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comment Why all the dice?
@DaveSherohman: I chose those words carefully. I agree that almost all games use dice conventions that are not represented accurately at 1% resolution. (Even 2d6 isn't.) But I would argue very strongly that no RPG exists where gameplay is harmed by a less-than-1% probability difference. I said that 1% is good enough for gaming purposes. (Is AD&D actually a noticeably different game if your probability of an 18 stat in character creation becomes 1% instead of 0.463%? No. And that's the biggest difference it would make.)
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comment Why all the dice?
@DaveMG: Your comment on my answer suggests a second, differently-phrased question - "couldn't an equally efficient dice system be created with only percentile dice" - and it might be useful to separate it out, making this one more answerable. (The answer to the other question is "no" - many existing dice systems are MUCH more efficient in their current form - but we'll need to work up from specific examples to answer that.)
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comment Does the taint in my aura from Diablerie ever fade?
Since the question doesn't specify rules-as-written, I'd say this is a solid answer. It's not the book's answer, but it's a useful interpretation for a GM to consider.
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