I feel like cocked dice is only an actual thing that happens when you’re rolling on uneven surfaces like carpet. The die wants to land flat, that’s what designed to do. If dunno, I’m just always leery of re-rolls due to “cocked” dice when we’re playing on a wood table and everyone has these fancy dice trays.
Yeah, if it’s like stuck in a crevice or propped up against some kind of obstruction or whatever, for sure,Cocked dice, in my experience, are WAY more common in dice trays than the open table, particularly when there are multiple dice. They really can jam each other up against the sides. This is more common with d20s than probably any other die because of the relative smallness of the sides. I very rarely had issues, personally, in my GMing space at the table before I started using a dice tray. It's still not common, but it is considerably more frequent.
They also come up in situations with crowded gaming tables. Books, sodas, notebooks, etc. Again, not hugely common, but I see enough of it in those circumstances that I have no reason to question it when the problem comes up.
If you can't hit the table, you can't hit the orc.
I don't think I've ever seen anyone accidentally drop a die while rolling. It always happens when someone throws a die across the whole table and really should have known it happens.
And really, it's just a missed roll. The penalty is just a gesture of mild annoyance.
Huh. Just goes to show how experiences differ. Except for a handful of times when people were being purposefully obnoxious in high school or college, every single die that has ended up on the floor since then has been completely unintentional and not because the person was throwing dice recklessly.