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POLL: Buckets of Dice


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Kent Reuber Supporting Member of TMP writes:

I prefer buckets of dice systems in board wargames. To me, the common odds-ratio is flavorless.


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VOTING RESULTS
AnswerVotes%Chart
I disagree with him
25
17%
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other (explain)
3
2%
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no opinion
7
5%
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I agree with him
9
6%
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I don't understand his point
32
21%
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buckets of dice take away from the game's visual appeal
5
3%
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I like buckets of dice
36
24%
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buckets of dice slow down the game
32
21%
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POLL IS CLOSED
POLL DESCRIPTION
Writing in Battlegames magazine, David CR Brown said:
I freely admit that it is hugely enjoyable to hurl 4,000 dice across the table and pick out the sixes – don't ask me why, it just is, except when you roll none! However, despite what the statistics will tell you (regression to the mean and all that), it isn't a particularly accurate way of resolving combat, as there's no real connection to the period (what's the difference between rolling ten dice for Cretan archers and ten dice for German machine gunners if there's no link to the period) and is also so open to chance.
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