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  • #57824
    Phil Dutré
    Phil Dutré
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    I have published two articles analyzing dice mathematics on my “Wargaming Mechanics” blog.

    Opposed die rolling:
    link

    Buckets of dice:
    link

    Tiny Tin Men Blog: http://snv-ttm.blogspot.com/
    Wargaming Mechanics Blog: http://wargaming-mechanics.blogspot.com/

    #57830
    ian pillay
    ian pillay
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    Phil,

    I did interpret naked dice rolling incorrectly on my first read through….and then though being naked my distract my opponent long enough that I actually win a game…. only joking. Two very well thought out articles. I like the opposed rolling method, takes me back to Star Grunt (1) days….

     

    cheers,

     

    VTI

     

    Tally-Ho!

    #57831
    John D Salt
    John D Salt
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    The clever thing about the opposed dice rolls in Phil Barker’s DBA series of games is the benefit of scoring double the enemy roll (after modifiers). This makes a penalty of -1 on the enemy score worth appreciably more than a bonus of +1 on your own.

    All the best,

    John.

    #57832
    Phil Dutré
    Phil Dutré
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    John,

    Indeed … when comparing die rolls that way, modifiers are not symmetric at all.

    I should write another article about that 😉

    Tiny Tin Men Blog: http://snv-ttm.blogspot.com/
    Wargaming Mechanics Blog: http://wargaming-mechanics.blogspot.com/

    #59514
    Robey Jenkins
    Robey Jenkins
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    The wonderful thing about dice mechanics isn’t just the tactile nature of the dice, but the near-infinite variability one can apply to how the dice are used.  Even quite simple variations – the type of dice to the number of dice, to variable modifiers, dice beating and dice matching – can be mixed and matched in straightforward and interesting ways to convey a huge range of battlefield effects, as well as injecting a necessary suspense, fog of war and narrative impact to results.

    I love dice!

    #62823

    Hi Phil,

    I saw those articles a few days ago.  While I have not fully read them yet, they look very interesting!  Thanks for posting!

    John

    John

    "Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."

    --Abraham Lincoln

    #65082
    Phil Dutré
    Phil Dutré
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    Another one in the series:

    D20 = 21 – D20?

    http://wargaming-mechanics.blogspot.be/2017/06/d20-21-d20.html

    Tiny Tin Men Blog: http://snv-ttm.blogspot.com/
    Wargaming Mechanics Blog: http://wargaming-mechanics.blogspot.com/

    #65088

    Alexander Wasberg
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    Very interesting posts, and very informative. Thanks for sharing them with us!

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