Bonus Die Shorthand (dE)

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Bonus Die Shorthand (dE)

Postby TorgHacker » Fri Dec 16, 2016 7:29 pm

I'm going to recommend that we use 'dE' to refer to the bonus die in shorthand on the forums, rather than a d6. I think that will cut down on any confusion on the forums.

E can mean Eternity, or Exploding. :-)

We actually have a symbol for it in the books, but that doesn't translate well to the forums.
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Re: Bonus Die Shorthand (dE)

Postby Rabbitball » Fri Dec 16, 2016 9:02 pm

You may find that dX is more memorable, but dE works well enough.
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Re: Bonus Die Shorthand (dE)

Postby winstoninabox » Fri Dec 16, 2016 9:38 pm

Do you mind keeping it as d6. d[number] is a convention that is well established, intuitive, and the d20 also explodes so potential purchasers of the product won't know what dE means without research.

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Re: Bonus Die Shorthand (dE)

Postby Rabbitball » Fri Dec 16, 2016 9:57 pm

winstoninabox wrote:Do you mind keeping it as d6. d[number] is a convention that is well established, intuitive, and the d20 also explodes so potential purchasers of the product won't know what dE means without research.


How about d6E? I would use d6X but that seems to be more of the version where we add explosions from 6 instead of 5. By calling it d6E, we call attention both to what die is being used, but that the formula might be different than what the person first guessed.
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Re: Bonus Die Shorthand (dE)

Postby winstoninabox » Fri Dec 16, 2016 10:08 pm

Rabbitball, that's a good suggestion. So there would be d6, d6e (exploding case), d20, d20e (exploding case)

The "e" is still jargon, but the number gives some context to newcomers. It'll at least save on typing "explode" in its various forms.

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Re: Bonus Die Shorthand (dE)

Postby RealityStorm » Fri Dec 16, 2016 10:10 pm

Clearly just show us a pic of the new symbol, and we can pick an alt-code symbol that approximates it.. perhaps d∞ (alt-236)
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Re: Bonus Die Shorthand (dE)

Postby blackwind1kaze » Fri Dec 16, 2016 10:14 pm

Assuming they aren't using weird coding for this forum site, it actually wouldn't be too hard for a shard symbol to be added even as a smily option. I'd actually like to if that as an alternate option :)
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Re: Bonus Die Shorthand (dE)

Postby Eric USNA » Fri Dec 16, 2016 10:31 pm

If someone wants to make a Torg-themed Smilie pack, I can certainly install it. :)

And then we need to get The Dark Eye fans working on theirs...

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Re: Bonus Die Shorthand (dE)

Postby winstoninabox » Fri Dec 16, 2016 10:36 pm

I must be getting too old to comment on games. I can't for the life of me imagine why I'd be taking the trouble to put symbols in my post that have no context outside these forums, while simultaneously making it more difficult for newcomers to understand what's being talked about, just For the sake of appearance.

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Re: Bonus Die Shorthand (dE)

Postby blackwind1kaze » Fri Dec 16, 2016 10:39 pm

Just a thought Winston, we don't need to do it xD
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