Precision Dice Required in Tournaments

von Marwitz

Forum Guru
Joined
Nov 25, 2010
Messages
10,596
Reaction score
3,908
Location
Kraut Corner
Country
llGibraltar
If the tournament is worried about its participants using fair dice, they should probably supply the dice themselves. Otherwise, who knows what loaded and/or faux precision dice the participants will bring.
This.

von Marwitz
 

Steven Pleva

Elder Member
Joined
Jun 28, 2007
Messages
3,332
Reaction score
854
Location
Connecticut
Country
llUnited States
I don't understand why someone would want to risk playing an opponent who suspects one to cheat with dice...

von Marwitz
I don't know anyone who would intentionally cheat. I am certain that there are some folks playing with bad dice. They may roll high or low. I see no reason to risk either scenario so I acquired some precision dice. Seems like the polite thing to do for my opponent's sake...
Steve
 

NicosRex

Member
Joined
Jun 10, 2019
Messages
13
Reaction score
25
Location
Hertfordshire
First name
Nic
Country
llUnited Kingdom
Maybe I am being naive, but I really don't understand why opponents in a tournament match don't just agree before the game commences on a single, shared set of dice. At a stroke this would eliminate the perceived issue.
 

hongkongwargamer

Forum Guru
Joined
Apr 4, 2013
Messages
6,166
Reaction score
3,513
Location
17 hexes
Country
llPortugal
Maybe I am being naive, but I really don't understand why opponents in a tournament match don't just agree before the game commences on a single, shared set of dice. At a stroke this would eliminate the perceived issue.
I suppose! As long as you are comfortable with where his hands have been.
 

RandyT0001

Senior Member
Staff member
Administrator
Moderator
Joined
Dec 5, 2016
Messages
668
Reaction score
567
Location
Memphis, TN
First name
Cary
Country
llUnited States
Maybe I am being naive, but I really don't understand why opponents in a tournament match don't just agree before the game commences on a single, shared set of dice. At a stroke this would eliminate the perceived issue.
Some people will shake hands upon greeting, others, typically germaphobes, will not shake hands. The same applies to dice but a small pack of disinfecting wipes should be available to clean the hands and dice to rid them of germs.
 

jrv

Forum Guru
Joined
May 25, 2005
Messages
21,998
Reaction score
6,140
Location
Teutoburger Wald
Country
llIceland
Maybe I am being naive, but I really don't understand why opponents in a tournament match don't just agree before the game commences on a single, shared set of dice. At a stroke this would eliminate the perceived issue.
You can use any of my dice you like. You can switch whenever you like. We are not sharing.

JR
 

ineation

Member
Joined
Aug 24, 2018
Messages
30
Reaction score
33
Country
llFrance
Some people will shake hands upon greeting, others, typically germaphobes, will not shake hands.
Germs are not so bad and over use of antiseptic is wrong. So, in order to reinforce our immune system, I say that not only players should shake hands and share dice but tournament rules should also make it mandatory that they kiss each others before and after each scenario.
 

Vinnie

See Dummies in the index
Joined
Feb 9, 2005
Messages
16,377
Reaction score
2,152
Location
Aberdeen , Scotland
Country
llUnited Kingdom
Germs are not so bad and over use of antiseptic is wrong. So, in order to reinforce our immune system, I say that not only players should shake hands and share dice but tournament rules should also make it mandatory that they kiss each others before and after each scenario.
Now this is just WRONG! Who knows what it coukd lead to, ASL players swapping partners, body fluids or even using the IIFT
 

NicosRex

Member
Joined
Jun 10, 2019
Messages
13
Reaction score
25
Location
Hertfordshire
First name
Nic
Country
llUnited Kingdom
Germs are not so bad and over use of antiseptic is wrong. So, in order to reinforce our immune system, I say that not only players should shake hands and share dice but tournament rules should also make it mandatory that they kiss each others before and after each scenario.
As I have Mediterranean ancestry this proposal seems perfectly reasonable to me.

As I have an immune system that seems to work reasonably well, the idea of sharing dice holds no terrors for me. Having known a couple of people who suffer with an irrational fear of infection, I can understand that it could well be a serious issue for some. It should not be beyond the wit of man to come up with a fair solution for them though.
 

jrv

Forum Guru
Joined
May 25, 2005
Messages
21,998
Reaction score
6,140
Location
Teutoburger Wald
Country
llIceland
Lest you misunderstand me, I am not against sharing dice because I am afraid of germs. Some of my best friends are germs. It is incredibly annoying to have to hunt around on the gaming table to find where you put down the dice. I have lots of (precision) dice. If you want to use the set I'm using because they have "lucky ju-ju", here they are, knock yourself out. We're not sharing.

JR
 

hongkongwargamer

Forum Guru
Joined
Apr 4, 2013
Messages
6,166
Reaction score
3,513
Location
17 hexes
Country
llPortugal
In that sense, there's a certain merit to using 2 dicetowers and 2 sets of dice just so you see what you last threw (let's say you got RATE and then go do an MC).

Or do it like one of our Aussie players : throw 4 dice at once!
 

Gunner Scott

Elder Member
Joined
Jan 27, 2003
Messages
13,122
Reaction score
1,763
Location
Chicago, IL
Country
llUnited States
So I could not used my BV 3rd edition dice?

The Albany dice rule is simply this: "If someone does not use precision dice you can ask to share." Therefore, if you don't want to share, bring precision dice. Nobody is forced to buy or use precision dice...
Steve
 

Steven Pleva

Elder Member
Joined
Jun 28, 2007
Messages
3,332
Reaction score
854
Location
Connecticut
Country
llUnited States
So I could not used my BV 3rd edition dice?
Sure, but if they are not precision your opponent could request to share them. That being said, I bet there are plenty of people who have extra precision dice that could loan you a pair if that was not to your liking...
Steve
 

Gunner Scott

Elder Member
Joined
Jan 27, 2003
Messages
13,122
Reaction score
1,763
Location
Chicago, IL
Country
llUnited States
As long as people wash their chicken chokers, dont stick their fingers in their nose or mouth. I am more then happy to share my dice.

Sure, but if they are not precision your opponent could request to share them. That being said, I bet there are plenty of people who have extra precision dice that could loan you a pair if that was not to your liking...
Steve
 

Pitman

Elder Member
Joined
Jan 27, 2003
Messages
13,970
Reaction score
1,796
Location
Columbus, OH
Country
llUnited States
You can use any of my dice you like. You can switch whenever you like. We are not sharing.

JR
That's more or less my position. But that's because I have the habit of rolling my dice around in my hand while the other player is thinking/moving/farting/whatever and I don't want to be constantly handing those dice to him.
 
Top