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Topic: Uncl: card game
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Ted Alper

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Registered: 12/6/04
Re: Uncl: card game
Posted: Aug 18, 1995 3:08 PM
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The game itself sounds fine, but I'm more interested in
the dice!

JHAMMON@TULSAJC.TULSA.CC.OK.US wrote
>The game includes a set of 4 die giving
>equal probablities from 1 to 24.


Are they six-sided dice? Do they have zeros on them? (They must, if
it's possible to roll a total of 1.) Equal probabilities! I suppose
I could see it if the die were labeled:

DIE ONE : 0 0 0 12 12 12
DIE TWO : 0 0 0 6 6 6
DIE THREE : 0 0 0 3 3 3
DIE FOUR : 1 1 2 2 3 3

Though wouldn't three dice suffice? You could have
DIE ONE : 0 0 0 12 12 12
DIE TWO : 0 0 0 6 6 6
DIE THREE : 1 2 3 4 5 6


Of course, if you use a tetrahedral die and a cubical die, you can
do it with two dice:
DIE ONE: 0 6 12 18 & DIE TWO: 1 2 3 4 5 6
(or: DIE ONE: 1 2 3 4 & DIE TWO: 0 4 8 12 16 20)


I'm also curious about the distribution of sequences on the cards. Are
only the numbers from 1 to 4 used, but with repeats allowed? (wait,
there are 35 of those -- and that includes some hard ones, like 1 1 1
1). Or are larger number included? What was the basis for choosing
which sequences would go on the cards?

Ted Alper
alper@ockham.stanford.edu






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