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Caligula
07-24-2008, 11:45 AM
Here you can test out the dice roller function for your posts. Simply push the red ROLL button up above, and fill in what the die roll is. Examples would be 3d6+7, 1d4, or 1d20+6. The formula will come up then, and will look like the following, with square brackets [] instead of the other ones {}.

{ROLL="1d20"}{/ROLL}

In the section between the two bracketed groups, simply write what the actual roll is (Spot Check, Riding Check, etc.). As an example, if I were to make a Spot Check with one rank and no other modifiers, I would type 1d20+1 in the box, and then Spot Check in between the two bracketed groups.

EXAMPLE (leaving the square brackets there, it will appear as the following in the actual post):

Spot Check

Caligula
07-24-2008, 11:51 AM
So...go ahead and test it out here if you are new to it, that way everything is all fine and dandy when we get into the game.

Spot Check

Big Damage Roll

Yet another test

Percentile Dice

Farcaster
07-24-2008, 12:15 PM
hmm.. I wonder why that damage roll isn't working...

Farcaster rolls some dice

Zane
07-24-2008, 12:27 PM
Good idea to have a test thread - since even the amazing Farcaster can't get it to work right...
Testing incremental numbers of d6s

Zane
07-24-2008, 12:28 PM
Looks like there is an upper limit on rolls to me... but I'll let the admins figure out exactly what it is. :D

Caligula
07-24-2008, 12:46 PM
Someone told me a couple weeks ago that there was indeed a limit on the dice roller...I wonder what it is.

fifteen
nineteen
twenty
thirty
nineteen d100

My Dream Weapon Damage Roll

EDIT: It seems that the ceiling is 19 dice...
EDIT 2: Hmmm....

Farcaster
07-24-2008, 12:58 PM
Okay.. I'll figure that one out and get that fixed.

michaeljearley
07-24-2008, 01:44 PM
Where is the die roller?

Genzodus Thoth
07-24-2008, 02:07 PM
Binder Ability: Exodia Blast! (Yes, the one from Yu-Gi-Oh)

Caligula
07-24-2008, 02:35 PM
Thanks Farcaster.

Umm, what do you mean michael?

michaeljearley
07-24-2008, 02:55 PM
I could just be missing it, but I don't see a button called ROLL.

Caligula
07-24-2008, 02:59 PM
The red one that looks like a die. Hover over all the buttons until you see ROLL.

Zane
07-24-2008, 03:07 PM
Ok, you guys posted before I could... Anyway, I was going to say:

Where is the die roller?

It's built into the forum. You can read about it here (http://penandpapergames.com/forums/showthread.php?t=5432).

michaeljearley
07-24-2008, 08:20 PM
Oh, I found it

Addis Hellfire
07-25-2008, 10:56 AM
Addis attempts to use the dice roller . . . .

nijineko
07-25-2008, 12:29 PM
hope we entertain you! ^^

Abbadon
07-25-2008, 06:14 PM
Let's see if this will handle physically impossible dice

Let's see if it could roll a golf ball with numbers written in the dimples

Caligula
07-25-2008, 06:28 PM
What are you trying to roll?

Abbadon
07-25-2008, 06:33 PM
I rolled a seven sided die (physically impossible if you use platonic solids), and I rolled a 450 sided die (golf balls have ~450 dimples).

Caligula
07-25-2008, 06:45 PM
Oh now I see...the first time you were in the middle of an edit.

Wait...do you have a summer job or something? If you have the time to count the dimples on a golf ball..... nah I'm kidding. :D

Abbadon
07-25-2008, 06:56 PM
I checked Wikipedia. But I don't have a real summer job, although I do have to work at my grandparent's house Tuesdays and Thursdays, but even there I can get on.

I wonder how high this thing goes...

Caligula
07-25-2008, 07:06 PM
Dang, I wish I had that schedule. :P

Number of sides on die goes higher than anyone needs a die to be, but the limit of actual dice rolled goes up to 19 (unless Farcaster fixed it).

Hmmm.
million sides
trillion sides

EDIT: Eh? The number of zeroes stayed the same for both in the results...

Abbadon
07-25-2008, 07:11 PM
Let's try just short of a trillion

It appears that a million exactly is as high as it will go.

nijineko
07-26-2008, 03:40 PM
great... so now sylvengard knows that he can give us those one-in-a-million dc's.... ^^

hmmmm. i happen to own a d7. and a fair number of others in between 3 and 30.

michaeljearley
07-26-2008, 08:34 PM
Random

starwolf013
07-28-2008, 03:29 PM
A test roll


A dinner roll

A T-roll

michaeljearley
07-28-2008, 03:33 PM
Guess

starwolf013
07-28-2008, 06:02 PM
test

starwolf013
07-28-2008, 06:04 PM
abilityA
abilityB
abilityC
abilityD
abilityE
abilityF

if nec

abilityA
abilityB
abilityC
abilityD
abilityE
abilityF

starwolf013
07-28-2008, 06:41 PM
hprollingtest


anotherhprolling

Bearfoot_Adam
07-29-2008, 09:56 AM
dagger

michaeljearley
07-29-2008, 11:24 AM
Bluff if needed.

Bluff

starwolf013
07-30-2008, 07:25 PM
age

height

weight

Caligula
08-01-2008, 01:33 PM
Just a test on something I was wondering about ;)

Test

Caligula rolls some dice

nijineko
08-01-2008, 06:05 PM
hopes those aren't to-hit and damage rolls....

Caligula
08-01-2008, 11:00 PM
Haha. Nah, just some tests and such on the dice.

silentjudas
08-02-2008, 02:24 AM
boulder damage

nijineko
08-13-2008, 12:15 PM
niji rolls for hit points:

Aah'mon-khad = 8(1st level)+4d8+5d10+30(con bonus)+10(item)
Oolana-tari = 4(1st level)+6d4+3d6+40(con bonus)+14(psionic body)

Anodyzed
09-17-2008, 10:56 AM
Tannar the Ranger-Archer rolling for HPs level 2-10:
HP roll for levels 2 through 10

I hope the GM lets that be practice! never seen so many 1s in a roll!

Anodyzed
10-11-2008, 11:30 AM
Just a bit of rolling/prose practice. Trying to learn how to weave the rolls more seamlessly into the post.
-----------------------------------------
Stepping out from behind the tree, Tannar looks across the scene with an eye for detail.

That orc is the greater threat, and his sidekick there, they need to go down before they can hurt the mage.

Tannar nocks the first arrow and lets fly, watching to see if it hits
watching to see if it deals lethal damage

Tannar quickly lets fly his second arrow
hoping this arrow takes the orc down

picking the second target, the flanker, Tannar looses his third arrow
hoping the damage will knock that one down too.

nijineko
10-11-2008, 04:41 PM
i've found it best to have all the rolls down underneath the flavor and descriptive text, myself.

Anodyzed
10-11-2008, 04:56 PM
i've found it best to have all the rolls down underneath the flavor and descriptive text, myself.

My own site the die roller has a different syntax, and the rolls show up like a quote but wherever you put them. So speaking or describing action, then rolls, then more action, isn't a problem. Since this one is different than what I'm used to, I just have to get used to it.

nijineko
10-11-2008, 06:22 PM
it's all in the coding, i guess.

Anodyzed
10-11-2008, 06:48 PM
it's all in the coding, i guess.

Coding, like programming? Don't care for it. To me its like having to fix the bus when I just want to drive it. I taught machine language for a particular process in the 80s, and touched some Fortran, Basic, C+ and Java. Just don't like having to do it.

But I have great respect for those that do it well.

Arch Lich Thoth-Amon
10-13-2008, 12:17 PM
Lets go old-school(4d6, and take the best 3):

Strength: 9
Inelligence: 11
Wisdom: 8
Dexterity: 13
Constitution: 8
Charisma: 14

Of course, i'd then adjust according to class and race.

Yep, that's about how the characters looked back in the early days of dnd. Ahhh, yes, i do miss those days.

One 15 was "cool."
One 16 was "extremely cool."
One 17 was "luckly bastard."
One 18 was "you cheated!"

Addis Hellfire
10-13-2008, 11:55 PM
Wtf, that's old school!? That' s how I do it, lol.

Backstab entire party roll

My turn in Crimson Cutlass . . . enemy pirate captain sighted!? He's coming towards me, the book nerd with a gun!? Er . . . um . . . oh crap . . . what do I do? Crap . . . er . . . sure, I'll go Outlandish . . . the DM is flipping a Tarot Card . . . Death Inverted . . . Wait, what? I have to run on a barrel, roll with it and crash it into the enemy captain? Failure means a grievous wound? Do I have a choice?
Need to beat a 12 on 3d8 to pull this off . . .

Zeneak
10-17-2008, 11:31 PM
tries again

I am failing Horribly at this, what in the world is the formula? irritating

Guardian of Hell
10-18-2008, 03:20 PM
Did you ever figure that die roller thing out?

Zeneak
10-18-2008, 06:16 PM
sorta.. a posted how to would be nice though

Zane
10-18-2008, 06:35 PM
You can find one of those here (http://www.penandpapergames.com/forums/showthread.php?t=5432).

Zeneak
10-18-2008, 07:10 PM
thanks that will be an asset for me till i have it down.

Zane
10-18-2008, 07:38 PM
NP - I've given that link out about 5 times now for players in different games. :-P

nijineko
10-19-2008, 12:01 AM
guess we should have a copy of that posted and stickied in the pbp forum...

Guardian of Hell
10-19-2008, 12:47 AM
Thanks Zane. :)

Zeneak
10-19-2008, 03:31 AM
androsant finds himself running from a band of beastly goblins who wish for his head. he is quick for them, very quick.. but he finds himself at a chasm 35ft across.. a large jump to be sure. with a running start he throws himself into the air. trusting that the earth mother will protect him.

Androsant's leap of faith

Zane
10-19-2008, 05:27 AM
Looks like you got it figured out.

Guardian of Hell
10-19-2008, 10:30 AM
Isn't that a little...ironic? Jump into the air...away from ground...yet pray to the earth mother for safety? :D

Zeneak
10-19-2008, 10:56 AM
Chauntea ^-^ kind nurturing goddess she is, be kind to this monk's feat when he hits the ground lol

Anodyzed
10-19-2008, 12:31 PM
At the GM's good favor, I am now re-rolling the level 2-9 HPs for Tannar, the human ranger:

PLEASE not so many 1's as the practice roll!

Genzodus Thoth
10-19-2008, 12:49 PM
Checking to see if I remember how to do this...
Charnel Touch

Zeneak
10-19-2008, 07:50 PM
Androsant encounters a man trying to run away.. but a body guard trying to appear impassable. He quickly moves at the man, soliciting an attack only to tumble out of the way. once he is on the other side of the man he finds that he is 40ft from the wrong doer. he throws himself into the air. closing the distance from the air. hoping he had enough push to hit the man.

tumble
running jump
flying kick

Guardian of Hell
10-19-2008, 11:17 PM
What?? Three 3's and a 1? You must have bad luck or karma or something :P

Haha the earth mother might be, but if I were here I'd pull the cliff away right at the last second =D

Anodyzed
10-19-2008, 11:56 PM
What?? Three 3's and a 1? You must have bad luck or karma or something :P


You sometimes just have to make do with what you got. It helped though, believe it or not!

Never did get how much $$ is available for upgrades before we hit this.
What I want is to put Holy on the bow (that should help against evil), and about a +3 on the Heavy Mace. That should be about 46,000 for both on those weapons.

Not to mention a Ring of Protection wouldn't hurt.

Zane
10-20-2008, 12:06 AM
Never did get how much $$ is available for upgrades before we hit this.
What I want is to put Holy on the bow (that should help against evil), and about a +3 on the Heavy Mace. That should be about 46,000 for both on those weapons.

Not to mention a Ring of Protection wouldn't hurt.
Well - there is 850k gp worth, and 6 players. So that's just about 141k each. Of course, one player now has half the overall amount, as nijineko grabbed two of the bags. :D

So, as long as everyone else doesn't want to spend too much, we should be good. Although - I will warn all that Lalitil will consider her requests for equipment most important, as she was one of the few that had the sense to grab a bag of coin. :p

nijineko
10-20-2008, 12:09 AM
=D well, we'll have to see how this turns out. ^^

Guardian of Hell
10-20-2008, 02:22 AM
Ehh pick two. Mace, bow, or ring. We want this to be a fun game, not invincible for the players. :D


Well - there is 850k gp worth, and 6 players. So that's just about 141k each.

True, but they are not exactly...together. The party is kinda scattered a little if I understand. So if Nij bails...he would be a pretty wealthy alive guy with no bruises from a dungeon.

nijineko
10-20-2008, 02:27 AM
how about a "handling fee" and we stick around to call it even? ;D (j/k)

Anodyzed
10-20-2008, 10:54 AM
Ehh pick two. Mace, bow, or ring. We want this to be a fun game, not invincible for the players.

Two out of three it is:
+3 Heavy Mace is 18,000 (with the trade in of my currenty MW Heavy Mace)
Holy on the Bow is also 18,000.

So Tannar is 'dipping' into the community chest for 36,000 to buff his weapons. The best defense is a good Offense!

Ring will be next time if we can't find one to take off a body.

nijineko
10-20-2008, 10:57 AM
well, if a previous calculation i read above was correct, then everyone has 141k in gp to spend... though through interesting circumstances four people wound up holding it all!

Guardian of Hell
10-20-2008, 02:40 PM
You may want to check with the other characters (of course if you didnt already), because they do have the money. Wait...I just thought of something. :eek: thats gonna be an enchantment, not a new item, so make sure whoevers doin it got the time. Party leaves at sundown :p

Nij: Well, that is true, but the bags are magic. I can't seem to find a spell to suffice for it, so I'm just sayin that they are bigger inside than they look outside, effectively lowering the weight and size of whatever is in them. That way all they money can fit in two bags and the merchant could carry it around without looking suspicious. If someone does know of something, bring it up....spell or something?

Zane
10-20-2008, 05:41 PM
Bags of Holding? (http://www.d20srd.org/srd/magicItems/wondrousItems.htm#bagofHolding)

Guardian of Hell
10-20-2008, 06:14 PM
Good Lord, shes good. Either that or I'm blind. Thanks again Zane. :) I don't know why I didn't see that...especially since it was in the srd.

Okay so there are four of these, but they are modified just a bit from the standard entry. So I won't give away what the specs are for them, but just a fair warning that they are not exactly what is given in the entry.

Zane
10-20-2008, 06:43 PM
Good Lord, shes good.
Although Lalitil might have also figured out that they were magic bags of holding - she would not have been able to supply a link to them - that was all me. And contrary to my PC - I'm not a "she". But, I understand the confusion. :)

nijineko
10-20-2008, 11:27 PM
so, that betokens the old eternal question... what does happen to a bag of holding in a rope trick??

Zane
10-20-2008, 11:38 PM
Feel free to try it out yourself, I ain't gonna. :p

nijineko
10-20-2008, 11:50 PM
well, it doesn't have the same effect as a portable hole... or does it?

Zane
10-21-2008, 12:01 AM
It's still an extradimensional space - so I would think, to that extent, it would. Or at least, it *could* - which is enough of a reason to me not to try, unless we find some NPC we don't care about...

Speaking of which, "Here Ii, come here - got a nice dark bag for you to hide in." :p

nijineko
10-21-2008, 01:14 AM
hah. well the reason given for the poor interaction between a bag of holding and a portable hole is that it crosses the astral and ethereal plane. which apparently causes "bad things" to happen. but it is not necessarily any extradimensional space that triggers the chain reaction.

that was one of my custom rules actually... an enchantment that could be placed on any extradimensional space type object. "nested". allows them to be taken inside of each other, but sacrifices a certain percentage of it's storage space to do so, and the effect is cumulative. sort of like kachina dolls. except for bags of holding and portable holes, which still go kaboom.

Zane
10-21-2008, 01:37 AM
Ahh, I never got into the specifics, I just never tested it enough to worry about.

And to get this thread back on topic:
Search checks for dagger and mantle, respectively

Guardian of Hell
10-21-2008, 07:12 AM
Okay, they are both yours if you can deal the money out to get them, and of course get the party to let you spend their money.

Zeneak
10-21-2008, 02:06 PM
so i didn't get it, you said i could have the sandals, should that be deducted from the total party gold? or should i just take the item like i had it before?

Zane
10-21-2008, 05:57 PM
If you didn't buy them before, how could you have had them? If you need part of your portion of the initial payment, let us know how much.

Zeneak
10-21-2008, 07:46 PM
that's the thing, i need to know from the DM if i just had them or not, i am slightly confused. i know i get them, but not the method of which we are going, did i have them before (aka free) or did i go and buy them on a whim cause i really need them?

Anodyzed
10-21-2008, 08:32 PM
If you didn't buy them before, how could you have had them? If you need part of your portion of the initial payment, let us know how much.

Tannar needs 36,000 for his two weapons.

Guardian of Hell
10-24-2008, 06:59 PM
Although Lalitil might have also figured out that they were magic bags of holding - she would not have been able to supply a link to them - that was all me. And contrary to my PC - I'm not a "she". But, I understand the confusion. :)

My apologies for the misunderstanding. :)


so i didn't get it, you said i could have the sandals, should that be deducted from the total party gold? or should i just take the item like i had it before?

Long story short, if you brought it up before your character entered the inn, go ahead and get them. If after, then only from your portion of the money/your previous money account.

Guardian of Hell
10-24-2008, 07:03 PM
test

another test.

Guardian of Hell
10-24-2008, 07:12 PM
For simplicity and ease, when making checks and similar rolls, can you put in the description the numbers being used?

For instance, instead of using d20 + 6 + 5, put in d20 + 6 strength +5 whatever
....and so on. That way it shows up in an easier to track method.

Test
Preferred way

Zane
10-24-2008, 07:47 PM
You know, I didn't even realize that you could put descriptions in there...

So, you would like us to do this for skill checks, attacks, damage, and the like - right?
Comparative Balance checks

Zane
10-24-2008, 07:50 PM
Hmm, it looks like for the different parts to be added in to the roll, you can't have words. So, would something like this work, with a description of the bonuses in the roll description?
Balance (ranks, Dex mod, synergy) check
BTW - if you ever want to see the coding for how someone typed in rolls or something, select to Multi-Quote the message (same way as if you wanted to keep the quotes that person had used).

nijineko
10-24-2008, 09:48 PM
Oo's search check
Ii's search check
Aa's search check

a 4! bleh. ^^

Adakos
05-11-2013, 07:23 PM
Testing generation rolls

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Adakos
05-11-2013, 07:24 PM
Testing generation rolls part 2


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Adakos
05-11-2013, 07:54 PM
Generation rolls

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Set 3

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