Friday, July 8, 2016

To boom or not to boom, that is the question.

I am finding boom dice more and more interesting the more I play them. A case could be made for booming the b(6) here. IF I can capture one more non-poison die [and don't risk rerolling the Mad swing to somewthing worth a lot when captured, I'm home free. Is it worth it?


Game #14696  •  ElihuRoot (George) vs. irilyth (Sagittarius)  •  Round #4
Champions Cup KO #3 - quarterfinals
Your turn to attack


(4) (6) b(6) b(20) (Y)&
Button: George
Player: ElihuRoot
W/L/T: 1/1/1 (3)  •  Score: 21.5 (+11.7 sides)
Dice captured: (V=6)
(4)
1
b(6)
2
b(20)
14
(Y=1)&
1
(6)
 4 
2
(4)
3
(4)
4
s(8)
1
p(10)
Dice captured: (6)
W/L/T: 1/1/1 (3)  •  Score: 4 (-11.7 sides)
Player: irilyth
Button: Sagittarius
(4) (4) s(8) p(10) (V)

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Brute force works here.

OK, i. has only two choices, and they are pretty similar. One die has a better chance of rolling 12 [guranteed win!] but this is counterbalanced by also having a better chance of rolling 1-5 which would lower the chance of winning.

Can you quickly tell which is better? And how difference it really makes?

Game #13501  •  ElihuRoot (Giant) vs. irilyth (Buck Godot)  •  Round #4
random random
Opponent's turn to attack

(20) (20) (20) (20) (20) (20)
Button: Giant
Player: ElihuRoot
W/L/T: 2/1/0 (3)  •  Score: 84 (+8 sides)
Dice captured: (W=12,W=12), (20), (10)
(20)
5
(20)
11
(20)
7
6
(6,6)
6
(12)
 1 
(10)
Dice captured: (20), (20), (20)
W/L/T: 1/2/0 (3)  •  Score: 72 (-8 sides)
Player: irilyth
Button: Buck Godot
(6,6) (10) (12) (20) (W,W)

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Button Men 101


Very basic play, right? What should blackshadowshade do?

Game #2178  •  ElihuRoot (Aquarius) vs. blackshadowshade (Taurus)  •  Round #2
Testing Zodiac
Opponent's turn to attack


(6) p(6) (8) s(12) (X)
Button: Aquarius
Player: ElihuRoot
W/L/T: 0/1/0 (3)  •  Score: 37 (+2.7 sides)
Dice captured: s(20), (10), g(8)
(6)
2
p(6)
3
(X=4)
2
18
(20)
3
(V=6)
 8 
g(8)
Dice captured: s(12), (8)
W/L/T: 1/0/0 (3)  •  Score: 33 (-2.7 sides)
Button: Taurus
g(8) (10) (20) s(20) (V)

Saturday, February 6, 2016

A case for boom dice?


Not really a question, I guess. Without the boom attack, what chance does g. have? On the other hand, what chance does g. have with the boom attack?

Still, maybe this is the most useful boom attack I've seen thus far.