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Old 12 Jan 2008, 12:59   #1 (permalink)
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Default Rituals of the Dice Gods?

ive heard some pretty funny/weird ones at my local club a.k.a. one guy shoots any dice that rolls a one more than twice in a row with a bb gun.

another melts his down and adds whisky to the mix, then recasts them, he swears by them!

anyway, what i wanna hear is some even better ones, so we can all compare our superstitious notes!

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Old 12 Jan 2008, 13:05   #2 (permalink)
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We were just discussing this a few threads down. Here's the link, I had to dig for hours to get it.
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Old 12 Jan 2008, 13:08   #3 (permalink)
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He makes his own dice? No wonder he swears by them...

Dice have to be made by a neutral party. I don't know exactly what you could do to them, but I wouldn't take the chance either way.
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Old 12 Jan 2008, 14:49   #4 (permalink)
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nah hes a mate, his lucks terrible anyway , we only play friendlies with them anyway, for league tables etc we use club dice.

@droids, i did look at that thread, but it looked like they were just talking about their bad luck with dice, not what they do with them, mind you i didnt read the whole thing, sorry ill close if the mods deem it.
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Old 12 Jan 2008, 15:35   #5 (permalink)
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Hmm... I just blow on them and try to remain confident. I find that the more confidence I have in my victory, the better the dice roll. It's weird, but it seems to work that way. ^.~
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Old 12 Jan 2008, 15:43   #6 (permalink)
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my friend does that, because he makes a point of blowing for about 10 secs, its quite annoying lol
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Old 12 Jan 2008, 16:00   #7 (permalink)
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Let's see. I can be a lil wierd with the dice at times. If I'm called upon to make several rolls of 1 or 2 dice in succession I'll often switch dice at some point, either to shake off a bit of bad luck, or because I believe the other dice are "fresher".

Another one is the tradition of "banishing" dice. Dice that roll particularly awful will sometimes be tossed back into my dice bag, or some other convenient recepticle. In the old days I deliberately used the cheapest dice possible so I could actually hurl bad dice across the room if I wanted to. These cheap dice were also subjected to more extreme punishments. On more than one occasion a die was destroyed with a hammer or burned. However, I eventually came into the belief that fancier dice rolled better (after an experience using my friend's casino die), so I can't really go to the same level of dice punishment I did before as my dice are no longer $1 for 30.

I also have what I refer to as my "magic" scatter die. It's one of the older versions with a slightly different graphic on the "hit" side. At a tourney I attended this year it scored an absolutely astounding 2/3 hit ratio. By the end of the tourney I was beginning to wonder why I had shelled out the pts to give my assault sarge a teleport homer.
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Old 12 Jan 2008, 16:18   #8 (permalink)
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For important rolls, I blow on the dice. Also, I keep pennies in my dice tin to 'charge them'. Other times I yell really loudly, often in the wrong warchant for the army. I find that yelling makes the dice roll very badly. Maybe I should whisper at them.
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Old 12 Jan 2008, 21:03   #9 (permalink)
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I find that yelling makes the dice roll very badly. Maybe I should whisper at them.
i think you may be pressuring them, shame on you you unfit parent of dice!
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Old 12 Jan 2008, 21:31   #10 (permalink)
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I make a "Dice are for idiots. Chance is nothing. Just crush the Y'xa'uuk enemy!" speech, and then...

*Roll roll roll!* God DAMN IT!!!!
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