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Dice are thrown to provide (supposedly uniformly distributed) random numbers for gambling and other games and thus are a type of hardware random number generator.
Dice probably evolved from the ankle bones of hoofed animals (such as oxen), colloquially known as "knucklebones", which are approximately tetrahedral.
Astrological dice are a specialized set of three 12-sided dice for divination, using the concepts of astrology and containing astrological symbols for the planets, the zodiac signs and the astrological houses.
www.sfcrowsnest.com /scifinder/a/Dice.php   (3953 words)

 Polyhedral Dice
polyhedral dice that do not have six faces but instead may have 4, 8, 10, 20, 30 even 100s of faces with numbers, spots, words or symbols.
Polyhedral dice are usually numbered with numerals not spots.
Many polyhedral dice are not marked with numbers but are marked with symbols, categories or instructional words.
homepage.ntlworld.com /dice-play/DicePolyhedra.htm   (549 words)

 Polyhedral Dice
Some tetrahedron dice are numbered centrally along each base line and are read by taking the numbers in the upright position along the base resting on a flat surface.
Prisms don't make fair dice because top and bottom faces are of a different shape and size to the rectangular ones but Prism dice have been manufactured and you may come across them from time to time.
Dice of this shape aren't that uncommon and you may find them marked in a variety of ways.
homepage.ntlworld.com /dice-play/DicePolyMath.htm   (961 words)

 Fudge Factor: Polyhedral Fudge
A lot of gamers cut their teeth (figuratively, we hope) on polyhedral dice, and just about all gamers will agree that funky dice are symbolic of and virtually synonymous with the RPG hobby.
Polyhedral dice have a linear distribution (when rolled singly), meaning that all results are equally likely.
Since polyhedral dice have no negative results, two modifications are made to the standard technique: First, the traits are renumbered from -4/+4 to +0/+8.
www.fudgefactor.org /2005/12/polyhedral-fudge.html   (2220 words)

 Stupid Question ™
Their purpose is unknown, but they could be a sort of multi-sided dice, perhaps used in divination.
Polyhedral objects—almost certainly dice—with zodiacal markings are known from the late Roman/early Christian era in
Still, use of dice, especially polyhedral dice, remains pretty rare in math classes.
archives.stupidquestion.net /sq11303.html   (635 words)

 Crooked, Loaded, and Polyhedral Dice Are All Part of the Gambling World   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Using crooked dice can also be called using “gaffing” dice, and the dice are shaped in a way that can influence the outcome of the game if the player can get them switched.
The crooked dice these people may use might influence the rolls that are vital to the craps game, such as a pair of dice that might influence the come out roll in terms of what number the player will get.
Polyhedral dice are more than six-sided dice and come also in a variety of colors and styles.
www.dice4everyone.com /dice-more.shtml   (429 words)

 Properties of Dice
Dice are usually some sort of regular polyhedra.
Considerations of symmetry tells us that all of these except the d100 are "proper" dice since all of their faces are equivalent.
While we require that all the faces on the dice are equivalent, the same is not true for the vertices.
hjem.get2net.dk /Klaudius/Dice.htm   (3182 words)

 Cheapass Games - Dice Monsters
As a part of the course we did a lot of tinkering with various polyhedral dice, and in the course of things it came to me that "Button Men" would be a neat game to analyze.
After playing with four basic Dice Monsters that I made for demo purposes, the kids studied the probability of winning with various die type combinations/ numbers of dice in theory and practice.
Arrange the dice in a row in value from lowest number to the greatest number so they can be easily read.
www.cheapass.com /free/variants/dicemonsters.html   (829 words)

 Divinity Dice Polyhedral Dice Divination   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Dice divination is often called Cleromancy, and the ancients used dice made from the knucklebones of sheep, or Astragali, for divination purposes.
This is an easily accessed series of three workbooks that gives a variety of techniques or methods where we use a 10 sided dice to develop specific mathematical patterns.
Divinity Dice is a researched, proven document that generates extraordinary and highly affirming responses with the market research we have compiled to date.
www.silksprings.com /dice   (763 words)

 Polyhedral Dice   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Above is a pair of cubical dice from Pompeii, made of bone in the first century AD.
The tetrahedron also has the problem that when one face is horizontal against the table, no face is horizontal at the top; so the tetrahedral dice has its numbers written three times around each vertex, and one simply reads the number which surrounds the uppermost vertex.
Above is a fun pair of dice that are shaped like spheres, but work like ordinary cubical dice.
www.georgehart.com /virtual-polyhedra/dice.html   (373 words)

 Dice   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Polyhedral dice allow players to roll larger numbers.
Six-sided dice (standard cube dice) are also available in different number series: 0-5, 1-6, 5-10, 1-3 (repeats numbers), 7-12, 13-18, 19-24, 25-30.
Six-sided dice are also available blank, math operations, fractions, standard spots (see future listings on this page or call for more information).
www.bookwormstcloud.com /Dice.htm   (156 words)

When polyhedral dice were first released they were sold indivdually...
Now they are usually sold in sets of either 7 or 9 dice...
Nine dice sets contain all the dice in a seven dice set plus two additional six sided dice
www.dicecollector.com /diceinfo_polyhedral.html   (145 words)

 Polyhedral Dice d4 d8 d10 d12 d20 d24 d30 d100
Used in different types of games, polyhedral sets typically include: 4-sided, 6-sided, 8-sided, 10-sided, 12-sided, 20-sided, and percentile-sided (20-30-40 etc).
JUNE Camo Polyhedral Sets - These resin dice have mottled coloration and are available in blue, green, and white.
OCTOBER Halloween Polyhedral Sets - These resin dice are available in fl with white, fl with red, and transparent orange colors.
www.greathallgames.com /aacc/adice/adicePoly.html   (826 words)

 directopedia : Directory : Games : Dice
Free paper dice in Adobe Acrobat form - both traditional pip-marked cubes (for Risus and Fly from Evil) with plus-and-minus dice available for fans of Fudge!
While the terms ace, deuce, cater, cinq and sice are hardly common today having been replaced with one, two, three, four, five, and six they are still used by some professional gamblers to describe the different sides of the dice.
An extremely rare type of die, the d3 is essentially a rounded-off triangular prism, intended to be rolled like a rolling-pin style die.
www.directopedia.org /directory/Games-Dice.shtml   (4147 words)

 Pound o Dice
There are approximately 100 factory-second dice in this bag.(Number of dice will vary with the mix-four-siders are lighter than other shapes, for example.)
These dice are mixed in a variety of styles and colors.
Sizes may include 6, 8, 10, 12, 20 and 30-sided dice (and, possibly, other sizes) in colors that include (but are not limited to) speckled, marble, rainbow, opaque and translucent.
www.chessex.com /Dice/poundofdice.htm   (94 words)

 Polyhedral Dice Activity   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
I have received a set of polyhedral dice.
I’m wondering if these dice are balanced or not.
PART ONE: Get with your teammates and come up with a plan to determine whether the die your team has been given is balanced or not.
gozips.uakron.edu /~rle/PolyhedralDice.htm   (166 words)

 Download Polyhedral Dice 1.5.2 - A virtual set of polyhedral dice used in pen & paper role-playing games - Softpedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Download Polyhedral Dice 1.5.2 - A virtual set of polyhedral dice used in pen & paper role-playing games - Softpedia
Polyhedral Dice for Pocket PC 2002 is a complete set of virtual polyhedral dice.
After searching and ratting around for a dice rolling program that handled ALL my RPGs (from D&D and White Wolf, to Feng Shui and and Arts Magica) I finally decided to build my own: Bag O' Bones was the result
handheld.softpedia.com /get/Games/Utilities/Polyhedral-Dice-18434.shtml   (137 words)

the six sided dice that match the other dice in polyhedral sets...
When 'polyhedral dice' were first released they included
Here are many more examples of these types of dice
www.dicecollector.com /diceinfo_polyhedral_d6.html   (147 words)

 Crystal Caste - Dice, Miniatures, & Gaming Accessories for AD&D / RPG gamers
Crystal Caste offers the adventure game player something no other dice manufacturer does: a totally new shape for polyhedral dice.
Imagine dice in the shape of geometric crystals.
These RPG dice are made from solid rock, semi-precious stones or high quality metals.
crystalcaste.com   (244 words)

 Etsy :: Black Karmic Position Earrings - Polyhedral Dice Caged in Argentium Silver
I saw these dice in a local toy store and immediately had an idea to wrap them in wire.
The cage rolls the dice in a way that encourages the forces of Karma to align favorably for the wearer.
I've wrapped these hard plastic dice in Argentium silver as it seemed appropriate for the ultra modern design.
www.etsy.com /view_listing.php?listing_id=5026719   (196 words)

The mission of our new web site is to provide fellow tabletop roleplaying gamers with all their dice and miniature needs.
We have unusual dice from Flying Buffalo, RAFM, Macgregor Historic Games, Q-Workshop (Poland), Valiant Games, Base6Dice Company and Highland Games (UK), as well as dice, dice cups, and dice trays, pawns, glass counters and even dice earings from Koplow Games.
We have handmade chainmail dice bags from SteelWeaver (Canada), the excellent Spanish Vallejo rpg paints, and very cool leather-look dice bags from Charon Designs (Canada).
www.advancinghordes.com   (523 words)

 Promotional 8 sides - Urea plastic polyhedral dice with hand inked numbers.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Promotional 8 sides - Urea plastic polyhedral dice with hand inked numbers.
Description: Urea plastic polyhedral playing dice with hand inked numbers, choice of white with fl numbers or fl, red, blue or green with white numbers.
The 8 sides - Urea plastic polyhedral dice with hand inked numbers is available with your promotional message or custom imprinted logo.
www.promopeddler.com /Detail/55750/1208   (288 words)

 Divinity Dice Polyhedral Dice Divination
This is the home of the Amazing Dice Divination Game used by the Ancient Pythagoreans.
Divining with Dice is an old practice, which has been made a lot easier with our Polyhedral Dice.
either Astragalomancy or Cleromancy, Dice Diviners have been whispering their truths for thousands of years.
www.divinitydice.com   (195 words)

 Learning Things, Inc. Polyhedral Dice
Learning Things > Math > Dice > Polyhedral Dice
Provides drills in elementary math operations utilizing polyhedral dice. Includes 24 cards - each a different game -; containing directions on back, markers, and 4 sets of polyhedral dice - 5 in each set
#61900 One each of above dice, 61700-61800 $5.00
www.learningthings.us /acatalog/polyhedral_dice1.html   (51 words)

 Blank Cube and Polyhedral Dice
Or just keep these as interesting little cubes and polyhedrals full of potentials and possibilities!
Some of these items contain small pieces that can be hazardous for small children.
Blank Polyhedral Dice - Design your own dice with these blank polyhedrals.
www.greathallgames.com /aacc/adice/adiceBlank.html   (317 words)

Purple w/ white 12 Translucent 16mm Dice Block™
Blue w/ white 12 Translucent 16mm Dice Block™
Teal w/ white 12 Translucent 16mm Dice Block™
dicepool.com /catalog/quiz.php   (426 words)

 Mini - Bag of (Mini) Gems Polyhedral Dice for Roleplaying
Just like our full sized "bag of gems" -- here are those great little 12mm dice -- glitter and pearl styles -- in a smaller, 3X4" suede draw-string bag.
Just write in the message box of your shopping card if you have a color preference or color family preference; and if you would like a special custom mix.
As long as we have the dice on hand, we will match any requests.
www.purcifuls-toys.com /minbagofming.html   (379 words)

 eBay Store - G2 Collectibles and Hobbies: Dice Polyhedral Specialty:   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
g2ch is an international vendor of board games, war games, roleplaying games, dice and other hobby interests.
NEW Green D24 Polyhedral RPG DandD Dice 24 Sided Koplow
NEW Yellow D24 Polyhedral RPG DandD Dice 24 Sided Koplow
stores.ebay.com /G2-Collectibles-and-Hobbies_Dice-Polyhedral-Specialty   (517 words)

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