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Subject: Are the engraved dice unbalanced? rss

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Rob Rob
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I'm asking this question in a couple of forums.

Recently I saw a comment in the Hostage Negotiator forums suggesting the engraved dice may give disproportionate results. Another post on the topic analyzing 100 rolls of all six dice seemed to disprove that. It showed a relatively even distribution with just a minor deviation in favor of the fifth die face.

I know it can "feel" like dice are against you in any game but has anyone tried an empirical experiment with the dice in this game?
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Kevin Jackson
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I tested my die in salt water and it was balanced. The way you test it is with warm water and a bunch of salt added until the die will float. Then hit the die to rotate it. If the same number floats to the top then its unbalanced.
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Michael Weber
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Well, I guess that engraved dice ARE unbalanced, just the same as any engraved pipped die is - that's why they do not use engraved dice in casinos.

I say: let them be unbalanced - I love my engraved dice! I could not care less...
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Krawhitham B
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Any dice can be unbalanced due to manufacturing tolerances. Using the salt water test described by Kevin will let you check.
 
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Aaron White
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I tried the salt water test, but the die came up 0 every time. I had the Genestealer cards on the table, so tried putting them away and then somehow the die rolled normally. Need to do more testing.

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Matteo B.
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All right. Then, fine. The title is "Cheese Song". Eh-hem. Hn... Here I go:
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Rook96 wrote:
I tried the salt water test, but the die came up 0 every time. I had the Genestealer cards on the table, so tried putting them away and then somehow the die rolled normally. Need to do more testing.



I tried this experiment with a Brood Lord card instead of a "normal" Genestealer, but the die came up with a random number between -1 and 4.
The mystery deepens... surprise
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Joke Meister
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Kintarouji wrote:
Rook96 wrote:
I tried the salt water test, but the die came up 0 every time. I had the Genestealer cards on the table, so tried putting them away and then somehow the die rolled normally. Need to do more testing.



I tried this experiment with a Brood Lord card instead of a "normal" Genestealer, but the die came up with a random number between -1 and 4.
The mystery deepens... surprise


It's no mystery. I've always said that red die is sentient and evil!
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Chris D
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The red die is perfectly balanced to roll 0 90% of the time, and about 99% when you need to absolutely roll anything than 0...
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