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How much Power Attack?

Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Games and gaming, Math and Science

If you don’t play Pathfinder (or D&D), you might as well skip this post, unless you’re really interested in some math.  It’s a post for novice math geeks, and RPG players. How much Power Attack should a fighter use when pimp-slapping the Monster of the Day? It’s a good question worthy of thought. If you’re […]

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Role playing versus Roll playing

Entertainment, Games and gaming

This discussion comes up fairly often in my gaming group, many of whom read this blog. I’ve never really posted in our fora what I think role playing is or should be, so I thought I’d cast my thoughts in stone (or at least in the magical ether of the internet). Role playing games take […]

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Picking Lottery Numbers

Games and gaming, Math and Science, Outdoors

Bleah, enough strike crap… Time for something nerdier… I was having a discussion on a science-related message board recently and the discussion came up regarding the selection of lottery numbers and how some people really don’t understand what they’re doing when it comes to buying a lottery ticket. In particular, this person said that he […]

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How to win money at the casino

Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Games and gaming, Math and Science

Squidette and I went to Rideau Carleton Raceway last week, and on the way out I threw a double sawbuck at a 25-cent slot machine and hit a 470 credit payout.  That was nice as it offset my much-less-than-stellar attempts at horse race outcome prediction. I was going to write an article about just that, […]

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