darkoz
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January 9th, 2020 at 3:59:55 PM permalink
The image says it all!

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AxelWolf
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January 9th, 2020 at 4:09:23 PM permalink
Quote: darkoz

The image says it all!

But that's not Snake-Eyes.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
darkoz
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January 9th, 2020 at 4:28:18 PM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

Quote: darkoz

The image says it all!

But that's not Snake-Eyes.



Thats the point!

Ploppie or amateur gambler mistake of a comic book artist.

If it was drawn correctly I would have had no inclination to post it
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Ayecarumba
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January 9th, 2020 at 4:30:12 PM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

Quote: darkoz

The image says it all!

But that's not Snake-Eyes.



I like that the 4 and 3 faces are edge-to-edge on the die on the right. Bad guys always use crooked dice.
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January 10th, 2020 at 12:08:29 PM permalink
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I like that the 4 and 3 faces are edge-to-edge on the die on the right. Bad guys always use crooked dice.

And just compare how the 2 and 3 faces meet on the two dice: On the right die, the end pips are adjacent to each other across the face-edge line, while on the left die, the end pips are on opposite ends of the face-edge line.

And neither of those dice have the 2 and 3 faces arranged like on "real" dice -- the legitimate dice I have seen (at least in recent years) do have end pips of those faces close together, but if you place the 2 face on top with the 3 face on the side as shown in that right-side illustration, those pips are close together on the LEFT end of that face line, not the right end as illustrated. (And that third face near where those pips are close should be the 6 face, not the 4, as pointed out by Aye.

Maybe the artist has never seen a real pair of dice. (Or just doesn't care -- after all, it is a fantasy, I suppose.)
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January 10th, 2020 at 1:18:56 PM permalink
A) It looks like the dice are still rolling in the picture, so they may not have come to rest on snake eyes yet.

B) The artist knows that's not snake eyes, but the pip placement he used instead was more appealing in his opinion. 2-3-4 is certainly more visually balanced than having a one spot showing somewhere.

C) I've seen manufactured dice with "incorrect" pip placement before, but it's usually cheap older dice.

D) I have no idea of the context, but I'm assuming those dice were "magically" produced by some superhero as an attack? In which case they don't need to conform to the laws of reality.

In conclusion, I see nothing wrong with the way these dice were portrayed in this comic.

EDIT: The plot thickens... Here's some dice, that look very recently manufactured, that don't add up to seven on opposite sides....


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