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Dice Your Way to Multiple Futures

Description of a Personal Development Exercise

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Dice Your Way to Multiple Futures

  • Experiential exploration of multiplicity (plurality) in personality & behavior - experiment with your life & mind!
  • A matrix-esque personal development exercise which engages participants with the power of the future's multiple possibilities.
  • All you need to do is:
  • read the classic, cult novel, "The Dice Man",
  • get a set of dice,
  • make up lists of possible decisions, and
  • start experimenting.
  • Would you dare put your fate into the hands of the dice?The golden rule is that the dice must be obeyed; however, you still have ultimate control, because you decide when to roll and what options go into the lists.  By playing dice, you introduce random selection with a field of possible actions which are of interest to you.
  • Its also a good idea, to keep a dice diary, reflecting on your decisions and what you learn about yourself and life through playing dice.
  • If you want a little more guidance on dice theory and how dice decision making can be used, also read "The Book of the Die: A Handbook of Dice Living".
  • Its worth investing in a set of dice which inspire you and you feel good about - after all, you're inviting the dice to decide your fate...

Dice

  • Johan's Six-Sided Dice Page - an online tool to help you explore the possibilities of a life in which your decisions are guide by the roll of a dice...
  • Web Dice - an online dice server, providing for rope playing game options
  • Giant Foam Dice - if you want to get serious about dicing, its a good idea to get some fun dice to play with!
  • Dice Roller - download & install this dice roll generator, provides rolls for all the main role playing dice
  • Dice (Wikipedia) - almost everything you ever wanted to know about dice

Luke Rhinehart / George Cockroft

Theory & Multiplicity

  • Dice Philosophy - the tenets of Dice Theory, which could also be called Dice Therapy; its a way of allowing chance to help you explore your multiplicity
  • My multiplicity - "This is where I try and explain who I am, why I have a bunch of names, and what exactly I think I'm playing at...and no, I don't have Dissociative Identity Disorder"
  • Aestrae's Multiplicity Resources & Controversy

References

  • "The Dice Man" by Luke Rhinehart - Description and reviews of the classic, cult novel
  • "The Search for the Dice Man" by Luke Rhinehart - The sequel
  • "The Book of the Die: A Handbook of Dice Living" by Luke Rhinehart - a bible for the dice life!

 

 

 

 

 

Equipment

  • Dice Man Book(s)
  • Dice

Summary

  • A matrix-esque personal development exercise which engages participants with the power of the future's multiple possibilities.

Group Size

  • This is an individual exercise, but could be adapted for groups.

Time

  • This activity is best conducted over at least a few days, but preferably a few weeks, months or years. 

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Last updated:
11 Jun 2008