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Gerard Arceo
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Do you think 20 dice (4 dice per color) is enough for atleast 2 players to play? What do you guys think? Should I save that 15$ and put it on another add on? Those who have played conan or the game itself, does the number of dice seemed inadequate?

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Generally, when there are extra dice to take, it's about people wanting to have as many sets as there are players. It's not that much about the gameplay.
Here, I don't know.

But all in all, If you aren't a dice freak, the number of dice in the box is enough. The game would be incomplete otherwise.

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Some of the revealed hero screens show maximum attribute values of 5. And it bothers me a bit. Am I obliged to buy extra die pack to be able to roll 5 black dice for Armored Suit Batman melee attack for example?
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Here's the trick: Roll 4 dice, then roll one again.
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boardgamesdotEXE wrote:
Here's the trick: Roll 4 dice, then roll one again.


I for one find that terribly annoying. So for people like me, that's what the dice pack is for.
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The number of dice in Conan was adequate.
I believe I have a couple extra sets, but I rarely (never?) use all of them.

Extra set(s) are handy if you want every player to have his own set of dice, so you never pass dice across the table (you'll also need several dice trays/towers, while you're at it ).

Basically, as the KS says, extra dice are optionnal. They're just a comfort/luxury option.

Edit: Keep also in mind that we're only at the very begining of the campaign, a "free extra dice" SG is not impossible
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Roolz wrote:
The number of dice in Conan was adequate.
I believe I have a couple extra sets, but I rarely (never?) use all of them.

Extra set(s) are handy if you want every player to have his own set of dice, so you never pass dice across the table (you'll also need several dice trays/towers, while you're at it ).

Basically, as the KS says, extra dice are optionnal. They're just a comfort/luxury option.

Edit: Keep also in mind that we're only at the very begining of the campaign, a "free extra dice" SG is not impossible


I bought extra dice on Conan so we wouldn't have to continuously pass them around the table. More than once, we've had people reach halfway across the table for dice and knock over miniatures on the board or, worse yet, a few drinks.

We try to split the dice between the two sides of the table so no one has to look far for a set.
 
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boardgamesdotEXE wrote:
Here's the trick: Roll 4 dice, then roll one again.


But that's not ideal in a game system that allows any player to purchase extra rerolls at any time. It can get messy trying to remember who rolled what when.
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kdc629 wrote:
boardgamesdotEXE wrote:
Here's the trick: Roll 4 dice, then roll one again.


But that's not ideal in a game system that allows any player to purchase extra rerolls at any time. It can get messy trying to remember who rolled what when.

You do it on the fly (you can purchase rerolls at specific moments only), so it's not particularly messy. Except if everyone around the table has a goldfish memory, but then about everything gets messy .
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All in all, it's a matter of preference.

If you don't want to have to reroll 10% of the time or you prefer not to share dice, by no means, just buy those.
If yo think it's not worth it, then don't.

There is no need to try and rationalize our preferences.
 
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Just for a frame of reference, in Conan the maximum number of dice of one type you might roll at one time is 7. They haven’t revealed all the player cards for Batman yet, but it’s probably around the same for this game, but I could be wrong seeing as how Batman has two extra dice types. In any event, yes, IMO, having extra dice is useful if you don’t want to have to reroll and remember.
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I wouldn't be surprised if we get a stretch goal for a couple extra rice in each color. I'd wait until the end when we know the true contents of the pledge to decide if you want more.
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I really hope that Monolith thinks about making a more Batman themed dice set out of it.

For example Bats on the sides of the dice.
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Teskal wrote:
I really hope that Monolith thinks about making a more Batman themed dice set out of it.

For example Bats on the sides of the dice.


And HAhaHAha or Joker laughing for misses (although I understand that a blank side is clearly a miss)
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You very, VERY rarely roll more than 4 die of the same colour. One exception in the prototype on all the videos is Red Hood. If he picks up the machine gun (2 red dice) and decides to spend 3 energy to fire it (3 red dice). Honestly, a waist of resources even though he can spay bullets everywhere, he won't be allowed to take them all down.
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