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    Got any edible dice? If not, have you seen or heard of any?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin_Cook View Post
    Sorry for the delay ... I have been trying to reply for 2 days ... but the server keeps timing out

    Flying Buffalo makes Fumble / Critical Hit dice ... when you find yours ... send me a pic and I can tell you if they match my set
    Cool, I'll send you a pic when I fnd them (that might take a while, as I realize that my old AD&D stuff I got from my father is in North Carolina and I'm in Nebraska).

    Also, I asked before, but I think it got lost in the waves of questions; do defective dice count? I have a friend that has several d6's with extra or missing pips on some sides.
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    Any asymmetric dice with (theoretically) uniform distributions?
    Yes ... the Gamescience D5 and D7

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    Got any edible dice? If not, have you seen or heard of any?
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    Quote Originally Posted by WorthingSon View Post
    Cool, I'll send you a pic when I fnd them (that might take a while, as I realize that my old AD&D stuff I got from my father is in North Carolina and I'm in Nebraska).
    Thanks ... NE and NC ... 2 places near where I have lived/live ... I moved to CO from NC :)

    Also, I asked before, but I think it got lost in the waves of questions; do defective dice count? I have a friend that has several d6's with extra or missing pips on some sides.
    I count them ... but as you can see I dont take advantage of it

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    I have a pair of sterling silver d6s now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin_Cook View Post
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    You used Bleen, a completely fake number, but not Graham's Number?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fax_Celestis View Post
    I have a pair of sterling silver d6s now.
    Congrats ... got a pic? ... what size is it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gralamin View Post
    You used Bleen, a completely fake number, but not Graham's Number?
    Krikies ... I didnt even know of Grahams number ...

    Problem is ... had I used a G ... it would be confused with the "Big G" Universal Gravitational Constant
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    Graham's number is noted improbably on wikipedia, its usually a small g. I notice they use a small g in The final section.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin_Cook View Post
    Congrats ... got a pic? ... what size is it?
    Not yet. I'll post one when I do.

    Both dice are about a centimeter on a side. I don't know about their accuracy (weight is certainly a factor) because I don't know about internal consistency or the accuracy of the milling for the corners and sides.

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    Hey Kevin, have you got a die like this one? The pic reminded me of this thread, lol.

    If not, it seems to be available for sale. Pretty original idea, I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harr View Post
    Hey Kevin, have you got a die like this one? The pic reminded me of this thread, lol.

    If not, it seems to be available for sale. Pretty original idea, I think.
    WOW ... no ... I dont have one of these ... thanks for the link ... $45 for a d20 ... thats steep :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gralamin View Post
    I recently acquired a set of blue and black Dragon Dice from Q-workshop, And I've noticed that the d20's number arrangement is a bit odd.
    If you turn the die to see the 20 face, and start moving it one side left, you get the numbers 19, 18, 17, and 16. The 15 and following numbers do not follow the spindown pattern up top. Conversely, starting at 1 and turning to the right will yield 2, 3, 4, and 5.
    My Question is, Is this unusual, or just a style I've never encountered before?
    Sorry if this has been answered before but i believe, these aren't intended as D20 but rather as Life-Point-Counters for Magic (the trading card game).

    Since the numbers are next to one another you supposedly can easily count them up or down and it's easier to find each number.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lycar View Post
    Sorry if this has been answered before but i believe, these aren't intended as D20 but rather as Life-Point-Counters for Magic (the trading card game).

    Since the numbers are next to one another you supposedly can easily count them up or down and it's easier to find each number.
    They are intended as a D20 ... as well as a spindown
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    Sorry for the double post ... browser hickup
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    I recently played a board game called "Betrayal at the House on the Hill," and it had some rather interesting dice I didn't see on your site (though there are so many, I might have missed them).

    They're basically pipped d6s, but they only go up to 2. There are two blank faces for 0, two faces for 1, and two for 2, if I remember correctly. You can kind of see them in this picture.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rtg0922 View Post
    I recently played a board game called "Betrayal at the House on the Hill," and it had some rather interesting dice I didn't see on your site (though there are so many, I might have missed them).

    They're basically pipped d6s, but they only go up to 2. There are two blank faces for 0, two faces for 1, and two for 2, if I remember correctly. You can kind of see them in this picture.
    That one is a new one on me ... kind of a d3-1

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    Click on the Unknown Origin D20 above
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    I have a die, it is red with white spots. Is about 6"x6"x6" and the #1 side opens up like a large empty box. I use it to hold my other dice and stuff for DnD. Do you have anything like it and is it worth any money?

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    Kevin, when does the patent run out on the D4 Wedge die? Any hope we'll see these again?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sofaking View Post
    I have a die, it is red with white spots. Is about 6"x6"x6" and the #1 side opens up like a large empty box. I use it to hold my other dice and stuff for DnD. Do you have anything like it and is it worth any money?
    I think I have something similar

    THIS is a music box

    I think I paid about $10 for it

    Quote Originally Posted by Darrin View Post
    Kevin, when does the patent run out on the D4 Wedge die? Any hope we'll see these again?
    As I am not a patent attorney I cant say for certain ... but the patent was issued on 25 November 1997 << interesting ... 20 days after I started with Oracle >> ... I think patents last 15 years ... so there may be a little over 4 years left

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin_Cook View Post
    I think patents last 15 years ... so there may be a little over 4 years left
    I thought it was 10 (hence why I was asking about it now), but according to Wikipedia it's 20 years from the filing date, or 17 years from the issuing date, whichever is longer (assuming the patent holder doesn't file for an extension).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darrin View Post
    I thought it was 10 (hence why I was asking about it now), but according to Wikipedia it's 20 years from the filing date, or 17 years from the issuing date, whichever is longer (assuming the patent holder doesn't file for an extension).
    That is good to know

    Did you notice that the patent is owned by TSR ...

    I wonder if it is still under contention now

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    sorry .. hickup ... double posted for some reason
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    I don't see any pips on those chain dice... How do you read them?
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    Wow. Where did you get those?

    @Chronos: Note the brass rings that are facing up. There's one on the right die, and six on the left, so I presume that they're the "pips".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chronos View Post
    I don't see any pips on those chain dice... How do you read them?
    Inyssius is correct (see below) ... except they are copper rings

    Quote Originally Posted by Inyssius Tor View Post
    Wow. Where did you get those?

    @Chronos: Note the brass rings that are facing up. There's one on the right die, and six on the left, so I presume that they're the "pips".
    I got them on Ebay from the seller Lyncher2003

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    you have mentioned a few times that one dice or another whas presice enough to use for gaming. How presise is that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vegetalss4 View Post
    you have mentioned a few times that one dice or another whas presice enough to use for gaming. How presise is that?
    First ... we have to define gaming

    Gamers define gaming as RPG's ... Wargames etc ... usually played with polyhdral dice (the gaming term not the math term) and there are only a few sets of poly that are <NOT> precise enough for this type of gaming

    The casino gambling industry also has there definition of precise enough for table dice games ... In most places it is 1/5000th of an inch tolerance ... this is why the casino dice companies try hold their tolerances to 1/10000th of an inch

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