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Role-playing shorthand for rolling three six-sided dice, generating a number between 3 and 18. You use this to generate your "stats" when your character is being created. On no accounts use this term in the real world. People outside your circle of escapist victim friends will not be understanding. Also, never point out that one dice is a die, actually. There's enough bullying without formally asking to be punched.
approved Nov 24 2002, submitted Nov 24 2002 by Jon Blyth
Incidentally, can anyone explain to me the shorthand difference between 2d10 generating a number between 2 and 20 (addition) and a number between 1 and 100 (taking one die as tens, one as units, double zero as 100)? Actually, if you can remember, something's probably wrong, and I'd rather you didn't contact me. Shoo. Get out.
approved Nov 24 2002, submitted Nov 24 2002 by Jon Blyth
Oh, and thanks to the many (four) people who have told be that the correct notation is 1d100, and that there was actually a one hundred sided die for this very purpose, resembling a golf ball. Now, I want you to tell me the name of this shape.
approved Nov 24 2002, submitted Nov 24 2002 by Jon Blyth
Actually the 2d10 method that you use to roll a number from 1 to 100 is called rolling "percentile dice". Usually you do it with two one die of each color, or you can buy specially made d10's which have 00, 10, 20, 30, etc printed on them instead.
Thank you, The Goddess Ecclesia. Now let this sorry entry come to a twitching, hopeless end. You scare me. - Log
approved Apr 16 2003, submitted Apr 6 2003 by no author recorded
See also : zocchihedron
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