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Dragon Diceā„¢ Trivia Quiz #2

 
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2007 4:13 pm GMT    Post subject: Dragon Diceā„¢ Trivia Quiz #2 Reply with quote

Answer to #1: The odds of getting a 1000 point dragon attack

New Question part one:
Using a single race army using one of each die (1 of each common, 1 of each uncommon, 1 of each rare, 1 of each monster), which racial army can generate the most damage results given any time limit?

Part 2 will be posted on Jan 1st or 2nd
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2007 5:14 pm GMT    Post subject: Re: Dragon Diceā„¢™ Trivia Quiz #2 Reply with quote

Pelter_Boy wrote:
which racial army can generate the most damage results given any time limit?


Huh? Did you mean in x number of rolls? Or are you simply looking for the racial that can generate the most melee damage on a maximized roll?
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2007 2:57 am GMT    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, as we all know mixed armies don't work very well. The more different abilities an army has, the less damage you will roll per avarage roll.

This leads to my assumption that, without even bothering to calculate the odds, the UNDEAD should be able to roll the highest amount of damage points.

Undead have no missile units! That goes to the favor of skirmish (melee) units. Furthermore the cavalry units are replaced by light magicians (Undead are a VERY SLOW race!).

HENCE: instead of dividing each roll result into melee, missile, saves, maneuvers and magic, the Undead divide their rolls into melee, magic and saves only (well, they have few maneuver icons, but....).

My second guess:

FROSTWINGS! They have a powerful (if not THE most powerful) groupmonster (Wolfpack) which is re-rolled often (ID, Rends), and the other units have quite some re-roll faces as well (like Double Strike)

You don't expect me to seriously calculate the odds after just getting up and having my first half cup of coffee drunken only?
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2007 3:13 am GMT    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just took a look at the Dice Commander's Manual, statistics, and discovered the Undead beaten by the Swampstalkers, at least at first sight!!!

Undead have 144 points of melee damage available, Swampies have 145!
Well, again, no percentage considered or calculated.
Swampies have many of their melee icons on monsters, and we all know that percentage goes down drastically with increasing number of faces!
I stay with my opinion: It's the UNDEAD!!!
(even though the last 3 races are not mentioned in the DCM)
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2007 4:59 am GMT    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not looking for odds, just the race that can roll the most damage in a single roll after resolving rerolls.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2007 6:20 am GMT    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pelter_Boy wrote:
I'm not looking for odds, just the race that can roll the most damage in a single roll after resolving rerolls.


UNDEAD!!!!
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2007 8:02 am GMT    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you are looking for a race with the most melee, counting rerolls, then several races can generate infinite results because of rerolls. If you have a time limit on the rolling time, then assuming each race gets the same number of rerolls, it become quickly down to which race has the most dice that can be rerolls. So you need to tighten up your question a bit more.

If you don't count any rerolls, then Dwarves win! How and why? Simple, they cast Burning Hands on all units. If all the dice roll max, they get 53, which can all be doubled to 106 (all normal icons or IDs, no SAIs).

BTW, Deeghter, it doesn't matter which races have the most melee icons across all the race. What matters is the maximum melee each unit can roll. Dwarves generate 53 max, Undead generate 60 max with no SAIs or rerolls. Swampstalkers only generate 58.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2007 8:42 am GMT    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rerolls count.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2007 10:47 am GMT    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, but how many rerolls? If you don't want the average, but just the max, then there are several races that can generate an infinite amount of melee.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2007 2:42 pm GMT    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm just looking for the race that generates the most damage after all rerolls resolve.
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