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    Do you have any dice that do not have an equal chance of generating any number shown? By that I mean, a dice where one or more sides are larger or otherwise altered so that some numbers are more likely to show up then others? Perhaps something like a cuboctahedron?

    Also, do all your dice have numbers/symbols on them, or do you have anything like this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackMage8217 View Post
    By crystalline I actually mean crystalline. Made of crystal. Fluorite, Pyrite, Quartz, etc.
    Most of my STONE DICE are carved from stone that is crystalline in nature

    Quote Originally Posted by Galathir View Post
    Do you have any dice that do not have an equal chance of generating any number shown? By that I mean, a dice where one or more sides are larger or otherwise altered so that some numbers are more likely to show up then others? Perhaps something like a cuboctahedron?
    I have several like you describe ... DICE SHAPES PAGE

    Also, do all your dice have numbers/symbols on them, or do you have anything like this?
    I have this set ... from PEDAGOGUERY SOFTWARE (PEDA.COM)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin_Cook View Post
    Most of my STONE DICE are carved from stone that is crystalline in nature


    I have several like you describe ... DICE SHAPES PAGE


    I have this set ... from PEDAGOGUERY SOFTWARE (PEDA.COM)
    Where did you acquire your crystalline stone dice. I'm looking to buy some.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackMage8217 View Post
    Where did you acquire your crystalline stone dice. I'm looking to buy some.
    It depends on which ones are are looking for ... in general ... each photo's name (on my site) contains the name of the manufacturer ... and if possible ... a description of the material

    For example:

    STONE_D6_OCONEE_MINERALS_AGATE_LEOPARD_01.jpg

    Are Leopard Agate D6's from Oconee Minerals in Georgia (US)
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    I have no other reason to post than this is a pic I think you will appreciate.



    and a set of dice for you to lust over

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    Very Cool to both ... I wonder the original source of the first pic ... I wonder if it is real ... or is just virtual

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    Default January 2009 Highlights

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



    Click on the above Ace Precision R & D ... Biohazard Die above
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    I STILL have almost competed all the sets of MTG Spindowns
    and am still offering bonuses for both trades and sales (no new ones this month ) ...

    HERE is what I have / need ... just 5 left
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    Click on the above Wizards of the Coast Planeswalker Spindown above
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    I STILL have almost competed all the sets of MTG Spindowns
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    HERE is what I have / need ... just 5 left

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    Have you ever taken a bath in your dice, as Uncle Scrooge in money?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cicciograna View Post
    Have you ever taken a bath in your dice, as Uncle Scrooge in money?
    No ... but I have had requests from others to be allowed to do it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin_Cook View Post
    No ... but I have had requests from others to be allowed to do it
    there are some odd fetishes out there... did they offer to pay?
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    You mentioned you own a Mammoth Ivory die... where the heck did you get that?!!!

    Do you have any dice made from bones? "The Bones" being a common euphamism for dice and the fact that bone used to be a common crafting material for dice before the invention of plastics, I'd think it would be something you'd seek for your collection.

    Also, what is your favorite sort of dice bag? or do you have some preferred method besides bags for transporting dice?

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    Quote Originally Posted by xPANCAKEx View Post
    there are some odd fetishes out there... did they offer to pay?
    I dont think they offered money ... wouldnt matter if they did ... as there is no amount of money that could get me to do this ... as I would have to reinventory 26000+ dice afterward

    Quote Originally Posted by Izmir Stinger View Post
    You mentioned you own a Mammoth Ivory die... where the heck did you get that?!!!
    Crystal Caste had them for a limited edition several years ago

    Do you have any dice made from bones? "The Bones" being a common euphamism for dice and the fact that bone used to be a common crafting material for dice before the invention of plastics, I'd think it would be something you'd seek for your collection.
    Yes ... many ... I even have a theme devoted to them

    Also, what is your favorite sort of dice bag? or do you have some preferred method besides bags for transporting dice?
    Truth ... I dont get much time to game anymore ... so I dont transport dice much ...

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    Default March 2009 Highlights

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    Click on the above d12 from the Q-Workshop 2008 Dice Design Contest winning SteamPunk set
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    I STILL have almost competed all the sets of MTG Spindowns
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    HERE is what I have / need ... just 3 left
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    Anyone seen a yes-no-maybe dice? I even looked on eBay.
    Thanks, Madeline
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    Quote Originally Posted by coffeeswirlz View Post
    Anyone seen a yes-no-maybe dice? I even looked on eBay.
    Madeline

    I have only seen one set (in 32+ years of collecting) that are only YES-NO-Maybe ... there are several manufacturers that make dice with other sayings as well as yes-no-maybe

    Your best bet is to have them custom made .. by someone like CHESSEX ... they will cost something like $6 a die ... and you may have to purchase several at once


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    Click on the Seaport Stainless pair above
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    I STILL have almost competed all the sets of MTG Spindowns
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    I was at dinner with a professor the other night... His 10-year-old daughter spent the entire evening rolling a die repeatedly, and recording the rolls. She wanted to test whether the die was statistically fair.

    And yes, this was her idea, not a school assignment or anything. She's shaping up to be quite the nerd.
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    I noticed this when I followed your link:
    ITS OFFICIAL ... GameScience is now owned by GameStaion.net. I hear great rumors about the future
    Would you mind elaborating a bit? If there's Good News, I'd like to hear it
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    Speaking of testing dice, if you were to want to test a die by rolling it repeatedly and recording the results, how many rolls would you suggest? Are there any "home-methods" that are better for testing the fairness of dice?
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    If something horrifying was to happen to your collection (like, say, thousands of them somehow got badly damage/went missing/utterly destroyed), would you go on a mass murdering spree, killing people by throwing razor-sharp D4's and such at people? The headline for that would crack me up.

    But in all seriousness, what die is most popular amongst people viewing your collection?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vizen View Post
    If something horrifying was to happen to your collection (like, say, thousands of them somehow got badly damage/went missing/utterly destroyed), would you go on a mass murdering spree, killing people by throwing razor-sharp D4's and such at people?
    This gives me another idea. Which die would you use to go rampaging? Would you resort to an elegant, lightweight solution, like the aforementioned razor-sharp d4, or the massive bulk of, say, an Iron d20, or and Adamantium Returning Flaming Burst d120 + 2 ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chronos View Post
    I was at dinner with a professor the other night... His 10-year-old daughter spent the entire evening rolling a die repeatedly, and recording the rolls. She wanted to test whether the die was statistically fair.

    And yes, this was her idea, not a school assignment or anything. She's shaping up to be quite the nerd.
    LOL .. we have to start em early :)

    Quote Originally Posted by Oracle_Hunter View Post
    I noticed this when I followed your link:

    Would you mind elaborating a bit? If there's Good News, I'd like to hear it
    As everyone knows .. we lost Gary Gygax last year ... and just recenlty lost Dave Arneson

    Louis Zocchi ... the founder of GameScience (and Master Magician / Ventriloquist) is a contemporary of theirs in the game design and dice business

    Lou is actually older than both Gary and Dave were ... but seems to be a good bit more active

    He still drives himself halfway across the country for conventions ... and does his own setup and breakdowns of this booth

    I cannot say what Lou's real motivation was for selling ... but from speaking to him over the years ... he wants to game ... rather than 'man the booth' ... so I expect we will be seeing him at conventions for several more years

    Aaron Witten ... GameStation.net President ... is a friend of mine ... I know his family ... and I know (pretty well) his motivations ... I think GameSciece has a great future ... He knows that I will be watching to see that the Lou Zocchi Legacy is not tarnished :)


    Quote Originally Posted by Dogmantra View Post
    Speaking of testing dice, if you were to want to test a die by rolling it repeatedly and recording the results, how many rolls would you suggest? Are there any "home-methods" that are better for testing the fairness of dice?
    To be statistically accurate ... I believe that the number of rolls depends on the degrees of freedom of the die ... a D6 has 6 degrees ... and so a d100 would require many more rolls than a d2 (a coin) would

    As to number per die type ... I believe there are some maths papers on this subject ... so I do not want to state an inaccurate opinion

    As to a home method ... I would think that a dice tower would be manditor ... and differing suraces onto which the die should be tested ... ie wood ... glass ... felt etc


    Quote Originally Posted by Vizen View Post
    If something horrifying was to happen to your collection (like, say, thousands of them somehow got badly damage/went missing/utterly destroyed), would you go on a mass murdering spree, killing people by throwing razor-sharp D4's and such at people?
    no .. I would not :P

    But in all seriousness, what die is most popular amongst people viewing your collection?
    Ya know ... I cant really say for certain ... as the site stats dont drill down to individual pictures

    BUT ... from a google search on pages with links to DICECOLLECTOR.COM domain ... the D120 (Design inspired by Topher Kersting) seems to be the most linked to picture


    Quote Originally Posted by Cicciograna View Post
    This gives me another idea. Which die would you use to go rampaging? Would you resort to an elegant, lightweight solution, like the aforementioned razor-sharp d4, or the massive bulk of, say, an Iron d20, or and Adamantium Returning Flaming Burst d120 + 2 ?
    Hypothetically speaking ... if I were to choose a die that could inflict the most amount of damage ... if thrown or used as a maul/cudgel ... I would choose the JETCO USA solid copper d6 ... although it is not the most massive die that I own (that would be one of the stone dice) ... it would be durable as well as compact and dense
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin_Cook View Post
    Not hard at all ... CLICK HERE
    I know this is really late, and really stupid.

    But link doesn't work.

    Which i find hysterically funny.

    The ultimate stupid question here:

    Do you actually USE your dice?
    Like your obscure d120's and stuff like that, and i don't mean just for test purposes, i mean actual use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dixieboy View Post
    I know this is really late, and really stupid.

    But link doesn't work.

    Which i find hysterically funny.
    Well ... it has been 16 months ... and since then Gamestation became a Amazon.com premium vendor ... HERE is the new link

    The ultimate stupid question here:

    Do you actually USE your dice?
    Like your obscure d120's and stuff like that, and i don't mean just for test purposes, i mean actual use.
    Well ... with nearly 27000 dice ... It really would not be possible to use them all ... but I do use some of the dice in the collection

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    Have you ever used your die as building blocks? I could imagine a very bored person with many duplicates of the same die to build them into larger and larger shapes (I was thinking of a D4 Pyramid...)

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    d4s don't tesselate in 3D. Neither do d8s, and I don't think d10s, 12s or 20s do either. So no d4 pyramids or octahedrons of d8s. (Or I so would have done it ages ago)

    Only d6s would really be workable for it I'd think, most others seem that they'd be too unstable on a large scale.

    ...This thread reminds me that I lost count of my dice and need to re-do it before it gets out of hand. And do a count without the duplicates. (Which raises the question of whether to count the blue-toned d8s in this bag o' purple d8s as different from the ones that are actually purple...) Eh, nothing better to do.

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    (Edit: 892. Without duplicates, 449, not counting the blue d8 variant as distinct or the massively deformed but otherwise duplicate d20. Almost twice as many d6s(292) as the second highest die, d4s(153), d6s most unique(108), though d10s bring a close second(92). Too many dice I had to get in a pack of 100, heh. At least 99 spare d4s makes for great makeshift caltrops...)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nai_Calus View Post
    d4s don't tesselate in 3D. Neither do d8s, and I don't think d10s, 12s or 20s do either. So no d4 pyramids or octahedrons of d8s. (Or I so would have done it ages ago)
    Right ... I know they do almost combine to form a disk like object ... but a pyramid is right out ... as a pyramid is 5 sided

    Only d6s would really be workable for it I'd think, most others seem that they'd be too unstable on a large scale.
    Right ... and to answer the original question ... I do it all the time ... matter of fact .. I am considering purchasing d6's in bulk from GameStation ... and then gluing them together to make things ...

    I am also a woodturner ... so I was thinking of making some real 'dice cups'


    ...This thread reminds me that I lost count of my dice and need to re-do it before it gets out of hand. And do a count without the duplicates. (Which raises the question of whether to count the blue-toned d8s in this bag o' purple d8s as different from the ones that are actually purple...) Eh, nothing better to do.

    It's all your fault, Kevin!
    LOL ... and Dr Alexander Simkin got me started on it :)

    (Edit: 892. Without duplicates, 449, not counting the blue d8 variant as distinct or the massively deformed but otherwise duplicate d20. Almost twice as many d6s(292) as the second highest die, d4s(153), d6s most unique(108), though d10s bring a close second(92). Too many dice I had to get in a pack of 100, heh. At least 99 spare d4s makes for great makeshift caltrops...)
    Quite respectable

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    Does anyone besides me ... have / collect the
    20 sided 'spindown counters' from MTG Fat Packs?

    I know there have to be others ... as I see them sell on ebay ... I just cant find anyone who will admit to it ... other than those that I have inspired to start collecting them
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    For the record, you can tesselate a combination of d8s and d4s (you'll need to have twice as many d4s as d8s, and of course their faces have to be the same size). You can also tesselate rhombic dodecahedra, which can be used as d12s, but pentagonal dodecahedron d12s are much more common.
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