” I’m writing an RPG right now, and I would be using 3d34-2 for success rolls — if I thought anyone who might want to play my game actually owned three 34-sided dice, or would be willing to buy them.”

I own 3d34 – send me the system!

Percentile (flat to increasing bell using a single die type)

1d100, 3d34-2, 9d12-8, 11d10-10, 33d4-32, and 99d2-98 {http://anydice.com/program/9a0d}

Jacknava asked: “Were can i buy some D34s???”

Chessex has a page: http://www.chessex.com/Dice/Specialty%20Dice/34_sided.htm

But I cannot vouch for availability.

I’m surprised TDSO doesn’t list them:

Thanks very much for your post! Everyone else, whatever you can to spread the word, Facebook, twitter, any forums you belong to, would be _much_ appreciated. This is very much a niche product so anything that can be done to get the word out to those who would appreciate it is vital.

Thanks again for your support,

JR

The CLT applies at surprisingly few values, sometimes. Averages of uniform variables tend very quickly to “Normally” (i.e., bell-curve) distributed.

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output 3d34-2

output 3d100/3

A (0, sqrt(3)) normal distribution is still a normal distribution.

> As for the Central Limit Theorem, that requires “sufficiently large numbers” of variables. Is three large enough?

]]>As for the Central Limit Theorem, that requires “sufficiently large numbers” of variables. Is three large enough?

By the way, I’m not saying you’re wrong — I have no idea if you’re right or wrong. But if you’re right, I just don’t get it. That may well be my ignorance.

]]>(I can go into more detail, but it’s probably not that interesting for most people to hear about variance, limit distributions, etc. I’m not a mathematician, but I know enough to be dangerous… to a conversation.)

]]>I Googled it, and couldn’t find an example. Somebody did suggest 20d6-20, though. Not exactly easy to use.

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