Dice rituals/superstition.

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OK so I just started studying religion. and it got me thinking abotut dice rituals and superstition. Mostly I have the impression that DnD are a knowledge seeking and well read. In other words they aren't the type of people you would suspect to be superstitius. I know we do indeed come from all walks of life. But I have a feeling that at least one person around the table have some sort of dice ritual.

So what are they?

I leave all of my die with the 1 facing upwards. I figure if it was just on 1, it wouldn't dare roll two in a row. 

"In a way, you are worse than Krusk"                               " As usual, Krusk comments with assuredness, but lacks the clarity and awareness of what he's talking about"

"Can't say enough how much I agree with Krusk"        "Wow, thank you very much"

"Your advice is the worst"

I only use blue dice. Tongue Out

I leave all of my die with the 1 facing upwards. I figure if it was just on 1, it wouldn't dare roll two in a row. 




I have a similiar habit, but I'm not as thorough. It's less likely to roll two 1s in a row then a 1 and then a 5,say.


I also prefer to use my first d20, from my first Star Wars minis starter set, when possible.  
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Actually for what its worth, the odds of rolling two ones in a row on purpose are very low. The odds of rolling a 1 on a d20 is 1 in 20. The odds of doing it twice are still 1 in 20, just twice. They are two seperate sets.  My method doesn't actually do anything*.


*Technically it may round the sides opposite of the 1's, thus lowering the odds of rolling a 1. For this to have any noticable effect it would have to be done for hundreds of years, but you know whatever. 

"In a way, you are worse than Krusk"                               " As usual, Krusk comments with assuredness, but lacks the clarity and awareness of what he's talking about"

"Can't say enough how much I agree with Krusk"        "Wow, thank you very much"

"Your advice is the worst"

Actually for what its worth, the odds of rolling two ones in a row on purpose are very low. The odds of rolling a 1 on a d20 is 1 in 20. The odds of doing it twice are still 1 in 20, just twice. They are two seperate sets.  My method doesn't actually do anything*.


*Technically it may round the sides opposite of the 1's, thus lowering the odds of rolling a 1. For this to have any noticable effect it would have to be done for hundreds of years, but you know whatever. 


I guess. That's why it's in the superstitions thread.
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141722973 wrote:
And it wasn't ****. It was subjectively concensual sex.
57036828 wrote:
Marketing and design are two different things. For instance the snuggy was designed for people in wheel chairs and marketed to people that are too incompetent to operate a blanket.
75239035 wrote:
I personally don't want him decapitated.
141722973 wrote:
And do not call me a Yank. I am a Québecois, basically your better.
And the greatest post moderation of all time...
58115148 wrote:
I gave that (Content Removed) a to-scale Lego replica. (Content Removed) love to-scale Lego replicas. (ORC_Cerberus: Edited - Vulgarity is against the Code of Conduct)
I have two sets of dice.  My dice,,, and the pile you can borrow from if you need a roll.  

Don't touch my dice.... I've had some of them over 35 years. 

You mess with my dice, and I'll start messing with the stuff that you have that is over 35,,,, like your mom.


     
"As with any other set of miniatures rules, they are guidelines to follow in designing your own fantastic-medieval campaign."
I seldom let people touch my dice--it can damage their luck.  I let a friend roll for me, because I was making a sandwich--after, I rolled 1's on my to-hit rolls (and we play with Critical Fumbles).  His curse transferred to my dice (he's renowned for being the Masochist Monk, because he critically fumbles so much that he beats himself up as much as he beats the enemy).
I have two sets of dice.  My dice,,, and the pile you can borrow from if you need a roll.



This. And the "loaner" dice are this really bright sparkly semi-translucent purple.

I'm not terribly supersticious, anymore, but I have a very specific way I roll a single die. At least one member of my group cannot hit unless she uses a dice cup.

I used to be pretty supersticious. New dice would always be left overnight in a bowl of salt water in a window with a view of the full moon, before ever being used.

I also used to microwave my dice, but that's less supersticious and more just sad hax.

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Among my old gaming group from college, I was known as the unlucky one.  Not just for dice rolls, but in life too.  Heck, I had one character die twice in the same hour of real-world time.  But really, it was the bad luck outside of game that made everyone who knew me (not just my gaming group) consider me a jinx.  So when one of them found one of my old dice, he mailed it across the country to get it as far away as possible.  I also had someone perform an exorcism on me to remove the "hex."  She kept a fire extinguisher on hand in the off chance that I "might be the anti-Christ and burst into flames as a result of this ritual."
Among my old gaming group from college, I was known as the unlucky one.  Not just for dice rolls, but in life too.  Heck, I had one character die twice in the same hour of real-world time.  But really, it was the bad luck outside of game that made everyone who knew me (not just my gaming group) consider me a jinx.  So when one of them found one of my old dice, he mailed it across the country to get it as far away as possible.  I also had someone perform an exorcism on me to remove the "hex."  She kept a fire extinguisher on hand in the off chance that I "might be the anti-Christ and burst into flames as a result of this ritual."



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141722973 wrote:
And it wasn't ****. It was subjectively concensual sex.
57036828 wrote:
Marketing and design are two different things. For instance the snuggy was designed for people in wheel chairs and marketed to people that are too incompetent to operate a blanket.
75239035 wrote:
I personally don't want him decapitated.
141722973 wrote:
And do not call me a Yank. I am a Québecois, basically your better.
And the greatest post moderation of all time...
58115148 wrote:
I gave that (Content Removed) a to-scale Lego replica. (Content Removed) love to-scale Lego replicas. (ORC_Cerberus: Edited - Vulgarity is against the Code of Conduct)
Among my old gaming group from college, I was known as the unlucky one.  Not just for dice rolls, but in life too.  Heck, I had one character die twice in the same hour of real-world time.  But really, it was the bad luck outside of game that made everyone who knew me (not just my gaming group) consider me a jinx.  So when one of them found one of my old dice, he mailed it across the country to get it as far away as possible.  I also had someone perform an exorcism on me to remove the "hex."  She kept a fire extinguisher on hand in the off chance that I "might be the anti-Christ and burst into flames as a result of this ritual."






...Not sure if rofl is at mailing dice across the country, exorcism, or fire extinguisher.
Among my old gaming group from college, I was known as the unlucky one.  Not just for dice rolls, but in life too.  Heck, I had one character die twice in the same hour of real-world time.  But really, it was the bad luck outside of game that made everyone who knew me (not just my gaming group) consider me a jinx.  So when one of them found one of my old dice, he mailed it across the country to get it as far away as possible.  I also had someone perform an exorcism on me to remove the "hex."  She kept a fire extinguisher on hand in the off chance that I "might be the anti-Christ and burst into flames as a result of this ritual."






...Not sure if rofl is at mailing dice across the country, exorcism, or fire extinguisher.



All of it.
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141722973 wrote:
And it wasn't ****. It was subjectively concensual sex.
57036828 wrote:
Marketing and design are two different things. For instance the snuggy was designed for people in wheel chairs and marketed to people that are too incompetent to operate a blanket.
75239035 wrote:
I personally don't want him decapitated.
141722973 wrote:
And do not call me a Yank. I am a Québecois, basically your better.
And the greatest post moderation of all time...
58115148 wrote:
I gave that (Content Removed) a to-scale Lego replica. (Content Removed) love to-scale Lego replicas. (ORC_Cerberus: Edited - Vulgarity is against the Code of Conduct)

I leave all of my die with the 1 facing upwards. I figure if it was just on 1, it wouldn't dare roll two in a row. 




I keep my dice facing up maximium, makes them want to return to their home state. :P

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years ago I bought myself a set of dice for 5 bucks at my local gaming store.  During the intervening years I bought random dice that matched the set I have so now I have two d20's and other dice.  Anyway it is said at the table that one of the two d20's is "lucky", my gf will fight me tooth and nail for that specific dice to "take it away from the DM".  I've never done anything to it other than once making a prayer while holding it that my luck be transferred to the dice.  But they don't know that part.  How do you tell which one is the lucky one if they both look the same ?  No idea...
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I leave all of my die with the 1 facing upwards. I figure if it was just on 1, it wouldn't dare roll two in a row. 



I do this as well.

Also when I get a new job I buy a new set of dice. 
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When my dice start rolling bad, I shift the table around a bit. I do this VERY SLOWLY so the players next to me don't get mad. 
Paper curse.

I never, ever roll on paper of any kind. 
When a die fails enough for me to be feed up with it. I crush it in my table vise and spread its remains over the others (as a lesson to them) lol. 

I always used my D&D 25th Aniversary Red d20 to confirm criticals.

I have a red RISK six sided die that once rolled 8 "6"s in a roll and singlehandly saved the entire party during a game of Shadowrun. I always use that for Sneak Attack rolls.  

I only use Game Science dice when I play (save for the two dice mentioned above). 
"We are men of action, lies do not become us" ~ D.P.R.
Paper curse.

I never, ever roll on paper of any kind. 



Pretty sure this is actually a real thing and not a superstition.
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I use a mix of red translucent and flat grey dice, all of which are initiated via a ritual of  being rolled a few hundred times the ones that roll low are put through torture untill they roll better. forms of torture include, being taped to firecrackers and blown up, frozen, and stabbed with a sharp knife. Dice that roll averagely high are placed in my velvet lined dice bag and incense is ceremonially burned around them before each use. yeah i know it's crazy but it seems to work. especially when i make the other dice watch the torturing. i have one particular d20 that i call the "blood die" that i only use for important rolls, that dice has seen its share of hell and it rolls really well now.

and yes, NEVER roll on paper