A thread that gets repeated often in fora is "hey, mathematicians, can you check out this dice/card/entrail-reading mechanic."
I pestered a mathematician once about probabilities in Sorcerer
. I got back a PDF a few hours later with some unbelievably hairy integral math that turned out to be wrong anyways.
Recently I searched up this page with weird Excel plug-ins
. I poked at it and it produces pure mystery
Anyone know of Excel (or other automated) methods that will let a mere mortal do the combinatorics needed to sort through a randomizing method to check out its probabilities? I mean, besides doing 10,000 rolls? 'Cause I can mostly do that with scripting languages.