Re: Dice Function

From: Mathew Earle Reuther (
Date: 07/08/02

> So, is it actually that important for having actual dice on a role-playing
> game?  I know that dice is a big part of d&d games, but how often has
> CircleMUD abided by all of the d&d rules that have developed over the past?
> Not a biggy and I don't mind the dice...just curiousity :)

A weapon which does 3d3 and one which does 3-9 are two different things.
A 3d3 weapon is much more "reliable" than one which does 3-9.  It is FAR
less likely to do low damage.  A string of "bad luck" using a 3-9 weapon
means absolute death.  Whereas a string of "good luck" means you
annihilate your foes.

Do you want a mud where good and bad luck are the norm, or one where
consistency is?  You can always make a decision based upon personal
preference, of course. :)  I personally believe that "reliability" should
be the norm, not wild swings across a spectrum.

That's all.


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