#478: Slowroll

Today’s invention is a new way to add some extra tension to the process of tossing a die -even if you haven’t got a giant bet riding on the outcome.

Imagine a conventional die placed in a transparent cube filled with a viscous, transparent fluid (let’s say water or clear mineral oil).


Roll the outer cube and wait for it to settle on one face. The interesting motions which a die (or a pair of dice) then undergoes internally can thus be made more visible -increasing the anticipation during the wait for an outcome.

An alternative might be to spin the outer box in one’s hands before slamming it down on the table, thus overcoming the occasional problem of losing the die on the floor.

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