Dice Mechanics

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All game tests within Star Traders are resolved as if rolling real dice of different sizes as D(n) where n is the number of dice sides. Any and all percentage type bonuses are applied before dice are rolled.

Type Value Used in Description
Big Die (n) D(n) damage calculations A single big dice is rolled with as many sides as the input.

Big Die (28) rolls a 28 sided dice.

Weighted Die (n) (n/2) + D(n/2) Crew Combat Initiative and other values where a minimum is desired Half of the input is immediately granted and the other half is rolled as a Big Die(n).

Weighted Die(28) is equivalent to 14 + Big Die (14).

Strong Die () D(10), success on rolls above 6 Skill Tests Rolling 10 Strong Dice is equivalent to rolling 10 D10s with a target number of higher than 6.

On average, 10 Strong Dice turn up 4 successes.

Standard Die () D(10), success on rolls above 8 Skill Tests Rolling 10 Standard Dice is equivalent to rolling 10 D10s with a target number of higher than 8.

On average, 10 Standard Dice turn up 2 successes.