Most Dice Aren’t That Random

Michael Heilemann over at Binary Bonsai wrote a blog post that happened to mention my iPhone dice app, Mach Dice. He also linked to a couple videos about dice where a certain Colonel Louis Zocchi describes why most dice are not that random, which I was surprised to learn. Essentially, most manufacturers who make 20-sided dice are not very precise and thus end up with dice that are much less likely to roll certain numbers. So in a funny turn of events, Mach Dice might actually give you a more uniform distribution of numbers than many physical dice.

2 Responses to “Most Dice Aren’t That Random”

  1. Deluxe Says:

    It must be the reasons role players always have favorite dices… (Not counting cheated ones)

  2. Mach Says:

    Yeah, I always thought that was just people being superstitious but maybe they’re on to something…