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Subject: Why does die for pitcher change unevenly? rss

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Jay Wigley
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The pitcher die options (driven by ERA and in-game performance and match-ups) progress unevenly. . .so I'm curious about how this design was chosen.

For example, say I'm a no-dice guy and improve just a bit, suddenly my average PD goes from zero, to d4 with average of 2.5).

But if I improve a level above d4, I jump to d6, just a slight uptick to 3.5 on average, then to d8 (4.5 on average) and then here comes another big jump, to d12!

Why not have a d2 level and a d10 level? D2 is not a real thing but it could be a coin flip or an odd/even roll of a d4? And we have a d10 die in play all the time (which the player could either re-roll or double) that could fill the gap between d8 and d12.

Of course, the biggest jump is the d12 to d20, but at least the ERA chart requires a big jump in ERA to get that to begin with.

Thoughts anyone?
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Travis Jansen
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There is no D6 level. The chart works in multiple of 4. However the original chart does swing 8 from 3.5 era to 3.0 level (-d4 to d4) so some of us use a modified chart that slides them all down one and gives a no dice option for 3.5 making it go from -d4 to 0 to d4.
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Jay Wigley
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My bad: to be more clear (or clear to begin with!) I was talking about the Deadball 1909 variant, compared to the standard Deadball.

In the 1909 variant rules, the pitcher die progression is much less linear than what you see in Deadball standard. . .so is there any thought behind that difference?
 
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That makes more sense. I don't have deadball 1909 so I can't answer your question
 
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