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An Easy Way to Find a Better President
Obtain nine tensided dice, as seen above. Use them, one at a time, to generate nine random digits, in order. Check to see if a living person has that Social Security Number. If so, check to see if the person … Continue reading
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Tagged dice, politics, POTUS, president, random, Trump
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On Convex, Dodecahedral “Fair Dice”
One of my early introductions to polyhedra came through playing the game Advanced Dungeons and Dragons (AD&D), which uses a standard sevendie set which includes the five Platonic Solids, plus two “d10s” (either tenfaced dipyramids or trapezohedra) which are used as … Continue reading
Posted in Life, Mathematics
Tagged D&D, d12, dice, die, dodecahedra, dodecahedral, dodecahedron, Dragons, Dungeons, Dungeons & Dragons, fair dice, game, geometry, Mathematics, polyhedra, polyhedral, polyhedron, RPG, symmetry, unusual
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How to Get Fair Dice with Various Numbers of Possible Results, from Two to Thirty, Using Different Polyhedra
For a d2, number a cube’s faces with three ones and three twos. For a d3, number a cube’s faces 1,1,2,2,3,3. The standard d4 is a Platonic solid, the tetrahedron. Doublenumbered (two ones, two twos, etc.) octahedra are sometimes used … Continue reading
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Tagged dice, die, fair dice, game, generator, geometry, Mathematics, number, polyhedra, polyhedral, polyhedron, probability, random, RNG, RPG
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Octahedron with Beveled Vertices
As an eightsided die, this would work better than the Platonic octahedron, for it would roll more smoothly. Software credit: see http://www.software3d.com/Stella.php.
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27 May 2014
Tagged bevel, beveled, d8, dice, die, geometry, Mathematics, octahedron, polyhedra, polyhedral, polyhedron, vertex, vertices
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