Steve Jackson Games - Site Navigation
Home General Info Follow Us Search Illuminator Store Forums What's New Other Games Ogre GURPS Munchkin Our Games: Home

Go Back   Steve Jackson Games Forums > Illuminati Headquarters > Daily Illuminator

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-13-2023, 12:00 AM   #1
RoboAdmin
Spam Assassin
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Here
Default November 13, 2023: Roll Early, Roll Often

November 13, 2023: Roll Early, Roll Often

Read this article on the Illuminator.
RoboAdmin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2023, 05:31 AM   #2
DeadParrot
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Default Re: November 13, 2023: Roll Early, Roll Often

When we were playing a LOT of Star Fleet Battles, we did this for those 100+ internal hit resolutions. Our fix for the cherry pick your die roll was you rolled on physical dice the first internal, find the first instance of that number on the list and proceed from there using the pre-gen numbers.
DeadParrot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2023, 06:37 AM   #3
thrash
 
thrash's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: traveller
Default Re: November 13, 2023: Roll Early, Roll Often

I have had players provide me, the GM, with two lists of pre-generated numbers, one "roll high," one "roll low." Then, when the time comes, I take the next number on the list and cross it off. Not only did this speed things up, but it allowed me to fairly "have the players roll" in situations where that would be a giveaway -- Danger Sense, in particular. It also answered objections from my (notably superstitious) players that they could roll better numbers with their dice than I would with mine.
thrash is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2023, 02:06 PM   #4
Anthony
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Berkeley, CA
Default Re: November 13, 2023: Roll Early, Roll Often

Nowadays, probably easier to just tell your most convenient electronic device to generate a hundred rolls.
__________________
My GURPS site and Blog.
Anthony is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2023, 08:01 PM   #5
Ursus
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Kernersville, NC
Default Re: November 13, 2023: Roll Early, Roll Often

Why does the emailed "Daily Illuminator" link to a Google Groups group and the website Daily Illuminator link here? Seems like splitting the community would be a bad thing.
__________________
Lance
Ursus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2023, 05:46 AM   #6
RogerBW
 
RogerBW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: near London, UK
Default Re: November 13, 2023: Roll Early, Roll Often

"You have named the goose something utterly insulting (in Goose). It is now your enemy for life. Do you want to retire your character now, or shall we play through the pain?"
RogerBW is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2023, 05:29 PM   #7
Steve Jackson
President and EIC
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Default Re: November 13, 2023: Roll Early, Roll Often

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ursus View Post
Why does the emailed "Daily Illuminator" link to a Google Groups group and the website Daily Illuminator link here? Seems like splitting the community would be a bad thing.
That . . . is a very good point.
Steve Jackson is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Fnords are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:25 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.