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IRC Dice Bot: “Bones”

posted Wednesday, October 10th 2007 by Jonathan Drain
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Astute users will have noticed the “Roleplaying Tools” section on the right where I’m hoping to apply my programming knowledge to the field of roleplaying games. Today’s update is Bones, anIRC dice bot programmed in Ruby. In short, Bones connects to Internet Relay Chat and rolls dice on command, allowing you to play online.

Among the features of this bot are multi-channel and multi-server support, public and private rolls, and most significantly, heavy support for complex dice notation – including adding or subtracting any number of dice or integers. I’ve made Bones available for free. Clicky link!


  1. Phased Weasel

    October 10th, 2007

    It may not be of your design, but I think the OpenRPG system deserves a link. It’s a free and solid way to play tabletop games over the internet. For years I’ve looked for a good solution, and now am finally running a campaign over the net for my old high school and college friends. It has support for chat, GUI dice rolling, character / monster sheets, and a reasonably useful tabletop (the most valuable function, for me).

  2. Osagasu

    November 18th, 2007

    These are servers out there that do produce radiation-based random numbers, such as “HotBits,” which the dice-roller I used before I started using this one used for number generation.

  3. tekkas

    April 23rd, 2013

    Hey! Just wanted to say thanks, this is a very nice bot.

    Had a bit of a snag getting it to load properly but it’s okay now. Well done.

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