So two things -
First of all, there was a running joke at my AIA event regarding one of my ships and the dice.
My Red Squad X-Wing with the Number 2 marker on it was straight up invincible. In three matches, he took a total of one shield worth of damage despite 18-20 attempts at attacking.The ultimate F YOU dice roll was a range 1 shot from Wedge - even with reduced agility and added red dice, he walked away unscathed.
People killed my other ships with no problems whatsoever, but the number 2 marker was using the force. I know for a fact that at one point, because I started to count, I rolled 7 times in a row with all evades, twice through an asteroid, which was even better.
My second opponent told the third as the game started "Hey, don't shoot at number 2, it's a waste of your time."
In one round of jousting, I rolled blanks on a B-Wing, blanks on a B-Wing, blanks on a Red, 3 evades on Number 2 Red. I literally laughed out loud and my opponent and I joked about switching my defense dice when rolling for number 2.
Anyways - I told you that to tell you this -
There are plenty of games in the world that use no dice whatsoever, and I actually prefer them because the element of luck is removed. Games like Puerto Rico, etc. However, in X-Wing, I have come to understand the dice are the majority of the fun most of the time. Without the dice, this game would be very boring.
Just FYI - I have been using the dice app as of late because both players can use it on the tablet and there are no dice pinging around the board to move the ships. I actually prefer it to the dice tower I was using before. FFG seems satisfied with the randomization of the app, so I am too, I reckon.
Just remember - the people who go on "streaks" in Vegas use the same dice the guy before them was using. Later on in the night, someone else will use them and lose thousands of dollars.
I think the only way to really test this theory to see if you have "bad" dice would be to test them via floating or literally thousands of rolls to see if the averages bear out your observations. Otherwise they are only that - observations.
And if my history playing dice games is to be believed, there are periods of time in which the best option is literally to throw your current set in the trash and start over with new ones, which I have done several times. Superstition is only superstition when it doesn't work
Edited by bzinfinity, 13 June 2014 - 09:21 AM.
Rebels: (4)X-Wing,(2)Y-Wing,(3)B-Wing,(2)HWK,(1)YT-1300,(2)A-Wing,(1) GR-75,(1)CR90,(2)E-Wing,(4)Z-95
Imps: (5)TIEs,(3)Squints,(3)Lambda,(2)Firespray,(1)TIE Advanced,(3) TIE Bomber,(2) Defender,(2)Phantom
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