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## Why are dots on dice called pips?

Pips are **small but easily countable items**. “Pip” has been used not only to denote the dots on dominoes, but also the dots on dice, as well as the marks on playing cards and sometimes as a synonym for “dot” in morse code.

## How are the dots on a dice arranged?

The value of the roll is indicated by the number of “spots” showing on the top. For the six-sided die, **opposite faces are arranged to always sum to seven**. This gives two possible mirror image arrangements in which the numbers 1, 2, and 3 may be arranged in a clockwise or counterclockwise order about a corner.

## What is PIP in gaming?

Pip stands for “**Point In Progress**“.

## Why is 1 and 4 red on a dice?

Once upon a time, **when Emperor Hsuan-tsung of the Tang dynasty was playing dice with his** concubine Yang Kuei-Fei, he needed three fours to win the game. … Thus, the Emperor decreed that in all future the ‘four’ on dice should be colored red and so it came to be.

## What does d6 dice mean?

1d6×5 or 5×d6 means “**roll one 6-sided die**, and multiply the result by 5.” 3d6×10+3 means “roll three 6-sided dice, add them together, multiply the result by 10, and then add 3.”

## What’s opposite 6 on a dice?

Originally Answered: What is the opposite number to 6 on a dice? On a standard 6 sided die the numbers on opposite sides add up to 7. Therefore the number opposite 6 is **1**.

## Are all dice made the same?

Creating the molds is one of the most expensive part of the dice-making process. It normally costs thousands of dollars to create each mold, so dice manufacturers usually try to re-use the same mold for many different colors, keeping **all the dice the same shape**.