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  1. I play a lot of games. Mini games, board games, RPGs. I want to hear your suggestions for games that I MUST play. Games that are so good, I should buy them immediately and play them yesterday.
  2. A thread for any and all comments about our Wooden Dice.
  3. Yeah, I have a few stories. None that I am willing to post in public. Just in case I want to run for office someday.
  4. When I was at MSU we use to climb to the roof of that arena and drink beers watching the sun come up. It was sunk in the ground and had a metal roof with diagonal slats that made it easy to climb right up it. Plus, once you were up there you could see everything. Including the campus police well before they got close.
  5. Ugh, this hurts. I have never, ever in my whole life worn anything with that stupid M on it. All that work for this.
  6. @Barb Bliss I am only hoping that the loss was so devastating that they all come back next year
  7. Wooden Dice!

    Oh, sorry, my eyes aren't opened yet. Too puffy from all the crying yesterday. The top left is Timborana, the third over is Mulberry.
  8. Wooden Dice!

    That's Timborana. Yeah, it's very cool.
  9. Wooden Dice!

    Nope. Not at all. The inlays are put in in 2 to 3 layers and are very secured. Two coats of catalyzed lacquer seals is all in.
  10. Ugh. I blame myself as well. Hmmm, maybe @Shamgar will forget this bet was ever made... That was a rough one. Hard to say they didn't limp to the finish when they missed their last 14 shots. 14!!!!
  11. Wooden Dice!

    Some of the dice were ones that our playtesters bought before this official launch. We wanted to try out the website. They also went a little nuts. Those are also the pics you see in here.
  12. Wooden Dice!

    New article about balance is up. It's all sciency cuzza @Zoe
  13. We are Viking Lumberjacks, not scientists. But, our Head of Ops, Zoe once was. We asked her to test our Wooden Dice using that strange, wonderful, unknowable thing they call science. So, onto her results. To test the balance of our dice, we took a Chacate Preto D20 (similar weight to your typical plastic D20) and rolled it 1000 times. We also rolled a D20 made by one of the most popular plastic dice brands on the market 1000 times. You can see the roll results below in bar graph format. You may be tempted to draw some conclusions from this graph, but let's get into the nitty gritty. First, some basic statistics: our Chacate Preto D20 had an average roll of 10.427 with a standard deviation of 5.6684, the plastic die had an average roll of 10.205 with a standard deviation of 5.5559. Already, these numbers appear like they won't have any statistically significant difference between them. But let's test that to be sure. So, second, a quick, simple test: a two-tailed t-test gives us a t value of 0.37645. This is higher than your standard alpha cutoff, 0.05, so this tells us that there is no statistically significant difference between their averages, as we expected. But let's go deeper... What about the rolls within each die? Does the wood or plastic die roll certain numbers more or less than any others? Performing an ANOVA, we get a p value of 0.3721. Again, this is higher than 0.05, so there is no significant difference across the roll results. There is variance, but no number appears more or less than another in a significant manner. Finally, what about between one another? Is the roll distribution in the wooden die different from the plastic? Nope – and this is the most definitive result. With a p value greater than 0.9999 (from another facet of the ANOVA), there is no statistically significant difference between the two die's results. From the ANOVA, we do also get coefficients of variation. The wooden die's was 17.99% and the plastic die's was 21.97%. As we already stated, there's no statistically significant difference between these two variations. It could be argued that the wooden die has less variation – the numbers are more evenly distributed in their chances – but it's insignificant. DISCLAIMER: These are just two die. It is entirely possible that we could grab another plastic die and another wooden die and the results would be different (although it's pretty likely that the differences would still be insignificant). Unbalanced die can be produced, but to thoroughly test the likelihood of those existing, you would need to roll multiple, different die of the same manufacturer 1000 times (preferably on different surfaces, by different people). At the end of the day, though, our dice are virtually the same as your most popular plastic brands out there (balance-wise) and you shouldn't need to worry about your rolls!
  14. Wooden Dice!

    So my week looks like this: Monday 1, Monday 2, Monday 3, Monday 4, Friday, Cost of Doing Business, Cost of Doing Business. Sweet!
  15. Wooden Dice!

    So, I just posted the first in a short series of articles talking about some of the topics the Underdogs brought up during our prototyping for Wooden Dice. Check it out here:
  16. Welcome to Dog Might’s short series of articles on Wooden Dice. We are extremely pumped to bring these to the gaming world! So, our the first topic: How do these dice feel in your hand compared to plastic polys. How to Measure the Weight of a Die At Dog Might we play a lot of games, which means we roll a lot of dice. We understand that there’s something special about having a favorite pair of dice in hand. When you shake them in your hand, you’re experiencing a sensation that has been shared across time and cultures from all over the globe. All that history and potential energy becomes keyed up as you prepare to roll, and just like the millions of humans that rolled before you, these dice become something incredibly special to you. Because of this, how dice feel in your hand is very important. It’s the same reason my War Hammer is a little heavier than most. During the testing for Wooden Dice, our Underdogs (a group of 15 of the most incredible people we have ever been associated with), told us that hand feel was one of the most important factors in choosing the right set of dice. They, like a lot of people, assumed that wooden dice would be substantially lighter than plastic dice. After tons of research and testing we found they were half right. Some of the more common, domestic woods are a bit lighter than plastic polymers, but a lot of the exotic hard woods we use often are very close to the weight of plastics and many are heavier. Since we began creating dice, we have tried to focus on woods that weigh the same or heavier than their plastic counterparts. To demonstrate how our dice feel compared to plastic dice, we have created a “Weight Meter” which delineates how our wooden dice compare, by species, to plastics. A set of 7 standard polys weighs in at 1.0 to 1.1 ounces. We have used that measure as the baseline for our “Weight Meter”. The lightest dice that we have made, Maple, come in at 0.7 oz and the heaviest, the Ebonies, come in around 1.4 oz. For instance, African Blackwood is the 3rd heaviest wood in the world after Itin and Black Ironwood. Keep in mind, though, that woods vary from tree to tree and board to board. So, one set of dice made from Blackwood could be heavier than another of the same species. Because of this fact, we weigh every set of dice then post the appropriate Weight Meter. If weight is an important factor in your dice selection choose a set that comes in at Medium, Heavy, or Very Heavy. These will feel just like your set of plastics or heavier. Little known fact: Heavy D took his name due to his love of heavy dice. I hope this new Weight Meter helps when choosing your perfect set of dice. Feel free to email info@dogmight.com if you ever have any concerns or questions! Next Topic: Balance in wooden dice.
  17. Wooden Dice!

    What do I call the Saturdays and Sundays I work?
  18. Wooden Dice!

    Not total secrecy at all. I love the Bocote, any of the Rosewoods, Chakte Viga, and Chacate Preto. I am a sucker for the heavy contrast, wildly grained woods.
  19. Wooden Dice!

    We are putting a countdown clock up on the site!
  20. Wooden Dice!

    Yes, good catch. 10am EST
  21. Wooden Dice!

    So, we will be releasing our new Wooden Dice to the world this Friday. Probably around 10am but don't quote me on that. I am P.U.M.P.E.D.
  22. A place to post any questions about the hobby and to post pics of your work.