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The GameMaster's Apprentice: Base Deck $9.99 $7.49
Publisher: Larcenous Designs, LLC
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by Aaron [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 04/13/2024 14:16:38

While the concept behind this is good, it does not work well for replacing dice rolls though if using percentile dice. The deck has a system for representing d100 rolls, but statistically is flawed, as the 5 for the single digit and the 50 for the tens digit both only occur 11 times instead of 12 like they should, while the 6 for the single digit and the 60 for the tens digit both appear 13 times.

Not sure if there is a flaw in the deck that I received, or if all of the decks have this flaw (suspect it is all of them and that maybe they were hoping no one would notice. So be warned that if you plan to use them for d100 alternative, that statistically it will not give evenly distributed random results. I did not investigate the other die types, as I generally only use d%.



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Creator Reply:
Hello!

Your comment is well-timed, because I just today received in the mail the first test-print of the new version of the Base Deck, wherein those two typos are fixed, along with a few others! I only discovered the errors thanks to another user taking a close look at the cards and reaching out to me during the Cyberpunk deck development (I'm a one-person company, and most of my time is devoted to my day job as a teacher), and now I am moving along to updating the others to 'second edition' and fixing these issues. As I finalize a list of such errata, it will also be included in the files for the original, so users like yourself know what potential errors exist. If you discover any more, please feel free to email them to me at LarcenousDesigns@gmail.com so I can change them!

Also, because the d100 is causing you problems and you are very observant about such things, if you would like to see the new deck's current draft state when I share the preview with my backers in a week or so, I would be happy to send you a free PDF/discounted PoD link for it, in exchange for hearing any feedback you have on the new features and the hopefully-fixed issues with the dice!

Best,
~Nathan Rockwood
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