Is a Spindown dice random?
Yes, spindown dice do not have evenly distributed numbers, but if you are telling me someone can casually pick one up and control their roll to be better than mine then you are delirious. To achieve this you’d have to pick up the die, find the high/low side, and then carefully roll/drop it to get the desired result.
Can you roll a Spindown dice?
“Spindowns aren’t designed for rolling, so their manufacturing process doesn’t try to make them fair.” This does not seem to be true. Most dice designed for casual gaming use a pretty lazy manufacturing process and aren’t completely fair. (The dice being marketed in that video aren’t much better.)
What is a spin down dice?
“Spindown” d20s are a style of d20 where, if you look directly at the “20” face, all you can see are numbers 11 or higher. ( As in, all of the high numbers on a “spindown” are on one side of the dice, and the low numbers are on the other.)
Why are Spindown dice not random?
OP’s opponent was correct about spindowns not being random, but for the wrong reason. Spindowns (which are designed and manufactured to be used as counters) may have uneven distribution of weight or flawed sides/edges that can make them less random.
Are spin downs random?
It’s not really illegal, there’s just a chance of abuse and therefore people who are aware of its abuse do not allow it to be used as a “random” way of determining who goes first.