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Need some clarity, I don’t have this in front of me but if you have a focus token, as the attacker, and roll 2 blanks and a focus, can you spend your focus token to change all of your dice to damages? And same for defending? If you roll 2 blanks and a focus, can you spend your focus to change them to evades?

 

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only your focus results rolled can be changed to hits while attacking and evades on defense if a focus token is spent. Blanks stay blanks unless rerolled or you have something like autothrusters or Finn to further modify them.

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This came up in another player's first game just last night, so to get it out there: when you spend a focus token, it changes all of your "eye" results to either hits or evades, not just 1 "eye" result. A focus token gets a lot more powerful when you have more dice to throw and potentially change. 

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Unless it is specifically spent on something else spending a Focus Token on attack will turn all the "eye" results showing at the time into "boom" results.  If used with a Defense Roll it turns all "eye" results into "evade" results.

Note that if you make more changes after spending the Focus token those things are NOT changed by the Token.  In other words if you have a Focus and TL token on a target and attack it  you should spend the TL FIRST if you are going to spend it.  If you roll four attack dice and get "kaboom", "eye", and Blank (x2) how you spend the tokens matters:  Spend Focus first you get KB, Boom, Blank, Blank and if you then use TL to reroll the Blanks you are stuck with what comes up even if they are useless "eye" results; if instead you spend your TL first to reroll the blanks if you get "eye" results from that you can then spend the Focus to turn those rerolled "eye" results into "boom" results along with the original "eye" result.

 

As for the OP's question about using a Focus token to turn all the "undesirable" results into "good" results could you just imagine how powerful that would be?  If it worked that well there would be almost no need for Target Locks aside from special purposes including firing a lot of ordnance.  It would make Defense much more reliable taking a die that is good 5/8 of the time with a Focus spent and making it good all the time; Evade could still add to results but if you roll just 2 dice for Defense Focus would still yield better results on average.

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On 07/04/2018 at 12:18 AM, VaderWalker said:

Need some clarity, I don’t have this in front of me but if you have a focus token, as the attacker, and roll 2 blanks and a focus, can you spend your focus token to change all of your dice to damages? And same for defending? If you roll 2 blanks and a focus, can you spend your focus to change them to evades?

 

thanks!

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