Is the computer die intended to generate successes & failures?

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GarethL
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Is the computer die intended to generate successes & failures?

Postby GarethL » Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:14 am

What it says above!

Is a 5 on the computer dice a success?
Shai
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Re: Is the computer die intended to generate successes & failures?

Postby Shai » Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:53 am

Yes.
It's intended to act as a chance die (chance to succeed, fail, or be noticed by Friend Computer).
The missions book (page 14): "Count up all 5s and 6s: those are successes." That includes the Computer Dice 5.
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Re: Is the computer die intended to generate successes & failures?

Postby allenshock1 » Sun May 13, 2018 1:36 am

Does the Computer symbol not count as a 6?
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Re: Is the computer die intended to generate successes & failures?

Postby Shai » Sun May 13, 2018 5:20 am

No, the Computer symbol is not a 6 therefore it doesn't count as a six. (Players' Handbook page 24: "Each rolled dice that shows a 5 or 6 is a ‘success’")
The example on page 26 shows a situation that the computer Dice shows up.
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Re: Is the computer die intended to generate successes & failures?

Postby wjmacguffin » Sun May 20, 2018 2:06 pm

allenshock1 wrote:
Sun May 13, 2018 1:36 am
Does the Computer symbol not count as a 6?
For my personal opinion (and not Mongoose's), I use this guideline:

If I want that action to succeed, then the computer symbol is a success because it is the 6 on that die. Then I use the Computer to extract a pretty penny for that success.

If I want that action to fail, then the symbol is not a success because, like someone said above, you don't see a 6. Then I use the Computer as an excuse for why the action failed.

Yes, these are inconsistent uses. I find that keeps players on their toes. :)

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