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14th-Nov-2003 02:58 pm
Pirate Bug
Okay. This is gonna be x-posted in a billion and a half gaming communities, but eh.. you'll get over it. I need advice!!

Lots of people in my gaming group have these little things that they go through to get their dice ready. Tiffany puts them in her bra. Jim shakes them steadily for about five minutes before we play. Mike's are with him always.. and yes, I mean always, so they don't feel "neglected". Jess claims to bathe his dice in the blood of a virgin, but I'm a little unsure about that one. Anyway, they all have this ritual, and sure enough.. their dice roll wonderfully. If its Champions we're playing, their d6's roll low.. whereas the same dice will roll super high in Dragonlance. I don't get it. I have one whole dice that always does what I want it to do, and thats a d20... which I only use in D&D games. Meanwhile, in my Champions game, I roll either right on 11 (the lucky number) or higher. Means half the time I don't have a chance. But the same d6's will roll super low when I need them to be high in D&D. I don't get it!!

Anyway, the point of this post is to ask all of you if there is some ritual you go through.. some quirk, some special knowledge, anything that can let me know what you do to ensure that you get the perfect roll.
14th-Nov-2003 01:18 pm (UTC)
No advice for rituals, never had one myself.

My key thing is to keep with a dice, even if it's being unlucky for weeks on end. I have better rolls if I continue using the same dice than if I change because I'm rolling badly.

One of the things we've always had, is a different set of dice for each character we play. I don't actually believe this, but we always said it was unlucky to use dice for the wrong character, and would rarely lend dice to others if they were for someone specific.
14th-Nov-2003 02:09 pm (UTC) - The singular of 'dice' is 'die'
My trick to to prime them, by turning them to the highest number while I'm not using them, so's they know where they're supposed to be. Although I imagine Tiffany's method is effective as well.
15th-Nov-2003 12:31 am (UTC) - Re: The singular of 'dice' is 'die'
Yeah. I've done that too. (The highest number thing, *not* the Tiffany thing).
14th-Nov-2003 02:22 pm (UTC)
LOL..I agree with the other person..so long as you got to see Tiffany and her ritual..then wow...thats a good gaming session. I used to turn them to the highest number..in an effort to train them. Reality set in though..they will roll random, unless they are loaded.
So do what ever ritual you want to do for them...I mean hell they are your dice..if it makes you feel better then do it...Id ask tiffany if she has any room for you or your dice...
14th-Nov-2003 02:29 pm (UTC)
I used to blow on them, but got bored of that. Now I just pick them up and shake them a little then drop 'em.

bathe the dice in the blood of a virgin?? someone needs therapy. :)
14th-Nov-2003 03:46 pm (UTC)
I stick to the tried and true method of weighting them.
14th-Nov-2003 06:13 pm (UTC) - Dice Karma
We've got a big bag o' dice. It must have a couple hundred dice in there. I just pick a new set every time I sit down to play.

14th-Nov-2003 06:53 pm (UTC) - Re: Dice Karma
Every time a die gives me a few bad rolls consecutively, I like to switch it out.
14th-Nov-2003 07:56 pm (UTC)
Roll all the dice in the bag,eliminatinghte lowest ones. Keep repeating until I have one die left, the one that is rollinghigh that day. If it kills my character or other wise screws me up, do it all again.
15th-Nov-2003 06:50 pm (UTC)
I gotta say it...the first thing that leaped into my head when I read your post is that if your friend Jess really washes his dice in virgin's blood...well...I hope he doesn't play D&D that often, or he's likely to run out of blood. :)
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