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03-02-2007, 12:00 AM
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Check out this new article Wizards of the Coast posted recently:

A Brief History of Dice (http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=dnd/alumni/20070302a&dcmp=ILC-RSSDND)

A Brief History of Dice

gurusloth
03-02-2007, 02:12 AM
For those who read to the bottom of the article and were stumped on the dice challenges:

4 to 66 = 3d20 + 1d6

8 to 26 = 2d10 + 6

Also, another solution for '3 to 16' (the one listed in the article is '2d6 + 1d4) is '2d4 + 1d8'. Theirs is a bit better, though.

gdmcbride
03-02-2007, 02:26 AM
For those who read to the bottom of the article and were stumped on the dice challenges:

4 to 66 = 3d20 + 1d6

8 to 26 = 2d10 + 6

Also, another solution for '3 to 16' (the one listed in the article is '2d6 + 1d4) is '2d4 + 1d8'. Theirs is a bit better, though.

See for 3 to 16 I prefer:
1d10 + 1d4 + 1d2 (flip a coin!)

It is a cool little article, though. Dice are a very integral and yet rarely studied part of gamer culture. I can't believe though that they failed to mention the 1977 blue-book box set that had random chits you could pull out of a cup instead of dice.

Gary

Farcaster
03-02-2007, 09:44 AM
random chits you could pull out of a cup instead of dice.

I've used that method before in a pinch.