Rule 1040 (Steve: Mutable) Definition of Randomness.
That any rules that require that a player be chosen randomly have that player be selected in the following way: (A) Determine the number of players, N (B) Number off the players 0, ...., N-1 allocating each player exactly one unique number in the range 0 to N-1 (C) Use a uniform distribution to select a number between 0 and N-1. (D) Select the player numbered off in step (B) according to the number chosen in step (C)
In the case that a rule requires that a player be selected randomly from a subset of all the players, then N shall be the size of the subset, and the players numbered off shall be exactly those in the subset. ------- seconded: Geoff Tue Nov 3, 12:53