Debunking the Saltwater Test for Dice
One of my Pet Peeves is misinformation. As a dice producer, engineer, and business owner in the gaming industry, the one that always "rises to the top" for me is the Saltwater Test for Dice.
A lot of very nice, well-intentioned people demonstrate or promote the idea that you can test the fairness of a die (especially a d20) by floating it in saltwater and seeing if any one face regularly rises to the surface (typically due to air bubbles).
Personally, I believe that this is simply not a valid test for typical use of dice, because there are many other more significant factors that affect fairness during typical use.
So, join me now while I embark on a journey to debunk these claims. Here is the opening chapter.
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