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30 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 20 September 2007 11:46PM

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Comment author: dlthomas 11 January 2012 12:24:52AM 0 points [-]

When I hear "high-quality random numbers" I think "crypto-quality random numbers" - which certainly suffice, but are clearly overkill...

Comment author: Bugmaster 11 January 2012 12:25:43AM *  6 points [-]

You would be amazed at what tabletop gamers do and do not consider "overkill" :-)

EDIT: In the interests of full disclosure, I am a tabletop gamer, and yet I do consider crypto-quality random numbers to be overkill, but I may be in the minority on this.

Comment author: dlthomas 11 January 2012 12:28:14AM 2 points [-]

Yes, but those are typically the same people who have rituals around their dice. Which, on reflection, seems kinda contradictory...