in reply to Re: RFC - Acme::Dice
in thread Released - Acme::Dice
I always preferred standard RPG nomenclature here: "1d6", "3d6", "2d20+15" and then let my code pull that apart (simple regexes), roll the dice, and return it. A bias can be added either as a separate parameter (or two) or an extra "non-standard" addition to the above strings: "3d6>30%6" (3 6-sided dice, bias 30% toward 6). The nice thing about this is that it makes things so much easier to put into data files, e.g., "STR: 3d6>30%6" to make a monster that can't be any stronger than a standard human could be but does seem to average out a bit higher.
This also happens to be much less magical, and magic often bites me in the butt often enough as it is :)