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  1. João Diogo Brites

    João Diogo Brites

    15 күн мурун

    I am a statistician and i love this.

    • Cameron Gunn

      Cameron Gunn

      3 күн мурун

      There are liars, damned Liars, and statisticians.

    • Unknown YouTuber

      Unknown YouTuber

      4 күн мурун

      I left a reply on how die almost never follow the 5% rule, giving insight into how they are made with flaws that affect their rolls, as I have spent nearly 9 years in that industry as a machine operator and now as a supervisor. It appears my comment was deleted.

    • João Diogo Brites

      João Diogo Brites

      9 күн мурун

      @saszeta There are a couple hundred real academic papers on DnD statistics and decision-making. check out google scholar.

    • saszeta

      saszeta

      11 күн мурун

      Pls, write paper on statistics in dnd. Like how is it possible that some dice are good some bad etc

    • BeginswithPIE

      BeginswithPIE

      11 күн мурун

      @Ibeatganon4fun And a foolish statistician continues to insist that all outcomes are equally likely after rolling 100 20s in a row.

  2. Orc War Chief reviews

    Orc War Chief reviews

    8 мүнөт мурун

    Holy hell this is exactly what I've heard it's in the last 20 years of dungeon and dragons love this

  3. BUSHNAK529

    BUSHNAK529

    Саат мурун

    What I got from this video: Buy. All. The. Dice.

  4. Petrus Rudbo

    Petrus Rudbo

    2 саат мурун

    what type of dice is this?: rolls 5 low numbers then 20, then 4 low numbers then a 20, 5 low numbers then a 20, 4 low numbers then a 20? Is this a trickster of somesort? It only rolls low numbers then suprise with a 20 almost never a number between 10-18

  5. Dannielle George

    Dannielle George

    5 саат мурун

    I had a die that I called the blue die of power it would roll about 20% 18-20 60%15-18 20% 10-15 and 10%1-10. and it was balanced and we did the water test and other test. It just rolled well.

    • Ben Harris

      Ben Harris

      5 саат мурун

      Homie your math came out to 20%+20%+60%...+10%? 110%.....read below AND WE RESPECT THAT

  6. Tp Parr

    Tp Parr

    6 саат мурун

    My strongest dice is the shy where I tell the dm im gonna do 3 burner rolls and then roll nothing but 15-20 on a 4th real roll

  7. Christopher Robin

    Christopher Robin

    7 саат мурун

    Thinking on the "5% chance of any number" what do you think of D6 systems like GURPS?

  8. Michael Lee

    Michael Lee

    7 саат мурун

    Physics teaches that simply observing a phenomenon, affects the outcome. I think this applies to out observational relationship with dice. The only way to get truly random rolls is to never know what the rolls are, and that requires all of your D&D games from here out to be hypothetical.

    • Robert

      Robert

      5 саат мурун

      In quantum scales sure.

  9. Paulicus

    Paulicus

    7 саат мурун

    I'm surprised to see this wasn't released on April 1st :p

  10. Honky Tonk

    Honky Tonk

    8 саат мурун

    I love this and hate this, It reminds me of trying to diagnose electrical problems in a vehicle. If your vehicle isn't facing precisely north by northeast, on a third Thursday of a given month (November is best), and the wind is blowing in a calm but strong southern direction, with Saturn and Jupiter in their proper places in the sky (Venus is irrelevant but keep your eye on Mars), and make sure that the shadow of the vehicle falls on the tips of your feet while you're testing the vehicle. If even one of these parameters, and even some I haven't mentioned, and others I don't even know about, aren't met, you'll never find that electrical problem.

  11. Malevolent

    Malevolent

    8 саат мурун

    This video feels like DND astrology and makes me want to fight or flee

  12. Destoroyah Fanatic

    Destoroyah Fanatic

    9 саат мурун

    lol

  13. Whole_Revolution

    Whole_Revolution

    13 саат мурун

    I actually lie on my rolls to outcomes to favor the dm for the plot...

  14. Tyler Horn

    Tyler Horn

    13 саат мурун

    Loaded die animated and with extra superstitions steps.

  15. Explosivebarrelsman

    Explosivebarrelsman

    15 саат мурун

    Assuming there's a kernel of truth here, what's the line between a rigged die and one that performs slightly better than normal out of the box? If you test for it, you don't have plausible deniability about either, so is it just a shift of responsibility?

    • KosViik

      KosViik

      14 саат мурун

      Character development.

  16. Ratkill

    Ratkill

    16 саат мурун

    Gamescience dice masterrace.

  17. Spyroscaler

    Spyroscaler

    17 саат мурун

    I am probably weird but what song were you using in the background

  18. New Dawn Gaming

    New Dawn Gaming

    18 саат мурун

    I remeber this one dnd session where me and the dm rolled like gods for dodging and positioning but failed every attack and damage role for 30 minutes. I kip fliped 8 times over a warewolf and stabed myself in the leg a dozen and a half times

  19. Max Power

    Max Power

    19 саат мурун

    Been watching your videos on and off for a month or so now. You have a new subber to go with the hundreds of thousands of others.

  20. Max Power

    Max Power

    19 саат мурун

    Love the "dicing lying series" I just have the tried and true set I always use(because I am cheap and won't buy new ones)

  21. Fake noob

    Fake noob

    20 саат мурун

    I'm a super prodigy. My mom isn't doing the right procedures

  22. Mamma Dragon

    Mamma Dragon

    20 саат мурун

    Me, Plays online and uses virtual dice: Hm, yes. Good tips

  23. Karkarov

    Karkarov

    23 саат мурун

    Lol for a moment I thought this was going to be a serious video. Then it got past like the first 30 seconds. Numberphile has a great slightly more scientific video on the subject lol. That said I do have a bag of dice I intentionally never use....

    • Trieste08

      Trieste08

      21 саат мурун

      ah, the dice prison

  24. Cato Sicarius

    Cato Sicarius

    Күн мурун

    I may have gotten a diamond in the rough from Dollar Treeee but I want more dice before I test for sure

  25. Stewy

    Stewy

    Күн мурун

    This would have been substantially more useful b fore I had to move all my sessions to Roll20.

    • LunaGore

      LunaGore

      21 саат мурун

      @Jack of Dragons Couldn't agree more! Only as a player though... as a DM I'm almost always crit rolling against my players :P

    • Jack of Dragons

      Jack of Dragons

      22 саат мурун

      All Roll20 dice are traitor dice

  26. funncubesde

    funncubesde

    Күн мурун

    I own a d3...... everyone hates me 😂😂😂

    • funncubesde

      funncubesde

      12 саат мурун

      @Mbeluba trust me. The screams when i not even roll it, but only get it out if my bag are priceless.

    • Mbeluba

      Mbeluba

      13 саат мурун

      @funncubesde i can respect that dedication to annoying your table

    • she__uwu

      she__uwu

      17 саат мурун

      @Go Go Roboto right, so that why I have no clue what a d3 is for. Thanks for clearing it up

    • Go Go Roboto

      Go Go Roboto

      17 саат мурун

      @she__uwu Yeah it is, things like a dragon's breath weapon recharge after use. At the start of a dragon's turn you roll a d6 and on a roll of 5 or 6, it's back.

    • she__uwu

      she__uwu

      19 саат мурун

      @Go Go Roboto I have no clue what you’re talking about with monster recharge abilities, is that something a DM would have to do? Because I’m not one.

  27. Radio Zeke

    Radio Zeke

    Күн мурун

    The people I played with online apparently had super prodigies while I had a low and slow if this video is right.

  28. anime lover

    anime lover

    Күн мурун

    I have a traitor Die I knew it 1 on saving throws nat 20 when i shoot in the air to kill a god and it hits my own teamate and kills him or a nat 20 when i want to punch my teamate or steal from a teamate then i rolled a nat 1 stealth check on a boss fight nat 1 basically anytime i need a 10+ nat 20 when it doesnt matter or i want a low roll God damn traitor !

  29. somehow viable

    somehow viable

    Күн мурун

    Guess I got a gamblers dice since it always rolls 1-4 ,10 or 16-20

    • belzedk

      belzedk

      23 саат мурун

      Same, in my 20 years of playing I don't think I have ever rolled a 12.

  30. von Hindenburg

    von Hindenburg

    Күн мурун

    So much silly but yet so true. I got half a dozen Tzeentch dice from Warhammer and they are very reliable for stealing initiative on a roll of 7.

    • Lionel Johnson on vacation

      Lionel Johnson on vacation

      17 саат мурун

      Thats suprising. i would expect Tzeentch dice to be as inconsistent and changing as possible

    • Ornu

      Ornu

      Күн мурун

      Alright, into the acid vat.

  31. MrFlamingFist

    MrFlamingFist

    Күн мурун

    i think i have a super protogy. my brother bought me a dice set on amazon and was sure it was not weighted. i think my three nat 20s in a row kanda changed that opinion

  32. Bacon Sir

    Bacon Sir

    Күн мурун

    For literally every one of these your advice is “buy it”

    • Xeno Mang

      Xeno Mang

      6 саат мурун

      Its less about finding which are good or bad, and more about finding out how they work and how and when best to use them. Or which fit which play style.

  33. ScabberDabber25

    ScabberDabber25

    Күн мурун

    He has 8 fingers

  34. Gustavo U

    Gustavo U

    Күн мурун

    Ok, but how does this translate to Virtual dice like say roll20 dice or some random Dice rolling app?

    • lokison

      lokison

      Күн мурун

      No only the physical is true, roll 20 is the cause of all evil

    • Atamosk1221

      Atamosk1221

      Күн мурун

      I prefer wizards dice roller website as they tend to favor the player or dm. Never use dice maiden or any discord chatbot rollers, they all are traitor dice.and beyond actually favors median rolls so just make sure to keep telling your phone its a beautiful baby, and it should roll higher. As an aside, roll20 favors the bold or idiotic, so use at your own descretion.

    • Beal McGrewer

      Beal McGrewer

      Күн мурун

      That's the problem, it's random which kind of die the program uses to roll each time.

  35. dead bear

    dead bear

    Күн мурун

    Mentions any type of dice: Buy it

  36. Gabriel Kessler

    Gabriel Kessler

    Күн мурун

    i have been dming for 4 years. i only have one set of dice and they are always on my side.

  37. Joshua Werner

    Joshua Werner

    Күн мурун

    There are no bad dice, just dice useful for different things.

  38. Nick Barry

    Nick Barry

    Күн мурун

    some of these sound realistic but others are clearly bs. are all of them jokes or...

  39. Triskelion Chi

    Triskelion Chi

    Күн мурун

    Though it may seem logically that this wouldn't hold true in reality, I have found consistently in my experience that different dice trend differently. When Im playing a game that involves skill or twitch reaction, like shooting a hoop in basket ball or playing a first person shooter, I like to get out of my head and sort of just move on instinct or intuition. When I do this I invariably do better, though the challenge is not letting success get to my head or I fuck up until I can clear my head again. I found the same is true with dice, If I use the same state of mind when I roll a dice with the intention to roll high I roll high 99% of the time above 15. While if my mind is at all cluttered it seems this chance goes down. However it also has tended to work better with some dice than others. While my main set of dice will roll constantly high when I use this method, new dice require a warm up to get there and rolling borrowed dice weirdly staying in the 5-15 range or mid range on other types of dice. This rule has applied universally and has not diverged from this trend even once. There are unique rolls however, I will get a feeling before a roll like the direction of the wind that no matter what the dice WILL be a high roll or WILL be a low roll which ALWAYS ends up being the case without fail. Each time this has happened its been during a point in the story where the result of that roll makes the most sense for my character in that moment and context. These are very rare however and have happened maybe once every maybe 50 or so rolls.

    • Nestor Mora

      Nestor Mora

      21 саат мурун

      You gen xers fucked the game

    • F

      F

      Күн мурун

      You missed the point of the video.

  40. The Batman

    The Batman

    Күн мурун

    Close up eye squint, queue conspiracy synth audio track..... oh yeah, this is gonna be good

  41. Jeffrey Bogard

    Jeffrey Bogard

    Күн мурун

    With my history with dice I cant tell if this is a joke

  42. Wilson Tortosa

    Wilson Tortosa

    Күн мурун

    I have two DMs who are like, two extreme examples when it comes to rolling dice. Both of them have a container full of assorted dice, and both of them roll their dice out in the open. One of them owns an infamous pair of d20s which we call in our group the "cheese dice" which are yellow and have killed so many players that its scary. The other one has a really good rolling technique that consistently gives him good rolls regardless of which dice he uses.

    • Ooftownroad365

      Ooftownroad365

      23 саат мурун

      Mmmmmm ches

    • Zachman F.

      Zachman F.

      Күн мурун

      Is the other DM Bakura from Yu-Gi-Oh season 0?

  43. Grimprime01

    Grimprime01

    Күн мурун

    My room mate is borrowing my super prodigy d20 set. They are simple white die with black specks. Best set of DM dice for when I want to be evil to my players. I have another set of traitors that love my players and hate me the DM… unless I’m using goblins or rolling for their loot . And my one metal set… I think their shy atm due to not being used cause of covid.

  44. Justa Guy

    Justa Guy

    Күн мурун

    Hmm what do you do with the dice in the tubes.... you can't roll them.

    • Grimprime01

      Grimprime01

      Күн мурун

      Their a lottery lol

  45. Patrick Brennan

    Patrick Brennan

    Күн мурун

    Or be a dm that owns a bunch of dice, but only shakes them in their hand and decides whatever number is nessicary to make everything more stressful is the number you rolled

    • Justa Guy

      Justa Guy

      Күн мурун

      I mean the DM screen is there for a reason... and it's not so you can some how read their notes upside down from 3ft away.

  46. Kaeden Johnson

    Kaeden Johnson

    Күн мурун

    My dice: So You're gonna get really high stats Me: Nice My dice: But you won't hit s***

    • Justa Guy

      Justa Guy

      Күн мурун

      Mine usually along the lines of "You'll always hit, but you always roll minimum dmg"

  47. Christian Lake

    Christian Lake

    Күн мурун

    But what should i do if I find THE golden snitch

    • Endless Wanderer

      Endless Wanderer

      Күн мурун

      Unless you're Talisen, it probably won't work for you. ...wait, it worked for Mercer and Bailey, too, didn't it?

  48. it me

    it me

    Күн мурун

    I rolled all my d20s to test them and I got nat ones on three and a six on the last one. This is why I stick to using a dice bot (I also play mostly online games)

  49. AlexsGamingShow

    AlexsGamingShow

    Күн мурун

    What if you have the Will Wheaton dice curse?

    • Endless Wanderer

      Endless Wanderer

      Күн мурун

      1) Play all five DVDs at once, synronizing each with Richard Simmon's greeting. 2) Have the mechanic bless you by Jazzercizing around you in a slow, sweaty circle. 3) The priests begin chanting "Come on, sweat it out ladies!" at you and your dice. 4) Roll your dice until you perform three natural 20s in a row (a Turkey). 5) If the Quintuple Richard Simmon's says goodnight before you successfully turkey... give up. There is no hope for you.

    • Braeden Mclean

      Braeden Mclean

      Күн мурун

      Seek at least two priests a mechanic and a full DVD box set of “sweating to the oldies”

    • Shannon Blake

      Shannon Blake

      Күн мурун

      Then apparently you're just screwed until your next session 😂

  50. Aaron Massey

    Aaron Massey

    Күн мурун

    I have a religious die that will consistently roll below 12 every time unless there is holy water in the room

    • SnowEdwin

      SnowEdwin

      Күн мурун

      literally "BEHOLD, THE POWER OF AN ANGEL" as a die

    • A Corner of The Internet

      A Corner of The Internet

      Күн мурун

      -wait, seriously?

  51. YourBoyTrue

    YourBoyTrue

    Күн мурун

    This is a fun way to look at it. I'm going to try this.

  52. UtoHerozV

    UtoHerozV

    Күн мурун

    I have a d6 that I was gifted. I used it for my stats for one PC and my lowest was 16. To this day I still wait for the return of the king. It gets harder to wait every roll bellow a 4.

  53. Charlie Bear

    Charlie Bear

    Күн мурун

    What happens if my die's test rolls are both low and high?

    • R G

      R G

      Күн мурун

      Those are drama queen dice and are incredibly fun if you want to play a bard or rogue to maximum comedic effect.

  54. August Violette

    August Violette

    Күн мурун

    WHY IS EVERY DICE I OWN A TRAITOR. ONE DICE IS OBSESSED WITH THREES

    • Louis Olive

      Louis Olive

      Күн мурун

      ive been calling my main d20 a raoleplaying die because it only rolls 20s outside of battle lol

  55. Christopher Garcia

    Christopher Garcia

    Күн мурун

    I genuinely can't tell if this is a joke or real rant, either way I love it.

    • R G

      R G

      Күн мурун

      This is an informational lecture.

  56. Christian Waggoner

    Christian Waggoner

    Күн мурун

    I'm not sure if this is bullshit or not, but either way, I am impressed.

    • Armyfreak

      Armyfreak

      10 саат мурун

      @Max Heinz good correction, thanks.

    • Max Heinz

      Max Heinz

      13 саат мурун

      @Armyfreak add salt until the die is the same weight as the water. not floating on the top, not falling to the bottom will reveal what side is most likely to be top. the faster it stops at one side, the more it´s rigged towards that side.

    • Armyfreak

      Armyfreak

      Күн мурун

      @Unleet There can also be defects in opaque dice like air bubbles that throw off the center of gravity. The way to test for those is to get a glass of water and drop your opaque dice into it a few times and see if it tends to favor one side over the others.

    • Unleet

      Unleet

      Күн мурун

      It's an exaggeration, but there is a little bit of truth to some of it. Dice are usually made of plastic, and they can have defects. These cause dice to not roll perfectly average and favor some numbers more. There are also the numbers in the dice because that means there isn't the same amount of material on all sides. Casinos use dice where the pips are filled in enough to balance the weight out.

  57. Mark Morales

    Mark Morales

    Күн мурун

    Whoa… giving out this kind of info is pretty ballsy. Last time I openly insulted a pair of classic bones during a game of monopoly that resulted in me getting sent to jail I immediately regretted it. Even flipped coins had it out for me and that says a lot especially if you know the troubled history between dice and ancient divination currency. I knew I had to set things right and boy was it exhausting. The amount of dice I volunteered to kiss and blow on for strangers’ games I had no vested interest (financial or otherwise) was absolutely mind boggling. Vegas pit bosses would give me awkward uneasy looks for spending hours near crap tables not spending any money, acting as only as a sort of dirty dice-kissing flufferboy for midwestern middle aged couples from Milwaukee. My dues were paid finally one night after one overzealous attempt of blow-kiss comboing a gorgeous Vegas ruby pair resulted in them getting lodged in my trachea which after receiving the heimlich got launched onto a craps table landing on a combined 7 which was a number I hadn’t been able to roll in nearly 3 years at this point. Since then all has been well but I do still take extra precautions not to upset any dice in my vicinity, no matter the type/use/etc.

  58. Mantidream

    Mantidream

    Күн мурун

    This is basically meme magic

    • Armyfreak

      Armyfreak

      Күн мурун

      Memegic? Does that mean a practitioner is a Memegician?

  59. Phourc

    Phourc

    Күн мурун

    Fucking dice superstitions...

  60. Meep Changeling

    Meep Changeling

    Күн мурун

    No but really, due to manufacturing defects that are inevitable in plastics (IE air introduced into the die), plastic dice DO roll differently and off "true". If you want fair dice, require your players use milled metal dice. Then they are 99.999% solid and fair. Plastic dice tho... take a small jar and fill it with water. Now add salt until a dice can float in the water. You may need to do this with very hot water (hot water can absorb more salt than cold water). Now take that jar with you to the store. Any time you want to buy a dice, put it in the jar and see what number faces up when it's floating. The die's center of mass is always a bit off in plastic dice, see? So the heavier side goes down. This slightly increases the probability of numbers around the top side (when floating) being rolled. In some dice, this offset can be as high as 4% more than normal. There's also different patterns to how the dice faces are numbered. Mostly you'll find spin down and standard. Spin down have the numbers all in a sequence from low to high so you can trace a path from 1 to 20 on the die's surface. Standard have a pseudorandom distribution of the numbered faces to offset the manufacturing defects of the die (not that it works much). If the dice is spin down, and it floats a high number on the top, it's more likely to roll high than low. Get it if you're a cheating asshole. If it's a standard dice, it's more likely to roll whatever numbers are on the upper surface because objects like to stop rolling with their center of mass as low to the ground as possible. Get it if you're a cheating asshole. Or, just pay 20 bucks and buy a nice set of milled metal dice. Prove you're not a cheater by virtue of the fact that your dice are without flaw, at least as close as mankind can give you. Why milled metal dice? Because molded metal dice have the same defect. Milled means it's cut from a big block of extruded steel that should be nearly flawless in terms of its internal structure. They will have sharp edges, not rounded edges. Most importantly, once you have your milled dice, bring this up with your friends you play with. Let them know you got the fairest possible dice we can make (that aren't digital at least). Now you can occasionally roll and lie about the result and will be much more likely to be believed. Make sure to also lie and intentionally fail a few results too. The less often you succeed a throw, the less you'll be questioned about that mid-fight-gone-wrong 20. Except, thing is, your DM will know what you're doing. See, we do the same thing. That's what the DM screen is for. DMs are supposed to lie and socially manipulate the party. Just, you know. For their benefit in order to make the game more fun for the party. So we know all the tricks. We just don't care if you're also lying for the same reason and letting everyone else have a turn in the spotlight.

    • Garrin Bentley

      Garrin Bentley

      Күн мурун

      Allow me to mention that there are some plastic die that are fair. I have at least 5 sets of really nice clear die of varying colors and when dice are clear they tend to be fair because it's hard for producers to balance die when people can see the imperfections. There are also occasionally fair opaque plastics but they are rarer because you cannot see the defects.

    • Naz-Ajul

      Naz-Ajul

      Күн мурун

      Not Sponsored

    • Derek Wilkinson

      Derek Wilkinson

      Күн мурун

      I don't think the variance in a plastic die is noticable to a monkey brained human at odds with their confirmation bias.

    • Failtronic2

      Failtronic2

      Күн мурун

      Mmm standard d20s aren't actually random. The way dice are balanced is if you take a side and then add the side EXACTLY opposite to it, it will come to a total that is 1 more than the number of faces.

    • Beyblades In My Heels

      Beyblades In My Heels

      Күн мурун

      Nerd

  61. Havrix

    Havrix

    Күн мурун

    This is hands down the best video I have ever watched in my meaningless life! Not only is it the best video I have ever watched but my life now has meaning.... The meaning is to share this video with the most people I humanly can.

  62. Tea Edenia

    Tea Edenia

    Күн мурун

    XD dice training I love it

  63. Skye Ferguson

    Skye Ferguson

    Күн мурун

    In summary BUY ALL THE DICE!!!

  64. Temp

    Temp

    Күн мурун

    Loved this game

  65. EnderSplitt

    EnderSplitt

    Күн мурун

    What about the last high roller: The loaded dice

    • Isitnot Writtenthat

      Isitnot Writtenthat

      Күн мурун

      That one is... special.

  66. Shannan Faulkner

    Shannan Faulkner

    Күн мурун

    ME LOOKING AT ALL MY D20S "OH NO."

  67. MUETZE198

    MUETZE198

    2 күн мурун

    ok message of this video ....buy all the dices

  68. Salty Sergeant

    Salty Sergeant

    2 күн мурун

    This is so great!

  69. George Cowsert

    George Cowsert

    2 күн мурун

    The most hilarious part is that it's technically true. Some small imperfections in the dice making process do impact that they roll, and any number of factors will impact their performance. Now, the psychological aspect might just be the universe's tendency to create patterns out of nothing, like how if you claim you're safe the universe throws you into danger to punish your hubris.

    • Endless Wanderer

      Endless Wanderer

      Күн мурун

      @Meep Changeling Don't forget about old-school 70s/80s dice (or modern Chinese/Wish dice). Those things are so soft they would almost literally get sanded down with every roll. My first set I used back in 2nd edition days got so smooth the d20 was basically a ball.

    • Meep Changeling

      Meep Changeling

      Күн мурун

      This is correct, but only for dice made with injection molding, and really only plastic ones because molded metal dice's mass make the effect neglagable. TLDR; tiny air pockets and differences in plastic density from spot to spot make the center of mass of a molded die ever so slightly out of the center of volume for the die, and it will thus roll some numbers a bit more often than it should.

  70. Nirk The Man-Thing Stab-Cutter

    Nirk The Man-Thing Stab-Cutter

    2 күн мурун

    I once rolled nine 1s in a roll. True story. Statistically improbable? Very much so, but that's my luck XD

    • plazma 03

      plazma 03

      17 саат мурун

      @Nirk The Man-Thing Stab-Cutter ah, it was too obvious since you were using a percentage dice. If you would roll with d20s, then they would already be used to rolling low. Therefore, you should get at LEAST 7 row rolls before they got used to it.

    • Endless Wanderer

      Endless Wanderer

      Күн мурун

      @Nirk The Man-Thing Stab-Cutter I got a buddy who has terrible luck like that. He rolled three natural 1s in a row and our flabbergasted DM ruled it as his magic sword breaking in the middle of combat. The rest of us felt so bad we sidetracked the campaign just to get him a new one. Later on that character was eaten by a dragon he failed to sneak up on with several more nat 1s... He's a cleric now and only rolls high when he's casting Divine Intervention.

    • Nirk The Man-Thing Stab-Cutter

      Nirk The Man-Thing Stab-Cutter

      Күн мурун

      @plazma 03 Ah but you see in systems like that I generally roll high. I had an entire session of dark heresy where I didn't roll below 86, which meant every test was a failure as the goals were usually under a 30 or 40. XD But maybe I could trick my dice for just a bit?

    • plazma 03

      plazma 03

      Күн мурун

      @Nirk The Man-Thing Stab-Cutter yup! Nat 1s are the equivilent of nat 20s in that one. In other words, you would have kicket everyones asses thoruly and with some to boot!

    • Nirk The Man-Thing Stab-Cutter

      Nirk The Man-Thing Stab-Cutter

      Күн мурун

      @plazma 03 0_0 Guessing that's a system like Dark Heresy where you roll under targets for checks instead of over?

  71. Devon Austin

    Devon Austin

    2 күн мурун

    it's 4:37am how did I get here?

    • Dasher VIP

      Dasher VIP

      2 күн мурун

      though 4:36 am

  72. The One With a Name

    The One With a Name

    2 күн мурун

    I keep rolling high and then low

  73. WumboJumbo

    WumboJumbo

    2 күн мурун

    Things to take into account when finding a die's "personality" The manufacturing process- How was the die made? Was it tumbled? Cast? What material is it made of? Is one side a little heavier than another? How you roll the die- Do you let it free fall from your hand? Do you shake it around in your palm first? Do you use a Yahtzee cup? A die tower?

    • R G

      R G

      Күн мурун

      Does it wobble to and fro? Can you tie it in a bow?

  74. King Lem

    King Lem

    2 күн мурун

    I have a special set which my players have disallowed me from using. Small, gold dice. They look rather pretty, feel good in the hand, and they hate PCs. If I want some crits to show up, I roll out my gold d20. Players on a hot streak that season? Their love of gold will soon betray them. Been too long since A TPK scare? My olden goldie has my back.

  75. July

    July

    2 күн мурун

    Jokes on my players, my system uses d-percentile checks!

    • Magerman McMagerson

      Magerman McMagerson

      2 күн мурун

      Percentiles have personalities too, though the risk of two conflicting personalities causes clashes in the probability

  76. dinomasterultimate

    dinomasterultimate

    2 күн мурун

    Hey hoping someone can help me here, now I vaguely remember a video by Zee where he talks about the spell move earth and it involved talking about digging a giant pit and also dirt donkey. I have been unable to find this video anywhere. Am i misremembering, am i crazy, is there a phantom video or is there not?

    • Phillip Alden

      Phillip Alden

      2 күн мурун

      Looked into it a little bit. Good news is, you're not crazy, he did post such a video. Bad news is, it's now private. I assume because maybe he said some things in the video that are no longer true about the spell or that he might have misinterpreted?

  77. Jarek Mace

    Jarek Mace

    2 күн мурун

    Funnily enough, EVERY dice set I have bought over the last 20 years have been traitors.

    • plazma 03

      plazma 03

      2 күн мурун

      Damn, the dice gods really hate you

  78. Santiago Sagrera

    Santiago Sagrera

    2 күн мурун

    What if while scouting for dice I come across one that rolls a 20 a 1 a 20 and then another 1?

    • Forgotten Angel

      Forgotten Angel

      Күн мурун

      You use it intelligently and only roll when you know you need a 1 or a 20

    • Theomegaperson

      Theomegaperson

      2 күн мурун

      a chaos die, either rolls a 1 or a 20

  79. Ze Troll03

    Ze Troll03

    2 күн мурун

    quick question, what if Will Wheaton touches a super prodigy?

    • Forgotten Angel

      Forgotten Angel

      Күн мурун

      Supermassive Black Hole

  80. ConspiracyTheoriesWithTea

    ConspiracyTheoriesWithTea

    2 күн мурун

    I don't know how straight this is played 😅

  81. Gotz the Ironhand

    Gotz the Ironhand

    2 күн мурун

    I roll low until I start drinking. Pretty sure my d20 likes to party.

  82. Aniaas1

    Aniaas1

    2 күн мурун

    I have "drama coach" dice. If I'm roleplaying, delivering fiery speeches and plumbing the depths of my character's soul, I'll get all the numbers I need, but the instant I try to just "make a roll" I am punished. Severely.

  83. Depthtose

    Depthtose

    2 күн мурун

    There is also the Graceful Intervention d20. This die will always hit the life saving throw of 17-20 for a player pc, and a 1 in the DMs hands against the pc in every do or die situation. No exceptions.

  84. KuKuruzka 2

    KuKuruzka 2

    2 күн мурун

    Can anyone tell me name of the song, which is on background

  85. misha the drunkman

    misha the drunkman

    2 күн мурун

    hi welcome to mild schizoph- i mean, guide to dice personalities.

    • x x

      x x

      2 күн мурун

      Wow your SUPER PRODOGY must be really great! rolling ALL TWENTIES! NEVER GETTING A ONE!

  86. Cordon Joseph

    Cordon Joseph

    2 күн мурун

    This is beyond science

  87. Fæjæ Lichean

    Fæjæ Lichean

    3 күн мурун

    Brilliant! Subbed and waiting for the dice training vid

  88. MageSkeleton

    MageSkeleton

    3 күн мурун

    That was funny. I feel like you forgot to mention "how to roll" because your elevation over the surface the die is to roll on matters and some form of velocity in which the die has enough momentum to "roll" onto a number.

  89. عبدالله علي عبد الكريم

    عبدالله علي عبد الكريم

    3 күн мурун

    I don't play dnd and got this on my recommendation

    • Forgotten Angel

      Forgotten Angel

      Күн мурун

      Lucky you lol

  90. VestedUTuber

    VestedUTuber

    3 күн мурун

    "Dice have personalities" Except for casino dice. They're milled from a solid piece of plastic, not molded, so they're never given the opportunity to develop a personality. Their sides are drilled and then filled with material of an equal density to form the dots. Their edges are sharp and their corners pointed. They are unnatural... ...and that's good because all this attention to detail and quality control means they roll far more randomly than any other dice.

  91. Rusted Eyes

    Rusted Eyes

    3 күн мурун

    On one hand; this sounds like snake oil. On the other; all of my dice do in fact have "personalities" of how they generally roll. I always chalked it up to shit luck but sometimes they pull out for me at the best of times. Next time I make a dice set I'll try this out for shits n giggles but see how it turns out.

    • ArmoredChocobo

      ArmoredChocobo

      3 күн мурун

      My store sells cheapo dice where you get 3 sets for like $8 and I'm thinking of getting them just to see what kind of characteristics the obviously cheap manufacturing gave them. Never know, probably the crap materials makes them Prodigies.

  92. Spencer Thayer

    Spencer Thayer

    3 күн мурун

    Dice snake oil. Since 1997, I've always used an RNG, dice are a waste of time.

    • liger04

      liger04

      2 күн мурун

      ​@ArmoredChocobo Sadly 3d printing is way too inaccurate to make a solid die. Not just because of voids while extruding plastic or hardening resin, but because cooling and drying processes will inevitably make welts that ruin the surface and create "personality". To make completely random dice you'd need to manually machine a blank to millimeter accuracy on every face and then grind and lap every surface until they all can wring against a gauge block. The cost of doing this to a 6-sided shape is already insane, so nobody really wants to either sell at a loss or charge people hundreds of dollars for a completely featureless d20.

    • ArmoredChocobo

      ArmoredChocobo

      3 күн мурун

      @VestedUTuber I'm sure with the advent of 3D printing a clever designer could emulate them.

    • VestedUTuber

      VestedUTuber

      3 күн мурун

      RNG's snake oil too. It's not truly random, RNGs use a pseudorandom sequence based on an input seed. Closest you can get to perfectly random for dice are milled casino dice, but they're expensive and only available as a D6.

  93. TheBarbedArtist

    TheBarbedArtist

    3 күн мурун

    I have a black and blue set I bought for my vedalken divination wizard a bit back when I finally got to play a game. Used it when that game ended as my personal dice until I rolled 6 nat 20s in a game and almost tpked the party. The sets been dubbed the player killer dice by them ever since, and only comes out for big fights

  94. The Druid Detective

    The Druid Detective

    3 күн мурун

    My table has one D20 that was infamous after every roll made with it, after checking the number it would vanish from our view, and when someone would go to roll with it again we would have to find it, usually behind a cup or under a paper of some sort. It always rolled fairly well for the more stupid of checks. But it would always get lost or misplaced after a roll, maybe it's just one of the players screwing with us. Either way I still never have found that D20 since our last session.

  95. Conall Walsh

    Conall Walsh

    3 күн мурун

    If only dice actually worked like this, it would be so fun

    • Orion Song

      Orion Song

      2 күн мурун

      Dice are devious :( and so are GMs

    • ArmoredChocobo

      ArmoredChocobo

      3 күн мурун

      @Baileyface no that’s totally a thing too don’t put pressure on your prodigy that’s just bad juju Don’t risk it man

    • Baileyface

      Baileyface

      3 күн мурун

      @ArmoredChocobo I think they were more referring to the parts about dice that remember you specifically and dice that have to be talked about correctly to ease their performance anxiety lol

    • ArmoredChocobo

      ArmoredChocobo

      3 күн мурун

      Considering manufacturing imperfections and material types (the only "perfect" dice are used by casinos and are strictly regulated), they might most definitely be like this. Your particular D20 could have significantly large bubble and that causes to it roll 20s more often......or 1s.

    • Rawr I’m a deinosaur

      Rawr I’m a deinosaur

      3 күн мурун

      what dym they do work like this

  96. Cameron Gunn

    Cameron Gunn

    3 күн мурун

    Write this down write this down!

  97. Oliver Cromwell Did Nothing Wrong

    Oliver Cromwell Did Nothing Wrong

    3 күн мурун

    did Laura Bailey commission this video?

  98. Aharon Varna

    Aharon Varna

    3 күн мурун

    The 1st time I watched this, I thought it was dumb, 2nd time, still dumb, 3rd time, eh it's silly. But the 12th time. The dice.. they have names. Stories. Lives. They speak to you, they can hear you. Listen to them and they will listen to you. Reward your dice and you shall receive tenfold.

  99. Finn

    Finn

    3 күн мурун

    Tl;dw: Buy more dice. Got it.

  100. Way2Spooky4U

    Way2Spooky4U

    3 күн мурун

    I can't tell if this is in jest or not.

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