Why adding a dice into game? Isnt better to manage cards? Like Zigil Miner or so? IMO adding a dice would make less ppl try to play that game :?
To try new things?
I'm not advocating the dice in the official rules/game. I'm talking about custom games here.
Also, answering a poster in BBG that could help clarify things:
QUESTION: "I have no problem with dice in general, however it's really hard to answer the question without some more information. Could you elaborate on your idea some more? What exactly do you have in mind, what rules would you like to implement? Specifics, please.
How can I answer whether I prefer d10 or d6 if I know virtually nothing about the actual rule that you'd like to implement?
To me, all that matters is good mechanics. If you have an interesting idea, one that would fit well with the theme and really add something to the game experience, I don't care if it uses dice or stones or matches or whatever."
Sure. The mechanic I was thinking about is new abilities like Stealth, that (without any test whatsoever) would work like this:
"Stealth is a new ability on very small creatures or enemies with training in not being detected. The ability works based on the creature's natural ability or training and a dice - Stealth can go from 0 to 7.
When Revealed: Roll a die. If the result is 5 or 6, this enemy cannot be engaged and is immune to player's action until the start of the next quest phase
Forced: Before being attacked, roll a die and add the Stealth value. If the total roll minus the attacker's WILL is 5+, the attack is canceled."
Another one was as a player-side ability, called Powerattack:
"The Powerattack ability is present in the most fearsome and courageous men, elves and dwarves. When you attack with a character with Powerattack, you may decide to discard that character; if you do, roll a die and add the results as damage tokens on the enemy."
This wouldn't be a good idea with Heroes, but allies are a go.
I'm not that worried with player-side because people don't usually play with custom-made player cards.