Hardway Vs. 3-V Set Clarification
Could you please clarify your recent response to the question of Hardway Set vs. 3V set? With dice in front of me I cannot see how the 3V set has a greater risk of a 7. I turn the dice and I get a 7 only when there is relative movement of two die faces, the same as the hardway set. Where is the weakness in the 3V set for the 7?
Good question Fred. Lets take a look at a few diagrams of dice particularly dice in a 3-V set and a hardway set. To give an example of less protection against a 7, here is a 3V set:
By rolling the left die to the counterclockwise, we have the following:
The top faces now are 6 and 1 a 7. The bottom faces are also a 7 (1 and 6). If we started with a hardway set, no 7 would appear with a single counterclockwise roll of the left die.
Hardway set: Single roll left die:
Lets look at another single die face movement that produces 7s with the 3-V set. Starting with the same 3-V set, the right die rolls one face clockwise.
3-V set:Single roll right die:
This time the top faces are 5 and 2 a 7. The bottom faces are 2 and 5 also a 7. Again, had we started with a hardway set, no 7s would appear with a single clockwise roll of the right die.
Hardway set: Single roll right die:
There you go Fred. Hopefully these examples show you how the hardway set protects better against a 7 than the 3-V set. The hardway set is the only set where one face movement of one die relative to the other never produces a 7. This is the power of the 3-V set.
All the best at the tables,