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    If you don't want to use it as a phone, you can just get an iPod Touch. It's the same thing, just without the phone. It looks like the 8 GB version (which would be plenty, if this is all you're using it for) is around $200.
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    I have some questions. Back in the mid-to-late 90's, one of the (at the time) big dice manufacturing companies made a set of Magic: the Gathering dice. There was a pair for each color (Black, Blue, Green, Red, and White), that consisted of two 10 sided dice - a d10 (0-9) and a d-"tens" (00-90).

    The dice were "pearlescent" (If I remember the term correctly), and instead of the "0" and "00", it had that color's mana symbol. I think it was possible to buy just a single color pair, but the set of ten dice I bought (a set of each color) came in a dice tube.

    I don't have pictures of these dice with me right now, but after I get home (and figure out how to attach an image here), I can let everybody see what they look like.

    On to my questions: Which company made these dice? Where can I find a full set now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chronos View Post
    If you don't want to use it as a phone, you can just get an iPod Touch. It's the same thing, just without the phone. It looks like the 8 GB version (which would be plenty, if this is all you're using it for) is around $200.
    Thanks Chronos ... Am I correct to assume it can download programs from itunes apps and has an accelerometer?

    Quote Originally Posted by SteveZilla View Post
    I have some questions. Back in the mid-to-late 90's, one of the (at the time) big dice manufacturing companies made a set of Magic: the Gathering dice. There was a pair for each color (Black, Blue, Green, Red, and White), that consisted of two 10 sided dice - a d10 (0-9) and a d-"tens" (00-90).

    The dice were "pearlescent" (If I remember the term correctly), and instead of the "0" and "00", it had that color's mana symbol. I think it was possible to buy just a single color pair, but the set of ten dice I bought (a set of each color) came in a dice tube.

    I don't have pictures of these dice with me right now, but after I get home (and figure out how to attach an image here), I can let everybody see what they look like.

    On to my questions: Which company made these dice? Where can I find a full set now?
    I beleve you mean THESE dice?

    Those were very obscure and were not made by any of the major dice companies that I know of ... As I understand it ... back in the mid 80s when MTG was first released ... the company that made these did so without the permissions of WOTC ... and were ether sued out of existance ... or were given cease and desist order ... and were not allowed to sell the remaining stock ...

    So to answer your question ... these are very rare ... and cannot be purchased in the US ...

    If anyone can contradict this ... please do ... as I would like to have extras for trade :)

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    Earlier a 20 sided die was mentioned with all the of high numbers surrounding the twenty, then the post said you just hav eto aim for the twenty and you are set (IIRC), how the devil are you supposed to aim a roll?
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    It's really difficult; I doubt I could ever do it and get a 20 more than 5% of the time, but dice with all of the high numbers by 20 would be a lot easier to get good rolls on if you could aim it even partially.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrizztFan24 View Post
    Earlier a 20 sided die was mentioned with all the of high numbers surrounding the twenty, then the post said you just hav eto aim for the twenty and you are set (IIRC), how the devil are you supposed to aim a roll?
    Dice Sharps have been 'rolling with English' (not sure of the origination of this term but likely it is something between the French and English) ... FMArthur is correct it is more difficult the more sides you add ... but I have seen it done with the 'spindown' style d20 that are you referring to

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    About this set
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    and it includes a die with colours as the faces, if I can pursuade her she's grown out of it would you want it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charity View Post
    .. it includes a die with colours as the faces, if I can pursuade her she's grown out of it would you want it?
    I may already have the die ... can you show me a picture?

    Or give me a better description?

    What is it made of?

    What size is it?

    What colors are on it?

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Thurbane View Post
    I have a question, probably asked before, but...do you have many dice with an odd number of sides?

    I have 93 dice with an odd number of sides ... these range from D3 to d15


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    Do you have any fudge dice(d6 dice with a - side a blank side and a + side)?

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    Is an 100 sided die really just a circle? or are the sides a bit more defined?

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    You're one of a kind Kevin, one of a kind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tahu88810 View Post
    Is an 100 sided die really just a circle? or are the sides a bit more defined?
    Oh, I know this one! I'm not Kevin, so I hope he doesn't mind if jack this question...

    The d100, "affectionately" called the Golf Ball, is a sphere with little nubs on the outside, so that it actually counts as having sides. I myself own only one, but I believe Kevin owns quite a few, and my have posted a picture or two of them in this very thread.
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    I believe they're called Zocchihedrons, although that's more of a brand name than the actual geometric shape.
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    Hey, Kevin, I don't remember mentioning this before, but I think I've seen some dice that I don't recall seeing on your site. I haven't used 'em in a while, but from what I remember they'r six-sided dice that have two blank sides, two 1s, and two 2s. My friend has a board game called "Betrayal at House on the Hill" that's put out by Avalon Hill (I think - I know it's some WotC-run company). Just a heads-up, in case you don't have any.

    EDIT: Nevermind, I looked back through the thread again and did indeed find that I'd mentioned them HERE. Carry on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knaight View Post
    Do you have any fudge dice(d6 dice with a - side a blank side and a + side)?
    Yes ... I have several sets of Fudge dice

    Q-Workshop makes the best ones I have seen to date (search for FUDGE)

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    Quote Originally Posted by tahu88810 View Post
    Is an 100 sided die really just a circle? or are the sides a bit more defined?
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    Oh, I know this one! I'm not Kevin, so I hope he doesn't mind if jack this question...

    The d100, "affectionately" called the Golf Ball, is a sphere with little nubs on the outside, so that it actually counts as having sides. I myself own only one, but I believe Kevin owns quite a few, and my have posted a picture or two of them in this very thread.
    No worries ... even I don't know everything about dice

    DM's answer is correct but I would like to add a bit

    The sides on the D100 are circular and all have the same surface area ... and are as close to as possible equally space over the sphere

    THIS PICTURE probably best illustrates what we are speaking about

    Quote Originally Posted by jcsw View Post
    I believe they're called Zocchihedrons, although that's more of a brand name than the actual geometric shape.
    Correct ... There is no proper mathmatical term for a 100 sided sided die (to my knowledge)
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    So how does Guinness define a die that counts? I mean, I see you have paper self-created ones. You mentioned that duplicates do not count. And I saw a picture of what reminds me of a dreidel - is that a spin-style die? (http://www.dicecollector.com/D06_SPI...1_BKTRADE.jpg) I seem to recall that I saw you mention that you have to be able to roll it - thus those tap to "roll" electronic ones did not count. Does the music box you showed count? Or things like jewelry - earrings, keychains, pendants and such?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Liriel View Post
    So how does Guinness define a die that counts
    Guinness doesn't count them ... the record holder and witnesses do
    I mean, I see you have paper self-created ones.
    Yep
    You mentioned that duplicates do not count.
    Dice in sets can have duplicates ... for instance ... poker dice have 5 dice ... Pairs of pipped D6's count (otherwise it would be a die collection) ...
    And I saw a picture of what reminds me of a dreidel - is that a spin-style die? (http://www.dicecollector.com/D06_SPI...01_BKTRADE.jpg)
    Yes ... I count them as dice as they are cast ... rolled ... or spun ... freely (versus a fixed spinner like in the game of LIFE)
    I seem to recall that I saw you mention that you have to be able to roll it - thus those tap to "roll" electronic ones did not count.
    Roll ... Cast ... Toss .. Spin
    Does the music box you showed count? Or things like jewelry - earrings, keychains, pendants and such?
    Some of them could ... I would not count the music box because it would open if it ever were rolled ... whereas I do count THIS ONE as it can be rolled without a chance of it opening

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    Are there any RPG systems that focus on d12s or d24s?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoplite View Post
    Are there any RPG systems that focus on d12s or d24s?
    None that I know of ... especially as the D24 is so new
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    Holy crap, Kevin got onto Cracked.

    Though I'm not entirely sure that it's something to be proud of.

    At least you're cooler than the Insane Pikachu Woman.

    EDIT: And the Boxed Transformer Fooled-By-A-Five-Year-Old Lady.

    EDIT2: And the Supersoaker guy.

    EDIT3: And the Psychotic Barbie Lady.

    EDIT4: The Star Wars thing is kinda cool, though.

    EDIT5: And some of the videogame stuff is neat.
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    Thanks BW ...

    The funny thing is ... with the exception of the Barbie and Super Soaker collections ... I have dice that would be applicable to the other collections :)

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



    Click on the Q-Workshop Earth Dawn set 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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    Wow, those look really ornate. Certainly nice-looking dice.

    Heh, I was going to link to the video in the "dice manufacturing" thread from yesterday, thinking you might be the most interested in it, and it took me a few moments to realize that you must already know every bit of information presented there anyway.
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    Man, I love this thread.

    So, what are your "fairest" sense of physical dice? Obviously not counting electronic ones.

    EDIT:
    I'd like to know for a full D&D set, and also for your single "fairest" die of any side count.
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    A few questions. Most of which aren't really related to dice other than the fact you have a horde of em.

    1. Speaking of hordes, have you ever been tempted to sleep on em like a dragon?
    2. If not Scrooge McDuck swimming style?
    3. Lastly a dice throne to honor the amazingly large amount of dice?

    (razor sharp AD&D dice not included)

    Anyway...
    How much does said collection weigh, not including packing? (or you if you do feel like dice-dipping)

    Have you ever found a reason to roll your d120? If so was it off of a chart you made 120 options for?

    Sorry if it is on your website, but it is blocked at work, what is the average value per die in your collection?

    I know you rarely game anymore, but when you do will people bother to bring dice? In other words, do your friends assume you got thier back as far as needing dice go?

    Are you as paranoid as some gamers about people touching your dice?

    What is the highest "dice tower" you have acheived, using what kind of materials in the dice, along with sides? (dice tower being....stacking dice...hope I wasn't too obvious.) I've decided after this question my right to ask such things should be revoked.

    Thanks for your time.

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    On a random note, have you ever pried out the dice in a game of Sorry to add to your collection? And when you see dice you don't have do you walk up to their owners and offer to purchase the dice? (That last one is obviously a yes in the case of dice sellers and flea markets and such, but I mean just random people you see rolling dice)
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    When I moved into my new house this fall there was a lot of cleaning to do. One of the things I discovered was a die I don't understand.

    It is a normal 6 sided cube shape but the sides are marked according to the scheme of n^2... 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, and 64. I have no idea where this is from/what it's intended for or why you'd want a distribution weighted like that. Can you explain?

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    assuming these haven't already been asked/answered:

    how do sets like dragon bones dice factor into it all (each set with apparently unique colouring)

    apart from your meteorite dice, what other "odd materials" do you have in your collection?

    whats the oddest dice rolling aid you own?

    would you like to be buried in a dice shaped coffin? If so, how many sides would you like it to have? And would be the one to roll you into your grave? Would you be open to determining what kind of wake is held by the result of said dice roll?

    and one last morbid question: will you donate your bones to a dice maker after you pass, for dice creation material?

    have you given any of your dice pet names?

    are there any dice you won't play with because they're just too pretty and you don't want them getting marked up?

    what piece in your collection holds the most sentimental value?


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    and also - are there any dice you would object to collecting (morally/personally etc)?
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