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Re: Uncl: card game
Posted:
Aug 18, 1995 3:08 PM


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 sixsided 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



