August 18, 2012
We’ve been getting a lot of questions about the game mechanics of Medieval Tales, including what type of dice the game uses. The mechanic itself is a success counting dice pool system, where you roll a number of dice equal to your Ability Pool against a Difficulty determined by the Game Master (who we refer to as the Seneschal).
While Medieval Tales can accommodate different sizes of dice (see below), the default size of dice are your good old standard six-siders, also known as “D6s”, that can be found just about anywhere. You score a success for every 5 you roll, and two successes for every 6 (giving those lacking ability the chance of accomplishing very difficult tasks).
If your group decides to use dice of a different size, you just need to keep to the ratio of an average of one success per two dice, with the highest result yielding an additional success. Note that when using dice of a higher size (such as D10s), your chances of getting that second success will be lower (10% rather than 16.67% with D6s), which may or may not be more desirable to your group’s style of play. For this reason, everyone at the table needs to use dice of the same size.
We have made custom dice which are in no way required to play the game (although they look really cool—which you can thank our Logo Designer/Website Developer/Editor Andrew Hauge for). The “6” has been replaced with the Red Lion logo, making it easy to determine when you get that second success.
Sets of 12 dice (the maximum amount of dice you will need to play the game) will be available for purchase from our site in limited quantities. A set consists of 1 Red Die, 1 White Die, and 10 Black Velvet Dice produced by Chessex Manufacturing. There are reasons why two of the dice are of a different color, which will be explained in an upcoming post.
Again, just to be perfectly clear, you can absolutely use your own dice, and can even use dice of a different size if you would prefer, but two of your dice should either be of a different color (preferably red and white), or be distinguishable in some way from the others.
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