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That Lanky Bugger
2007-02-13, 03:21 PM
Alright, I'm bored at work. There's not too much to do around here right now, so while I was answering another thread (while looking up d20 Epic Spell rules) I wondered which would be the most efficient use of increasing the Spell DC of the Seed: Energy spell when combined with expanding both the die numbers and the die size.

Here are my findings:

Table:Efficiency
{table]Spellcraft DC|Most Efficient|Efficiency Margin
DC 40|20d6|2.5 Damage
DC 50|20d8|2.5 Damage
DC 60|25d8|2.5 Damage
DC 70|15d20|20 Damage
DC 80|20d20|45 Damage[/table]

The following table shows Spellcraft DC by dice and die size
{table]/|10d|15d|20d|25d|30d|35d|40d
d4|14|24|34|44|54|64|74
d6|19|29|39|49|59|69|79
d8|29|39|49|59|69|79|89
d10|39|49|59|69|79|89|99
d12|49|59|69|79|89|99|109
d20|59|69|79|89|99|109|119[/table]

While the following shows average damage by dice and die size
{table]/|10d|15d|20d|25d|30d|35d|40d
d4|25|37.5|50|62.5|75|87.5|100
d6|35|52.5|70|87.5|105|122.5|140
d8|45|67.5|90|112.5|135|157.5|180
d10|55|82.5|110|137.5|165|192.5|220
d12|65|97.5|130|162.5|195|227.5|260
d20|105|157.5|210|262.5|315|367.5|420[/table]

If there's enough interest I might take this another step and do an efficiency by area of effect study. Alright, I think I'm going to go do something fun like counting the dust specks in my cubicle.

mikeejimbo
2007-02-13, 06:36 PM
Sweet, that's fun. I was actually just thinking about writing a short program to find the most efficient way to cast a certain Epic Spell, given the final DC, XP cost to create and XP cost per use. I wanted to make the cost to create and cost/use to be the least total XP given 7 castings.

But then I decided not to.

That Lanky Bugger
2007-02-13, 06:38 PM
I was bored, and Microsoft Excel was RIGHT there... It took me all of five minutes, but still...

Skyserpent
2007-02-14, 02:44 AM
I am impressed... I have no idea how to properly utilize the Excel capabilities...

Rigeld2
2007-02-14, 07:38 AM
Whyd you stop at 40? :p