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Yes my dice are effected by luck and/or decide to behave/misbehave.
No, there is no luck. Anybody who thinks this is weird.
Wha? Dunno. Apathy ftw.
Who here believes in luck with their dice? Do you ever get the feeling that some days your dice just seem to work and others they can't roll higher than a 3?
Last Saturday I won my local tournament but today I played 2 battles (Orks vs SM and orks vs DA) and lost both hideously (and yes it was down to dice rolling, crazily good for my opponent and terrible for me in both games). I used the same list in the tourney as I did today. It got me thinking. Who actually believes that their dice feel cursed or lucky sometimes and who honestly believes it is purely down to probability?
I know I definitely feel that my dice have their own moods and don't want to work sometimes. They just get fedup with me throwing them around
Last edited by Towers; March 8th, 2010 at 23:03.
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Not really... mass-produced dice have a lot of irregularities in them which affect the outcome of the roll. Maybe not by much, indeed it can be statistically insignificant, but there are very, very few dice that roll perfect averages. So that die you have which you are completely confident in that it might actually roll more 1's than any other could be true... testing it, however, would take thousands upon thousands of rolls and in the end it might not produce a conclusive result.
I did however own a batch of dice that I was completely sure of that it had something against me. I believe that someone, somewhere, conspired to create an unusually bad batch of dice and made sure that I got it. For what reason? I might never know, but I suspect it to be for him/hers/their perverse amusement...
(which makes me want a vote option for "I know that there is an International Dice Conspiracy working to sabotage my games with bad dice")
My lucky green dice have never failed me. When they don't roll a 5 or 6 it is because my lack of faith, not the dice.
What is dis signature nonsence?! dem stupid human zoggers are always trien to confuze us.
My dice think I'm alright but they prefer my friend much more. We have proven this:
I rolled 12 dice for sm shooting and got 9 hits. My friend came within a 6" radius and I roll 6 hits and 1 cocked, which then missed. We did this 5 times and each time my dice were worse when he got nearer. I try to use his dice when playing him now.
The other problem is the vehicle damage chart. About 1/2 the time I'll roll a one. But this is only when I'm thinking its the vehicle damage chart. If i manage to convince myself its, say a terminator save it'll normally roll higher.
Also, the further I throw the dice (up to a point), the higher they roll. There is also the magical riverbank on my board where if you manage to bounce a dice off it it'll roll high, but if it rolls over you'll probably get a 1, sometimes 2.
On a slightly off topic note machinery also hates me and will shut down randomly when I'm near.
Gork and Mork bring me whatever it is that is beneficial at the time.
Yes my dice are sort of lucky. The joke between me and my friends is that it is more my luck then the luck of the dice. Ie the fact I can, with Chaos Knights, hit with 100% of hits and wound like 94%. I have rarely rolled under the "expected value" for hits, wounds, and saves and what not. It is more balanced for vehicle damage charts and characteristic test(?) (like toughness and strength tests). But I have noticed with the GW dice cube (mine are blue) that my "luck" will go down the gutter every once and a while (which it did in a tourni)
I think I have good luck for a year or two and then the dice get tired and have to be retired and filled in by some up and comers looking to prove themselves.
Repainting Orks not sure how many points yet
Warriors of Chaos shelved until further notice
You're all weirdos I guess.
I don't believe in luck. Dice will roll the way they roll because of physics and not some invisible stat we all have.
But I will say that you can get a "feel" for how the dice will roll on a particular surface with a certain release. The human mind is able to extrapolate many subtle clues subconsciously, and it's often best to listen to your gut when it comes to something like rolling dice, which you could never hope to calculate on the fly. If you don't feel good about rolling the dice at the moment, change how you were going to roll them and see if you don't start feeling better about it. If you're rolling really well for a prolonged period of time, odds are you've found a routine that continually brings the dice back into a similar pattern of motion, and that is producing the similar results.
Believe it or not, there are professionals who can cheat at rolling "fair" dice. They do it by knowing which way the dice are pointed and then rolling them around a certain number of times in their hand before rolling a very short distance close to a flat table top (so they know how much the dice will turn). It apparently takes years of practice, and I would not suggest practicing at your next wargame!
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Of course I know and I belive that being nice to the dice etc. doesn't have any effect on the roll but I like to joke about if there was quite a bit. And now in my next game watch all my dice be 1s.
On an interesting sidenote, I recently ran out of space and so had to transport my dice inside my wave serpants to get to a game. The one carring the dice my opponent was using survived 37 penetrating hits with 20 shaken, 16 stunned (thank the lord for spirit stones) and 1 weapon destroyed results, so I guess they took offence to people shooting at their ride.