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Old July 24, 2010, 01:36   #1
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Question Calculating potential damage... Maybe a stupid question...

OK... maybe something stupid here, but wtf... since I can't find anything in the doc...

If you look at the INFOMRATION for a weapon you carry, you get something like:

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Combat info:
3 blows/round
Average damage/hit: 22.8 vs. evil creatures and 19.1 vs others.
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Now, when I whack something with it, I see...

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You hit the x, You smite the x, You hit the x.
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Cool... 3 shots at it.

QUESTION: Did I do an average TOTAL of 22.8 or 19.1 in my 3 hits, OR Did I do that 3 times (eg, 22.8 + 22.8 + 22.8) ?
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Old July 24, 2010, 01:43   #2
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22.8 per hit, like it says ... so three times that if all three blows hit ...
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QUESTION: Did I do an average TOTAL of 22.8 or 19.1 in my 3 hits, OR Did I do that 3 times (eg, 22.8 + 22.8 + 22.8) ?
The latter is correct.
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Thanks for the answer... seemed like it could go either way.
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Old July 24, 2010, 06:57   #5
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You did 3*22.8 (on average*) if it was evil, and 3*19.1 (on average*) if it wasn't.

(*) Maybe more, maybe less, but if your weapon has dice XdY, and X>1 there'll be a bias towards the average value (the bias grows stronger the larger the X).

EDIT: Unless it's been changed and the damage is no longer actually random... in which case I'd question the use of "Average" in the damage display.
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You did 3*22.8 (on average*) if it was evil, and 3*19.1 (on average*) if it wasn't.

(*) Maybe more, maybe less, but if your weapon has dice XdY, and X>1 there'll be a bias towards the average value (the bias grows stronger the larger the X).

EDIT: Unless it's been changed and the damage is no longer actually random... in which case I'd question the use of "Average" in the damage display.
It's still random.
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