After reading all sorts of message board posts about how the Wizards designers are all lame idiots standing on the shoulders of giants, foisting their homebrew worlds filled with munchkiny dragonmen on us poor unsuspecting gamers, I was very pleased (though by no means surprised) to see this.
Mathematical and statistical modeling of games by trained mathematicians?!?
Next someone will tell me they have market research accurately informing them of how people PLAY.
Nah! Total crazy talk, I know.