Commit cad4b3c8 authored by Klaatu's avatar Klaatu
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readme stuff, clarification on what each file does

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......@@ -15,8 +15,10 @@ For your first roll, or any time you need to re-seed your roll:
1. Choose a letter from **A** to **F**
2. Flip the book a few times and decide which is the "front". The
booklet can be flipped and flopped to increase entropy.
2. Flip the book a few times and decide which is the "front", and
which direction you want to turn pages (left-to-right or
right-to-left are both valid). The booklet can be flipped and
flopped to increase entropy.
3. Consult one of the **d6** charts (the ones with 6 entries, not the
gray ones with 10) on the front of the book to find the letter you
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## Notes
There are intentionally no page numbers so that you can flip and flop
the booklet as needed. Your greatest enemy is predictability, so as
long as you can't predict what chart on page 3 you'll be referencing,
or even what page is page 3 in the first place, you will get results
that feel random.
the booklet as needed. You should choose to turn pages left-to-right
some of the time, and right-to-left other times.
Your greatest enemy is predictability, so as long as you can't predict
what chart on page 3 you'll be referencing, or even what page is page
3 in the first place, you will get results that feel random.
If you miscount or skip a page by accident, don't correct yourself!
The more entropy, the better.
## Digital Editions
The digital edition is meant for use on ebook readers. It uses a
similar principle as the paper edition.
When you open the digital roller, choose a letter to start with. This
is your seed number, and takes you to a page of rollable letters.
Choose a letter for your result.
Click or touch your result to re-seed, and now you may roll again.
If you feel you're getting stuck in a loop, re-seed.
There are separate files for d6 and d10 rolls.
## Know Issues
This system is not mathematically random, and its probability is not
the same as dice probability.
the same as dice probability. This method generates "unexpected"
numbers, not random.
This system is non-admissible into most casinos or in professional
Poker games. Also, I don't think they use dice in Poker.
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# Source Files
The files for immediate use are found in the `dist` folder. Print the
PDFs, or use the EPUB files for ebook readers.
## Scribus
The `.sla` files are [scribus](http://scribus.net) source files for the
free and open source page layout application.
Open them in Scribus and modify them to your taste, or else export
them to PDF and print.
## Docbook
The epub files are generated from docbook XML. To generate EPUB from
these files, you must use a converter like
[xmlto](https://fedorahosted.org/xmlto/) or
[fop](https://xmlgraphics.apache.org/fop/).
Xmlto is easiest:
xmlto epub d6.xml
Which produces the file `d6.epub`
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