This has been baking my noodle for days...

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This has been baking my noodle for days...

Postby GNoBB » Wed Jan 09, 2002 4:50 am

Darts do 1d3 damage.
How does one make a 3 sided dice?

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Postby Astafas » Wed Jan 09, 2002 4:59 am

Welcome to this board. You'll fit in nicely. :D
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Postby Stilgar » Wed Jan 09, 2002 5:17 am

throw three coins and count the number of heads!
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Postby GNoBB » Wed Jan 09, 2002 5:30 am

Nice idea, but a little stats shows you have a 1 in 8 chance of getting 3 :)
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Postby Silvanerian » Wed Jan 09, 2002 5:43 am

Use a foursided die, and if it's a "4" throw again.

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Postby Astafas » Wed Jan 09, 2002 5:43 am

Would be easiest to use a four-sided dice and write "re-throw" on one side, no?
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Postby Astafas » Wed Jan 09, 2002 5:48 am

Originally posted by Silvanerian:
<STRONG>Use a foursided die, and if it's a "4" throw again.

-Sylvanerian</STRONG>


He stole my idea! And typed it faster, too. :(
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Postby Morlock » Wed Jan 09, 2002 5:52 am

Honestly, don't any of you play PnP DnD?
you roll a regular 6 sided die and just use 2 numbers instad of one:
1 or 2 is 1.
3 or 4 is 2.
5 or 6 is 3.
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Postby Astafas » Wed Jan 09, 2002 7:02 am

Originally posted by Morlock:
<STRONG>Honestly, don't any of you play PnP DnD?
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No. And we don't like your simple solutions either. :D
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Postby Stilgar » Wed Jan 09, 2002 9:57 am

Whe like to think much larger, why take the easyest route when there are so many other ways to explore! :D :D :D :D
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Postby Ned Flanders » Wed Jan 09, 2002 10:10 am

roll a six sider. divide by two. round up to the nearest integer.
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Postby Sailor Saturn » Wed Jan 09, 2002 11:27 am

Rolling a 3-sided die is easy. What I want to know is how do you get a 1-sided die? :eek:
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Postby Craig » Wed Jan 09, 2002 11:30 am

1 dice 1 side = 1
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Postby fable » Wed Jan 09, 2002 12:04 pm

Originally posted by Stilgar:
<STRONG>Whe like to think much larger, why take the easyest route when there are so many other ways to explore! :D :D :D :D </STRONG>


Exactly what I tell my wife! And she just keeps giving me that strange look... :rolleyes:
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Postby TheDude » Wed Jan 09, 2002 1:11 pm

Originally posted by fable:
<STRONG>Exactly what I tell my wife! And she just keeps giving me that strange look... :rolleyes: </STRONG>


:D :D LOL :D :D

I hate that look :D :D

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Postby Sailor Saturn » Wed Jan 09, 2002 2:11 pm

Originally posted by craig:
<STRONG>1 dice 1 side = 1</STRONG>


Yes, but what does a 1-sided dice look like?
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Postby Craig » Wed Jan 09, 2002 2:49 pm

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Postby dopplehanger » Wed Jan 09, 2002 3:10 pm

In D&D we always threw a D6 as stated above and 1-2=1 3-4=2 and 5-6=3 its simple

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Postby pomr » Wed Jan 09, 2002 5:01 pm

If you want complicated you could always roll a d12:

1,4,7,10 = 1
2,5,8,11 = 2
3,6,9,12 = 3

Oooooorrrrr..........

How about...a d10+d6-1 (generateing a 1-15)
1,4,7,10,13 = 1
2,5,8,11,14 = 2
3,6,9,12,15 = 3

Of course you could always create an Excel spreadsheet and then enter the following formula:

=(int(rand()*3)+1)

It will roll a D3, in fact if you want you can hit F9 and re-roll many times.

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Postby Akubi » Wed Jan 09, 2002 5:25 pm

Comon. That is like math. I like the idea 1-2=1 3-4=2 5-6=3. The odds are still fair.