Simulating any sided Die with a Scientific calculator

Supplement ideas, house rules, homemade stat cards, homebrew weapon types, and other cool variations

Moderators: Rev. Sylvanus, warman45

Simulating any sided Die with a Scientific calculator

Postby Fulizer » Wed Nov 03, 2010 12:49 pm

SMARTITUDE WARNING!
This Bonus material requires the smarts, If you cannot brain, do not read.

Using a scientific calculator it is possible to create any sided die you want, its simple, all you need is the RAN function.

The equation goes like this

XRAN+Y+1

X is the number of sides you want the dice to have, Y is the amount to be added onto the dice, The extra 1 is to stop the highest or lowest numbers from being less likely to occur.

EXAMPLE:
D27+2
would be 27RAN+2+1

(this can be simplified to 27RAN+3)
TROLOLO
Fulizer
Minifig
 
Posts: 290
Joined: Sat Jul 25, 2009 12:39 pm
Location: there... inside your mind

Re: Simulating any sided Die with a Scientific calculator

Postby brickmaster » Wed Nov 03, 2010 1:36 pm

Awesome. You can also get apps for many of the Texas instruments graphing calculators.
User avatar
brickmaster
Battlefield General
 
Posts: 7
Joined: Fri May 28, 2010 1:33 pm
Location: Oregon, USA

Postby Mr. FudgeDaRules » Wed Nov 03, 2010 4:00 pm

Also if you wish to calculate it on your computer:

6. Download Just Basic v1.01 at http://www.justbasic.com/download.html (free)

7. Type in the following 5 lines of command:

[start]
x=int(rnd(1)*6)+1
print x
input"";dummystring
goto[start]

8. Change the code depending on how many and what kinds of dice you need.

The above code is for 1d6, or 1-6.  Subsitute the second line for the following for different changes.

x=int(rnd(1)*5)+2
1d6, rerolling 1s

x=int(rnd(1)*6)+2
1d6 + 1

x=int(rnd(1)*4)+1
1d4
etc.

For multiple dice:

[start]
input "How many dice are being rolled? ";num
num = int(num)
[loop]
if count = num then goto[end]
x=int(rnd(1)*6)+1
roll = roll + x
count = count +1
goto[loop]
[end]
print roll
input"";dummystring
cls
count=0
roll=0
goto[start]

And subsitute the 6th line as needed.
You know, if anyone cares to use their computer.  Yes, I'm a little bit of a nerd.  Deal with it.
User avatar
Mr. FudgeDaRules
Officer
 
Posts: 185
Joined: Tue Aug 10, 2010 8:12 pm
Location: Closer to your gun than you yourself are.

Postby muffinman42 » Mon Nov 08, 2010 5:24 pm

Or if you have a computer you could use: http://www.virtualadept.co.uk/diceroller.cfm
though it only has existing dice.
User avatar
muffinman42
Dimmy
 
Posts: 705
Joined: Fri Jul 17, 2009 2:33 pm
Location: I like to think this is the more sober account.

Postby Mr. FudgeDaRules » Tue Nov 09, 2010 4:19 pm

True.  That would be easier for most people.  However, for those who for some reason want to simulate 2d7+3, for example, you would need to use a program (or fudge it).
User avatar
Mr. FudgeDaRules
Officer
 
Posts: 185
Joined: Tue Aug 10, 2010 8:12 pm
Location: Closer to your gun than you yourself are.

Postby Robot Monkey » Wed Nov 10, 2010 6:44 pm

muffinman42 wrote:Or if you have a computer you could use: http://www.virtualadept.co.uk/diceroller.cfm
though it only has existing dice.
nice... that made my brikwars alot easier.
User avatar
Robot Monkey
My Little Pony
 
Posts: 1934
Joined: Tue Nov 02, 2010 8:47 pm
Location: The Edge

Postby muffinman42 » Thu Nov 11, 2010 12:34 pm

Robot Monkey wrote:
muffinman42 wrote:Or if you have a computer you could use: http://www.virtualadept.co.uk/diceroller.cfm
though it only has existing dice.
nice... that made my brikwars <a href='http://tinyurl.com/y42zurt'>alot</a> easier.

WOW you have a brikwars alot ! or... did you mean "A lot"...


GOD DAMMIT I'M BECOMING A GRAMMAR Piltogg!
User avatar
muffinman42
Dimmy
 
Posts: 705
Joined: Fri Jul 17, 2009 2:33 pm
Location: I like to think this is the more sober account.

Postby Fulizer » Sun Nov 21, 2010 10:57 am

That link has become OLD!
that's a undestatment Btw
Edit:whoops! turns out typing alot is a autolink now.
TROLOLO
Fulizer
Minifig
 
Posts: 290
Joined: Sat Jul 25, 2009 12:39 pm
Location: there... inside your mind

Postby aoffan23 » Sun Nov 21, 2010 1:53 pm

There's always the option of http://www.random.org/. Just type in the max number and it will generate a random number for you. For multiple dice, just click multiple times.

With this, you could even have a 1782-sided die roll.
User avatar
aoffan23
You can nail me with your wood. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
 
Posts: 2540
Joined: Sat Jan 23, 2010 7:41 pm
Location: Ottawa

Postby Keldoclock » Sun Nov 21, 2010 6:13 pm

Or, much more importantly, a 1337 sided roll.
User avatar
Keldoclock
My Little Pony
 
Posts: 1833
Joined: Sun Nov 30, 2008 2:19 pm
Location: New York City

Postby Warhead » Sun Nov 21, 2010 6:38 pm

Sell the damn Cantaddulator and buy some dice already.
User avatar
Warhead
kaka pants
 
Posts: 7297
Joined: Mon Feb 09, 2009 2:07 pm
Location: I'm Momnipresent.

Postby Robot Monkey » Sun Nov 21, 2010 7:09 pm

muffinman42 wrote:
Robot Monkey wrote:
muffinman42 wrote:Or if you have a computer you could use: http://www.virtualadept.co.uk/diceroller.cfm
though it only has existing dice.
nice... that made my brikwars <a href='http://tinyurl.com/y42zurt'><a href='http://tinyurl.com/y42zurt'>alot</a></a> easier.

WOW you have a brikwars <a href='http://tinyurl.com/y42zurt'>alot</a> ! or... did you mean "A lot"...


GOD DAMMIT I'M BECOMING A GRAMMAR Piltogg!
i do have brikwars.... why else would i be on the forum?
User avatar
Robot Monkey
My Little Pony
 
Posts: 1934
Joined: Tue Nov 02, 2010 8:47 pm
Location: The Edge

Postby Fulizer » Mon Nov 22, 2010 3:12 am

Warhead wrote:Sell the damn Cantaddulator and buy some dice already.

Ill trade in the calculator for a 27 sided dice! A shiny penny for the first person to find me one!
TROLOLO
Fulizer
Minifig
 
Posts: 290
Joined: Sat Jul 25, 2009 12:39 pm
Location: there... inside your mind

Postby Ranger S2H » Mon Dec 27, 2010 9:29 pm

perhaps someone should make a program like that with fancy graphics and animation . . .
User avatar
Ranger S2H
Minifig
 
Posts: 290
Joined: Thu Jun 18, 2009 7:08 pm
Location: deep in dimmy territory, fighting the hordes from the inside.

Postby Blitzen » Tue Dec 28, 2010 2:09 am

Or you could just buy some dice. Just a thought.

I got a set of dice for Saturnalia. They're pretty, and simple to use. I even roll them by accident sometimes; it's that easy!
User avatar
Blitzen
Distinguished Owner of the English Language
 
Posts: 1727
Joined: Tue Jan 01, 2008 5:17 pm
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Next

Return to Bonus Material

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Yahoo [Bot] and 1 guest

cron