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11 Sep 2015 3:56 a.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

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Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP10 Sep 2015 10:15 p.m. PST

You carry around your own dice in a bag.

You keeping switching dice hoping for a better roll.

You blow on the dice before rolling.

You won't look at or touch a bad rolling die.

You always store them in a specific cabinet.

You have you're dice blessed before a game.

The color of the dice has match the coat or facing color of your figures.

You keep rolling your dice so they will be warmed up for your turn.

You punish bad rolling dice.

Any die you plan to use during this gaming session must be left with the 1 facing up when I'm not rolling.

You talk to your dice.

My dice are mine and mine alone.

You punish your dice by sticking it in a vice, and crushed the thing down to splinters.

You dip them in holy water before a game.

You switch dice because all the good rolls in these dice are used up.

You have a set of hot dice and you keep mumbling "my precious".

You have a pre-game ritual sacrifice to the dice gods.

You only buy a certain brand of dice.

Glengarry511 Sep 2015 2:09 a.m. PST

I once had a player at another table turn around and give me a box of dozens of 1D6's. He was so disgusted with them because of his bad rolling he wanted to be rid of them. The dice were a unattractive translucent colour that I can only describe as "Pee-pee yellow green". I don't use them much, mostly because they are on the small side and hard to see across the table.

DontFearDareaper Fezian Inactive Member11 Sep 2015 2:18 a.m. PST

You sacrifice small children and animals to influence your dice rolls … not accusing anyone but I know a few who I suspect… evil grin

pzivh43 Supporting Member of TMP11 Sep 2015 2:57 a.m. PST

We give someone who rolls really bad, a pink die that he has to roll to help remove the curse!

McKinstry Fezian11 Sep 2015 5:42 a.m. PST

Of course the dice have to be color coordinated with the nationality/unit/scheme!

Nothing to do with superstition but rather simply maintaining the proper order of the universe.

Xintao Supporting Member of TMP11 Sep 2015 6:08 a.m. PST

I have punished dice in a very,shall we say, final way. I made the new dice watch…


Xin

Madan Mitra11 Sep 2015 7:29 a.m. PST

was losing in a tournament once, so when lunch came I publically apealed to the dice gods and sacrficed my biggest Chip smothered in red sauce…won both games after that…

avidgamer11 Sep 2015 8:09 a.m. PST

You carry around your own dice in a bag.

---CHECK! Kind of a 'loser' bag.

You keeping switching dice hoping for a better roll.

---CHECK! Man… this is a regular thing for me.

You have you're dice blessed before a game.

---CHECK but… it never helps.

The color of the dice has match the coat or facing color of your figures.

---CHECK! I stopped doing this because it doesn't help. It did in the beginning… first game but not since.

You punish bad rolling dice.

---CHECK! You mean punish myself?


You talk to your dice.

---CHECK… but more like yell and curse at them.

My dice are mine and mine alone.

------CHECK but NO ONE wants to use mine for fear of contaminating theirs.

You punish your dice by sticking it in a vice, and crushed the thing down to splinters.

---No, I throw them into the street.

You dip them in holy water before a game.

---This won't help. I wish it did.

You switch dice because all the good rolls in these dice are used up.

---CHECK! Oh 100%!!!!!!!!!!

You have a set of hot dice and you keep mumbling "my precious".

----Not that I will admit.

DontFearDareaper Fezian Inactive Member11 Sep 2015 8:23 a.m. PST

You have a set of hot dice and you keep mumbling "my precious"…

It stolez our dicezz. Nasty little gamersezz, we hates it forever!!!! evil grin

Wretched Peasant Scum11 Sep 2015 9:45 a.m. PST

It stolez our dicezz. Nasty little gamersezz, we hates it forever!!!!</q?

Yesterday, I had to work the afternoon at our secondary campus. During the drive-time/lunch break I stopped at the local game shop and picked up a d20 that was calling my name. As I sat there in my work area, I could feel the die in my pocket and kept thinking, "If a riddle game were to break out, no one will guess what I've got in my pocket. I'm so going to win!!"

Of course, a riddle game has never broken out at any place I have ever worked. But yesterday was my day! If only.

vtsaogames11 Sep 2015 1:29 p.m. PST

I have a statue of the Hindu war goddess Durga, brought back by a friend from a trip to India. I rub my hand on it from time to time. Should have done that last night.

Last Hussar13 Sep 2015 3:29 p.m. PST

What McKinstry said.

Personal logo capncarp Supporting Member of TMP13 Nov 2015 2:47 p.m. PST

When my best friend from college, JJ, died a few years ago, our old haming group scattered his ashes on Little Round Top.
We also took some of the dice we used back then, and made "saving throws" over where the ashes were scattered.

DHautpol18 Nov 2015 8:25 a.m. PST

"You have a set of hot dice and you keep mumbling "my precious"…

It stolez our dicezz. Nasty little gamersezz, we hates it forever!!!!"

Reminds me of a visit to the WHC in Scarborough; on arrival one of the party scurried into the gamesroom ahead of the rest of us to extract his 'lucky dice' from the assortment available. Apparently, he always did this so that he could play with the same dice each time he visited. Cue whispers of "the precious, the precious" amongst the rest of us.

Personal logo John Treadaway Supporting Member of TMP25 Nov 2015 4:52 a.m. PST

Nice story capncarp: made me think, mortality wise.

John T

Supercilius Maximus20 Mar 2016 2:07 p.m. PST

We give someone who rolls really bad, a pink die that he has to roll to help remove the curse!

Years ago, some guys at my club (not the one I currently play at), sympathetic to my constant poor rolling, secretly introduced some weighted dice (designed to throw 6s) and got me to use them. My first three throws?

1,1.
1,2.
1,1.

Then they told me what they'd done……

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