Angela Hickman Newnham
My group has learned that magic rolls always have an extra die and now try to use it a lot more.
1) Is the spark a magic source for the entire group?
2) Can a boosted spark take a magic action instead of a skill roll? If so, I assume they can roll a magic die of their element?
A Spark that is activated with a boost for the Charge Spark action can make a skill roll of any type including a skill roll. it *can't* get a talent die though, it isn't a Poppin and has no talent.
The colored dice aren't "element" dice, they are talent dice and are a unique feature of Poppins. A Poppin hero only gets to use the Talent die when they are making a Magic skill roll of the element that corresponds to their own Talent, so for example a Helpful Poppin would roll the Helpful die when making Life Magic rolls, but wouldn't roll the Flashy die when making Fire Magic rolls.
Also, Do boosts reset to 1 in a scene transition or carry over? Do 2 boosts in the journey become 1 or 2 in the big finish?
Boosts carry over to the next scene. If a hero doesn't have a boost at the beginning of a scene they gain one.
Hope that helps!