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Subject: What are the icons on the die faces? rss

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Ben Rankin
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We have seen that the dice are 8 sided, but I have been trying to evaluate cards without knowing what numbers of the various icons exist on both the attack and defense dice.

Does anyone know that can share?

All I can tell from the released images is that there are apparently 2 critical hit results on the attack dice.
 
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benrankin wrote:
Does anyone know...

Yes

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...that can share?

Oops, no.
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This is bugging me because I know somebody, either here or on the FFG forums, posted their guesses to what would be on the dice [edit: and I am unable to find that post]. From the pictures we've seen, I'm convinced there are two focus icons on the attack dice because of the way the eyes are oriented.

You need to look at where the little dark circle is on the eye in relation to the die corners. When "right side up" the focus icon should have the little dark circle closest to the upper corner of it's triangular face.

The die on the far left and the one in the middle are the same. You can see that there is a blank to the left of that focus symbol (right in this picture because the focus symbol is upside down).

The die in the middle of the three on the left shows that there is a "hit" symbol to it's left. This convinces me that there are 2 focus symbols on each die.

Additionally, since focus results are used to determine ties, I believe defense and offense dice must have the same number of focus symbols.

Again using the orientation of the focus symbol, it appears there are two critical hits on the attack die. Beyond that, I can't be sure.

I'm inclined to believe that the break down will be
offense: 2 crits, 2 hits, 2 focus, and 2 blanks
defense: 4 evade, 2 focus, 2 blank
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Todd Warnken
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I'll find out on Thursday.
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Mundane wrote:
I'll find out on Thursday.


Lucky! [I assume that means you'll be at Gen Con.] I guess I'll find out when somebody posts it.
 
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Budgernaut wrote:


Again using the orientation of the focus symbol, it appears there are two critical hits on the attack die. Beyond that, I can't be sure.

I'm inclined to believe that the break down will be
offense: 2 crits, 2 hits, 2 focus, and 2 blanks
defense: 4 evade, 2 focus, 2 blank


I was thinking the about the same thing, and I appreciate your well reasoned guesswork. I figured that the base success chances on both types of dice would be the same and 50/50 seems very reasonable. I was having a hard time counting the evades on the defense dice.

Looking forward to the demo and tournament reports from GenCon.
 
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Budgernaut wrote:
You need to look at where the little dark circle is on the eye in relation to the die corners. When "right side up" the focus icon should have the little dark circle closest to the upper corner of it's triangular face.

It is quite possible those are just mocked-up dice and not final production dice.... Just sayin'..... ninja
 
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ColtsFan76 wrote:
Budgernaut wrote:
You need to look at where the little dark circle is on the eye in relation to the die corners. When "right side up" the focus icon should have the little dark circle closest to the upper corner of it's triangular face.

It is quite possible those are just mocked-up dice and not final production dice.... Just sayin'..... ninja


Those probably aren't dice at all, just CGI, and the graphics guy used what images were handy and looked good.
 
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Geosphere wrote:
Those probably aren't dice at all, just CGI

There is no spoon...

Odd Matrix reference
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For those looking for the answers, pics of the dice have been posted

The attack dice have: 1 x crit, 3 x hit, 2 x focus, 2 x blank



The defence dice have: 3 x evade, 2 x focus, 3 x blank



The advantage definitely goes to the attacker...
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david boyett
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TnT! wrote:
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The advantage definitely goes to the attacker...


Which is why using the Evade and focus actions is a very good idea if you've got the opportunity.

-DavicusPrime
 
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