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Star Wars D6 1st Edition Odds of Hitting a Target Number

After posting about the odds in Mini Six (MS1, MS2) of hitting a Target Number, I thought I should do the same for Star Wars: the Roleplaying Game, 1st Edition, the original Star Wars roleplaying game, from West End Games. It does NOT use the Wild Die; that was introduced in the 2nd Edition and is also used in OpenD6.

The Anydice.com code is very simple:

loop N over {1..12} {
  output Nd6 named "[N]D"
}

If you enter this manually instead of following the “code” link above, remember to click “At Least” to get the right results!

Star Wars D6 1st Edition does NOT use the Wild Die!

The multiple 100s from 6D onward are, after the first, not actually 100s, but 99.x where x is small enough it rounds up to 100.00 when shown with two digits of precision.

The 0.00s that appear from 6D onwards are not 0.00, but numbers so small that they appear as 0.00 when expressed with two digits of precision.

Star Wars D6 1st Edition Odds of Hitting a Target Number

1D

2D

3D

4D

5D

6D

7D

8D

9D

10D

11D

12D

1

100.00

2

83.33

100.00

3

66.67

97.22

100.00

4

50.00

91.67

99.54

100.00

5

33.33

83.33

98.15

99.92

100.00

6

16.67

72.22

95.37

99.61

99.99

100.00

7

58.33

90.74

98.84

99.92

100.00

100.00

8

41.67

83.80

97.30

99.73

99.98

100.00

100.00

9

27.78

74.07

94.60

99.28

99.94

100.00

100.00

100.00

10

16.67

62.50

90.28

98.38

99.82

99.99

100.00

100.00

100.00

11

8.33

50.00

84.10

96.76

99.55

99.96

100.00

100.00

100.00

100.00

12

2.78

37.50

76.08

94.12

99.01

99.88

99.99

100.00

100.00

100.00

100.00

13

25.93

66.44

90.20

98.03

99.72

99.97

100.00

100.00

100.00

100.00

14

16.20

55.63

84.80

96.41

99.39

99.92

99.99

100.00

100.00

100.00

15

9.26

44.37

77.85

93.92

98.79

99.82

99.98

100.00

100.00

100.00

16

4.63

33.56

69.48

90.35

97.79

99.62

99.95

100.00

100.00

100.00

17

1.85

23.92

60.03

85.54

96.21

99.26

99.89

99.99

100.00

100.00

18

0.46

15.90

50.00

79.42

93.88

98.63

99.76

99.97

100.00

100.00

19

9.72

39.97

72.06

90.61

97.63

99.54

99.93

99.99

100.00

20

5.40

30.52

63.69

86.28

96.11

99.15

99.85

99.98

100.00

21

2.70

22.15

54.64

80.83

93.93

98.51

99.71

99.95

99.99

22

1.16

15.20

45.36

74.28

90.93

97.53

99.47

99.91

99.99

23

0.39

9.80

36.31

66.78

87.02

96.08

99.06

99.82

99.97

24

0.08

5.88

27.94

58.58

82.11

94.04

98.43

99.66

99.94

25

3.24

20.58

50.00

76.23

91.29

97.48

99.41

99.89

26

1.62

14.46

41.42

69.46

87.72

96.10

99.00

99.79

27

0.72

9.65

33.22

61.98

83.28

94.20

98.37

99.63

28

0.27

6.08

25.72

54.05

77.96

91.66

97.46

99.36

29

0.08

3.59

19.17

45.95

71.81

88.40

96.15

98.95

30

0.01

1.97

13.72

38.02

64.96

84.35

94.38

98.34

31

0.99

9.39

30.54

57.61

79.50

92.03

97.46

32

0.45

6.12

23.77

50.00

73.89

89.03

96.23

33

0.18

3.79

17.89

42.39

67.60

85.33

94.57

34

0.06

2.21

12.98

35.04

60.79

80.90

92.40

35

0.02

1.21

9.07

28.19

53.63

75.76

89.64

36

0.00

0.61

6.07

22.04

46.37

69.96

86.24

37

0.28

3.89

16.72

39.21

63.63

82.17

38

0.12

2.37

12.28

32.40

56.92

77.44

39

0.04

1.37

8.71

26.11

50.00

72.08

40

0.01

0.74

5.96

20.50

43.08

66.19

41

0.00

0.38

3.92

15.65

36.37

59.89

42

0.00

0.18

2.47

11.60

30.04

53.33

43

0.08

1.49

8.34

24.24

46.67

44

0.03

0.85

5.80

19.10

40.11

45

0.01

0.46

3.90

14.67

33.81

46

0.00

0.24

2.52

10.97

27.92

47

0.00

0.11

1.57

7.97

22.56

48

0.00

0.05

0.94

5.62

17.83

49

0.02

0.53

3.85

13.76

50

0.01

0.29

2.54

10.36

51

0.00

0.15

1.63

7.60

52

0.00

0.07

1.00

5.43

53

0.00

0.03

0.59

3.77

54

0.00

0.01

0.34

2.54

55

0.00

0.18

1.66

56

0.00

0.09

1.05

57

0.00

0.05

0.64

58

0.00

0.02

0.37

59

0.00

0.01

0.21

60

0.00

0.00

0.11

61

0.00

0.06

62

0.00

0.03

63

0.00

0.01

64

0.00

0.01

65

0.00

0.00

66

0.00

0.00

67

0.00

68

0.00

69

0.00

70

0.00

71

0.00

72

0.00

Here's the Open Office spreadsheet, here's the PDF, and here's the raw data from Anydice in CSV format. (I saw the “Export” option, finally.) You can always look at the ReStructuredText source of this page if you want the table in ReStructuredText format — there should be link named "Source" at the beginning of this post if you are visiting the article page (not the index page for the whole blog) what will let you download it.

Perhaps more immediately understandable is this screenshot of the the results in graph mode:

/images/star-wars-d6-1e-odds-of-hitting-a-target-number.png

(Right-clicking the image might give you the option to open the image in a new tab, where you'll see it at full size.)

Last edited: 2021-08-09 12:07:06 EDT

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