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It sounds like you have a dice designed for tracking numbers (life totals, mana, money, etc.) moreso than for rolling. i.e. A 20-sided dice that goes from 1 to 20 sequentially. I've haven't seen an 8 sided die before that wasn't the "1,8,5,4 // 2,3,6,7" combination before as life total die are normally higher using d10s and d20s. When you have a die that ...


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There is no "correct" pattern, but a very common one, seen on 6-sided dice, and sometimes extended to higher-sided ones is to pair up numbers on opposite sides. For 6-sided dice it is normal to have sides paired 1,6 / 2,5 / 3,4, each pair adds to 7. There are two different ways of having this arrangement. If you take a large number of 6 sided dice from ...


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There's no correct pattern, and in a fair die it makes no difference. In practice, most standard dice sets are not entirely fair, because of how they're tumble-polished after removal from the molds.† How an unfair die is numbered can make it more unfair if the manufacturer decided to cluster all high (or all low) numbers near each other. Few ...


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A statement along the lines of "X is always true" is easily proven false, but nearly impossible to prove true. Proving such a statement false merely requires a single counterexample, while proving it true requires examining every single element in the set that the statement covers. In this case, it is false that a "critical" failure always produces a ...


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No, it's not universal for games to have some sort of fumble triggering an event. In some games, it's a good thing that idea has been removed, in some other games the fumble mechanic is what moves the game forward. I'm going to show you why it's bad or good depending on the situation with examples of both. I've been playing D&D 3.0 with an old ...


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Possibly the Original Fumble Mechanics While I'm no role-playing game scholar, Chaosium's Runequest (1978) apparently included fumbles, at least as early as 1980 (which is the Runequest version I just extracted from my shelf and dusted off and whose binding cracked when I flipped through it). It reads FUMBLES An Adventurer using a weapon for which he ...


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No There exist systems in which there is no “event” on a natural-1. It’s by no means a necessary component of an RPG. And this is ignoring the existence of trivial answers like RPGs that don’t use dice, or don’t use any kind of randomization at all. Those may not even have a meaningful definition of “fumble.” ...


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Mr. Clean Magic Erasers Mr. Clean Magic Erasers are perfect for removing all kinds of markings from almost anything except paper products. These erasers use microfine abrasive material, rather than chemicals, to sand marks away on a microscopic level. However, much to my great surprise, even though they are abrasives, they do not scar plastic unless you ...


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Sharpie ink consists of a solvent (ethanol), a dyestuff and a resin which is dissolved in the ink but will harden into a film once the ink dries. Some Sharpies also use pigments, but from the evidence I would suspect this one uses dyestuff. The root problem is migration of dyestuff into the substrate, even if it looks solid to the naked eye. Glass and ...


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Acetone (nail-polish remover) will completely and cleanly remove Sharpie, as the pigments used in Sharpie are soluble in acetone. CAUTION: Make certain that your dice are not made of polystyrene, as this plastic also dissolves in acetone. Most dice are not made of polystyrene, but just in case, this is fair warning. Dampen a paper towel with acetone and ...


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The only success I have ever had removing sharpie from a surface is with...sharpie! By applying new sharpie over the old, and wiping clean immediately, I have removed sharpie from a non-porous surface - a whiteboard where someone had used sharpie instead of removable marker. My theory is that the solvent in the new sharpie dissolves the pigment in the ...


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I'm afraid the economically viable answer is "don't". You seem to have spent some time and resources on trying to clean the dice, if you had spent it on buying new dice, you would have ended up with a whole bag of them. If you aren't emotionally attached to exactly this set of dice, go out and buy new ones. You may want to find a simple department store ...



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