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July 25th, 2008


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10:33 am - Discordian divniation . . .
I've recently gone back to looking at the rune dice I have, and am looking at the next Chronarchy.Com update with the possibility of selling them in the near future.

I should point out, though, that everyone already owns an amazing divination tool: Discordian Dice Divination.

You take a six-sided die and roll it. Depending on the number you roll, you compare it against the below chart to determine what the outcome should be:

1Think for yourself, schmuck
2Think for yourself, schmuck
3Think for yourself, schmuck
4Think for yourself, schmuck
5Think for yourself, schmuck
6Think for yourself, schmuck


And Lo, the angel did appear before them, and spake: "Dude, who am I? Your mother?"

(thanks to LMNO for the inspiration, on another forum)
Current Location: Southeast of Disorder
Current Mood: amusedamused
Current Music: "I Don't Know", -JB

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From:airthesea
Date:July 25th, 2008 03:05 pm (UTC)
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lol
I needed some funny this morning, thanks!
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From:rfunk
Date:July 25th, 2008 03:22 pm (UTC)
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That reminds me, you may be amused that I now have a magic 8-ball on my iPod.
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From:dragynphyre
Date:July 25th, 2008 03:28 pm (UTC)
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How DO I get that? I want I want I want!!
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From:rfunk
Date:July 25th, 2008 03:50 pm (UTC)
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Well, first you need an iPod Touch or an iPhone.

To get the one I have ("magic8"), you need to have firmware 1.1.4 or earlier and you need to "jailbreak" it to install third-party apps (starting with the app installer. (See my writeup for details of what I did.)

If you have a newer iPod Touch or iPhone (or any upgraded to firmware 2.0), you can get a different version from the iTunes App Store. (Added: this route doesn't require going through the jailbreak process.)

I've counted at least five different magic 8-ball apps for the iPhone/iTouch so far, though two of those are web-based and (at least) one subjects you to random answers from strangers.)

Edited at 2008-07-25 03:52 pm (UTC)
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From:ariansdreams
Date:July 25th, 2008 06:05 pm (UTC)
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Rune dice sound like a cool idea. Are they a set of several dice to be rolled at once?
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From:chronarchy
Date:July 25th, 2008 06:33 pm (UTC)
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Well, sorta. I've been working at this for a long time, and there are a couple of things that pose issues of randomness when you have a set of four six-sided dice. In particular, while you can roll them all at once, because there are a fixed number of runes on each die (which will not appear on other die at random, though it would be cool if they would), you're going to find yourself with too few combinations.

One particular way of solving this is to provide a total of 12 dice, which you can pull three die out and cast them (together or individually) to obtain your answers.

So, if I do end up selling, there'll be a "basic" set of four dice and a "deluxe" set of 12 dice in order to make things a bit easier.
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From:rfunk
Date:July 25th, 2008 06:50 pm (UTC)

I'm not up on my runes, but....

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Sounds like you need 24-sided dice.
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From:chronarchy
Date:July 25th, 2008 06:55 pm (UTC)

Re: I'm not up on my runes, but....

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Dude. . . far too complicated to make :)
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From:rfunk
Date:July 25th, 2008 06:59 pm (UTC)

Re: I'm not up on my runes, but....

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I figure you can either go cheap and use a correspondence key (like your "think for yourself" chart), or you can file off the numbers and carve in the runes (maybe with a Dremel?). Just be sure to have a steady hand and a vise!
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From:suicidekttn
Date:July 25th, 2008 09:19 pm (UTC)

Re: I'm not up on my runes, but....

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2 12-sided dice. They get no love! :)
From:matchgirl42
Date:July 25th, 2008 06:21 pm (UTC)
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BWAHAHAHAHA!!!!
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From:whereismypraire
Date:July 25th, 2008 09:44 pm (UTC)

lol

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I freely admit to overthinking, oversearching, and overwanting simple, clear answers from divination, rather than "thinking for myself".

my theroy the past few years is to ask for clarificaiton, or discernment, but to never ask things when I already know the answer.
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From:erinelf88
Date:July 25th, 2008 09:47 pm (UTC)

Speaking of runes...

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Mike, are you still looking for people wanting divinations? If so, I may be interested.
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From:chronarchy
Date:July 28th, 2008 12:21 pm (UTC)

Re: Speaking of runes...

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Something can certainly be arranged. I'm more than happy to.
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From:shawneen_bear
Date:July 26th, 2008 01:53 am (UTC)
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How bout an 8 sided and a six sided...the 1-2 on the 6 sider means Freyja's Aett, the 3-4 means Heimdall's Aett, the 5-6 means Tyr's Aett. The 1-8 0n the octagonal die means which one of the respective Runes in the determined Aett. Too messy?
Or you could carve all the runes on three octoganal die and only throw the one predetermined by the six sider

What do I know anyhoo?
Shawneen
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From:spottedtoad
Date:July 26th, 2008 02:59 am (UTC)
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Oh my, that is brilliant. Must find a die around here somewhere.
From:tn_roadmap
Date:July 26th, 2008 10:28 pm (UTC)
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I need to get some of those dice!!
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From:drjon
Date:August 30th, 2008 05:45 am (UTC)
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Whoops! I might have to accidentally put you on my flist now.
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From:chronarchy
Date:August 30th, 2008 12:26 pm (UTC)
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And a very warm welcome!
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From:drjon
Date:August 30th, 2008 12:51 pm (UTC)

_@/" The Snail of Enlightenment Approves of this Post

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...and repost without approval your wonderful Discordian dice divination chart (which hereby earns the Snail of Enlightenment Approval Award).

I'm a Bad Bad Man.
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From:chronarchy
Date:August 30th, 2008 01:08 pm (UTC)

Re: _@/" The Snail of Enlightenment Approves of this Post

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Heh. It's about as Kopyleft as they come :) It's a revised version of something I found elsewhere :)

You did see this entry, right? Something tells me you'll particularly like that.
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From:drjon
Date:August 30th, 2008 11:31 pm (UTC)
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I did see it, and have it in a tab ready to drool at.
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From:_amaranth__
Date:August 30th, 2008 01:44 pm (UTC)
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Awesome.

(this was posted by drjon

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