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Sicherman Dice

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Joined: 12/31/1969

From another thread:

lthough I must confess that I was more taken with the dice set cited on the 'Geek, called the Sicherman dice.

These have faces

1 3 4 5 6 8

1 2 2 3 3 4

which produces exactly the same set of results as two regular six-sided dice, but in an entirely different way, and a very different probability of rolling doubles. How cool is that?!

That is indeed VERY cool. I love how the probability of rolling any sum is maintained... though the dice numbers look so unnatural that I had to deconstruct the rolls and make a table to convince myself that it was true! Only a 1-in-9 chance of rolling doubles, instead of the typical 1-in-6....

I will keep these in mind for future designs... they could give an interesting twist to many situations.


larienna's picture
Joined: 07/28/2008
Sicherman Dice

The problem with custom dice like theses is that they are not available on the market or are at least hard to find. For example, Formule De use theses kind of dices by setting a minimum on the die. At my game club, there are 2 fomule De dice missing and we can't replace them.

I don't know where the "Sicherman dice" come from. But if there is a lot of application of these dices, it could become a standard making them more available.

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