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comment How to model a dice pool with re-rolls mechanic?
I am not sure by what measure you determine this method to be maximizing the expected value of a roll. Mind explaining? What does it mean to maximize the expected roll (considering you tolerate 7's instead of shooting for 9's and 10's), and how can you tell that this strategy does that?
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comment What are the more common house rules for Cthulhutech and the Framewerk system?
@Lobo7922 Quizzing people for what house rules they use is not what this site is for. It matches at least one of the types of questions to avoid asking in our help center.
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comment 20 foot square versus a 20 foot circle on a battle mat
You're welcome! I may do some editing on this tomorrow to bring the important point further forward. When I do so, you may want to edit further or etc.
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comment 20 foot square versus a 20 foot circle on a battle mat
Yep! Thanks for explaining your method.
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comment How to model a dice pool with re-rolls mechanic?
@Ben The way to get the biggest score is to reroll & risk everything until you get 30, but that's not useful to examine. Working out the optimum strategy is a whole other ballpark to working out how to model it, and there are different optimum strategies when engaging in different situations. In-game you'll never be trying to get the biggest number (too unlikely): you might be simply trying to beat an opposition of 14, or you might be trying to get a reasonably high number (but it's okay if you don't get "the biggest"). It's kinda jumping the gun to try to model a strategy we don't know yet.
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comment How to model a dice pool with re-rolls mechanic?
I'm going to let my vote to close stick: you don't know what you want to model, so we can't really help you model it. That is probably the part you're having trouble getting your head around. The model for chances of reaching a particular number differ and involve strategy as well as statistics. The model for odds of getting various numbers is not meaningful, because of player decision making involved in rerolls.
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comment How to model a dice pool with re-rolls mechanic?
The lesson here might be: work out what result you're trying to get first before you try to do statistical modelling, or it's going to be really hard to model anything meaningful.
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revised How to balance a custom Shadow Step power?
Setting this apart in its own paragraph so that it is not missed as run-on from the evaluation of the power. I am removing the quotes or scare quotes, as this is just simple terminology you can state outright. I'm placing the boons thing in emphasis to draw a little attention to this concept.
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comment 20 foot square versus a 20 foot circle on a battle mat
There's a part missing from this answer: when you create your transparencies (I don't know if they're circles or grid-ified circles) or apply them, how do you handle squaures that the circle only partially overlaps, or just barely overlaps? I understand you have a useful aid, but that's the critical part of the inquiry. It sounds like you may have ignored that factor altogether and just paid attention to whether things on the map fell inside the circle, is that right? If so, expressing that specifically is missing.
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revised What does the Cleric alignment requirement mean for Clerics with no deity?
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answered Does an entity speaking the god's language understand every language?
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comment Why are the Faithless condemed to the Wall of the Faithless after death?
@Theik If Myrkul himself said that, you should probably say so! You just say "it says"; I was thinking some kind of historian or high priest/ess, who could be totally wrong.