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Terry Clarke
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Does anyone know the name or company who make dice that's made of some sort of metal and can stand up on a corner. They come in a metal box.

Or can people suggest a good place to buy quality dice, not looking for cheap plastic rubbish got some already.
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Paladin has sets of metal dice in a tin box.No idea if they will stand up on a corner though.

https://paladinroleplaying.com/collections/solid-metal-dice-...
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gwen wrote:
Paladin has sets of metal dice in a tin box.No idea if they will stand up on a corner though.

https://paladinroleplaying.com/collections/solid-metal-dice-...

I had a look at link but they didn't have a lot to choose from. I'm looking for a set of precision dice that are perfectly balanced using exotic metals. Thanks for your suggestion anyway.
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If you're really looking for perfect balance, you'll probably have more luck with acetate than with metal.

Good luck with your search!
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The first manufacturer I thought of was Rix Dice. She balances the designs (using differential depth on the pips), and some have chamfered corners. I only own a sharp-cornered set, so I can't comment on whether the chamfered ones will stand on their corners.

Flytanium makes lovely titanium dice, and the ones I have stand on their corners. They're not balanced the way Rix Dice are, though. (They're no more or less balanced than most dice I own.)
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Sounds like the pitch for Gravity Dice
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ThePlav wrote:
Sounds like the pitch for Gravity Dice


Oh, good call! Those look like what the OP is thinking of, right down to the box.
 
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Yeah that is what I was thinking of. Do they only come as D6? That's all i've seen from a quick skim through. I'll dig deeper and see if a selection of different numbers are available. If not the ww2 D6 lookcool
 
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E Decker wrote:
If you're really looking for perfect balance, you'll probably have more luck with acetate than with metal.

Good luck with your search!
Thanks for your input i'd never of thought of acetate
 
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http://www.zontikgames.com/accessories/where/type/precision-...

These backgammon acetate precision dice are amazing! I have a couple pairs in different colors. They roll great and fair.
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[q="sixthecat"]http://www.zontikgames.com/accessories/where/type/precision-...

These backgammon acetate precision dice are amazing! I have a couple pairs in different colors. They roll great and fair.[/q ] The Swarovski Crystal Dice set in black alligator case look good whistle
 
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Raver84 wrote:
sixthecat wrote:
http://www.zontikgames.com/accessories/where/type/precision-...

These backgammon acetate precision dice are amazing! I have a couple pairs in different colors. They roll great and fair.
The Swarovski Crystal Dice set in black alligator case look good whistle


Yeah, they have some insane things there. The precision dice though are excellent rollers. One gamer I played with, who cheated his rolls got pretty pissed at these dice.

Hence, why I got them. laugh
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sixthecat wrote:
Raver84 wrote:
sixthecat wrote:
http://www.zontikgames.com/accessories/where/type/precision-...

These backgammon acetate precision dice are amazing! I have a couple pairs in different colors. They roll great and fair.
The Swarovski Crystal Dice set in black alligator case look good whistle


Yeah, they have some insane things there. The precision dice though are excellent rollers. One gamer I played with, who cheated his rolls got pretty pissed at these dice.

Hence, why I got them. laugh

HaHa, that's funny. I'm primarily getting them for a couple of solo games I have because the dice I got seem to roll the same numbers more than they should. The Field Commander Rommel Deluxe dice must be poorly made. They 9 times out of ten role im my favour. Its nice to win but winning all the time gets boring. I tried another set of dic out of the Warfighter ww2 game and they roll really bad ime. Not to sure if DVG dice are just poorly made.

Was the cheater using loaded dice I assume? After reading a bit about dice making I was surprised what people can do to them to make the odd stack in their favour.
 
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Raver84 wrote:
sixthecat wrote:
Raver84 wrote:
sixthecat wrote:
http://www.zontikgames.com/accessories/where/type/precision-...

These backgammon acetate precision dice are amazing! I have a couple pairs in different colors. They roll great and fair.
The Swarovski Crystal Dice set in black alligator case look good whistle


Yeah, they have some insane things there. The precision dice though are excellent rollers. One gamer I played with, who cheated his rolls got pretty pissed at these dice.

Hence, why I got them. laugh

HaHa, that's funny. I'm primarily getting them for a couple of solo games I have because the dice I got seem to roll the same numbers more than they should. The Field Commander Rommel Deluxe dice must be poorly made. They 9 times out of ten role im my favour. Its nice to win but winning all the time gets boring. I tried another set of dic out of the Warfighter ww2 game and they roll really bad ime. Not to sure if DVG dice are just poorly made.

Was the cheater using loaded dice I assume? After reading a bit about dice making I was surprised what people can do to them to make the odd stack in their favour.


The dice for Relic were a bit off. After I got the precision dice, he couldn't get the endless 6's he got before.

With standard pipped dice, I can make more favorable rolls by putting enough mojo into the rolls.

There's a certain technique, but it's something you only notice and pick-up after rolling thousands of times.

That's another reason I got them. Knowing how to roll in your favor takes fun away from the games. I prefer dice results to be truly random. Rather than trying to get the right spin, just letting them roll is mroe fun.
 
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I have a set of metal dice from UltraPro called precision gravity dice that you can get to balance on the corner. Make sure you get the square cornered version.

However, the ones that are the most balanced that I own are a set of Casino dice (https://www.kardwell.com/casino-quality-dice.html). They only sell to the public dice over runs and you do not get a choice of color. They have serial numbers. My company was doing work for the company I linked to and someone there showed us how they can spin their dice like a top compared to other dice. Because of my interest in board game games and the extra long hours I had worked, the sponsor of the project gave me a dozen sets off the manufacturing line.

This is a good article about balanced dice

here
https://www.dakkadakka.com/wiki/en/That's_How_I_Roll_-_A_Scientific_Analysis_of_Dice

and here
http://deltasdnd.blogspot.com/2009/02/testing-balanced-die.h...

IMHO, D6 unless totally crap are probably good enough for gaming provided they get some good entropy when rolled like via a dice tower.

It is D20 and D30 that suck the most because of the their odd shape will have the biggest issue with getting balanced rolls which is why many choose to get http://www.gamescience.com/ dice.

For those just curious, check out these dice and have fun with these
https://mathsgear.co.uk/collections/dice

Good Luck in your search, but I would not stress too much.

I will add that while nothing beats the feel of dice if you want something truly random and properly distributed then there are websites that will dice roll for you.
 
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turbocooler wrote:


I will add that while nothing beats the feel of dice if you want something truly random and properly distributed then there are websites that will dice roll for you.


Computers actually have a real hard time generating random numbers. There are lots of articles on it. Totally trust some dice more than RNG's.
 
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sixthecat wrote:
turbocooler wrote:


I will add that while nothing beats the feel of dice if you want something truly random and properly distributed then there are websites that will dice roll for you.


Computers actually have a real hard time generating random numbers. There are lots of articles on it. Totally trust some dice more than RNG's.


It depends on how old the computer and how the RNG is implemented. More modern computers have chips that will produce a better RNG provided the compiler takes advantage of that chip and the motherboard has it installed. The RNG is part of hardware based encryption and RNG is key to encryption algorithms. Many websites that generate RNG use factors like the wind, the UV index, and about a dozen other white noise variables which have a high entropy that will give you a better RNG. At the end, a D6 has only so many combos and even distribution is theory over a large number of permutations. There exists chips called quantum random number generator (QRNG) and if I wanted a long drawn out discussion I would, but I am not going to. Basically, provided I had the want and energy I would challenge the dice vs computer theory.

The point I am trying to make is provided the correct RNG method is used, it would be better than a dice roll.

Use whatever makes you happy.
 
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