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Dice, divination and a third

In Paleoglot: The dicey proof of Etruscan numerals, while a general tendency existed for two opposing sides on classical rolling dice to add up to seven, I explain that it wasn't a hard-fast rule in the past. Other possibilities existed.[1] Nonetheless, quite a few Etruscanists and avid hobbyists will still leap to the over-assertive conclusion that the Etruscan dice must follow this pattern.
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Etruscan future tense?

Academics / Linguistics : Paleoglot (2 years ago)

Carrying from my previous post, I've been thinking about tense and the workings of Etruscan grammar. Generally in world languages, I notice a tendency for temporal concepts like past, present and future that we find in verbs to be e... Read Post

Critical Hit LED Dice Set lights up when you hit the “jackpot”

Technology / Gadgets : Coolest Gadgets (18 hours ago)

When it comes to Role Playing Games (RPGs), there are many different kinds of dice to play with – as different situations call for various rolls. four sided, five sided, and heck, even a 20-sided dice would have their respective rol... Read Post

More sides or more dice?

Academics : The Endeavour (2 years ago)

My previous post looked at rolling 5 six-sided dice as an approximation of a normal distribution. If you wanted a better approximation, you could roll dice with more sides, or you could roll more dice. Which helps more? Whether you ... Read Post

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