Confessions of a DICE Maniac; coming clean after 40 years of silence.
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I've had an obsession with dice since I can remember, going back to my early childhood. As an adult, with more money at my disposal, that obsession blossomed into a collection of about 5,000 dice, currently. By no means the largest collection I've heard of, it may still be indicative of an unhealthy fascination with the little blighters.

Did I mention I've got 98% of them on a spread sheet?

So, when did I discover my obsession had become a problem, rather than a harmless passtime? Well, I've identified some of the warning signs. As a public service, I've decided to come out of the hoarding and collecting closet, and create this geeklist. Hopefully, I may be able to save a few people the troubles I've endured throughout the years.

YOU MAY HAVE DEVELOPED AN UNHEALTHY LOVE OF DICE IF...
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1. Board Game: Buzz Off! [Average Rating:5.00 Unranked]
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When someone reaches for your personal dice, you swat their hand away.
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2. Board Game: Mojo [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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You refuse to draw from a communal dice pool — not because of potential kooties, but because of the mojo implications, which are worse than any dice borne disease you can imagine.
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3. Board Game: Let's Kill [Average Rating:5.35 Overall Rank:10443]
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When you find a friend, lover, or relative, "playing" with your dice — just rolling them for fun, you must resist strangling to death them on-the-spot.
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4. Board Game: Operation [Average Rating:4.03 Overall Rank:11165]
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If a small child swallows, inhales, or otherwise ingests one of your dice, your first thought is not "is the baby okay?", but rather: "HOW COULD YOU LEAVE THAT LITTLE MONSTER UNSUPERVIZED?" immediately followed by “WHICH DICE DID HE EAT?”
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5. Board Game: Capital Punishment [Average Rating:4.27 Unranked]
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Dice that consistently disappoint you get "punished," and possibly segregated from the others, to avoid cross contamination.
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6. Board Game: Special Forces [Average Rating:6.73 Unranked]
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You have special dice for different game systems, or specific situations. You won’t use these dice for any other purpose.
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7. Board Game: Kiss Me, Hardy [Average Rating:7.62 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.62 Unranked]
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You’ve kissed your dice, and maybe even slipped them a little tongue, when no-one was looking.
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8. Board Game: Praise the Loot??? [Average Rating:3.00 Unranked]
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You praise or berate your dice vocally, based on their performance. You do this unconsciously, and automatically, even in public.
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9. Board Game: Clue Mysteries [Average Rating:5.49 Overall Rank:9214]
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If a child is responsible for the loss of some of your dice, you interrogate them — even if they’re not of speaking age.
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10. Board Game: Tastes Like Chicken [Average Rating:5.41 Unranked]
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You can identify your dice blindfolded, by smell, weight, and possibly taste.
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11. Board Game: Test Drive [Average Rating:4.75 Unranked]
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At the game store, you take dice out for a “test drive” before buying. Extra points if the clerks already expect this of you, and don’t say anything.
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12. Board Game: Cosmic Wimpout [Average Rating:5.89 Overall Rank:3767]
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Small or light weight dice are “wimpy.” Real men use large and heavy dice.
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13. Board Game: The Weird-Ohs Game [Average Rating:9.90 Unranked]
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Solid colors only, thanks. Take your “swirly,” and “speckled,” dice, and go back to the land of Oz, you little weirdo.
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14. Board Game: Color Scheme [Average Rating:5.90 Unranked]
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Pastel colored dice are okay, but only for girls, Euro gamers, and little kids.
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15. Board Game: Six [Average Rating:6.24 Overall Rank:3090]
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Six sided dice are the best, and if someone asks to explain why, you respond with: “If you have to ask, you wouldn’t understand.”
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16. Board Game: Category Game [Average Rating:6.82 Unranked]
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You buy your dice in sets or groups, of a particular number, even if you only need one.
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17. Board Game: Diceland [Average Rating:5.67 Overall Rank:7523]
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Dice are the most important game component, and if they suck, you replace them immediately. Then, you state your dissatisfaction in a review, marking the game down because of the bad dice.
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18. Board Game: Against All Odds [Average Rating:7.52 Overall Rank:4370]
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You always calculate the odds of a good throw, regardless of whose turn it is, out loud.
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19. Board Game: Suspect Behavior [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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You perform little “grooming behaviors” when using your dice, such as setting them to the highest number possible, between turns.
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20. Board Game: Slap Happy [Average Rating:4.67 Unranked]
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You must resist the urge to slap people who stack their dice, as they’re not “playing seriously.”
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21. Board Game: Buy Low Sell High [Average Rating:6.19 Overall Rank:2362]
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You’ve offered to buy dice from a fellow gamer, because they were rolling well.
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22. Board Game: No Sweat [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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You know it changes their random number generating capabilities, but you still love how hand-worn your wooden d6's get, almost like seasoning a teapot or a molcajete.
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23. Board Game: Star Trek Deck Building Game: Alternate Effect Captain Picard Promo [Average Rating:7.49 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.49 Unranked]
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You describe your obsession as an "alternate lifestyle."

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24. Board Game: Tree of Knowledge [Average Rating:5.50 Unranked]
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You're not planing to plant a tree.

you trying to create a new mountain:
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