RE: (TFT) iPhone app

1.  In essence, you have to calculate every combination.  There are shortcuts, and the code is a tiny bit tricky, but the theory is pretty straight forward.

2.  In this app, I display the odds of getting a 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, etc.  This app is not specific to TFT, so it isn't calculating which of those are hits and which are misses.

-Greg Thorne

> -----Original Message-----
> Of Richard Walters
> Sent: Monday, December 07, 2009 12:45 PM
> To: tft@brainiac.com
> Subject: Re: (TFT) iPhone app
>
> I wrote an excel spreadsheet to calculate the same percentages and
> odds.  I distinctly remember learning two things:
>
> 1. You have to calculate for every possible way to roll each number you
> can roll on the set number of dice.  This is the most obvious thing
> when calculating odds on dice.  For example, there are quite a few ways
> to roll a 7 on three dice.  So, you have to weight 7 (and all other
> rolls) properly.
>
> 2. You have to build in rules for the automatic hit and miss rolls on
> 3, 4 and 5 dice.  This is something specific to TFT mele that makes
> most dice calculators inaccurate.
>
> Good Fortune,
> Richard
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: Greg Thorne <Greg.Thorne@sas.com>
> To: "tft@brainiac.com" <tft@brainiac.com>
> Sent: Mon, December 7, 2009 11:00:02 AM
> Subject: (TFT) iPhone app
>
> I don't usually post to this group, but I am active in the Thail
> campaign.  I just thought I would let you all know about an app I
> recently got on the AppStore, as it is semi-related to this group.
>
> It is a dice app that, mainly, figures out the odds of getting certain
> results on different dice.  So, for this game, you can look at the bell
> curve for a 3D roll vs. a 4D roll vs. a 5D roll.  Find out what a good
> adjDX is to get past that 6D trap.  Etc.  Here is the link, Dice
> Calculator<http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dice-
> calculator/id338463333?mt=8>.
>
> -Greg Thorne
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