Lux Absio Bervatum

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

TV Table

A big table corazón and I made to randomly pick TV shows (formatted as a 24 × 36 inch poster): PDF (221 KB)
Edit: The PDF is hard to view in my browser so here's a 300 dpi image: PNG (4.2 MB)

Instructions are at the top. Here's a list of the shows/seasons included: Google Sheets spreadsheet

It has 3,360 entries, 3,177 of which are episodes of shows. This was as close as I could get with typical gaming dice (d6, d8, d10, d12, d20). 3,360 is 7 × 10 × 6 × 8; or a d8 (re-roll 8's, ergo 7), a d10, a d6, and another d8. The first two give the Y coordinate and the second two give the X coordinate.

The 183 non-show entries are just to fill out the table and can be treated as "re-roll all dice" if you don't want to be creative. There's about a 5% chance of landing on one of these.

This was fun to make in Excel. Lots of VLOOKUP, CONCAT, LEFT, RIGHT functions. Putting in the numbers of episodes per season of each show was the only slightly tedious part.