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Rolling d66 - what's that?

Posted: Mon Sep 21, 2020 3:45 pm
by CyborgPrime
d66? What the heck is that? A giant golfball die? Nope!

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Re: Rolling d66 - what's that?

Posted: Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:32 am
by ShawnDriscoll
I think we're being trolled here.

Re: Rolling d66 - what's that?

Posted: Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:22 am
by Sigtrygg
I haven't looked closely enough at the MgT2e rules, does it use the d66 roll often?

I know CT uses it a lot for encounter matrices and I have used it in the past to generate hit locations for ships and vehicles...

Re: Rolling d66 - what's that?

Posted: Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:18 pm
by Linwood
Mostly the trade and encounter tables in the core rulebooks. I think there's a few others in the supplements.

Re: Rolling d66 - what's that?

Posted: Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:55 pm
by Condottiere
As I recall:

1. 2D6 - bell curve, not to be confused with distributor of expensive bath water

2. D66 - even distribution, socialism in action

Re: Rolling d66 - what's that?

Posted: Mon Sep 28, 2020 6:33 pm
by Sigtrygg
2d6 is not a bell curve, it is a triangular distribution.

Re: Rolling d66 - what's that?

Posted: Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:14 pm
by Linwood
Because the slope is a constant on both sides of the apex?

Re: Rolling d66 - what's that?

Posted: Tue Sep 29, 2020 1:56 pm
by GamingGlen
I know most of you don't know of any other die type, but the d88 could be useful, the d1010 is used in many games although I don't believe anyone calls it that.

However, I doubt anyone wants to use the d2020 table ever again.

Re: Rolling d66 - what's that?

Posted: Sun Oct 04, 2020 10:30 am
by Condottiere
It still slopes.

And while she's perky, it would miss the humour.

Re: Rolling d66 - what's that?

Posted: Thu Oct 08, 2020 4:12 pm
by Bense
Page 5 of the core rulebook:
Core Rulebook wrote:D66: This is shorthand for a special way of rolling two six-sided dice. Before rolling nominate one die as the ‘tens’ die and one as the ‘units’ die, to give you a two-digit number between 11 and 66. Some numbers cannot be rolled on a d66 (any number with a 7 or higher in it), giving you a total of 36 possible outcomes