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Angelo the Magician
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I own a set of loaded dice - for each number plus two correct.

But they are only about 80 - 90 % perfect. I can not be sure that the expected number will come (so I don't use them).

Does anyone own a perfect, 100 % - sure set and would please be so kind to tell me where I can buy it?

Thank you!

Angelo
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I am not sure that there is such a thing as a 100% reliable loaded/weighted die, unfortunately. I would probably recommend purchasing a 'magnetic dice set' instead. Labco sells such a set at a very reasonable price.

You might either roll the dice onto a 'special' wooden board (supplied by Labco) or onto a 'special' Post-it pad (hollowed out), or even choose to bury the magnet into a close-up mat. You might even choose to place the magnetic die into a felt-lined (to reduce noise) opaque photo film canister and get the spectator to practice shake it several times. Of course, the outcomes will be different each time. Smile Then for the 'real roll,' the lid is placed on the canister. The die is shaken by the spectator, and the canister is rested on the Post-it pad (where it does a flip attracted by the hidden magnet) whilst you take the lid off. You get the result you want. This method is also ideal for 'one ahead' predictions.

Anyway, I hope this helps. Best wishes, Andy.
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It would help to know what you are trying to accomplish, but in general...

The point of loaded dice are to change the odds and/or prevent certain combinations with a control roll. It isn't absolute (that would be magic) nor is it safe - in a game it is EVIDENCE, and you can get your fingers broken or worse. If you bias the dice too much, the load is obvious.

In magic, if you are trying to force a number, use straight dice and add the top and bottom number.

Depending on WHAT you are trying to accomplish, it may be safer/better to invest the time to learn dice control. You might want to look up Eddie Fletcher's Dice Control Methods for Magicians.

Good Luck.
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Angelo the Magician
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Thank you, Andy - I didn't know this! That helps!

Thank you, Tom - that's the problem, I don't like to raise the probability a bit - I want 100%! In my country everybody six years or older knows that top and bottom number equals 7, but besides it does not help with my new effect! Learning dice control is a very good idea, but I like the spectator to roll the dice!

Angelo
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Angelo:

Extreme Mis-spots? Do you think they would notice if all the sides were the same number?

Oh, well. It sounds like you need to try magnetic dice. I have no experience there.

Best regards
Just Some Guy.
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