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Stupendous Dice for Stupendous Rolls?

Postby morganm » Wed Jul 14, 2010 4:34 pm

Refering to QuikWars rule set.

I assume we are to use a d6 for this opposed check. However it doesn't specifically say. Is this correct or can you just use whatever dice you want as long as they are the same?
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Postby MicVash » Wed Jul 14, 2010 4:45 pm

No expert but...

In the QuikWars rule set, all you are doing is seeing who rolls higher, so it doesn't matter what you use for dice as long as they are the same.

However, the rule of Heroic feats is further explained in the Heroes section of the 2005 rules sets. Although Heroes have a skill of 1d10, it states:

"To attempt a Heroic Feat, the player describes the Feat his Hero is about to attempt, and rolls 1d6. If one of his opponents would like the Feat to fail (and they probably will), he also rolls 1d6. If the Hero's roll ties or exceeds the opponent's roll, the Feat succeeds; otherwise the Hero's efforts end in failure."
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Postby morganm » Wed Jul 14, 2010 5:19 pm

Thanks for the clarification!
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Postby aoffan23 » Sun Jul 18, 2010 12:02 am

But what if no one wants it to fail, what does the die roll do then? Do you just declare it an auto-success, or do you make the standard action roll that varies depending on difficulty?

I understand this could be resolved however you want, but I'm just curious from a rulebook perspective.
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Postby Blitzen » Sun Jul 18, 2010 12:11 am

When a hero is concerned the only difficulty involved is getting your opponent to let you do whatever crazy thing you cook up. If they have no opposition, there's no point in having a chance of the action <b>not</b> happen, because all the fun resulting in the action is gone. It's basically a What I Say Goes Roll on the hero's action. It happens unless someone opposes it.
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Postby MicVash » Sun Jul 18, 2010 1:00 am

But even if no one wants the feat to fail don't you have to roll something anyway cause any roll where all the dice end up as a "one" is considered a critical failure? It's like leaving just a hint of fate up to the brikgods.
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Postby Warhead » Sun Jul 18, 2010 7:04 am

So far I've always rolled to see how successful the Hero's action is going to be and include crit fails in that roll but he also has the opportunity to over do it on a crit success too. I never use autosuccess for anything. For an unopposed roll I try to weigh up what I think the difficulty should be based on the Hero's own stats. Should it be a 50/50 chance or what, it's just like games mastering for role-players. I try not to make things too difficult though as I like my games Super Heroic/Villainous with Cinematic action, it's just more fun.

However, the people who get a good ballance in their games are people like Zahru, Brag and Natalya (and others). They don't go too over the score or get carried away like I tend to.
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Postby aoffan23 » Sun Jul 18, 2010 8:19 pm

In the one game I've played, which was a forum battle, I rolled the opposing player dice, and it was quite boring. Just having a fail or success is a little un-Brikwarsy, when instead it could have varying degrees of success in failure, resulting in varying amounts of hilarity and/or awesomeness.
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Postby MicVash » Sun Jul 18, 2010 11:02 pm

aoffan23 wrote:In the one game I've played, which was a forum battle, I rolled the opposing player dice, and it was quite boring. Just having a fail or success is a little un-Brikwarsy, when instead it could have varying degrees of success in failure, resulting in varying amounts of hilarity and/or awesomeness.


If you didn't get the best result you were hoping for I say you still technically failed because you failed your intentions but of course like you mention some other good outcome could happen and you come up with the appropriate consequence, good or bad or both. I think auto-success is a bit "un-Brikwarsy" but I don't see how fail/success is. When a minifig gets hit he either keeps on truckin or he dies. While Creativity and Mayhem are Brikwarsy, Simplicity is also Brikwarsy.
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