Testimonials – Games and Puzzles

Testimonials tagged with Games and Puzzles:

Long-Distance Family Card Games

I wanted to let you know that during this lockdown time my family has used your random card sorter to play long distance card games over Zoom. My parents (in their 80's located in Oregon) and their two daughters (Alaska and Arizona) are able to meet weekly and play a few hands of Hearts. Without your website it would not have been possible. My parents look forward to our weekly time and we will likely continue even past the virus protection time. I know there are online games that could work for the card purpose, but the ability to see each other's faces is more important than the cards. My parents are not tech savvy and would not be able to participate in anything online. So we have settled on this method of playing long distance cards.

Suggestion: If I had a wish however, I would wish that the output of the random cards were in rows of 13 (as if they were dealt to 4 people). It would make it so much easier to forward everyone's cards. :-)

Thank you!

—Jeanne Shaffer

Running a Role-Playing Game

Hi, I'd like to thank you for making this great random generator! I discovered it a few days ago, looking for an online random integer generator for this roleplaying game I am setting up, and Random.org has more than met the requirements! I also admit, its quite fun to generate tens of thousands of binary codes, and translate them in a binary translator, to see what the ‘atmosphere’ is saying. Anyways, thanks a bunch!

—Meli Connor

Various Types of Games

I am a person who loves stats. I do a lot of bingo cards and games. I use Random.org for …

1. Bingo Game No. 1–75 for my 18,000 cards, 90 bingo variations
2. The game of Racko No. 1–60
3. Memory using the 0–9 numbers each game I use 10K numbers
4. Now with the deck of cards I can study card games more often, I play cards on paper, any game using a deck of cards
5. maybe you can do a shuffler using Uno or Skip Bo or other card games

I thank you for making the site. It saves me time. I used to do the old fashion way of making game numbers, using a bingo cage and balls.

6. I also use the lottery and Keno Numbers too…

—Daniel Snyder, Butler, Missouri, USA

Making Runic Puzzle Keys for a Sci-Fi Story

I've just got several sets of random numbers & sequences off your generator to create pseudo-random ‘Three Letter Acronym’ puzzle keys in Younger Futharc runic. That old Danish script only has sixteen symbols, so lends itself to semi-cryptic ‘Hex’ applications.

Um, by the time I've finished collating the sets they'll be ‘pseudo-random,’ because there's a free key to begin, and several infuriating overlaps to complicate matters…

Thank you!

—Nik

Generating Attributes for Video Game Characters

I use Random.org to generate random attribute numbers for sports video games when creating new players. Useful for putting my friends in the game without being tempted to make them really good. Most of the time they wind up as an average to good player, and every now and then they wind up as a superstar.

—Scott Bins, Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA

Randomness in a Massive Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG)

In our newest game, Starships, we have made extensive use of your random numbers. Your random numbers are used in everything from the dispersement of game targets, rewards, patterns of asteroids … well EVERYTHING that should be random. The human mind can tell when something is truly random, and when it isn't, so your numbers make everything in the game look and feel right. THANK YOU!

—Archie Angelmann, Rabid Panda Games, USA

Generating Names for Computer Games

I'm using your random number generator to pick first and last names for characters from a spreadsheet for a computer game called ‘A Force More Powerful’—a game designed to teach nonviolent resistance groups how to fight for democracy without using violence.

—Karen Moody-Springer, BreakAway Games, USA

American Government Simulation

We use the random number generator for determining what events take place in our simulated political landscape. The administrators develop probabilities of likely outcomes of a certain event, then use the random generators to determine which events take place. It's very useful, thanks!

—Brady Carlson, American Government Simulation

Dungeons & Dragons

I'm an aspiring Dungeon Master (the guy behind the screen Toto warns you about) and I use Random.org for everything, nearly. Character stats, I simulate 6 sets of 3 six sided dice for a quick and dirty ‘customized’ character. If I need a map quickly, I use the Dungeon's Masters Guide dice tables and simulate about 100 dice rolls for dungeon layout, decoration, and monster placement. Random encounters, check. In fact I could use Random.org for all my needs, as the entire D&D game is based on the random rolls of 6, 8, 10, 20, or 100 sided dice. But where's the fun in that? I'm planning to move my computer (one of them) to my den so I can run rolls quicker than normal, but I think I'll keep my big bag o' dice at my side just to keep my players on their toes. Thanks for the great service!

—Brian Rouse

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