Re: [GZG] FT Light: threshold checks should be high!
From: "Ryan Fisk" <ryan.fisk@g...>
Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2008 09:11:24 -0600
Subject: Re: [GZG] FT Light: threshold checks should be high!
On Thu, Jul 24, 2008 at 5:57 AM, Hugh Fisher <email@example.com>
> Now, everyone either owns or has played someone
> who owns 'lucky' dice. The dice you can count
I've never understood "Dice Fetishism." I love dice, but really,
unless the sides are seriously rounded or the die is actually
weighted, the effect you mention effectively amounts to superstition,
cause if the die get 5% more 6s than 1s it _is_ a weighted die. And
yes, a lot of gamers are superstitious.
If someone brought a die to my table that did roll 5% more 6s than the
odds, i'd take a hammer to it (Malleus Randomizer). Dice are
imperfect, but the imperfections are a LOT less than 1% unless it's
been modified through use or ill-intent. (i.e. I better not see your
1980s plastic DnD dice on the table)
I actually aesthetically prefer roll high = good, so I like the change.
Someone I play with rolls all their dice at the table before the game
until they all show sixes... I tell them they just wasted all their
Which is complete hogwash, but I can have fun with their superstitions.
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