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    36 sided dice?

    Hi
    The company i work for is launching a new game. I got this assignment from my boss to look after a 36 sided dice or a shape. In the game there are numbers between 1 - 35 and it should be an equal chance between the numbers, so the surface area has to be the same. Since a 35 sided dice probably do not exist he told me that we should look for a 36 sided dice or shape where the 36th side has the company logo and means roll again.
    Do a 36 sided dice exist? Is it possible to make a 36 sided shape where there is 35 sides of equal chance? If it exist where do i find the blue print?

    He said he can consider two other dices but he don't want any combination six sided dices.

    (Not perfect english since i'm a swedish girl)
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    well yes a 36 sided polygon does exist but it might not be what your looking for really, have you tried googling for it?
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    You could make a D36 on the same trapezohedron model as this picture of a D34, with just slightly smaller angles (funnily enough, I found the image on the Swedish wikipedia, but not the English wikipedia!):

    Fil34.jpg - Wikipedia

    Mathematical explanation:

    Trapezohedron - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Not quite sure how easy it would be to make, though.
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