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    2009-11-25: THE SINGULAR OF DICE IS DIE, GODDAMNIT!!!

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    2009-11-25: THE SINGULAR OF DICE IS DIE, GODDAMNIT!!!

    Post by Chris on 2009-11-26, 00:25

    I'm used to seeing it in Games Workshop books. Those illiterate Cockney morons think that if you put 'us' at the end of a word it sounds Latin, but now I'm seeing it elsewhere.

    Mike Bourke of Campaign Mastery recently wrote an article on the subject of luck. Take what you will on the article, I found the idea of mechanics for luck pretty funny (any game using dice has a built-in luck mechanic) and I hope he was just trolling us, but about a third of the way through the article, I read this: "an extra dice of luck..." and then this: "having at least one dice of luck"

    What the hell is happening? Has any RPG book ever used DICE as a singular?

    The singular of DICE is DIE. It always has been, even in England.

    Here's what Encyclopedia Brttannica has to say:
    "small objects (polyhedrons) used as implements for gambling and the playing of social games. The most common form of die is the cube, with each side marked with from one to six small dots (spots)"

    Britannica has been published in Scotland since 1768, and they know what's what.

    If anyone reading this says Dice, when they really mean Die, please stop.


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