Everyone's lying about dice.

Joylandi 9-Iyn, 2021
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  • I am a statistician and i love this.

    • I'm an ultra-science major and I love this.

    • @Bill C. Riemers Yeah. Such a bummer man! good luck with your lymphoma studies! EDIT: sorry for not properly replying, I just feel that we are on very different wavelengths regarding the tone of this comment hahaha.

    • BTW. Having a any sort of degree does not exempt you from superstitious nonsense. Few ever apply what the learn about data analysis, testable hypothesis, etc outside there field of study. I have come across countless experts that will post complete non-sense. For example, there is a seemingly intellegent engineer on quora that posts hundreds of quora answers to physics questions. I have yet to see them get even the simpliest questions right. e.g. They have some self made model that everything from gravity, weak interactions, to the structure of the universe can be explained by magnetics. They don't apply what they learned about engineering to test there own model, but instead just keep doubling down on the wrong answers. I'm pretty sure I do the same thing myself when I step outside my areas of expertise. For example, I am struggling to understand how my lymphoma works. I have pieced together what I have read to what to me seems like a consistent model. But I'm certain if I were to share it with my Oncologist he'd be wondering why I was wasting his time with such non-sense. The only difference between me and that quora poster, is if I cannot apply the lessons on I learned about research analysis to a topic, then I don't feel the need to share my naive ideas with others.

    • @João Diogo Brites I'm pretty sure they can. If your thesis was fraudulent then can revoke the degree. Most commonly this happens with bribery or plagiarism. If they just happened to overlook your mistakes then you are fine as they will never admit to there own incompetence. But you mention you were only doing a bachelor, so you didn't have a thesis. At which point I would only consider you a statistician if you either obtain more education, or equivalent work experience in the field. Especially since you mentioned was a BS with a biology major and forget the minor. I don't consider a biologist as statistician, any more than I consider myself as a statistician. Of course I think the average scientist would considered being called a statistician an insult... So I am not sure why you want to lay claim to that title.

    • @Bill C. Riemers Damn, they can fail me retroactively? That's a bummer.

  • Oh god, Zee’s too far gone

  • Jesus Christ It's Jason Bourne

  • I use virtual dices while the other players use physical dice. Thats probably why my characters almost always die first

  • Well it seems all 5 of my d20s decided to become traitors (or showed their true colors) because after two 4 hour sessions I am yet to land a hit on an enemy. Not only that but my character died and revived on the third session due to plot armor. But God forbid they will all roll high when I am testing those shits or when doing a group perception check where no one rolls below 15.

  • I’m guessing it’s something to do with manufacturing because they could have slightly different density’s or weights.

  • Because even the most cynical and logical of D&D players are superstitious about their dice.

  • my human cleric of Dionysus went into a Dwarven bar where there was a special ale that all non-dwarves had to roll a save to stay conscious after each mug. he was with my elf fighter-magic user (yes, 1st ed). they each had their own color-coded d20 that i always rolled just for them. the elf went down on the first roll. however, my cleric rolled, like, 20-something successes in a row (i wrote them all down as it happened but i lost that long ago). the last success was a nat 20. then the next roll was a nat-1. i have literally never had anything more in-character happen with dice in my whole gaming experience. btw, this bar was in one of the Judges' Guild cities. don't remember which tho.

  • this sounds like a religion so... Dicentology?

  • I think Will Wheaton needs to watch this, or not, he might break the formula and invalidate your science

  • You thought you could trick me, but NO! 1 set of dice for 1 character. They become loyal to the character and to you as their player. Treat them well, don't blame them for bad rolls - encourage them so they will perform better -, and you, your character and your dice will form a unit. An undefeatable trinity.

  • I can get onboard with the idea that small imperfections in a dice could result in a specific pattern of results over a time period. But this is kind of ridiculous. Unless we add the psychological element to the trow. It may be that your belief in the dices personality is increasing the likelihood of it coming true, because you subconsciously do things that make it more likely. That is at least my teori. Anyway this video was really entertaining on multiple levels.

  • What about diamonds in the rough that look nice?

    • Uhh, I think those are just diamonds.

  • i just realized that 2 of my d20s are different weights

  • Why do I get a random Dan vs vibe in this.

  • These are amazing man I love it

  • I kid you not, my first DnD game, with my first d20, rolled 5 20's in a row and then gave me the lowest numbers ever.

  • I dont descriminate against my dice, even if i know for a fact that one of them is a bich who will never give me higher than 3 until the very last goblin is running away and then gives me a nat 20 i love and use them anyway. Btw that goblin got chopped in half by a blazing javelin so it was worth it.

  • This is so true

  • pretty sure i had a traitor die

  • I got an ad for camp DND

  • I love how the answer to every outcome is "buy it."

  • I have a lucky d20, when I first started playing my dad thought I was cheating till he watched me roll 4 20s in a row

  • It's true though.

  • I have a lot of nice dice in my collection

  • *goblin noises* i think the only reliable stratergy is to, buy the die *goblin noises*

  • these are the dice of cheaters and thieves so maby pick one up

  • The super prodigy reminds me of The Snitch from Critical Role. That die could break the fabric of time, perhaps even the Will Wheaton Dice Curse!!😂

  • Thank you youtube algorithim for showing me this gorgeous animation

  • Why not buy all the die so no one get dice

  • i always wondered why people got so into dice, but when I asked they never said anything. Now I know and now i want to collect..............if my wallet didn't look like nothing had been in it for the past 20 years.

  • I have a set of dice that likes extreme rolls. I usually roll 20s or 1s, and its almost always multiple in a row (highest was 4 20s in a row)

    • Considering that Travis in Critical Roll had rolled three critical 1s, I do not doubt you

    • Just bought a set of dice like that Edit: also 4 20's lol

  • Have a large pool of dice, grab one randomly. That's the only way to even out imperfections. Also it means you can also never have enough dice.

    • @beans bros You're thinking too small. I meant swimming pool.

    • I have a jar of dice

  • Anthropomorphizing dice... *I love it.*

  • i am so sorry but your avatar looks like it isnt allowed withing 50ft of schools

    • To me he looked like a dwarf, figured it went with the DnD vibe.

  • Don't forget about dice that prefer wood tables to plastic game tables and other surfaces!

  • I don't even play any games that use dice, but this makes me want to go buy dice.

  • I had a d20 that I rolled 100 times, then I graphed the results. It looked like a W with the highest points at 1 and 20, and a slightly higher spike at 10. shone a light through it and found air bubbles. I don't use that one anymore. I did this because I had a fighter who on paper should have been a beast but ended up with the worst case of glass jaw ever.

  • Remembering that time the DM let me borrow a metal d20 for a death saving throw, only to immediately roll a natural 20 with it.

    • I just bought metal dice. I like their weight

  • this is like astrology but for dnd players

    • Dicetrology? Also some pseudosience i can get behind

  • bassically buy all\

  • Just bought some new dice sets and had to come back to this video to see what I was dealing with.

  • For the fun, I just rolled my dice . First role: Natural one, Critical Failure Second Role: Natural 20, Which one is it- Edit: Nvm, it is a Blorp.

  • My dice are trained well, the don't roll to high or to low to make others suspicious but they know when they have to and so they will

  • Y’all think is a joke but nah. I have a dice I’ve used since I knew how to do math and it has given me the most consistent natural twenties in my entire life

  • Thank you loremaster

  • tl;dw There's nothing special about the different dice. It's just personal preference if you want a sparkly colored one or a bland one.

    • Totally not talking to the super prodigy. Good move dude

    • @orangeapples exactly

    • Okay. I’m sure your super prodigy heard that.

  • my first d20 I ever bought, i've got for mtg as a live counter. since i started playing as Selesnia i soon needed more + token marks + buff die. what ive noticed when using them with rolls was that ive been training them for compleetly different tasts. my token die just picked either high or low and stayed there for the rest of the evening, my buff die started growing over 3 throws and then reset, and my hp counter die where great at first but soon gassed out and started to roll low. I've tried to increas thier stamina over the years but they just wont have it.

  • mfw playing online with computer-rng...

  • wtf is this

  • Or you could just buy loaded dice

    • Karmic retribution, my friend. This negative wave tends to have an unnatural effect on your rolls with dice. After abusing the effects of a loaded die, you will infect your other dice with an undesirable energy of bad luck, effectively turning even temporarily turning super prodigies into traitors. Be wary of the dangers of loaded dice.

    • No. Loaded dice baad

  • dude what the hell

  • Float your dice in salt water. Youre welcome

    • I accidentally blessed a traitor with holy water, once.

  • My dice was a normal dice for a while, but as of today it is the most absurdly broken superprodigy ever

  • My dice was a normal dice for a while, but as of today it is the most absurdly broken superprodigy ever

  • Someone show this to Laura

  • What's the name of the background music~? It's great!

  • Me: *Pulls out my dice sets, picks out a random d20 and rolls it. Gets a nat20* You get to live, for now.

  • MOST ACCURATE DICE CONCEPT I'VE EVER HEARD AND ITS ALL TRUE!

  • fake + gay

    • Dont talk about yourself like that, thats rude!

    • Watch the video stop looking in the mirror. 🤣🤣

    • ꂡꁏ ꂖꁏꌈ ꄙꏹꁲꋪ ꁍꁏꂡ?

  • Hehe Random number generators go brrrr

    • @Jay Kay oh my bad

    • @beans bros I mean online random number generators

    • Shiny math rocks

  • I get weighted dies I always get good rolls

  • It's just personal luck. Every die, regardless of who owns it, will roll below median if I'm the one rolling it. I have only ever rolled above a 10 three times in a row and that was when I attacked another player. Don't worry, the story required it.

    • @StapleCactus its a joke about the end of the video. Sorry for the confusion

    • @beans bros I'm not understanding what you mean. Sorry.

    • Okay your super prodigy is away now

  • All the dice I care about have personalities. They will consistently land the roll that would make the narrative the most interesting, whether it's a crit on a boss with low health, or a failed save on a stealth check. I can always rely on it when I'm wanting an interesting campaign. I also have a good set of character dice. They give me consistently good stats and 1 or 2 bad stats, so characters will always have fun flaws that I can play off of. It makes it harder to reliably solo a campaign, so I have to rely on my team for stuff, making me a lot more specialized.

  • This video is true and false at the same time. the reason why it’s false is because he keeps denying the 5% to roll any side, the reason why it’s true is because every dice does have character but not in a superstitious way. If a d20 is perfect and the surface your rolling on is perfect and how you roll is completely neutral and doesn’t affect the roll then yes it is a 5% but dice are very imperfect which is what gives them their character (small imperceptible imperfections making the sides uneven) the surface you roll on also has its own character, how you roll also has character as the way you roll can be determined by your past and experiences and wether or not your trained in the art of rolling. that’s one of the biggest reasons why YOU roll your own dice. if it was always a 5% chance for any side then it doesn’t matter who rolls the dice, you will always have the same chance to get a 20. A lot of games based on dice is about luck but not just luck in general but specially YOUR luck and your ability to create your own luck by using your rolling skills, and your dice with character you picked out

  • 38 sets of dice and I love every single one. Except for my first pair, they're jealous due to being smaller than everyone else. They feel like they're being replaced 37 times over. I still use them tho, I love those novelty guys.

    • @beans bros now THAT'S neat!

    • @Lord Megatron Doesn't do Dark Energon i got my newest dice from my local game store. There copper with a green inlay for the numbers

    • @Lord Megatron Doesn't do Dark Energon ah yes

    • @beans bros like a low-quality Biglots, if you have those stores

    • @beans bros it's like a thrift store but it holds so much more than a typical thrift store. It's a bit like "these are unpopular and/or out of stock" Sometimes its a "store ordered too much so we bought the overflow"

  • Here is something funny my friend got a trator but once I tolled it it rolled high like it knows what I might fo to it

  • ._. I am c o n f u s e d

  • I have a set of dice that was gifted to me by a friend when he moved away. If I had to ascribe it a personality I would call them the 'Underdog Dice'. They're very average, except when it counts, in those very tense, Kill or be Killed, type of situations.

  • This sounds to be in the same ballpark as horoscopes and fortune cookies, it honestly does... but, the announcer seems SOOO convinced of what he's talking about. It's like... It's so silly, it's almost scary, but you kinda-almost-sorta want to try what he's saying, just to see.

  • I had a character named Stinky, he had the worst attack rolls of all time and was only really a mediocre support character, but he did come back from the dead 4 times

  • As a DM, I LOVE the low and slow dice.

  • I know the traitor die, though it wasn't against me, it was against one of my players, and he had bought it from me, before he bought it the die would roll great, got him to get away with some bullshit with a grenade once, but once ownership shifted he could not roll over a ten on it, it just would not happen except for the times where I got mad at the die and walked around the table and bounced it to get him a better roll.

  • You can do the "Roll" Math all you want. None of this takes into account the rolling surface. And Zee must sell dice, since you should buy all of them. Great Vid Stay Happy and Healthy

  • I use a low grade sand paper to smooth out the bottom of any low numbers. My dice roll pass any low numbers every time. I'm a winner!

  • I once had a cursed die. A super traitor, if you will, as only NPC’S seemed to roll high, as everyone who thought I was crazy gave it a shot (including the DM outside of the game) and rolled low. At least until I went to church (prior to quarantine). As I was reaching my hand out of my jacket pocket to receive some holy water, I accidentally dropped my cursed die into the little container. Fortunately, no one really noticed nor cared since it wasn’t the main fountain. For shits and giggles, I decided to use it and I somehow received much higher rolls despite it being, as what you called it previously, a traitor. The best part was that I was playing a cleric at the time, so the table went wild after I shared my story over why the backstabbing little traitor decided to play nice. However, I’m not sure what my alignment is by then since the die either received it as a blessing or a drowning. Moral of the story: Friendly reminder that RNGesus does exist.

  • Why does the blorp have eyes and the others don't? Or are you rude enough to roll sleeping dice?

  • This is hilarious.

  • I have a die that rolls 3 high rolls and 4 low everytime, yeah i sold my soul for it and yeah i won't live to be 40 but hey it's worth it.

  • I love how much effort went into animating this. XD

  • I thought laura bailey were just superstitious, never knew its true.

  • The little differences within every dice is what I believe gives them these sort of personalities. Nothing can be 100% accurate so every dice has some sort of imperfections. For example, my D20 I got for Christmas in a pack of dice likes to jump like a bunny that just drank coffee. lol Granted, I do not have a roller mat which thusly means when I roll with it, it tends to be a lot more random, but tends to stick to lower numbers due to how it is.

  • Dice Maiden on Discord is a traitor. It always fudges my rolls for checks and attacks but gives the DM crits against the party.

    • My friends and I call the dice roller for MapTools Sass-bot because well, it sasses us.

  • Dice When I'm playing Pathfinder 1E as the GM, "Yeah we're just gonna roll under 10 all the time." Dice when I'm playing 2E as the GM, "KILL THEM ALL AHAHAHAHA IT'S AN EXTREME ENCOUNTER LET'S MAKE IT EXTREEEEEEEMEEEE!"

  • awesome animations my guy, good video!

  • What if you get one high and one low roll?

    • ...It's best for you not to know, but if you insist... - - - - Then it's a spy dice, and it's scouting YOU to see if you're worth taking to the finish line of many campaigns...Or if it should instead stab you in the back only on the most important rolls just to enjoy watching you suffer. And now that you know this fact, all spy dice will notice and will absolutely betray you at the most crucial moment. I warned you. :(

  • The only way to find out......is..to buy it xD

  • We all have special dice. I have my death dice which even though they've been random tested, ALWAYS roll low. My friend has his lucky dice, which suck the luck from other dice. They will roll high, but every other die after that will roll low.

  • It's like astrology but for dice.

  • Any one bought those De's de Campagne dice from Wally mart had chunks fly off ^o.+^

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  • We know it's not true, but like, it just rolls better than the rest :P

  • Notice that he is telling you to buy all the dice types? Now you do.

  • I tested mine and it it's a low and slow not only this one time but every time I play d&d it has betrayed me

  • Me: *"All dice are freakin' evil little bastards..."* Also me: *"Must. Buy. **_More._** Dice!"*

  • If you believe that anything you are doing with ur die will influence its outcome, then you are attempting to cheat.

  • Never in my life seen a 20 sided dice. They don't exist where I'm from

  • Sus dice

  • Too good.

  • religion in all it's insanity

    • YUP. Our brains are wired to see patterns where none exist, and we instinctively ascribe agency to those patterns. It's why as a species we're so superstitious. And why do we do this? Because back when we still lived in caves, the cavemen who saw moving grass and thought "That's gotta be a tiger in there, let's scram!" survived, and the cavemen who didn't give it any mind were eaten and died out.

    • @MichiganMight I could reply: Why did you need to say that you were incapable of understanding what I wrote? But I won't reply with that as that would be crass. Instead let's all ruin the fun and I'll explain it to you, so that you get it: All of what he said is what religion is. All of it. Trying to find meaning in a real world entirely devoid of meaning. Trying to divine your future and fate from bones or books or tea leaves is the exact nonsense purview of all religion. Trying to influence the future to better the result. It's wish-thinking, more commonly known as prayer. It's all religion. Or did I misunderstand you and all you wanted to do is correct me when I used "it's" and not the proper "its"?

    • Why did you feel the need to say something that has absolutely nothing to do with the subject of the video?