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Subject: [POLL] Dice part deux rss

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David C
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As per the course, one poll begats more questions.

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/421658

In this case, I came up with a bunch more dice questions:
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1. Preferred dice material
Plastic
Wood
Authentic bone
Metal (steel, titanium, aluminum, pewter)
Hematite/stone (rock needing to be carved)
2. Edges of the dice
Very beveled (typically only applies in 6-siders)
regular beveled (typical rock-tumbler)
casino sharp (no beveling)
3. How long is too long for a roll?
stuck in the dicetower
0.5 seconds
1 second
2 seconds
4 seconds
10 seconds
15 seconds
4. How long is too short for a roll?
I don't worry about this when I use a dicetower.
Dice towers are often inadequate to produce a good roll.
"the drop" with no bounce
"the drop" with a bounce
1 second
2 seconds
3 seconds
10 seconds
5. These questions use local currencies. I know there are different values, but the dollar amounts typically remain within a threshold of magnitude relative to eachother. That is, a pound sterling may be worth two US dollars, but a 1/4 pounder (or royale with cheese, as your country may be) costs 3 pounds or three dollars. All are generically rounded
  1 5 7 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 60 70 80 90 100 100+
Most you've paid for a set of D&D numbered (D4, D6, D8, D10, D12, D20) dice?
Most you've paid for a number of 6-siders (excluding games that come with dice)?
6. Do you have a luck rolling-ritual?
Yes
No
7. Do you use the dice that come with a game (this assumes that the game is complete and you didn't have to swap dice for the sake of completing the game, and you are playing a game where dice could be swapped-out.)?
Always use the dice that come with a game, that's part of it.
Use a set of lucky dice (that I swear aren't loaded).
8. Favorite after-market dice manufacturer
Chessex
GameScience
GameStation
Koplow
Other
9. In a high-tension situation, a player wants to roll one dice at a time. Do you allow her first dice to be "modified" (IE: struck) by the second dice to change the value of the roll?
Yes
No
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David C
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To reply to my own poll...

I saw a golf shot that someone tried to hit, as the ball was rolling, with a quarter to make it go farther. Some may call that cheating, but I think if you can manage to do something that cool, you should get whatever results you think that deserved.

So, with that in mind, I would allow the first dice to be modified by the second...just don't look like a dork doing it.

Oh, and I like casino sharp, except that eventually the edges degrade. Your typical casino dice get swapped-out every couple of hours for a number of reasons, this being one of them.

My preferred material is plastic, because it has enough bounce, I don't worry about what table I'm on, and it seems to hold-up. I've never used bone dice. I'm not a fan of wood because they tend not to bounce as much as I like (which can be a good thing at times, depending on the board).
 
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I like dice, except d6's to be casino sharp. Actually, I'd prefer to see d12s numbered 1-6 twice over those easily dropped cubes.

I only replace dice in a game if they're those old white clunkers.
 
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