# Thread: What would you do in this Bilge Dice Game?

1. ## What would you do in this Bilge Dice Game?

Do you keep the (5) before rolling?

Keep in mind that a tie is a loss.

On a side note, how hard would it be to program something that can solve this kind of problem?

2. I'd keep.

3. ## What would you do in this Bilge Dice Game?

Are you aiming for the avatar?

4. Originally Posted by Bacon
I'd keep.
Instinctively, I'd keep it too.
But if you roll you get a 2/3 (odds of 5 or 6 for each die x2) chance of having at least one 5 OR better. And you can roll a second time on one die if need be.

Does anyone know how I can go about solving this mathematically?

EDIT

@Joelalala
It's not an important game or anything, but if I could help make a better autoplayer I would be happy. This kind of statistics and odds interests me...

5. ## What would you do in this Bilge Dice Game?

Originally Posted by Graff
Instinctively, I'd keep it too.
But if you roll you get a 2/3 (odds of 5 or 6 for each die x2) chance of having at least one 5 OR better. And you can roll a second time on one die if need be.

Does anyone know how I can go about solving this mathematically?

EDIT

@Joelalala
It's not an important game or anything, but if I could help make a better autoplayer I would be happy. This kind of statistics and odds interests me...
Programs? @raredaredevil

6. @Infamous Joe

I couldn't find that program.

I'm mainly just curious and would like to see what kind of math is involved.

7. Oh yeah I never released it. This was back on my old forum when I made it as well...

Planning on implementing it into my Stealth CORE program to play on your account for you someday.

And I made it decide as if it were a human. I think what you mainly are wanting to know is how the program would react for your situation? My program would keep the 5, roll the 1 (regardless of what your opponent has).

To be honest, it's a big nono to ignore the other players because while running the bot and recording what every other player ended up getting, I could have won 30% more games I believe. (Which is why I never released)

8. Pfft this math is nothing!

Next door to where i live now used to be this gay pc guy. I was freinds with him (we had common intrest if u know what I mean lol). Anyway , he showed me this game he coded all by himself from scatch without a internet connection. It was a clone of civilization his favourate game. When he completed Civ he watched the credits screen and was shocked to see only a single person devloped it. So he started to work on something himself.

Me and him was planning to make a absolutly massive online game we had a devlopment plan , contracts in place network code (my side) and 3d engine (his side) all done. Unfortunaly he passed away last year however after choking on his own vomit after a heavy night on the town.... I still do have all his old programming books and source codes on memory stick as a kind of tribute to him I have never met someone who was so advanced in math as he was and I suspect he was autistic (he was very awkward).

If you wanna see great math look at the trigonomotry involved in colission detections , or pythagoras theorem used to calculate the distance between 2 moving objects never fails to impress me..

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Infamous Joe (01-31-2013)

10. Originally Posted by Infamous Joe
Oh yeah I never released it. This was back on my old forum when I made it as well...

Planning on implementing it into my Stealth CORE program to play on your account for you someday.

And I made it decide as if it were a human. I think what you mainly are wanting to know is how the program would react for your situation? My program would keep the 5, roll the 1 (regardless of what your opponent has).

To be honest, it's a big nono to ignore the other players because while running the bot and recording what every other player ended up getting, I could have won 30% more games I believe. (Which is why I never released)
Obviously you would keep the five if you were just going for a max score, the whole problem is the fact that there are three bots to deal with.

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