The Dice Man Cometh

I stumbled across a 60 second interview with Luke Rhinehart in Friday’s edition of the Metro. I had never heard of the dice theory before even though Luke’s original book appeared 30 years ago. At any rate, I did some surfing around to find more enough on ‘dicing’. It sounds like an interesting concept…I might give it a go for a couple of weeks and see what results come of living by the dice. I’m not sure to what extent i’m going to dice…certain decisions or all…hmm okay why don’t I let the dice decide…

1 – no dice 2 – dice completely 3 – dice for minor decisions 4 – dice completely for 1 week 5 – dice minor for 1 week 6 – roll again

and the verdict is….6 roll again



maybe this is trick die


If yoou want to read more about dice living checkout Luke Rhinehart’s site at or for a summation of dice living check out dice living at

Apparently, the only hard and fast rule of dice living is “the dice must always be obeyed.” I’ll keep you posted…


quitespecial February 9, 2004

Found you on random LJ search..

I’m just reading Luke Rhinehart’s Dice Man.. Never thought of actually trying it out, I might have to do that. Although – practically speaking – someone asking me what would I like in my sandwich and me saying “let me get my dice out” doesn’t seem too convenient? Or would one apply the dice rules only to the “big” decisions? And where does one draw the line? I haven’t got very far with the book yet… It is an inspired idea though. Would love to see how it plays out in reality – although I am too lazy to see it through myself. Best of luck!

clay lowe February 9, 2004

Re: Dicing

Hi Quitespecial,

As you can see from my post today…I to am turning out to be quite lazy with my dicing. We make so many decisions in a day…so its turnong out to be selective dicing for me. The only role I did today was to see who I was going to send a secret valentine gift to.

Anyway, I see you are from England, which part? I’m American, but living in the UK at the moment. I’m in the Midlands, Leamington Spa to be exact.

quitespecial February 10, 2004

Wow, a traveller and a chance taker… even though, shocking attempt at living life a-la-Rhinehart. 🙂

I’m from the West Midlands, Shropshire.

Your journal is interesting, I’m enjoying reading it.. The train idea is totally stolen from me though… Where did you end up, by the way?

clay lowe February 12, 2004

Well let’s see…I ended up just exploring Birmingham…the museum and National Art Gallery, and the Ikon gallery…plus just a general wandering around (i’ll write about that in my next posting), then yesterday, I went down to the Gower Penisular to do some rock climbing, and today I hiked up Pen y Fan in the Brecons…I just got home a little while ago…only to do some laundry and repack my bags…I’m headed down to Bristol tomorrow through to Sunday and then Sunday evening I’m off to Scotland for a week.