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In this game, you roll a number of six-sided dice to get a **total**. The total is either the highest single die result, or the sum of any multiples rolled, whichever is higher.
For example: If I roll three dice and get a 3, 4, and 6, my total is 6. But if I roll a 4, 4, and 6, my total is 8, the sum of the two 4s.
What I want to find out is the mean, median, mode, and standard deviation of the possible totals given N dice. How might I create a simple script to compute this? [more inside]

posted by j0hnpaul on Nov 30, 2012 - 24 answers

posted by j0hnpaul on Nov 30, 2012 - 24 answers

I'm looking to learn how to calculate probabilities for a multi-round dice game. I've researched this question some, and it looks like I might need to know how to use the multinomial distribution, but I can't find any good introductions. Please point me to the most layman-accessible educational material on this subject, and help me to help myself. [more inside]

posted by Richard Daly on Sep 28, 2012 - 6 answers

posted by Richard Daly on Sep 28, 2012 - 6 answers

Is there an easy way to map a sphere onto a dodecahedron? I'm playing with the idea of generating "planet dice." [more inside]

posted by Karmakaze on Mar 19, 2012 - 11 answers

posted by Karmakaze on Mar 19, 2012 - 11 answers

Please refresh my memory with regard to a straightforward question of fair dice and probability. [more inside]

posted by Justinian on Jan 20, 2011 - 14 answers

posted by Justinian on Jan 20, 2011 - 14 answers

Help me teach myself enough about probability to properly balance the board game I want to design. [more inside]

posted by Caduceus on Aug 9, 2010 - 3 answers

posted by Caduceus on Aug 9, 2010 - 3 answers

I need a tool to help me analyze the probability of certain events occurring regarding a pool of X dice for a game I am creating. See my examples below.
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posted by DetonatedManiac on Dec 21, 2007 - 7 answers

posted by DetonatedManiac on Dec 21, 2007 - 7 answers

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