Are you being cheated out of your critical hits?
That’s what the people at Game Science claim. Their founder, Louis Zocchi, says that because modern dice companies roll their dice in rock tumblers and use sub-standard plastics to make their dice, that they are not as statistically accurate as his dice are.
If you would like to hear his entire story (warning, it is a bit of a rant that goes on for 20 minutes) you can view Zocchi’s videos here.
I tested several of the dice I purchased this year at Gen Con and I have to admit, Zocchi’s claims appear to be true (as “proved” by my very non-scientific test). I tested dice in groups of three to reduce the amount of time I spent rolling dice.
Results: Out of 150 rolls (tested 3 times), the Game Science dice rolled 15 20’s, while his competitors (three other large dice companies) only yielded 8 20’s.
I have conducted other similar tests for the unbelieving gamers in my groups and come up with similar results. Granted that a much larger data set would be needed to come to any firm decision, but the dice seem to yield more 20’s.
Has anyone else out there done any testing of their own? If so tell us about it.