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Mark Chaplin
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Can someone please enlighten me?

I would like to know what dice came with the 2nd edition rules, and what is printed on each face.
I possess the 1st ed. and have just found out about the funky dice in the later version!




 
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Many people bitch about the second edition changes, but I think the special dice are really a cool thing.
No Bloodbowl player would even touch the game with normal dice!
 
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I have not broken out my 2nd edition Space Hulk in awhile. However, if I remember correctly, the only real difference is that the two firing dice cause sustained fire hits to be limited to the equivalent of "5 or better" (the new dice have one standard hit face and one sustained fire hit face). Also, you no longer jam on doubles...the jam die is rolled with the hit dice and you have a 1/6 chance of jamming (the jam die has a jam symbol on one side).
 
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Kurt Rauscher
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The dice in the 2nd edition are basically other WH40K with fewer sides actually printed.
The Jam Die is a red "Sustained Fire" die from 40K with only the misfire side printed, no numbers. If that came up during overwatch, the stormbolter jammed.
The Shooting Dice are unique to Space Hulk 2nd ed. as far as I know. They are very similar to white "Scatter" dice from 40K except that one of the Hits had a smaller mark on it, and only counted with Sustained Fire. Using a marker to mark one of the hits differently would allow the Scatter die to be used just like a shooting die.
The Fangs of Fenris 2nd edition autocannon rules stated to use 3 shooting dice and the jam die with every shot of the autocannon, with both hits and sustained fire hits counting on the shooting dice. We just used 3 scatter dice and 1 sustained fire die to the same effect.
 
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I have an incomplete copy of Space Hulk, missing all dice, would someone tell me if I can buy the WH40K dice and use them as is, or do I need to make my own dice?
 
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You can get by with standard d6 dice. Two dice of one color and one die of a different color. Normal fire hits when either of the two same colored dice roll a 6, sustained fire hits when either of the two same colored dice roll a 5 or 6. A jam occurs when the odd colored die rolls a 1. Simple enough.
 
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Bearcat89 wrote:
A jam occurs when the odd colored die rolls a 1. Simple enough.


This jam die; do you roll it with every shot, or just on overwatch?



 
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Storm Bolters only roll for jam when fired on overwatch.
Assault Cannons roll for jam whenever they are fired.
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Cheers, Ed. I picked up a set of 2nd edition dice today and was wonderin' about their use.


 
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