hist-games: Dice

Sandi (a.k.a. Chatelaine) chatelaine at pacific.net
Mon Mar 1 17:21:08 PST 1999


I would just like to say thank you to both of you.  I never even thought about the
fact that dice added up to certain numbers when sides were added together.  This has
been a very interesting conversation.

David KUIJT wrote:

> On Mon, 1 Mar 1999, Matthew Whitaker wrote:
>
> > Again, my response is not intended to impugn you or your research.  It was
> > only to offer what information and knowledge *I* have to what I believed was
> > the appropriate forum.  I apologize if you felt I was dissin' you.
> >
> > Esugenas
>
> No apology necessary -- I didn't feel "dissed".  If I was abrupt, it was
> my fault -- I was thinking of something else (my stupid dissertation on an
> unrelated matter) and so I just whacked off a reply without politizing it
> first.
>
> For my part, I was very surprised to find that every single example I
> found added to 7.  I make no claim that every example that _existed_ added
> to 7 on opposite sides; I'd love to find a counterexample (and proving a
> negative is nearly impossible).  But as a modern gamer, I was very
> intrigued to find that Roman dice would have been instantly familiar to
> modern craps players, and vice versa.
>
> Dafydd
>
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Sandi
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