Launching a Church of RNGesus website

I finally got around to registering this domain in 2018 and put up a placeholder page

https://churchofrngesus.com/

I’d like to brainstorm some ideas of what to put on the page… and you guys humans have (mostly) good ideas!

  • philosophy of randomness, for example, when dice are contraband, God as an inveterate gambler, how to statistically test something as truly random, the history of random numbers, and so on.

  • enumerating all the “perfect” geometric random dice shapes of which there are only a few, plus the insane Zocchihedron.

  • examples of ways people test for randomness, including custom dice rolling machines, that trick with the way numbers can’t end in certain digits too often, etc

  • t-shirts? stickers? custom DM screen foldout? custom playmats? cardsleeves? dice rolling towers?

  • technical programmery info on types of random number generators, their strengths and weaknesses?

  • some recommended prayers for people to recite before going into a random situation, which is of course … every situation

  • links to Amazon’s and Etsy’s copious (seriously, go look) bags of dice, which can be sold – with generous amazon referrals, naturally* – as offerings to RNGesus.

  • a nice 3D browser rendered die rolling simulator?

  • sources of high quality random data? practical physical ways to source actual random data seeds, etc.

  • User-submitted stories of RNG giving and taking away? Or just famous stories of people (programmers / companies) getting RNG wrong. (Not sure I want to deal with user commenting, I am thinking this will be more of an old-school static HTML site.)

(I’ve already asked a designer friend of mine to assist with basic HTML and CSS layout – and I have some famous internet humorists on board, whose names I cannot mention under penalty of death, to flesh out the copy – so don’t worry about design or copywriting, mostly I need links and basic ideas :wink:)

What else? Got any “random” ideas? PRAISE THE GLORIOUS HAND OF RNGESUS!

* I was thinking all RNGesus profits (if any) could be donated to a suitably “random” charity?

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Also this is a funny example of RNGesus in action

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Top level navigiaton, based on the first post, I’m thinking

  • History – the history of dice and randomness in general

  • Testing – how do you tell if something is truly random?

  • Merch – t-shirts, stickers, dice packs, dice rolling towers, everything

  • Coding – how do you code randomness properly as a programmer

  • Prayers – invocations to RNGesus to get those natural 20s

  • Randomness – give me random data of various types

  • Tales – tales of randomness gone wrong (or right), ideally the more famous and high profile the better

This could be in any order but each page should be fleshed out.

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Non-transitive dice must be covered!

Also the classic RAND “one million random numbers” book… is flawed!

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Also, these … insane … dice

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Lava Lamp randomness!

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