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  • #108440
    Avatar photoRetroboom
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    On average, which offers better probability of higher result on 2d6. Rerolling both dice, or just the lower of the two?

    Thanks!

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    #108441
    Avatar photoJohn D Salt
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    The average score on 1d6 is 3.5, on 2d6 it is 7.

    The average score for the higher number of 2d6 is about 4.47.

    The average score for the higher of 2d6 plus the lower re-rolled is therefore about 7.97.

    Boring people might prefer to roll 1d6+1 for an average result not far away (although the distribution of results will be dfferent).

    All the best,

    John.

    #108443
    Avatar photoRetroboom
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    Perfect, thank you!

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    #108447
    Avatar photoPatrice
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    On average, I would prefer any solution where players will think more about what their miniatures/characters are doing, than about dice strategy.

    (Only my personal opinion)

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    #108454
    Avatar photoRetroboom
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    I doubt you’ll find anyone on this forum who disagrees with that statement! ๐Ÿ˜€

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    #108860
    Avatar photoIvan Sorensen
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    Sure, but if you are writing the game you need to understand the math of what you are doing ๐Ÿ™‚

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