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Subject: Fifth Dice Variant rss

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Mike Brian
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I have uploaded a file to the section which hopefully will appear soon.

It outlines what is needed to add a fifth dice using some blanks and some sticky dots and how the colours are distributed.

As you will see from the file, the distribution of colours (8-6-4-3-2-1) is the same as the original as is the maximum number of times each colour can be rolled with four dice (4-4-4-3-2-1).

What has changed is the inclusion of blank sides so that no longer can four dots be guaranteed. If you see sheets two and three in the file you will see the results of 50 rolls with the original dice and 50 with the custom. The actual average number of dots rolled with the custom set was actually 4.04 which is as close to the original as needed. What changes is the spread – for example take Roll #29 using the custom dice – 1 x blue and 4 x blank.

So, if you like a dash of uncertainty and do not mind a modest outlay for five blank dice, a few sheets of coloured sticky dots and five minutes to apply them then you have a little variant just to make a change to the game without upsetting the balance or the odds too much. We’ve enjoyed – hope you do so too.

It's no "better" than the original but may cause a few curses when the colours you need just do not appear......

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Not sure how long it takes files to appear, mind you.......

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