May 06

We are all goblins now!

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Jason Mills, Manchester

I recently purchased ye famous D100 and noticed at once (Spot Hidden 75%) that the faces we not equally spaced. To be specific, they are farthest apart nearer the ‘poles’ of the die. This did not strike me as a good way to run a randomiser.
5164 rolls later, my suspicions were confirmed. I enclose a copy of my results; mean 51.64, standard deviation 13, and you can work out further statistics for yourself.
What is immediately obvious, however, is that numbers below 8 and above 93 occur with les frequency. In terms we will all understand, this means that using a D100 one is less likely to score critical hits, fumbles, etc than with a standard 2d10. The numbers below 8 and above 93 are, incidentally, the ones located around the ‘poles’ of the die…

White Dwarf 85, January 1987


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    ANA EDITH GARCIA CRUZ on 27 Nov 2012 #

    Porfavor deseo adquirir el dado de cien caras, no encuentro en ninguna parte de monterrey este lo necesito para una estrategia didactica de matematicas

  2. 3
    Alexander on 29 Nov 2020 #

    Nah bro, “we” aren’t all goblins now. YOU are a goblin for counting 5164 different die rolls… bruh do you not have another hobby T_T

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