Ten Commandments Die

Ten Commandments Die September 4, 2014

That’s “die” as in the singular of “dice,” in case that wasn’t clear. I saw this ten-sided die at GenCon and took a photo. Not sure what you’d use it for – to pick which one to obey or disobey on a given day?

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There were some impressive companies at GenCon that make custom dice. I still haven’t figured out what sort of custom dice I need for the purpose of teaching Biblical studies. But when I do…

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  • I have a Christian dice idea: Make 3 dice: 2 8-sided and 1 10-sided. When you roll the dice, get possible 640 numbers. Correspond the numbers to the 620 mitzvah — the top 20 fun mitzvahs get two numbers.

    Christian Players roll, look up their mitzvah, and must break the Mitzvah to demonstrate their freedom in Christ.

    • Erm … 613 mitzvot, not 620.

      • Erm … add the classic 7 Rabbinic or claim superior knowledge of how many Yahweh really gave his People, I care not.

        Well make the game flexible for those that know better than everyone else.

        So, do you like the idea?

        • No such thing as “classic 7 Rabbinic.” You must be thinking of the 7 commandments given to Noah, which are included in the 613. At any rate, the concept has possibilities. Semi-OT, a math teacher friend uses dice, a dreidl, and coins to teach probability.

      • Heck, Suzan Wachs Katzir, reform or lax Jews could even play. In their case, they’d have to try to keep the mitzvah for a week.

    • Ignorantia Nescia

      Nice, you should become a game designer. Most ‘biblical’ game ideas can’t match yours by a mile.

      You might want to include an effigy in the game, however, for the breaking of some of the more essential rules and for the maintaining of some of the more unenforcible rules.

  • Jeff Carter

    3 – six sided dice… if students roll a triple six, they fail the class.

  • Gary

    Crap Shoot Scripture, curtesy of Bart Ehrman’s “God’s Problem” on suffering,
    Eccles 9:11 I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favor to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all.

  • megaforte84

    I actually own one of those dice along with a d14 the same store was selling with the Seven Deadly Sins and Seven Virtues on it (printed differently so no one mistakes Gluttony for one of the virtues).

    So far as I can tell, their chief use is as novelty gifts and ‘can you believe they make these?’ conversation starters for Christian fans of dice-based games.