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    Roll of the Dice Tournament

    Apologies if this type of tournament has been created in the last 3 years I've been absent, but I figured I'd make a new tournament for shiggles.

    1. Any version is welcome - considering there are no prizes, there is no exchange of items so everybody's welcome to participate in whatever version/mod choice of their wish;

    2. Three characters must be chosen - they must all be Hardcore, no matter what version you choose;

    3. Any 'players' setting is welcome;

    4. Self-found only with an important exception... All items you wish to use on the three characters you've chosen MUST REMAIN ON THOSE characters. You may keep a stash for muling purposes for items you want to keep, but once an item is transferred off your characters to that stash, it cannot be re-equipped. You can move items from one tournament character to another freely;

    5. Quests must be completed in order, however quest rewards do not have to be used immediately (such as Socket/Imbue quests);

    6. Characters must wait at the next Act for the others to 'Catch up';

    7. Resetting Skills and Stats quest reward is allowable - but one must assign their skill points with the same 'Roll of the Dice' as they would by levelling.

    Now onto the fun part...

    The idea is to allow pure luck and chance to dictate how you build your character - in this case by using 'dice' (or a roll of some sort such as the Number Generator website), to influence the allocation of Skill Points. The first number you will roll is one out of 'three' - this is the Skill Tree you will put your first set of points into. Roll a second number out of 'six' - this is the amount of points you will put into that Skill tree before you are allowed to roll again. Skill points MUST be spent immediately when earned (via levelling and Quest Rewards).

    As an example let's say you have chosen an Amazon as one of your characters. The rolls are '2' and '4' respectively. When you look at the Amazon skill trees, the '2' corresponds to the 'Passive and Magic Skills' tree, and I must spend my first '4' skill points there before I'm allowed to roll again.

    Your biggest limitation is perhaps this... Once you have placed a Skill Point into the 6th, 12th, 18th and 24th point of ANY Skill Tree, you are not allowed to spend any more points in the previous skills of THAT particular tree. The only way you will be able to get around this is to Max out the lvl 30 skill of that Skill Tree.

    Quest Rewards that offer skills will fall under the same fate of chance - a roll out of 'three'.

    Players are given until Sunday the 19th of May to choose and name their characters - but players are allowed to start questing immediately. I don't really think having a time limit is appropriate, because I don't want to force part-time players into questing like madmen to level. Let's see what interesting builds occur
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    Re: Roll of the Dice Tournament

    I'll play the following classes:

    Necromancer
    Druid
    Paladin

    I'll commence the rolls now!

    Necromancer: 3 and 2
    Druid: 1 and 4
    Paladin: 1 and 2

    I'll get some names going soon enough

    ENJOY!

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    Re: Roll of the Dice Tournament

    Necromancer has officially been crowned 'HolyHandGrenade'. Following his foray into the wonderful world of applying two points into Amplify Damage I re-rolled to discover a kinder outcome of chance - his next five skills will go into Summoning Spells! An extra point into Skeletons gives me two to work with at least... The Den of Evil quest? Let's say no more - Amplify Damage!

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    Re: Roll of the Dice Tournament

    Cool idea! This is similar to a random tournament of sorts I tried 2 years ago where each level the skill and stat points were decided randomly. This one seems a bit more user friendly tbh.

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    Re: Roll of the Dice Tournament

    I'm in (and will be doing latest version with RWM!). Been looking forward to another iteration of 3wd.

    Last 3 character tourney I completed across the board was 3WD 2, and I had a Necro, Sorc, and Zon, and I'm doing a staff-leaper-barb in the Randomly Challenged, so I'll be rolling with:

    Kismet the Druid: 2nd tab, 3 skills
    Felicity the Assassin: 1st tab, 2 skills
    Karma the Paladin: 1st tab, 1 skill

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    Re: Roll of the Dice Tournament

    Oh ****.

    Brad!

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    Re: Roll of the Dice Tournament

    By the way something I'll need everyone's opinion on... What shall we do about the Reset Skill/Stat reward? Do we want to ignore it? Do we want to include it, but allow the skill points to be shared out via chance yet again, with the same type of dice rolls?

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    Re: Roll of the Dice Tournament

    I'm not planning on participating, but I say they should be disallowed. Takes away from the randomness!

    Either that, or they can be used, but at some sort of imposed penalty: limit each set of rolls to a tier of skills, IE, if you respec with 60 skill points, and roll 3-6 first, those 6 skill points must go into level 1 skills. Second roll is 1-2, must go into level 1 skills. Third roll is 3-1, now you have unlocked the second skill tier in that tree, level 6 skills.

    Otherwise, grind through the game as best you can, respec at 40-50's so I can dump points into 24 and 30 skills. I don't think this is what you want happening in your random builds.

    Okay, now I go back to the peanut gallery. Have fun!

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    Re: Roll of the Dice Tournament

    Updated rules to reflect judgement on using Reset of Stats/Skills quest reward - I believe it's fair

    Progress: HolyHandGrenade, the Amplify-Damage-enthusiast, is well on his way through Act I ploughing through just about everything in his way. I can't believe the extra couple of forced points into Amp. Damage is useful - reminded me of doing Hell Cows with a long lost Necromancer ages ago. Also finished up on the second roll and is now on his third: 1-3 - looks like I'm well on my way to getting Clay Golem up in levels.

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    Re: Roll of the Dice Tournament

    Hmm very tempting this one even if i am doing the random one as well and have several other characters ongoing.

    One stash shared between the three right?? I shall select my 3 later on tonight and their starting skills.

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