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Posted: 16 March 2013 02:04 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Ok… this one has me floored.

You have three dice.

One has the numbers 3,3,3,3,3,6
One has the numbers 2,2,2,5,5,5
One has the numbers 1,4,4,4,4,4

Now, these numbers will, like normal dice, have an average roll of 3.5
If you roll them against a regular dice, you will have an expected even win/loss ratio.

If you roll them against one another, you will have something very odd happen.

Rolling Dice A against B, A wins frequently.
Rolling Dice B against C, B wins frequently.
and…
Rolling Dice C against A, C wins frequently.

BUH.

http://protonsforbreakfast.wordpress.com/2013/01/08/amazing-dice-rediscovering-surprise/

Been trying to find the dice locally… Only places that make them are in the UK. I may have to look into other options, because my dad would kill for these.

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Posted: 16 March 2013 04:27 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Nothing like stacking the odds huh?

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Posted: 16 March 2013 08:14 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Interesting.  Be hard to sneak those into a game though.  On the other hand it would be cool to have a set at the bar.  Could be drinking free all night

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Posted: 05 April 2013 06:43 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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I suppose you could ask a wood worker to make them. But they wouldn’t have the same feel as “normal dice”.

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Posted: 06 April 2013 04:41 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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I got some blank dice and some labels to stick on them. Dad is pleased by them. I should note that I have not revealed their secret, only that they have a very unusual property. He loves a good mental challenge.

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Posted: 06 April 2013 05:41 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Robin Bobcat - 06 April 2013 04:41 PM

I got some blank dice and some labels to stick on them. Dad is pleased by them. I should note that I have not revealed their secret, only that they have a very unusual property. He loves a good mental challenge.

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