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Old 01-05-2022, 11:47 PM   #1
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I got a new laptop for Christmas so of course I had to put a dice roller on it. And honestly I'm impressed by how bad currently available dice rollers are. I don't think it's too much to ask for a simple program that rolls 1d20 or 12d6, or 3d6 10 times. But once again I couldn't find one, I had to dig a program from 22 years ago out of a dying computer. just to roll some virtual dice. Are there really no modern programs that can do the job?
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Old 01-06-2022, 05:06 AM   #2
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How fancy do you want the dice to be?


I know of a few online dice rollers. Discord has a bot named sidekick that's pretty good. I know of two online rolling sites with logs that I use for play by post, dicelog and rolz. And rpol's roller is pretty powerful too, if you have a dummy game you can roll in.


my primary dice roller is inspiration pad from nbos. Which doesn't come with dice tables, but it takes like 20 seconds to write the dice table you need.



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Table: 3d6Roll
{3d6}
I've also got the hit location table coded so I don't have to do lookups, and a bunch of other random generators (probably over 100)... its a really powerful tool, and yes, it lets you roll a bunch of dice at once. Its not a pretty one though, and writing the dice yourself might be intimidating... though I suppose I could send you some of my files.



none of these are really "pretty", but they're all powerful and functional.
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Old 01-06-2022, 01:41 PM   #3
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I use an Android dice app for my phone: RPG Simple Dice. Simple interface, does all the multiples of dice with addition. Keeps a history for me. Don't know if there's a PC version.

It seems to hate me as much as my regular dice do, but when it decides to love me, it seems to love me more than my regular dice do. (Same number of failures, same number of successes. But the successes are higher. Anecdotally.)
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Old 01-06-2022, 01:49 PM   #4
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If you just want a die roller that doesn't look pretty but can do just about anything you want to do, go to anydice.com, define whatever die algorithm you want, change view to the roller, and roll.
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Old 01-07-2022, 02:39 PM   #5
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I've just been playing with JavaScript, and https://tekeli.li/js/dice.html may be of some use. (All contained in that one file, so you can download it and use it offline.)
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Old 01-08-2022, 09:09 AM   #6
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I use https://rolz.org/ for all my dice rolling needs. Unless I'm looking for probabilities and then I go to https://anydice.com/.
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Old 01-08-2022, 03:26 PM   #7
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pseudobot for discord is a gurps dice bot. You can roll any dice you want but the default is 3d6. It also understands opposed rolls and margin of success and other gurps specific rolls.
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