IamJacksUsername
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 Any Serenity RPG games?
 South Africa, Cape Town
Thu 28 Jan 2021
at 07:12
Dice roller, how to treat rolls <n =n?
In D&D 5e there's feature (the rogue Inquisitive 3's Ear for deceit) that allows the player to "treat a roll of 7 or lower on the d20 as an 8."

Any ideas on how to automatically do this with the Dice Roller?

1d13+7 won't work because then there's a 1/13 chance of getting an 8, but there's supposed to be an 8/20 chance.

Are there any Game System/Special Dice that already do this? If not, can there be something that rerolls all results <n until there's a roll that's =>n?


There are similar features, like the the rogue 11's Reliable talent feature where "you can treat a d20 roll of 9 or lower as a 10"

This message was last edited by the user at 13:47, Thu 28 Jan.

donsr
 member, 2169 posts
Thu 28 Jan 2021
at 12:00
Dice roller, how to treat rolls <n =n?
without  ever have played that..can't you just look at the roll and say.." its  7 or lower, so its  an 8?" That would keep the integrity of the rest of the roll, with  out  overdoing the whole 'dice' thing?
Imladir
 member, 49 posts
Thu 28 Jan 2021
at 12:31
Dice roller, how to treat rolls <n =n?
I don't think there is any possibility to do this, but I don't know a lot of the systems in the roller, so...

That being said,

IamJacksUsername:
If not, can there be something that rerolls all results <n until there's a roll that's =>n?


This is exactly what you don't want: if you reroll like that, you effectively get the 1/13th chance to get anything, whereas you should have 8/20 chance to get an 8 and 1/20 for all the rest.
IamJacksUsername
 member, 26 posts
 Any Serenity RPG games?
 South Africa, Cape Town
Thu 28 Jan 2021
at 13:51
Re: Dice roller, how to treat rolls <n =n?
Imladir:
This is exactly what you don't want: if you reroll like that, you effectively get the 1/13th chance to get anything, whereas you should have 8/20 chance to get an 8 and 1/20 for all the rest.


Oh yeah. We want to roll from deck of [8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20].
IamJacksUsername
 member, 27 posts
 Any Serenity RPG games?
 South Africa, Cape Town
Thu 28 Jan 2021
at 13:53
Re: Dice roller, how to treat rolls <n =n?
donsr:
without  ever have played that..can't you just look at the roll and say.." its  7 or lower, so its  an 8?" That would keep the integrity of the rest of the roll, with  out  overdoing the whole 'dice' thing?

That's what we'll have to do, I was hoping for something simpler for the newbies to the site - which is already pretty tricky for people who've never played by forum.
donsr
 member, 2173 posts
Thu 28 Jan 2021
at 14:02
Re: Dice roller, how to treat rolls <n =n?
its  quick and simple?.... roll 1d20..and you state for that particular class, that 7 or below is  8... put it in your  'rules thread'.

 Players  will ctach on, it  isn't that hard.
Sir Swindle
 member, 292 posts
Thu 28 Jan 2021
at 15:53
Re: Dice roller, how to treat rolls <n =n?
As a GM that is how the fudge feature works... supposedly.... not that I would ever fudge rolls...
IamJacksUsername
 member, 28 posts
 Any Serenity RPG games?
 South Africa, Cape Town
Thu 28 Jan 2021
at 16:31
Re: Dice roller, how to treat rolls <n =n?
Sir Swindle:
As a GM that is how the fudge feature works... supposedly.... not that I would ever fudge rolls...


Yeah, like a skew +7, but for the non-DM players, and which can be put in a roll link.