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Why don't they use rectangular prisms for dice? :)

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They do, just they are not traditional. I think they may be easier to cheat with, as you could angle a throw to bring up numbers from only one side of a prism.

 

Plus, a square is cheaper to produce.

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hmm.... it won't be fair, cause the landing on the rectangular faces is of a higher probability that on the square faces.

 

 

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well, i actually have one of those!! REALLY!! I bought them when i went to England. It really can (notice i said 'can') be played with. It has a little ball inside it which gives it a weight to stop at a point. I haven't broken it! If u just jingle it a little you can here a 'tick, tick' sound, so that is my hunch!

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sounds like loaded dice to me, but the weight`s come loose :)

 

I was thinking about a "rectangular prism" the only thing I came up with as a picture was a standard prism, 5 sides, a triangular cross section and squared at the ends, making a front veiw look like a rectangle, but wouldn`t you need 2 of them for all 6 numbers?

and then what do you do if one rolls a 3 and the other 6 LOL :)

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I'd suspect that the spherical die (it's not dice fellas, that's the plural) of, say, 20 sides would have a 20 sided interior, and the weight comes to rest on one of them.

 

A rectangular die would roll, just not as well or as much.

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YT2095 said in post # :

I was thinking about a "rectangular prism" the only thing I came up with as a picture was a standard prism, 5 sides, a triangular cross section and squared at the ends, making a front veiw look like a rectangle, but wouldn`t you need 2 of them for all 6 numbers?

and then what do you do if one rolls a 3 and the other 6 LOL :)

 

A rectangular prism is a cuboid. There's even a picture of one IN THE THREAD.

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YT2095 said:sounds like loaded dice to me, but the weight`s come loose :)

 

Take a look at the diagram! I think u misunderstood me!

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Oh, and don't forget that normal dice are rectangular prisms too.

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To generalise, normal dice are always regular solids.

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aommaster said in post # :

hmmmm.... what do u think of my spherical dice. Pretty awkward isn't it?

 

Spherical die.

 

And I've seen them before.

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sorry, i keep on saying dice!!!! i have other shaped ones as well, i have a triangular one and some other shapes!

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aommaster said in post # :

sorry, i keep on saying dice!!!! i have other shaped ones as well, i have a triangular one and some other shapes!

 

Tetrahedral, technically. AKA a D4.

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hmm.... it won't be fair' date=' cause the landing on the rectangular faces is of a higher probability that on the square faces.

 

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really, you think,

 

give him a medal

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No thank you :) IT all depends on the surface area of each face, that's all to make it simple!

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