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Got it! I think it was unclear about whether the "8 is high" applied to the control die or the primary die, and also unclear about what kind of die to use as control die. Would be great if instead use a d2 (6-sided with 3 labels of 1, 3 labels of 2) as the control die this way you could just multiply primary die by control die. But then you increase the amount of die you have to use to 4 though, so, maybe not =)
Ah, yes, but multiplying is not how it works. To wit:
So your suggested multiplying, with a d8 would give a range of results like: 1, 2, 2, 3, 4, 4, 5, 6, 6, 7, 8, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16. (Might be useful for something, I suppose.)
high control die result (with a d8 as the base die)
The control die and base die together are giving you a linear range of 1 to (double the base die's maximum result).
And control dice aren't limited to doubling the range of the base die -- percentiles are essentially a control die situation. You can also do things like generating a range of 1-48 with a d12 and a control die of a d4... There's LOTS thats yous cans dos...!
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