Sunday, January 13, 2013

d108 or almost percentile with d6

So, stubborn as ever, I figured out how to replicate a percentile die with d6. The trick is to not sum any dice but to do a nested table like the good 'ol d36 from the enquiry table.

18 x 6 =108
So this should now be an equal 0.93% chance of rolling any of these values. As close as you can get to a percentile die using only d6.

See anything else I missed? Let me know. As with most endeavors, I have the interest but not the aptitude. But I'm nothing if not persistent.


  1. I'm confused but then that's just me!

  2. Well done for working it out Dean!

  3. I like how your rousing use of red white and blue turns a perfect storm of geekery into a patriotic endeavour ;-)

    Actually, it's very clever :) There must be some way to take it from out of 108 to out of 102 though, mustn't there? Eg, 1/1/1, 2/2/2/, 3/3/3, 4/4/4, 5/5/5, 6/6/6 could all be re-rolled, which should leave us with 102 possible outcomes instead of 108. That is if re-rolls wouldn't go against the rules or course.

    Interesting post, as always, Sean.


    1. Thanks Aaron. Your thought did occur to me as well but I wanted to let those who decided to populate such a table decide if they were going to have re-rolls or not. There are no rules per se, everything was just set up as out of 100 since the mechanic was designed with percentile dice in mind. CS just sparked my imagination when he was discussing the various die rolls being fiddly. Going with the theme of "everyone has d6's lying around" I just wanted to see if I could do it that way.



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