The dice bot is actually a lot simpler than it looks.
Of all those things there, the only ones most of us will ever need are:
Dice: The number of dice you want to roll.
Sides: The number of sides on each dice
That's it. Ignore the rest.
For 2d6. you put 2 in "dice" and 6 in "sides". For Percentile Dice, 1 in "dice" and 100 in "sides". (easier that 2d10 and remembering that the green one is tens and the white one is ones)
You click the "Roll Dice" button.
You get a result like this:Roll Result:
Chrystal rolled: 2d6Comment:
Result: 5, 6,
You can copy that text and paste it into your post as I have done here.
Or if you click the "View Your Rolls" link, you will see a list of all rolls you have made. On the end is code that looks like this:
[url=/forums/dicebot.php?r=56554]At 2014-04-02 16:30:57, Chrystal (uid: 15512) rolls: 2d6 Result: 11[/url]
If copied and pasted into a post, it gives this:At 2014-04-02 16:30:57, Chrystal (uid: 15512) rolls: 2d6 Result: 11
Okay, there are potential problems with either way of doing this:
If you let the players choose the dares "on-the-fly", then you are effectively doing away with the drawing them out of the hat scenario anyway. The issue is that you as GM have no control over what dares are given, except in so far as you can ask a player to change one. If they refuse, that could kill the game.
The issue with having the dares laid out in advance is having enough to go around. It's hard enough to think of one on the spur of the moment, let alone come up with a list of fifty or so, and if you don't return them to the hat, they will quickly get used up. On the other hand if you do return them to the hat, you will always end up with the same team drawing the same one over and over - it's sod's law!
The possible solution to this - and it makes the dice rolling easier too - is to have the person who drew the last dare make up a new one to replace it, so each player maybe makes up two dares to begin, and then as each is used it is replaced.
The mechanics of how this can work:
In the first post of the OOC thread you put a table:
[tr][td][center]1[/center][/td][td]Kiss one member of the other team[/td][/tr]
[tr][td][center]2[/center][/td][td]Kiss all members of the other team[/td][/tr]
|Kiss one member of the other team|
|Kiss all members of the other team|
Each player rolls their own dice and posts the dice roll at the top of their post. Everyone can then see what they pulled out of the hat, and they just have to incorporate it into the post.
You edit the table, remove the dare they pulled out and replace it with the one they came up with instead.
I hope that's not too complex?