makes it seem too much like I determine the fate of all my monsters.
Althought you will heave at the thought, this is why I like the game so much. The logistics of how and when to play the combat cards is part of the genius for me. To sacrifice that angst in favour of the lottery of dice, turns the player from the driver to a passenger reading the map.
However, if double 6's gets your pulse racing then why not? But not at my table.