**Parentheses** are used to specify the order of the computation.

As said, the `d`

operator is computed before of the `*`

operator, and the latter is computed before of the `+`

operator. So, the formula "`2d6*3+4`

" means *roll two six sided dice, add the result together, multiply it by 3 and then add 4*.

Using parentheses it is possible to modify that order: whatever is put between them is computed before of the operators outside them. I.e. the formula "`2d(6*(3+4))`

" means *add together 3 and 4, multiply the result by 6 and then roll two dice with a number of faces equal to the result*. Or, in other words, *roll two 42 sided dice and add the result together*.

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