a D&D chat client for my group.

I wish I had nearly as nice a dice collection as you though :p
 

maddman75

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My sister is an artist, and wanted to make a sculpture of a dragon made out of gaming dice. She'd planned to get the dice by collecting extras from gamers. The project was abandoned when she realized that to a gamer, there is no such thing as extra dice.
 


Kevin Cook

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maddman75 said:
My sister is an artist, and wanted to make a sculpture of a dragon made out of gaming dice. She'd planned to get the dice by collecting extras from gamers. The project was abandoned when she realized that to a gamer, there is no such thing as extra dice.

eBay ... there are Tons of junk dice there
 

sjmiller

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Hey Kevin, impressive collection. I will have to dig around and find some of my esoteric dice and see if you have them.

One thing my roommate has been asking for are precision edged polyhedral dice. He really does not like the current trend of rolled or rounded edges, and frankly I cannot blame him. Any idea where you can find such beasts, preferably in crystal green? The real catch would be to find the sets with the d4 reading at the top of the point and the d6 being pips instead of numerals.
 


Kevin Cook

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sjmiller said:
Hey Kevin, impressive collection. I will have to dig around and find some of my esoteric dice and see if you have them.

Sounds great

One thing my roommate has been asking for are precision edged polyhedral dice. He really does not like the current trend of rolled or rounded edges, and frankly I cannot blame him. Any idea where you can find such beasts, preferably in crystal green? The real catch would be to find the sets with the d4 reading at the top of the point and the d6 being pips instead of numerals.

Gamescience makes them ... Gamestation sells them

As far as the D4 and D6 are concerned ... I dont know anyone who makes everything you are looking for ... sorry :(

Gamescience dice are old school ...
 
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Kevin Cook

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Chaldfont said:
OK I have a question: What games use d30? I vaguely remember friends telling me they were used in a basic D&D supplement waaaaay back when.

I have a D30 suppliment from the Armory ... from years ago

I hear that Button Men use it as well ... cant confirm as I have never played
 

Hanuman

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Aaaahhhh now I have a good idea who outbid me for that ancient roman glass D20 that went to auction. The damn thing went for over twelve grand. :)







Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.-Oscar Wilde
 

Kevin Cook

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Hanuman said:
Aaaahhhh now I have a good idea who outbid me for that ancient roman glass D20 that went to auction. The damn thing went for over twelve grand. :)

I only bid a bit over $2000

We were just talking about that over Here

According to someone who actually wrote it down ... it sold for $17,925

Here is a photo of the die
 




Bleys

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Chaldfont said:
OK I have a question: What games use d30? I vaguely remember friends telling me they were used in a basic D&D supplement waaaaay back when.

Tales from the Floating Vagabond used the d30 as part of the normal rules... I believe it was used for the weapons of size class "Don't Point That Thing at my Planet", but I could be wrong ;)
 

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