Original TSR "low impact" dice (?)
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Post Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2005 3:42 am 
 

harami2000 wrote:...but how many doctored dice have you seen with two 17s or 18s? ;)

Guilty as charged. :oops: Not that it seemed to do any good. I think that particular poly was naturally weighted towards the low numbers. :(

  


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Post Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2005 12:41 pm 
 

My grade school (in the early 80's) had dozens of the blue twelve-sided dice.    They were used for some educational math game, I think.

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Post Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2005 6:32 pm 
 

jamesmishler wrote:
bbarsh wrote:I remember being at a Gencon ad&d open and rolling to hit and DM telling me I couldn't roll that way. He insisted I use a numbered d20 thinking I was somehow scamming him.


I *hate* when players do that these days. The problem is that I've run into too many players who do try to scam the DM with that rolling method, by alternating what was high and low at random, hoping to catch the DM unawares and thus better able to pick a result...

Of course, that's not as ballsy as the guy who thought he could roll his dice in his briefcase and not let me see the results... oy, the nerve of some players...



Ah ha, I knew there would be one you "haters" in the crowd.

Check out page 46 in the "Holmes" blue book or the chit sheet in the same book  (depending on which printing you have). The d6/d20 system is the only method for rolling 1-20.

There is no alternating high and low on the d6 - it is constant. There will always be dice cheaters, but don't hate the system. :D


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Post Posted: Wed Nov 16, 2005 4:05 pm 
 

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harami2000 wrote:...but how many doctored dice have you seen with two 17s or 18s? ;)

Guilty as charged. :oops: Not that it seemed to do any good. I think that particular poly was naturally weighted towards the low numbers. :(


I was looking through the 1E DMG the other night, and noticed that Gygax specifically teaches this trick to DMs. It's in the section on gambling/dice games, and it's to give an extra house advantage to a disreputable gambling parlor. :twisted:

By the way, anyone know who coined the term "low-impact dice" or at least when it came into fashion - is it something old or relatively new?

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Post Posted: Wed Nov 16, 2005 4:16 pm 
 

zhowar1 wrote: By the way, anyone know who coined the term "low-impact dice" or at least when it came into fashion - is it something old or relatively new?


I don't know, but would guess the term didn't exist until the term "high impact dice" arose, and had its genesis as a matter of contrast.

  


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Post Posted: Wed Nov 16, 2005 5:54 pm 
 

afoolandhis$ wrote:
zhowar1 wrote: By the way, anyone know who coined the term "low-impact dice" or at least when it came into fashion - is it something old or relatively new?


I don't know, but would guess the term didn't exist until the term "high impact dice" arose, and had its genesis as a matter of contrast.


:D

Okay, I'm dense.

I will plead ignorance of the term "high impact dice" though! Or maybe it's my Swiss cheese memory.

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Post Posted: Tue Nov 22, 2005 2:25 am 
 

i had a set of red color dice from the early 80's basic set that  had the corners worn down from so much playing!!!---they were the greatest dice i ever owned but i don't think they were as soft as the "low impact dice" --left those behind when i left NJ and haven't seen'em in over a decade ---i wonder if mom threw them out? :?:


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