member, 543 posts
Sun 20 May 2018
at 06:29
Adding a Game System / Special Dice to the roller?
FFG is coming out with a new edition of Legend of the Five Rings. And of course there's special dice.

Will it be possible to have the dice / mechanics added to the roller?

There are two special dice. Ring and Skill.
There are four fancy new symbols. Success, Strife, Explosive Success, and Opportunity.

Ring Dice are d6s with these faces:
1: blank
2: success
3: success & strife
4: explosive success & strife
5: opportunity
6: opportunity & strife

Skill Dice are d12s with these faces:
1-2: blank
3-4: success
5: success & opportunity
6-7: success & strife
8: explosive success
9: explosive success & strife
10-12: opportunity

Players will need to roll several of each dice and have the symbols counted. Similar to the FFG Star Wars game.

ETA: If it matters, there is an element of Roll & Keep in the new system, so tracking which dice yielded which results should be the default.

This message was last edited by the user at 06:33, Sun 20 May.

 member, 486 posts
 Wayfarer of the
 Western Wastes
Sun 20 May 2018
at 07:20
Adding a Game System / Special Dice to the roller?
In reply to liblarva (msg # 1):

Die rolls are displayed in the order called by the dice roller, so tracking which die rolled what is a matter of being mindful of the order in which they were called.

For instance:

[dice=1d6,1d12 record=yes memo="Ring Die, then Skill Die" text="Ring Die, then Skill Die"]

might result in:

02:14, Today: Chief Tinker rolled 3,1 using 1d6,1d12 with rolls of 3,1.  Ring Die, then Skill Die.

and would be different from:

[dice=1d12,1d6 record=yes memo="Skill Die, then Ring Die" text="Skill Die, then Ring Die"]

which might result in:

02:14, Today: Chief Tinker rolled 12,5 using 1d12,1d6 with rolls of 12,5.  Skill Die, then Ring Die.

Until this roll type might be added to the dice roller, using either of the two strings above in a post calling for these rolls and consulting the tables you have already set forth would do the job.

jase would be the fellow to make the final decision as to whether to add this new type or not.  He would be coding it.

This message had punctuation tweaked by the user at 07:21, Sun 20 May.

 member, 197 posts
 Portal Expat
 Game System Polyglot
Fri 25 May 2018
at 01:25
Adding a Game System / Special Dice to the roller?
The Genesys dice are also used in the rather prolific and successful FFG SWRPG, and also Genesys, which is the generic imprint.  It might be worth it to plug in on that basis.