Friday, August 30, 2013
For those concerned with the statistical considerations of role playing games, often one of the most frustrating thing is determining the statistical distributions which governs the outcomes of the events in question. As I was poking around on the internet, I discovered AnyDice, a web application which generates probability distributions for dice rolls. The thing that makes it fun, is that it seems to be an actual programming language. Several people have posted short programs to illuminate common D&D mechanics, including 4d6 Drop the Lowest, our favorite character generation mechanic.