For quite some time there has been a discussion in my board game group whether is better:
Scenario A: (The 47 Method)
- Roll 4 * 6 sided dice
- Pick the 3 best dice that were rolled
- This generates a a total from 3 to 18
Perform this task 7 times, pick the 6 best sets.
Scenario B: (The 56 Method)
- Roll 5 * 6 sided dice
- pick the 3 best dice that were rolled
- this generates a total from 3 to 18
perform this task 6 times
The benefits of each one is clear, with scenario A you can remove 1 terribly rolled set but with scenario B you have a better chance of getting good sets but take the risk of getting a terrible set you can’t get rid of.
We are perfectly aware that we could google this but where is the fun in that ?