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Wildcard in SJM8 by Hexaditidom Wildcard in SJM8 by Hexaditidom
A couple of pages from Smackjeeves Mafia 8! All character credits can be found in the ref sheets for SJM8.

In the second page, the dice aren't weighted, but they're not ordinary dice either. Here's the values on them. Can you figure out Wildcard's strategy?

A: 1, 2, 16, 17, 18, 19
B: 3, 4, 5, 20, 21, 22
C: 6, 7, 8, 9, 23, 24
D: 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15

Wildcard is also in a tournament and needs your vote! If you haven't already, vote for Wildcard here. Thanks!
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StevenRoy Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Are those actual game names, or just made-up for this page? (Except for Spoons; I know that one's real!)
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Hexaditidom Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I looked em up, they're found here [link] :)
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StevenRoy Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely lists of games there. Lovely huuuuuge lists of games.

(Any motivation I had to develop my own card game ideas has just flown out the window!)
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Bug-Off Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Numbers no work in brain stuffs.
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Ziblink Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You know, I saw that die puzzle in *thinks* grade 2? math. I made so much allowance money using paper dice.

Are those tallies reflecting the real probability of winning using that strategy? (Also, shouldn't a computer be able to figure this stuff out?)
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Hexaditidom Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I made up the tallies.
A computer should also be able to figure this out: [link]
I've got something that works but takes up gobs of memory, so I'm going to have to rewrite a few functions when I get around to it...
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Ziblink Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Sounds good to me. I do so love little math tricks like this. (And the not so math ones, like betting on which side a spun coin will land.)
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Midday-Mew Apr 15, 2012   General Artist
Basically, the die you choose depends on the die the opponent chose.

If the opponent chooses die A, you should choose die B.
If the opponent chooses die B, you should choose die C.
If the opponent chooses die C, you should choose die D.
If the opponent chooses die D, you should choose die A.

Provided that Wildcard's opponent always goes first, Wildcard can just use the strategy above to win the majority of the time.

Do I win a prize for figuring it out? =P

*Note: not serious about winning a prize as indicated by the emote with the tongue sticking out*
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Hexaditidom Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Precisely! Here's more on the concept: [link]
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Midday-Mew Apr 15, 2012   General Artist
So basically, Wildcard was cheating because of the kind of dice he used. D: It'd only be more fair if each person was blindfolded, the dice having no pips, and each person took turns going first.

Then again, that kind of dice are unfair to use anyways. I'd much prefer normal dice.
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