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#1 tintip

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 07:44 PM

So the dice that come with this game are absolutely terrible, they are weighted poorly and buying enough sets you can find a group that will almost always net you hits or evades on every roll. I've been looking for a company that makes precision dice, in the vein of game science but with no luck. I'm curious if anyone else has found good alternatives?

I also refuse to use the dice app as I'm here to roll dice not press a button so please don't suggest that.

#2 UnfairBanana

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 07:46 PM

I've not had a problem with dice that are consistant. Maybe you just have a wonky set


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Rebels: 3 A-wings, 3 B-wings, 2 E-wing, 4 X-Wings, 2 Y- Wings, 2 Z-95s, 1 HWK-290, 1 YT-1300, 1 YT-2400, 1 GR-75 Space whale, 1 CR-90 Corvette

 

Empire: 6 TIE/LN, 4 TIE Interceptors, 2 TIE Bombers, 1 TIE Advanced, 2 TIE Defender, 2 TIE Phantom, 2 Firesprays, 1 Lambda, 1 VT-49


#3 DoubleNot7

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 07:48 PM

I downloaded the dice app just to check it out. It is actually a nicely done app.
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#4 Trajan1

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 07:50 PM

My dice are only wonky in my own hand. Everyone else that uses them does fine with them.
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#5 Aminar

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 08:06 PM

So the dice that come with this game are absolutely terrible, they are weighted poorly and buying enough sets you can find a group that will almost always net you hits or evades on every roll. I've been looking for a company that makes precision dice, in the vein of game science but with no luck. I'm curious if anyone else has found good alternatives?
I also refuse to use the dice app as I'm here to roll dice not press a button so please don't suggest that.

Somehow I don't believe you've bought enough core sets to have accuratley tested this. I have never seen a set of core set dice that perform anything other then as randomly as dice can do.
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#6 Baphomet69

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 08:06 PM

My dice run in streaks, but their the same dice I always use, so I can't claim they're weighted one way or the other.

I would like translucent dice just for aesthetics, but I'm not about to pay $100-$150 for a couple tourney-prize dice...
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#7 Skargoth

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 08:08 PM

My dice are only wonky in my own hand. Everyone else that uses them does fine with them.


You don't need to strip your miniatures, painting over is fine. No, there should not be a fourth faction, three is the magic number for countering flavor lists and to break up faction distribution. Someone else has likely thought up and posted your amazing new build, so you don't need to stroke your ego when reposting it. The prequels sucked and so would a game based on it. YES, there should be a Custom Forum for terrain and repaints! Moving on...


#8 Damoel

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 08:12 PM

Yeh, for every game that's hot like Tatooine, I end up being frozen out in another like its Hoth. I am debating switching to the app, just to remove the blame for the bad ones from myself. :P


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Anarchists: 6 A-Wing, 6 B-Wing, 2 Y-Wing, 6 X-Wing, 3 Z-95, 3 E-Wing, 2 HWK290, 2 YT-1300, 2 GR-75, 1 CR90

Good Guys: 6 TIE/LN, 1 TIE/AD, 3 TIE/D, 6 TIE/IN, 4 TIE/SA, 4 Phantom V38, 2 Lambda Shuttle, 2 Firespray-31


#9 Bjorn Rockfist

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 08:16 PM

I can see it now....the hours of test rolling....floating them to see which have hits on top....putting the bad dice in time out.


Edited by Bjorn Rockfist, 10 June 2014 - 08:49 PM.

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Rebel - (4)X-Wing (5)Y (5)A (4)B (3)E (6)HWK-290 (8)Z-95 (3)YT-1300 (3) 2400 (2)GR-75 (1)CR-90 (6)Rebel Aces

Empire - (8)TIE Fighter (4)Advanced (5)Interceptor (6)Bomber (3)Defender (4)Phantom (3)Firespray-31

              (4)Lambda-class Shuttle (4)Imperial Aces (2)VT-49 Decimator

SOONtir - (6)Most Wanted (7)M3-A (4)StarViper (3)Aggressor


#10 tintip

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 08:17 PM

So the dice that come with this game are absolutely terrible, they are weighted poorly and buying enough sets you can find a group that will almost always net you hits or evades on every roll. I've been looking for a company that makes precision dice, in the vein of game science but with no luck. I'm curious if anyone else has found good alternatives?
I also refuse to use the dice app as I'm here to roll dice not press a button so please don't suggest that.

Somehow I don't believe you've bought enough core sets to have accuratley tested this. I have never seen a set of core set dice that perform anything other then as randomly as dice can do.

You do know you can buy dice separately from the core, I have rolled these dice enough times that the results aren't random like they should be. I have one opponent who I refuse to let them use their dice as the rolls are highly weighted in the rollers favour. And this is about finding better dice so don't post if you don't have anything positive to add
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#11 Deltmi

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 08:18 PM

 

 

So the dice that come with this game are absolutely terrible, they are weighted poorly and buying enough sets you can find a group that will almost always net you hits or evades on every roll. I've been looking for a company that makes precision dice, in the vein of game science but with no luck. I'm curious if anyone else has found good alternatives?
I also refuse to use the dice app as I'm here to roll dice not press a button so please don't suggest that.

Somehow I don't believe you've bought enough core sets to have accuratley tested this. I have never seen a set of core set dice that perform anything other then as randomly as dice can do.

You do know you can buy dice separately from the core, I have rolled these dice enough times that the results aren't random like they should be. I have one opponent who I refuse to let them use their dice as the rolls are highly weighted in the rollers favour. And this is about finding better dice so don't post if you don't have anything positive to add

 

You can request to use the same set of dice rather than refusing your opponent to use his dice. 


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Rebel Alliance: 5 [X-Wing], 2 [Y-Wing], 2 [A-Wing], 3 [B-Wing], 2 [HWK-290], 1 [YT-1300], 1 [GR75 Transport], 1 [CR90 Corvette], 4 [Z-95], 2 [E-Wing]

 

Empire: 8 [Tie Fighter], 3 [Tie Advanced], 3 [Tie Interceptor], 3 [Tie Bomber], 1 [Firespray-31], 1 [Lambda Shuttle], 1 [Imperial Aces], 2 [Tie Phantom], 2 [Tie Defender]


#12 Ihavebadluck

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 08:20 PM

you could use normal d8s and make 8 a crit 567 hits whatever else focus and the rest blanks and do similar for evade dice.



#13 Aminar

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 08:33 PM

So the dice that come with this game are absolutely terrible, they are weighted poorly and buying enough sets you can find a group that will almost always net you hits or evades on every roll. I've been looking for a company that makes precision dice, in the vein of game science but with no luck. I'm curious if anyone else has found good alternatives?
I also refuse to use the dice app as I'm here to roll dice not press a button so please don't suggest that.

Somehow I don't believe you've bought enough core sets to have accuratley tested this. I have never seen a set of core set dice that perform anything other then as randomly as dice can do.

You do know you can buy dice separately from the core, I have rolled these dice enough times that the results aren't random like they should be. I have one opponent who I refuse to let them use their dice as the rolls are highly weighted in the rollers favour. And this is about finding better dice so don't post if you don't have anything positive to add
You have an opponent who you won't let use his own dice? You seriously need to consider just how rude that is. These dice operate perfectly fine, and so far as I know, in tournaments the only legal dice are FFG dice. There isn't much positive to add to a discussion where you've complained about the dice without so much as explaining how you came to these conclusions.
It is incredibly easy to believe dice are following a pattern, good or bad, that is statistical bubkiss. Show me the stats from these "rigged dice" and I might believe you, but until then I think you're paranoid/misleading yourself. Your only real option would be the dice app, and most people trust electronic dice far less than physical ones.
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#14 dojimaster

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 08:37 PM

There are some really nice translucent dice on Ebay.


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#15 Bjorn Rockfist

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 08:52 PM

There are some really nice translucent dice on Ebay.

 

I hear for that kind of money they are guaranteed to hit everytime you roll a hit.


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Rebel - (4)X-Wing (5)Y (5)A (4)B (3)E (6)HWK-290 (8)Z-95 (3)YT-1300 (3) 2400 (2)GR-75 (1)CR-90 (6)Rebel Aces

Empire - (8)TIE Fighter (4)Advanced (5)Interceptor (6)Bomber (3)Defender (4)Phantom (3)Firespray-31

              (4)Lambda-class Shuttle (4)Imperial Aces (2)VT-49 Decimator

SOONtir - (6)Most Wanted (7)M3-A (4)StarViper (3)Aggressor


#16 Baphomet69

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 09:13 PM

So the dice that come with this game are absolutely terrible, they are weighted poorly and buying enough sets you can find a group that will almost always net you hits or evades on every roll. I've been looking for a company that makes precision dice, in the vein of game science but with no luck. I'm curious if anyone else has found good alternatives?
I also refuse to use the dice app as I'm here to roll dice not press a button so please don't suggest that.

Somehow I don't believe you've bought enough core sets to have accuratley tested this. I have never seen a set of core set dice that perform anything other then as randomly as dice can do.
You do know you can buy dice separately from the core, I have rolled these dice enough times that the results aren't random like they should be. I have one opponent who I refuse to let them use their dice as the rolls are highly weighted in the rollers favour. And this is about finding better dice so don't post if you don't have anything positive to add

I call shenanigans...
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#17 Baphomet69

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 09:16 PM

So the dice that come with this game are absolutely terrible, they are weighted poorly and buying enough sets you can find a group that will almost always net you hits or evades on every roll. I've been looking for a company that makes precision dice, in the vein of game science but with no luck. I'm curious if anyone else has found good alternatives?
I also refuse to use the dice app as I'm here to roll dice not press a button so please don't suggest that.

Somehow I don't believe you've bought enough core sets to have accuratley tested this. I have never seen a set of core set dice that perform anything other then as randomly as dice can do.

You do know you can buy dice separately from the core, I have rolled these dice enough times that the results aren't random like they should be. I have one opponent who I refuse to let them use their dice as the rolls are highly weighted in the rollers favour. And this is about finding better dice so don't post if you don't have anything positive to add
You have an opponent who you won't let use his own dice? You seriously need to consider just how rude that is. These dice operate perfectly fine, and so far as I know, in tournaments the only legal dice are FFG dice. There isn't much positive to add to a discussion where you've complained about the dice without so much as explaining how you came to these conclusions.

He rolled them. "A lot". Proof enough, no?
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#18 UnfairBanana

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 09:19 PM

There are some really nice translucent dice on Ebay.

Not this crap again


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Rebels: 3 A-wings, 3 B-wings, 2 E-wing, 4 X-Wings, 2 Y- Wings, 2 Z-95s, 1 HWK-290, 1 YT-1300, 1 YT-2400, 1 GR-75 Space whale, 1 CR-90 Corvette

 

Empire: 6 TIE/LN, 4 TIE Interceptors, 2 TIE Bombers, 1 TIE Advanced, 2 TIE Defender, 2 TIE Phantom, 2 Firesprays, 1 Lambda, 1 VT-49


#19 akodo1

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 09:22 PM

just draw bursts on the blank sides. Problem solved


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#20 Bjorn Rockfist

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 09:24 PM

just draw bursts on the blank sides. Problem solved

 

YO THEM GREEN DICE NEED MORE LOVIN THEN THE RED ONES!


Edited by Bjorn Rockfist, 10 June 2014 - 09:24 PM.

Rebel - (4)X-Wing (5)Y (5)A (4)B (3)E (6)HWK-290 (8)Z-95 (3)YT-1300 (3) 2400 (2)GR-75 (1)CR-90 (6)Rebel Aces

Empire - (8)TIE Fighter (4)Advanced (5)Interceptor (6)Bomber (3)Defender (4)Phantom (3)Firespray-31

              (4)Lambda-class Shuttle (4)Imperial Aces (2)VT-49 Decimator

SOONtir - (6)Most Wanted (7)M3-A (4)StarViper (3)Aggressor





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