View unanswered posts | View active topics It is currently Thu Oct 24, 2019 4:59 am



Reply to topic  [ 17 posts ] 
All gamers have them. 
Author Message
Ulthal
User avatar

Joined: Mon May 01, 2006 7:00 am
Posts: 737
Location: St. Paul, MN
Post All gamers have them.
Dice, what are your superstitions and what are some you have seen?
_________________
CK the CK
"My goddess touched me at an early age."

-Grikis Valmorgen, Paladin

The beginnings of my homebrew campaign world and info for my play by chat game:
http://kbdekker.googlepages.com/home


Tue Jun 06, 2006 10:09 am
Profile WWW
Ulthal

Joined: Mon May 01, 2006 7:00 am
Posts: 610
Location: Wayne, NE
Post 
They come out of my bag and I have to arrange them in their sets.
_________________
Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.

-George Washington


Tue Jun 06, 2006 11:17 am
Profile
Battle Stag
User avatar

Joined: Wed May 03, 2006 7:00 am
Posts: 11558
Location: The fairest view in the park, Ohio.
Post 
I;ve got a good set of stat rollers, and have had them now for over 10 years. It took me a while, but i found them... and I USE THEM!

..............................................Omote

FPQ
_________________
> Omote's Advanced C&C stuff <
Duke Omote Landwehr, Holy Order of the FPQ ~ Prince of the Castles & Crusades Society

_________________
@-Duke Omote Landwehr, Holy Order of the FPQ ~ Prince of the Castles & Crusades Society-@
VAE VICTUS!
>> Omote's Advanced C&C stuff <<


Tue Jun 06, 2006 12:52 pm
Profile WWW
Mogrl

Joined: Mon Oct 13, 2008 7:00 am
Posts: 13813
Post 
I used to pull my dice out, set them in collections by type, and have them sit with the highest value possible. Now, however, I just pour them out, and pick the ones I like, and don't touch them unless I'm rolling one.


Tue Jun 06, 2006 1:08 pm
Profile
Skobbit

Joined: Tue May 30, 2006 7:00 am
Posts: 11
Post The Mighty Sponge
My best friend Butch (whose name is Joe) had a nickname when he was younger. He was called Sponge because of his really curly hair. Actually, the full nickname was "The Mystic Spongehead" but that's wasn't much of a nickname because it was too long.

Anyway, while I was DMing it was tradition for the players to rub their dice on "The Sponge" for good luck.

Eventually a whole mythology came out of Butch's hair including how to recharge it.

It was one of the odder dice traditions I've seen. Then again, whenever I was a player I've done it too.

Eric


Tue Jun 06, 2006 1:11 pm
Profile
Lore Drake

Joined: Wed May 03, 2006 7:00 am
Posts: 1523
Post 
I really don't have a superstition when it comes to dice, I usually just pick up some out of the box and roll them. (If my rolls are bad I may switch for other dice after a while, but thats about it.)
_________________
Never throw rocks at a man with a Vorpal Sword!


Tue Jun 06, 2006 1:42 pm
Profile
Ulthal

Joined: Mon May 01, 2006 7:00 am
Posts: 610
Location: Wayne, NE
Post 
For a while in the 80's our group had a superstition that the dice liked to be cold. So we would keep them in the freezer till game day......
_________________
Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.

-George Washington


Tue Jun 06, 2006 4:59 pm
Profile
Unkbartig
User avatar

Joined: Thu May 11, 2006 7:00 am
Posts: 947
Post 
I'm a set rotator. If the dice are being particularly unlucky, I'll switch them out for another.

Also, I always roll them on a hardback gaming book. The clatter is better, and therefore luckier


Tue Jun 06, 2006 5:06 pm
Profile
Ulthal
User avatar

Joined: Mon May 01, 2006 7:00 am
Posts: 737
Location: St. Paul, MN
Post 
I used to lay out my dice by type (d20, d10 etc) with the lowest number up, I didn't want to use up the charges of the high numbers. I'm not AS anal now. I will let others use my dice, but I pick them out and hand them to them. I always roll inside a old check box from the bank, it seems to help me roll higher.
_________________
CK the CK
"My goddess touched me at an early age."

-Grikis Valmorgen, Paladin

The beginnings of my homebrew campaign world and info for my play by chat game:
http://kbdekker.googlepages.com/home


Tue Jun 06, 2006 6:16 pm
Profile WWW
Ulthal
User avatar

Joined: Tue May 09, 2006 7:00 am
Posts: 545
Location: Greensboro, NC
Post 
ho boy, for a rationalist I can be pretty superstitious.

I like to test out a variety of dice before the session to get a feel for which dice seem lucky on THAT evening. I know in advance (or think I do) that some are unlikely to be THE ONES, but I've gotta try 'em anyway. Once I've found the lucky ones pre-game, I tend to stick with them for the entire session .... at least until multiple fumbles, in which case I'll roll a bunch in between combats to find the 'new' lucky ones.

But I'm not superstitious .... really, I'm not ....

Geleg

_________________
My C&C campaign journal: Hard Times in Narsileon http://www.trolllord.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=11032
My OSRIC/1e campaign journal: Expedition to Arden Vul http://www.dragonsfoot.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=59080


Tue Jun 06, 2006 11:43 pm
Profile
Ungern

Joined: Sat May 13, 2006 7:00 am
Posts: 98
Post 
I tend to roll stats using traditional "pip" dice instead of numbered ones.... the logic being that the pips "dig" more of the die surface out than for numbered dice (ie: the 6 pips take out more material from the die than the 1 pip, as compared to the number 6 and the number 1), so physically, the die is more likely to come up with a higher number since the lower number sides are heavier.

The "skew" in the probabilities is probably fairly miniscule, if it exists at all, but I'll take the chance.


Wed Jun 07, 2006 2:44 am
Profile
Ulthal
User avatar

Joined: Mon May 01, 2006 7:00 am
Posts: 737
Location: St. Paul, MN
Post 
Quote:
Quote:
I tend to roll stats using traditional "pip" dice instead of numbered ones...



I do the same, for the same reasons.
_________________
CK the CK
"My goddess touched me at an early age."

-Grikis Valmorgen, Paladin

The beginnings of my homebrew campaign world and info for my play by chat game:
http://kbdekker.googlepages.com/home


Wed Jun 07, 2006 4:30 am
Profile WWW
Clang lives!
User avatar

Joined: Mon May 01, 2006 7:00 am
Posts: 7125
Location: Conneaut Lake, PA
Post 
Quote:
PeelSeel2 wrote:
They come out of my bag and I have to arrange them in their sets.



Exactly.

R-
_________________
Rigon o' the Lakelands, Baron of The Castles & Crusades Society
The Book of the Mind

_________________
Castles & Crusades: What 3rd Edition AD&D should have been.
TLG Forum Moderator
House Rules & Whatnots
My Game Threads


Wed Jun 07, 2006 11:23 am
Profile
Unkbartig
User avatar

Joined: Mon May 01, 2006 7:00 am
Posts: 880
Location: Herrin, IL
Post 
I take the die and hold it in my left hand with # I need to roll up and then rub that # with the palm of my right hand.
_________________


John Adams


Wed Jun 07, 2006 7:03 pm
Profile WWW
Mogrl

Joined: Mon May 01, 2006 7:00 am
Posts: 20660
Location: Arizona and St Louis
Post 
I have 3 of the ones mentioned in the poll.

_________________
Since its 20,000 I suggest "Captain Nemo" as his title. Beyond the obvious connection, he is one who sails on his own terms and ignores those he doesn't agree with...confident in his journey and goals.
Sounds obvious to me! -Gm Michael

Grand Knight Commander of the Society.


Thu Jun 08, 2006 2:22 am
Profile
Cleric of Zagyg
User avatar

Joined: Mon May 01, 2006 7:00 am
Posts: 10775
Location: Somewhere in Time
Post 
Hehe, I don't have any superstitions, but after my nephew showed up one time with loaded dice, I don't allow players to use their dice unless I test them! 13
_________________
Count Rhuveinus - Lejendary Keeper of Castle Franqueforte

"Enjoy a 'world' where the fantastic is fact and magic really works!" ~ Gary Gygax

"By the pricking of my thumbs, Something wicked this way comes:" - Macbeth

_________________
Count Rhuveinus - Lejendary Keeper of Castle Franqueforte

"Enjoy a 'world' where the fantastic is fact and magic really works!" ~ Gary Gygax

"By the pricking of my thumbs, Something wicked this way comes:" - Macbeth


Thu Jun 08, 2006 11:46 pm
Profile
Ungern

Joined: Wed Jun 28, 2006 7:00 am
Posts: 68
Post 
I take 4 sets of dice and test them before playing, best set to roll with I use.

Also as I buy new dice I do the same as above and remove the lowest rollers.

Nothing to weird.


Fri Jun 30, 2006 6:30 pm
Profile
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Reply to topic   [ 17 posts ] 

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group.
Designed by STSoftware for PTF.