John-David Anderson, aka JD, and the team think your d20 might be too chaotic. Is that the same as being too random?
Does this algorithm know your taste in board games better than you?
Tell Dirk what games you have and the algorithm will compare them to the list of features and qualities associated with them to work out what they have in common, and therefore what sort of games you like.
What is the best way to shuffle a pack of cards?
Show me the math – in details I can understand. In this video the Numberphile gets into the maths and shuffling tactics. You’ll know three types of shuffling of cards as shown here; one type takes 7 shuffles, the other 10,000 and the other needs 60 seconds of your attention before the deck is suitably […]
Pi Day wrap up
Today was Pi Day. It’s an important ritual for math geeks, a day in which we dance around a circle, invoke powerful angles and expand our knowledge by degrees. There’s one way we can wrap up at the end of Pi Day. That’s through the special wrapping paper provided by Think Geek. Behold it’s green […]
One crazy formula for Pi Day: 1337% of Pi is Everything
Today is Pi Day. It’s March the 14th. You might write that as 3.14. Pi. As you know, Pi is an impressive value. It enables all sorts of mathematical wizardy. Can we make it better? Yes, we can increase it by elite. In other words; leet or 1337. What is 1337% of Pi? Everything. That’s […]
The pus filled heart of Mordor hides in Google
It’s no longer Valentine’s Day. It’s now safe to concern ourselves with corrupt hearts; green and yellow stains on a pus filled bio-engine of despair.
This heart can be found on Google.
Which Doctors encountered who?
This is a very pretty diagram from A Little Further out of the Way. The blogger notes; UPDATE (well, I messed that up, didn’t I? Let’s just ignore that, shall we? Thank god I noticed first.) And I suspect the problem is that he describes this as a Venn diagram. It certainly looks like a […]
The deadly maths of Game of Thrones
This video is fairly safe for spoilers for those people who’ve been watching the Game of Thrones TV series. In fairness, it’s pretty safe for spoilers for most people – although it begins by making the point that people die in The Game of Thrones. If you want to avoid thinking about the logic presented […]
Crazy idea? Mathematical waves as magic?
A few roleplaying games lean heavily on the idea that magic is either a special language or mathematical incantations that tap into the heatbeat of the world. This video from the New Scientist highlights those equations that rule the world with an almost exclusive focus on understanding waves. They don’t mean the waves that break […]
Batman logo – by the numbers
This is a good way to get kids to learn. You can introduce a stepwise equation, with Cartesian coordinates in order to draw out a rather famous and superheroic logo. I call it “Batman” maths and is far more clever than being able to make your calculate say “hello” or “boobs” by typing in a […]