I got curious about how big the differences between the various dice tricks were, so I went on AnyDice and cooked up a comparison. You can see it here.

We've got Mortimer the Mortal, rolling ten dice.

We've got Sidney the Sidereal, rolling ten dice against TN 4.

We've got Solomon the Solar, rolling ten dice with double 7s.

We've got Abby the Abyssal, rolling sixteen dice.

We've got Godfrey the God, rolling ten dice and adding three successes.

Each of the supernaturals gets 8 successes on average. But their results are distributed quite differently.

Sidney is 97% likely to hit difficulty 5. Solomon is only 83% likely. But Solomon has a 17% chance of hitting difficulty 12, while Sidney only has a 3% chance. Godfrey's results are quite similar to Sidney's, while Abby hangs in between Solomon and the others.

Mortimer is left behind in the dust, obviously.

There are no real surprises in the output, but I think the numbers are interesting enough to share. I encourage y'all to go in there and play with the system, see what you can see. Check out the graphs and try a few sample rolls.

I set it up so that you can vary everyone's roll at once by changing the value of X. Plus or minus some rounding errors, all the magical folks will get the same number of average successes for any X.

Personally, I think Solomon gets the best end of the deal. The differences shrink as the number of dice increases, but when I think about actual play situations I think his bonus is the most likely to be really useful.

PS: Anyone know how to program rerolls into AnyDice?

We've got Mortimer the Mortal, rolling ten dice.

We've got Sidney the Sidereal, rolling ten dice against TN 4.

We've got Solomon the Solar, rolling ten dice with double 7s.

We've got Abby the Abyssal, rolling sixteen dice.

We've got Godfrey the God, rolling ten dice and adding three successes.

Each of the supernaturals gets 8 successes on average. But their results are distributed quite differently.

Sidney is 97% likely to hit difficulty 5. Solomon is only 83% likely. But Solomon has a 17% chance of hitting difficulty 12, while Sidney only has a 3% chance. Godfrey's results are quite similar to Sidney's, while Abby hangs in between Solomon and the others.

Mortimer is left behind in the dust, obviously.

There are no real surprises in the output, but I think the numbers are interesting enough to share. I encourage y'all to go in there and play with the system, see what you can see. Check out the graphs and try a few sample rolls.

I set it up so that you can vary everyone's roll at once by changing the value of X. Plus or minus some rounding errors, all the magical folks will get the same number of average successes for any X.

Personally, I think Solomon gets the best end of the deal. The differences shrink as the number of dice increases, but when I think about actual play situations I think his bonus is the most likely to be really useful.

PS: Anyone know how to program rerolls into AnyDice?

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