Rolling d66 - what's that?

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Rolling d66 - what's that?

Postby CyborgPrime » Mon Sep 21, 2020 3:45 pm

d66? What the heck is that? A giant golfball die? Nope!

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Re: Rolling d66 - what's that?

Postby ShawnDriscoll » Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:32 am

I think we're being trolled here.
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Re: Rolling d66 - what's that?

Postby Sigtrygg » Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:22 am

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...
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Re: Rolling d66 - what's that?

Postby Linwood » Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:18 pm

Mostly the trade and encounter tables in the core rulebooks. I think there's a few others in the supplements.
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Re: Rolling d66 - what's that?

Postby Condottiere » Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:55 pm

As I recall:

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

2. D66 - even distribution, socialism in action
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Re: Rolling d66 - what's that?

Postby Sigtrygg » Mon Sep 28, 2020 6:33 pm

2d6 is not a bell curve, it is a triangular distribution.
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Re: Rolling d66 - what's that?

Postby Linwood » Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:14 pm

Because the slope is a constant on both sides of the apex?
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Re: Rolling d66 - what's that?

Postby GamingGlen » Tue Sep 29, 2020 1:56 pm

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.
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Re: Rolling d66 - what's that?

Postby Condottiere » Sun Oct 04, 2020 10:30 am

It still slopes.

And while she's perky, it would miss the humour.
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Re: Rolling d66 - what's that?

Postby Bense » Thu Oct 08, 2020 4:12 pm

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
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