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Title: Biased dice
Post by: Ratman_tf on June 19, 2019, 12:28:23 am
https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/296488-i-tested-my-dice/

Once of the mad lads over on the X-Wing minatures forum did an extensive test on his X-Wing dice, and found that manufacturing flaws created a bias in the dice rolls.
Now, at the price point of mass market gaming dice, there was likely to be some bias, but he found up to a 5% bias on one of the dice! This is more than the influence of some game mechanics!

I'm sure this kind of bias exists in all mass market gaming dice, but I wasn't sure exactly how much to expect. I thought some might find this interesting.
Title: Biased dice
Post by: Kael on June 19, 2019, 12:36:19 am
Also this:

https://www.awesomedice.com/blog/353/d20-dice-randomness-test-chessex-vs-gamescience/
Title: Biased dice
Post by: Spinachcat on June 19, 2019, 03:51:13 am
I remember a similar issue with GW's dice for Warhammer many years ago. Makes sense mass produced cheap dice would have bias issues.
Title: Biased dice
Post by: Delete_me on June 19, 2019, 12:54:09 pm
Pretty sure the GW ones still have this issue.

...or my friend just rolls like shit all the time. Constanty. With re-rolls.