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Default Dice rolling. What's the prefered method?

I really loathe players that don't give the dice a good role, especially when they sort of just set them down and miraculously role 6's. I either just let it go and don't say anything, or I get mad and say something mean and sarcastic like "Maybe if you'd role the dice instead of cheating, I'd have a chance at winning this game." That, of course, is not conducive to a good time.

So, any good tips as to how to get these people to play fair without insulting them?
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I don't mind if they're rolling in plain sight, because then if there's others around then it's harder for them to get away with "rolling" them.

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and hit them in the face with the dice

I would only recomend this if your winning against a real jerk
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Few people have tried that, none in my gaming group, but when we do play with 'unknowns', we usually use an object as a backstop for the dice.

In most cases it is the Honoured Imperium statue that we have at the top of our Apocalypse table, one must roll against it, releasing the dice 2-3 inches before the statue so all players can see them.

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Unfortunately you just can't tell people how to roll dice, i know a guy who just drops them from about an inch above the table and seems to roll exceptionally well, but he is throwing the dice so it is legit, i tried to call him on it at a tournie and I got yellow carded for unsportsmanlike conduct.

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So far i only play friendlies. No cheating encountered.

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Get them to use a dice cup and then you can hear them rattle around, but yes I've come across peeps who sort of slide them out of there hand normally a look or a quite(or not so quiet if they persist) word about seeing a shake and roll seems to work.
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"Roll the damn dice. If you just casually drop them again I'll belt you in the parking lot."

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Actual conversation between myself and my friend who owns the FLGS I go to. This is staged so people do roll the dice as the 'casual drop' method is unacceptable. House rules require dice to move, preferably end over end, no less than two inches.
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I seem to have an aura of bad luck. So my opponents just roll bad

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Unfortunately you just can't tell people how to roll dice, i know a guy who just drops them from about an inch above the table and seems to roll exceptionally well, but he is throwing the dice so it is legit, i tried to call him on it at a tournie and I got yellow carded for unsportsmanlike conduct.
Really? Wow. Yeah, that's cheating.
I'd respond to that bullshit by slow-playing the bastard.
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