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    Post [AD&D] A Brief History of Dice

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    Check out this new article Wizards of the Coast posted recently:

    A Brief History of Dice

    A Brief History of Dice

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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gurusloth View Post
    For those who read to the bottom of the article and were stumped on the dice challenges:

    [spoiler]4 to 66 = 3d20 + 1d6

    8 to 26 = 2d10 + 6[/spoiler]

    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by gdmcbride View Post
    random chits you could pull out of a cup instead of dice.
    I've used that method before in a pinch.
    Robert A. Howard
    Pen & Paper Games
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