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ambassadorkael#6946 ambassadorkael Posts: 48 Administrator
Hey Champions! As part of today's super long maintenance, we've been doing some giveaways on all platforms. We already did one on Facebook, and now that the forums are back, it's your turn!

In the Champions pen and paper game, what kind of dice do you use?

To win, send an email to "[email protected]" with the subject line "ChampsForums." We'll pick one winner to receive a Therakiel's Sword!
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  • ealford1985ealford1985 Posts: 2,807 Arc User
    Fingers crossed
  • shadowolf505shadowolf505 Posts: 585 Arc User
    I mean, I don't know the answer so wishing anyone the best of luck! :D​​
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  • bulgarexbulgarex Posts: 1,460 Arc User
    I know the answer, but the sword would probably be more appreciated by someone else.
  • ealford1985ealford1985 Posts: 2,807 Arc User
    @bulgarex you have always provided detailed quality replies on CO lore for any and everyone.

    I can’t think of anyone more qualified and deserving.
  • pantagruel01pantagruel01 Posts: 5,641 Arc User
    edited February 7
    There's always a chance he has one... (in any case, this is not super obscure, so there are a lot of people who know the right answer or can find it).
  • ealford1985ealford1985 Posts: 2,807 Arc User
    Completely irrelevant^
  • aesicaaesica Posts: 2,093 Arc User
    The same kind used in every other pen and paper game: the weighted kind, obviously.​​
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  • themightyzeniththemightyzenith Posts: 3,946 Arc User

    @bulgarex you have always provided detailed quality replies on CO lore for any and everyone.



    I can’t think of anyone more qualified and deserving.

    :+1:

    Totally, he's been helping folks for years giving detailed and insightful information about lore... he's also a real gent :)

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  • ealford1985ealford1985 Posts: 2,807 Arc User
    Wonder when we will know....keep checking my email, it’s starting to become unhealthy
  • flyingfinnflyingfinn Posts: 7,637 Arc User
    E-mail? Is that somekind of ancient communication system?
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  • bulgarexbulgarex Posts: 1,460 Arc User
    Thank you very much for your kind words, folks. They're much appreciated. :3 But to be honest, I'm not really playing CO these days. My very limited gaming time is devoted to the PnP version of Champions, which is my preferred venue. I'd rather a CO prize go to someone who'll directly benefit from it.
  • guyhumualguyhumual Posts: 2,026 Arc User
    PnP role playing is always better then video games IMO, so it sounds like you got your priorities straight.
  • jonsillsjonsills Posts: 5,987 Arc User
    Sadly, when the forums came back up, the computer was otherwise occupied - my wife was catching up with some work on her Data Analysis degree from WGU. How short was/is the deadline?

    (Rolling all those dice helped improve my math skills, even as late as college.)
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  • ealford1985ealford1985 Posts: 2,807 Arc User
    They have winners
  • bulgarexbulgarex Posts: 1,460 Arc User
    I would have expected the contest to be short. It isn't a hard question, and no few CO players have also played Champs PnP. So the answers probably came in thick and fast.
  • avalon#6604 avalon Posts: 39 Arc User
    Whatever happened to this?
  • ealford1985ealford1985 Posts: 2,807 Arc User
    People who won, won.
  • bulgarexbulgarex Posts: 1,460 Arc User
    Then I suppose there's no harm in posting the answer.
    The only kind of dice you ever needed to play Champions, are plain ol' six-sided cubes. But in some circumstances you can, if you wish, roll a lot of 'em.
  • jonsillsjonsills Posts: 5,987 Arc User
    bulgarex said:

    Then I suppose there's no harm in posting the answer.

    The only kind of dice you ever needed to play Champions, are plain ol' six-sided cubes. But in some circumstances you can, if you wish, roll a lot of 'em.

    In 3rd Ed, it was fairly common to roll a lot of them - don't know if later editions streamlined it any, but 10- to 15-die EBs were not uncommon in our games, especially when taking certain power limitations made the dice a lot cheaper. Say, a 15-die STUN-Only EB, 0 Range, Cone AoE (that was one character's sonic blast that stuck in my head. Took forever to resolve the combats with that guy). Sure, you could just roll five of them three times, but that essentially makes it take three times as long to resolve. We got pretty good at rolling entire handsful of dice... :smile:
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  • bulgarexbulgarex Posts: 1,460 Arc User
    I've known quite a few players who enjoyed rattling a whole dice cup loaded with 'em. :p
    jonsills said:

    Sure, you could just roll five of them three times, but that essentially makes it take three times as long to resolve.

    Or like us, you could just roll five dice and multiply the result by 3. I think the most dice I ever rolled at once was 10. But I'm not sure how many younger players can multiply in their heads today, in the era of calculators and cell-'phone aps.

  • shadowolf505shadowolf505 Posts: 585 Arc User
    I use my head. :D​​
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  • pantagruel01pantagruel01 Posts: 5,641 Arc User
    I've played in a game where average attacks were upwards of 20d and 30+ happened, but it was a hassle.
  • bulgarexbulgarex Posts: 1,460 Arc User
    I favor the classic Champions GM trick of pre-rolling a bunch of random dice results before a game and listing them, then just crossing a number off the list whenever it comes up. That speeds up play significantly.
  • chaosdrgnz43chaosdrgnz43 Posts: 1,231 Arc User
    If the prize was a cool looking axe, I would probably have joined this trivia.
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  • jonsillsjonsills Posts: 5,987 Arc User
    bulgarex said:

    I've known quite a few players who enjoyed rattling a whole dice cup loaded with 'em. :p

    jonsills said:

    Sure, you could just roll five of them three times, but that essentially makes it take three times as long to resolve.

    Or like us, you could just roll five dice and multiply the result by 3. I think the most dice I ever rolled at once was 10. But I'm not sure how many younger players can multiply in their heads today, in the era of calculators and cell-'phone aps.

    But when what you're after are BODY points, you really need to roll those results out - come on, sixes! :smile:
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  • bulgarexbulgarex Posts: 1,460 Arc User
    The thing is, the more dice you roll, the more the result tends to average out (the bell-curve effect). Fewer dice means higher odds they'll come up sixes.

    (I can hear all the MMO-exclusive readers thinking, "What the actual hell are they talking about?!") :p
  • markhawkmanmarkhawkman Posts: 4,223 Arc User
    bulgarex said:

    The thing is, the more dice you roll, the more the result tends to average out (the bell-curve effect). Fewer dice means higher odds they'll come up sixes.

    (I can hear all the MMO-exclusive readers thinking, "What the actual hell are they talking about?!") :p

    If you've played Age of Mythology, then you know exactly what this means. Though in AoM no effect actually wants you to get all the dice the same. In the unmodified base game it was possible for a combat action to cause you to roll 13 dice. Then you counted the number of sixes(or sixes and fives if you used the official variant) to determine who won.
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  • flyingfinnflyingfinn Posts: 7,637 Arc User
    So who won?
    Or is there somekind of page where to check stuff like that?
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  • guyhumualguyhumual Posts: 2,026 Arc User
    I guess the answer is no
  • ff130ff130 Posts: 1 Arc User
    yes
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