This page collects several dice-rolling resources to help you understand the probabilities for different dice tricks. This game uses a lot of different dice tricks, and knowing which ones are better than others can really help when it comes to charm choice.
Dice Trick Comparison Grapher
If you’re trying to build your own custom charms, you may be uncertain as to how good various different dice tricks are. How does “reroll 6s” compare with “double 9s?” What’s the effect of saying “1s subtract on attacks” versus a flat one-point bonus to a defense score?
To help with this, I’ve created the Dice Trick Comparison Grapher! It shows a graph (and a table) that compares two different dice tricks of your choice.
If you’d like to see any items added to this, just let me know. I can’t guarantee that I will be able to accommodate any request, but I’ll at least try.
AnyDice is a great resource. Here are several probability spreads for your consideration:
- Successes on ten dice with double tens
- 10 dice, double 10s, ones subtract.
- 10 dice, double 10s, reroll sixes. My apologies for the awful code for this, but I just cannot figure out how to do this with the built-in loop command.
- 10 dice, double 10s, reroll sixes until none appear. Actually using a trick to do this – just taking 6’s out of the roll and basically treating this like a d9. The number six basically doesn’t exist any more if you’re rerolling every six.
- 10 dice, double 10s, exploding 10s. Thanks to Rickard Elimää on RPG.net for the original version of this.
- Successes on ten dice with double nines
- Successes on ten dice with double eights
- Successes on ten dice with double sevens
And, if you’re a Sidereal…
Comparisons – hit “Graph” to see both at once:
Odds for Odd Rolls
If you need to roll a “7,8,9,10” series on a particular number of dice (say, for the charm Rising Sun Slash), here are the odds for a few sample numbers:
- 8 dice: 5.7%
- 10 dice: 11.8%
- 12 dice: 19.6%
- 15 dice: 32.8%
- 20 dice: 53.8%
I’ll be adding to this page occasionally. Suggestions for links are welcome.