Here’s another one, apropos of nothing.
I’m planning my birthday party (6×6 @ #6, Bar Äijä’s, watch this space for the report), and it will have a role-playey 6D6 theme. I’m planning a set of drinks, each with a number assigned to it. You roll 6D6, and depending on the outcome of the roll, that’s what you drink.
I’m thinking, 6 1s will mean you have to drink a Prairie God, while 6 6s will mean you have to drink one of everything else.
 Naga liqueur, fireball cinnamon and Blair’s Sudden Death.
Here’s the thing.
There’s only one way to roll a natural six with 6D6 (6 1s), and only one way to roll a natural thirty-six (6 6s), always assuming legit rolls, no dropping out of dice or adding any or substituting a D20 or any shenanigans like that.
But, for example, there’s more than one way to roll a thirty. You can roll 6 5s, or you can roll 4 5s and a 4 and a 6 … and so on. More than one way, that’s what I mean. So you’ve got a better-than-one-in-thirty-six chance of rolling one of those middle numbers.
I imagine it’s one of those bell-curve things, with a 0 chance of rolling anything under 6 or over 36, a 1 in 36 chance of rolling 6 or 36, and a climbing chance of the numbers in between. Where I can scatter the safer, more standard drinks for guests to roll.
Save me, mathy-types! My poor artsy brain just can’t handle the confusion of thirty-six numbery things.