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Polymatic (formerly DiceX) is a Cocoa dice-roller for Mac OS X Leopard. It features optional dropping of rolls; "per die" and "per pool" modifiers for bonus, penalty, and multiplier; a log to maintain track of your previous rolls; optional rerolling below and/or above certain values; and a button to configure for basic percentile rolling. The program also features the concept of grouping a roll of the dice into pools, and then grouping those pools into, well, "groups," which allows for great flexibility when configuring a roll. If you see anything missing or malfunctional, please do let me know, as I gladly accept feature requests more...

What's New

Version 1.1:
  • Polymatic is now open-source.
  • Added constraints upon the split views in the log window.
  • Added a preference to enable or disable the warning upon resetting the memory slots.
  • Introduced a new icon.
  • The behavior of the memory slots has been tweaked slightly.
  • Addressed an issue that prevented the log window from loading.
  • Introduced a new more...

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.5 or later

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Intellect Inside Member IconComment+61
Intellect Inside
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Hmmm...

Just a thought: Bones allows you to set the number of dice in each pool independently. Check out Bones if you need that kind of configurability.

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Version 1.0
Aikousha Member IconReview+256
Aikousha
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If you need a dice simulator/random number generator that has complex boundaries, and don't need to change those boundaries often, or if you need a log of the resulting values for large quantities of those numbers, this is the simulator for you.
Unfortunately, this is not a very good simulator if you need to switch sets or make a number of different simple rolls, or even quick rolls.
To use this, you need to switch several panes, and fill several fields. Changing sets is not quick or easy. In other words, it's not for someone who is using this for normal rolling in D&D, Gurps, ICE, CoC, Paranoia, or any other normal tabletop RPG or miniatures environment. For that, you might as well just get a proper bag of polyhedral dice.
However, if all you need is a single repetitive and complex set, this is excellent. And for other than Bones, is, at the moment one of the most flexible dice simulators for the Mac.

For the Developer, if you intend to continue with this format, you may wish to add a "set bar" and set-pane to allow multiple pre-created boundary-sets to be quickly selected from a pull-down menu. You may also wish to either change the format of, or allow exporting of, the roll-log, so people that could use this for probability work could get the numbers from the app. The current log form is not usable by anything I have access to, at home, or at Drexel University (and actually is a little non-intuitive to non-programmers).

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Version 1.4
merenbach (Developer)
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I wish that I'd seen this review before! Unfortunately, I don't always check the download sites, so it's best to e-mail me feature requests and bug reports, or to send them through my website's contact form. I assure you that, even for this version, the idea for the addition of saving and restoring option sets, in part or whole, did cross my mind. I decided that it was time to get Polymatic out the door, and this functionality will most certainly be implemented in a future release. Additionally, I did remove log export functionality due to the complexity involved with the new log format. If you (or anyone else) can conceive of a format for exporting the new log, I will gladly consider it. I agree that the old export format was fairly useless for parsing. You have my apologies that the program in its present condition doesn't fit your needs.

Dalahast Member IconReview+139
Dalahast
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Excellent roller with unusually high flexibility, a must-have for all D&D players and other games with dice.

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Version 1.3.9
Orion-Mk.-V Member IconReview+216
Orion-Mk.-V
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Not the most intuitive dice roller, but it's very flexible.

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Version 1.3.8
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Downloads 3,569
Version Downloads 1,347
License Free
Date 26 Apr 2010
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32 / PPC 64
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