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    1st of all great work. I can tell that his project is a labor of love as well as a product for you. Nice to see the responsiveness and dedication.
    …but enough sucking up:) I was wondering how one might make a script to select the top n dice of x (if possible). Our character generation is very generous and we select top 3 6-sided of 5 die rolls.

    Is this possible?

    • This topic was modified 1 year, 1 month ago by  carl. Reason: Moved to more appropriate section
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    I’m not sure if the macro was/is supposed to output to the window but it didn’t seem to do so on V .51. Instead it rolls the 5 dice with no output to the chat so I’m using the 5 die and just taking the top 3.

    While I’m on the subject of dice is there a way to adjust the time the dice stay on the desktop? When I was testing the macro I thought it would be cool if they stayed longer.



  • #1446


    You could do that by rolling a number of dice, sorting in ascending order, and then adding all except the last two.

    var dice = [1d6, 1d6, 1d6, 1d6, 1d6]; var drop = 2; dice.sort(function(a, b){return b-a}); var total = 0; for(var i = 0; i < dice.length - drop; i++) { total+=dice[i]; };

    You should be able to copy-paste this directly into a GenMacro.

    To change the number or type of dice rolled, modify the dice arrray. E.g. var dice = [1d12, 1d8, 1d6];

    To change the change the number of dice to drop, modify the drop variable. E.g. var drop = 1;

    This will get easy as more presets and notations are added to the macros.

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 1 month ago by  carl.

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