Joel Uckelman on Mon, 9 Jan 2006 12:41:36 -0600 (CST)

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Re: [s-d] Re: [s-b] [auto] Triller submits p332

Thus spake Daniel Lepage:
> What I'd really like is a dice roller that edits the text of a  
> message and passes it on. I'd like to be able to email the dice  
> server and say "Wonko gains {3d6}A" and have it post to s-b saying  
> "Wonko gains 15A". I'd also like it to handle shuffling and choices:
> "{Wonko, Peter, Triller, bd, Antonio, comex} gets a {Beer, Bomb,  
> Grain, Salad, Pizza, Yoyo, Fettucini} Gnome" -> "Wonko gets a Beer  
> Gnome. Peter gets a Grain Gnome. Triller gets a Yoyo Gnome. etc..."
> "{x=1d2}
> Wonko {x==1 gains} {x==2 loses} 12 HP." -> "Wonko loses 12 HP"
> Perhaps best of all would be one that executes strings of some  
> programming language within a restricted environment. Python, for  
> example, would be ideal for me since most random rolls would only  
> take a few lines of code, maybe only one or two, and the language is  
> easy to read and to teach new Ministers.
> But with the tools we have right now, I'd rather just trust the  
> various ministers to roll dice properly.

Hmm. Maybe I'll see about that...
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