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efren almenglo
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Aren't dices regular decahedrons?
Sides of mine aren't same size
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Stephen Foulk
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The dice seem a little unusual, maybe slightly distorted, with the various icons on some of the sides but I hadn't noticed they were particularly varied in size... are you talking small margins or significant difference in sizes?
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efren almenglo
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foulksy wrote:
The dice seem a little unusual, maybe slightly distorted, with the various icons on some of the sides but I hadn't noticed they were particularly varied in size... are you talking small margins or significant difference in sizes?

Small margins. If you take the die with fingers aligning top point with low point then spin it slowly. You can see that isn't regular in all sides and how it gets chanfered (i.e to right if you take the blue die holding gremling in upper side)
Some sides have 1mm diference.
As we know miniatures production has test to discard failures on them... and some of this miniatures pass the controls.
My question is if any warranty dices are calibreted and balance by maker or if in dice factory's world those controls can be overlooked.
Anyways i'm fine at the moment with dice functioning
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David desJardins
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Almost all non-d6 plastic dice are highly irregular. Very hard and expensive to make them highly regular.
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DaviddesJ wrote:
Almost all non-d6 plastic dice are highly irregular. Very hard and expensive to make them highly regular.


I concur. The D6 that are used in casinos are often bought from the very few manufacturers that control the time of day, temperature, and humidity when each die is poured, in order to make them as uniform as possible.

A little irregularity in nonD6 would be normal. If you have a D20 that frequently rolls 20... hang on to that sucker forever!



 
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DeftTitan wrote:
The D6 that are used in casinos are often bought from the very few manufacturers that control the time of day, temperature, and humidity when each die is poured, in order to make them as uniform as possible.


Actually, precision dice are machined (cut) to the specified tolerances. They aren't cast in that form, at all. That's not very feasible.
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Makes sense.

It's been awhile since I looked into this. I just found this video.

I'm going semi-off topic here. But Mr. Zocchi here talking about how polyhedral dice have been made inaccurately for years has me geeking out a little.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?&v=MRzg_M8pQms

 
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