[MUD-Dev] Attack System

Tony Hoyt gmtonyhoyt at yahoo.com
Thu Sep 8 16:11:04 CEST 2005

--- Damion Schubert <dschubert at gmail.com> wrote:

> Using multiple dice does some very interesting things in general,
> the most notable is that they create a natural mushroom-shape to
> the possible results table - any craps player knows he's much more
> likely to roll a 7 than a 2.

Is the intention here to have the computer roll lots of dice or is
this only an example of a system that can be drawn out and tested on
paper first before something simular can be applyed on a PC?

The only reason I ask is, why use dice when you can just use flat
percentage.  Use it along with floating point numbers as well to get
more flexability. Dice are easy to understand and allow for nice
whole numbers to be used but we're talking about computers doing all
the calculations, why use magic 'dice'?


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