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Simulating any sided Die with a Scientific calculator

Postby Fulizer » Wed Nov 03, 2010 12:49 pm

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Using a scientific calculator it is possible to create any sided die you want, its simple, all you need is the RAN function.

The equation goes like this

XRAN+Y+1

X is the number of sides you want the dice to have, Y is the amount to be added onto the dice, The extra 1 is to stop the highest or lowest numbers from being less likely to occur.

EXAMPLE:
D27+2
would be 27RAN+2+1

(this can be simplified to 27RAN+3)
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Re: Simulating any sided Die with a Scientific calculator

Postby brickmaster » Wed Nov 03, 2010 1:36 pm

Awesome. You can also get apps for many of the Texas instruments graphing calculators.
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Postby Mr. FudgeDaRules » Wed Nov 03, 2010 4:00 pm

Also if you wish to calculate it on your computer:

6. Download Just Basic v1.01 at http://www.justbasic.com/download.html (free)

7. Type in the following 5 lines of command:

[start]
x=int(rnd(1)*6)+1
print x
input"";dummystring
goto[start]

8. Change the code depending on how many and what kinds of dice you need.

The above code is for 1d6, or 1-6. Subsitute the second line for the following for different changes.

x=int(rnd(1)*5)+2
1d6, rerolling 1s

x=int(rnd(1)*6)+2
1d6 + 1

x=int(rnd(1)*4)+1
1d4
etc.

For multiple dice:

[start]
input "How many dice are being rolled? ";num
num = int(num)
[loop]
if count = num then goto[end]
x=int(rnd(1)*6)+1
roll = roll + x
count = count +1
goto[loop]
[end]
print roll
input"";dummystring
cls
count=0
roll=0
goto[start]

And subsitute the 6th line as needed.
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Postby muffinman42 » Mon Nov 08, 2010 5:24 pm

Or if you have a computer you could use: http://www.virtualadept.co.uk/diceroller.cfm
though it only has existing dice.
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Postby Mr. FudgeDaRules » Tue Nov 09, 2010 4:19 pm

True. That would be easier for most people. However, for those who for some reason want to simulate 2d7+3, for example, you would need to use a program (or fudge it).
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Postby Robot Monkey » Wed Nov 10, 2010 6:44 pm

muffinman42 wrote:Or if you have a computer you could use: http://www.virtualadept.co.uk/diceroller.cfm
though it only has existing dice.
nice... that made my brikwars alot easier.
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Postby muffinman42 » Thu Nov 11, 2010 12:34 pm

Robot Monkey wrote:
muffinman42 wrote:Or if you have a computer you could use: http://www.virtualadept.co.uk/diceroller.cfm
though it only has existing dice.
nice... that made my brikwars <a href='http://tinyurl.com/y42zurt'>alot</a> easier.

WOW you have a brikwars alot ! or... did you mean "A lot"...


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Postby Fulizer » Sun Nov 21, 2010 10:57 am

That link has become OLD!
that's a undestatment Btw
Edit:whoops! turns out typing alot is a autolink now.
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Postby aoffan23 » Sun Nov 21, 2010 1:53 pm

There's always the option of http://www.random.org/. Just type in the max number and it will generate a random number for you. For multiple dice, just click multiple times.

With this, you could even have a 1782-sided die roll.
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Postby Keldoclock » Sun Nov 21, 2010 6:13 pm

Or, much more importantly, a 1337 sided roll.
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Postby Warhead » Sun Nov 21, 2010 6:38 pm

Sell the damn Cantaddulator and buy some dice already.
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Postby Robot Monkey » Sun Nov 21, 2010 7:09 pm

muffinman42 wrote:
Robot Monkey wrote:
muffinman42 wrote:Or if you have a computer you could use: http://www.virtualadept.co.uk/diceroller.cfm
though it only has existing dice.
nice... that made my brikwars <a href='http://tinyurl.com/y42zurt'><a href='http://tinyurl.com/y42zurt'>alot</a></a> easier.

WOW you have a brikwars <a href='http://tinyurl.com/y42zurt'>alot</a> ! or... did you mean "A lot"...


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i do have brikwars.... why else would i be on the forum?
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Postby Fulizer » Mon Nov 22, 2010 3:12 am

Warhead wrote:Sell the damn Cantaddulator and buy some dice already.

Ill trade in the calculator for a 27 sided dice! A shiny penny for the first person to find me one!
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Postby Ranger S2H » Mon Dec 27, 2010 9:29 pm

perhaps someone should make a program like that with fancy graphics and animation . . .
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Postby Blitzen » Tue Dec 28, 2010 2:09 am

Or you could just buy some dice. Just a thought.

I got a set of dice for Saturnalia. They're pretty, and simple to use. I even roll them by accident sometimes; it's that easy!
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