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    Quote Originally Posted by Finless View Post
    Do they really make the game harder by making the die roll unfairly?
    At lower skill levels, you can expect players to make mistakes which counter any benefit a good dice brings. When two advanced players play each other, the one with the best/luckiest/timely rolls wins as it's the only 'advantage'.

    Given that backgammon* does not offer the depth of play of eg chess, the easiest way to guarantee the challenge to the opponent is to roll convenient numbers.

    (*) 'backgammon' as in the name of the game played in the west and not the collective name to refer to the board and pieces. Further east there are at least 4 different games played on the same board, two of which (not sure their names exist in English) offer considerably more game depth and room for strategy development.


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    Quote Originally Posted by dimitri View Post
    At lower skill levels, you can expect players to make mistakes which counter any benefit a good dice brings. When two advanced players play each other, the one with the best/luckiest/timely rolls wins as it's the only 'advantage'.

    Given that backgammon* does not offer the depth of play of eg chess, the easiest way to guarantee the challenge to the opponent is to roll convenient numbers.

    (*) 'backgammon' as in the name of the game played in the west and not the collective name to refer to the board and pieces. Further east there are at least 4 different games played on the same board, two of which (not sure their names exist in English) offer considerably more game depth and room for strategy development.


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    Just thrown three back-to-back double ones when all my counters are more than one away from home! I'm almost certain this thing is cheating!

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    I'd give it a wash, that normally helps with these matters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt View Post
    I'd give it a wash, that normally helps with these matters.
    I missed some dots because they are dirty?

    Light bulb!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Finless View Post
    I missed some dots because they are dirty?

    Light bulb!
    Steady on, your good lady won't be amused if you hit the dot by mistake. Better keep the light on.

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    It just rolled:

    D6
    D6
    D4
    D5
    D6

    FFS!

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    Have you tried talking to it? Have you raised your voice?

    Quote Originally Posted by Finless View Post
    It just rolled:

    D6
    D6
    D4
    D5
    D6

    FFS!


 
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