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The Science of Dice
I thought it was interesting to hear about how dice are made and how the different manufacturing processes affect the way the dice roll.

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Well now I'm really unsure about buying dice! Where can I get some of this guy's dice, and not the generic ones?

Still - very cool and interesting.
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This is basically an advertisement, but I found it an interesting watch anyway.
The blemishes in his dice may not stick out, but he doesn't mention if the centre of mass is actually in the geometrical centre, which is also an important factor.
(Pet peeve: People who use the word "dice" when referring to a single die.)
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I found the videos fascinating. Long though. I now know that if I really really need to roll a twenty, which die to roll.
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Isn't the fun in sometimes not getting the roll you thought you wanted?

Interesting though.
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Well now I'm really unsure about buying dice! Where can I get some of this guy's dice, and not the generic ones?

Still - very cool and interesting.
Here ya go! http://www.gamescience.com/home

Now I know why that one die hates me with a passion. It's not that it was formed by tiny, misshapen gnomes whose sole purpose is to instill misfortune into every surface of my polyhedral savior. It's just egg-shaped.

Though, I'm not sure that I'm entirely willing to rule out the gnomes...
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Here ya go! http://www.gamescience.com/home

Now I know why that one die hates me with a passion. It's not that it was formed by tiny, misshapen gnomes whose sole purpose is to instill misfortune into every surface of my polyhedral savior. It's just egg-shaped.

Though, I'm not sure that I'm entirely willing to rule out the gnomes...
Thanks! I'm definitely buying some of his.
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