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I am using the AnyDice website to calculate probabilities on any number of dice with any arbitrary number of sides. May I please have a link to a formal discussion of this very elegant subject?

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closed as off-topic by Miniman, mxyzplk says reinstate Monica Apr 30 '15 at 22:07

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    \$\begingroup\$ I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is not within the scope of RPGs. \$\endgroup\$ – mxyzplk says reinstate Monica Apr 30 '15 at 22:07
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There have been hundreds of books written on this topic, and there's even a whole branch of mathematics called Probability that studies this in detail.

This following link discusses the theorems behind it very clearly, written in formal mathematical language: http://mathworld.wolfram.com/Dice.html

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This essay specifically looks at how dice are used in RPGs and how to calculate probabilities for them. It might be more helpful than some other resources because it is written with a focus on RPGs.

This playlist on YouTube has some good video tutorials on probability theory.

If you want to really dive into probability, you could also download this 520 page textbook from Dartmouth.

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