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Dave Young
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When you roll a Firefly (6), you get to roll again and add it.

Do you get only one bonus roll or can you keep rolling as long as you keep rolling Fireflies?
 
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Climber Rat wrote:
When you roll a Firefly (6), you get to roll again and add it.

Do you get only one bonus roll or can you keep rolling as long as you keep rolling Fireflies?


You get to keep rolling (though at that point, it's usually academic, unless it's a Showdown)
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But it's fun to see how many times you can keep it going. I think my group's record is 4 or 5 in one check.
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Personally I've only managed 3 in a row. But as intimated​ it was academic at that point.
 
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Mark McG
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best time to roll a 6 is with the gambling cards. Can really escalate the winnings
 
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Minedog3 wrote:
best time to roll a 6 is with the gambling cards. Can really escalate the winnings
If you mean that if you roll a 6 you get to roll again, then I don't think that is correct. There are no (official) Gambling cards where you get to roll only 1 die, therefore Thrillin' heroics can't apply where you roll 2 dice.
 
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Mark McG
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are you telling me gambling isn't a Skill Test?
 
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Minedog3 wrote:
are you telling me gambling isn't a Skill Test?
Correct. A Skill Test requires a roll against one of Fight, Tech or Neg. There are no Skill Tests shown on any Gambling cards.
 
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Hmm, but that core rulebook says:

Quote:
Whenever you roll a Firefly,
count it as a 6 and make a
Bonus Roll. Roll the dice again and
add the result to the total.


"Whenever". And previous comments from GF9 have suggested that this isn't only meant to apply to skill tests.
 
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Firedrake wrote:
Hmm, but that core rulebook says:

Quote:
Whenever you roll a Firefly,
count it as a 6 and make a
Bonus Roll. Roll the dice again and
add the result to the total.


"Whenever". And previous comments from GF9 have suggested that this isn't only meant to apply to skill tests.
The only card where you roll dice is Billiards Betting and it seems to me that "the dice" referred to in the second sentence is linked back to the two dice referred to in the previous sentence. Any bonus rolls means you are rolling three or more dice and thereby adding more than the total of two dice.

If the card simply said "Take $100 times the total rolled" then I'd say that thrillin' heroics would apply.
 
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Mudd Grizzly

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I actually emailed GF9 about this. Here are the relevant parts of our conversation:
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Does Thrillin' Heroics apply to non-skill rolls, like the Billiards Betting card or Alert Token roles?

Quote:
Yes it applies to all rolls.
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Mudd Grizzly wrote:
I actually emailed GF9 about this. Here are the relevant parts of our conversation:
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Does Thrillin' Heroics apply to non-skill rolls, like the Billiards Betting card or Alert Token roles?

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Yes it applies to all rolls.
Ok, I guess that definitively answers the question that whenever you roll a 6 no matter what for you get a bonus roll!

It certainly makes the Billiards Betting card a lot more valuable in terms of cost vs potential payout.
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