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"New Shape—The Scutoid! Next, New Dice?" Topic


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Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP31 Jul 2018 1:35 p.m. PST

Scientists have found a new shape!
link

Forms in nature, allows cells to fit together, etc, etc… But what we really want to know is can you roll it?

Clearly we need scutoid dice! (Too bad it's not a regular solid, so it will be quite a challenge).

laugh

Winston Smith31 Jul 2018 2:34 p.m. PST

Unless I'm rolling for a fail printed on the end, it's not going to stand on its end. I have my doubts about the triangular thingie too.
How many sides does it have?

Someone alert Lou Zocchi!

Stryderg31 Jul 2018 4:17 p.m. PST

Looking at the line drawing, it has 8-ish sides. Not sure what makes it an efficient shape, though.

bsrlee01 Aug 2018 1:59 a.m. PST

A pentagonal prism with one corner chamfered.

Interestingly, the pentagonal prism was used in games of change in Medieval Spain as a D7, with numbers on the 5 rectangular sides as well as the ends.

Personal logo Kaiju Doug Supporting Member of TMP08 Aug 2018 7:20 a.m. PST

Does grinding a corner off a D6 so it always comes up 1 or 2 count as a new shape? The boys in my game group say no. (smile)

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