When I originally created ShitDice the intention was to take the piss out of all the lousy Untitled Dice scripts I had seen recently. For those of you who don’t know what Untitled Dice is; it’s essentially a blank script the owners of “MoneyPot” made for Bitcoin percentile dice gambling (roll 0 to 100, bet whether it will be higher or lower than a certain number, yadda yadda yadda). MoneyPot is a service that essentially allows you to make a frame for a gambling site, and then implement their API so that you’re not actually doing any gambling yourself, as they handle all the gambling: bankroll, calculations, etc, and give you a cut of the house edge.
Nice idea, till people realized they could try to make money with little effort by taking untitled dice and trying to make it look pretty. Shame it’s still damn obvious, and sometimes all they did was change the background!
Seeing all this made me annoyed, and therefore ShitDice was born. The worst gambling site you could imagine: a clone of Untitled Dice with a meme background that repeated about 12 times over. And I made a thread about it, and it was quite hilarious. People came on to chat to me about it, and we had some good discussions! Then the joke started to evolve.
“bits” (the currency of MoneyPot) became “ShitBits”. “Mods” became “ShitMods”, “Owners” became “ShitOwners”, and I even went and did a little bit of magic to make users (which normally have no tag) be called “ShitUsers”. The background was changed a few times. We even had a signature campaign pop up where the payment is one fresh dank meme per month! The piece of satirical art was well and truly born.
And it still remains now. In fact, over 7 BTC has been wagered so far. That’s over $2000 wagered on a site, made as a joke, hosted on github, with a total of $0.00 invested by me into it. And I learned a lot.
But let’s not forget the purpose. ShitDice is here, after all, to take the piss. Let’s keep doing that at light-speed.