Fantasy Dice – Dice and Scaling Presentation

A casual introduction over some beers by Elvira on the basics of Fantasy Dice dice rolling. Enjoy.



Fantasy Dice Character Sheets

Proud to present, the Fantasy Dice character sheets.

Download the PDF with both pages in A4 format.

These character sheets will work just fine with Crimson Exodus, but the tactics on the second page reflect the new tactical options in Fantasy Dice.

You may modify and distribute freely these character sheets under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License, just attribute as the source of the original.

Fantasy Dice Now Available

The Fantasy Dice PDF is now available from DriveThruRPG and RPGNow.

Fantasy Dice Table of Contents

For an overview of what is contained in the Fantasy Dice roleplaying game have a look at the table of contents PDF.

Scaling Rolls in Fantasy Dice

In this post I will highlight a great feature of the Fantasy Dice roleplaying system – dice scaling.

Scaling allows players to risk everything by scaling their roll up to a higher die, or play it safe by rolling more dice. It not only gives the players more choice and control over their rolls, but it also makes combat and other competitive rolls more exciting as either side can secretly scale their rolls in anticipation of what their opponent might do.

So how does it work? In Fantasy Dice you roll a number of dice ranging from D4 (four-sided) to D12 (twelve-sided), as determined by your skill, to match or beat a difficulty or opponent’s roll. How many dice depends on your attribute and skill specialties, and any other bonuses or penalties, but no matter if you roll two or five dice only the highest result counts. Difficulties range from an easy target number of two to an insane twelve.

So as you can see rolling 4D6 (four D6) gives you a maximum result of 6. The advantage of rolling more dice is that it gives you a better chance at rolling a high result, and reduces the risk of getting a terrible result – such as all the dice being a one.

Now what scaling does is allow the type of die rolled (D4, D6, D8, D10 or D12) to be scaled up or down. If you scale up you sacrifice a die to be able to roll a higher type of die, and you can do it multiple times! So you could drop a die from 4D6 and roll 3D8 instead, and you could drop yet another die and roll 2D10, and yet another die to roll 1D12. With 1D12 you could succeed even against an insane difficulty of 12, or get a much greater degree of success against a lower difficulty, but with only one die you are as likely to roll a 1 as you are a 12. Very risky. An all-or-nothing move. This is the sort of rolls that will have everyone at the edge of their seats.

Likewise you can scale down to make a roll less risky. For example if you had a skill of 2D8 you could scale that down to 3D6, or even 4D4. However, you would only be able to scale it up to 1D10 as you have no more dice to sacrifice.

Scaling takes the straight forward and fast rolling system of Fantasy Dice and makes it much more fun, flexible and powerful without adding any complexity. This is the sort of thing that Fantasy Dice strives for. Lots of tactical freedom and depth, while keeping things simple.


August 1st Release for Fantasy Dice PDF

Fantasy Dice Launches its attack 1st of August

Fantasy Dice the roleplaying game brings you the tactical game system first seen in Crimson Exodus for use with any game. A complete book with everything you need to play in your favourite setting or world of your own creation.

Anyone who has played Crimson Exodus will recognise that the majority of the rules remain the same, but you will also find that many important changes and improvements have been made. The whole system has been revised and extended with new paths and advise for how to create your own style of magic and adapt your games.

There are new alternative ways to handle herbs and potions through character skills and wealth rather than through having to deal with gathering and tracking inventory. Useful advise on creating your own artefacts as well as brand new sample artefacts, and a small adventure focused on the plight of a farming community come under the harsh rule of a new village reeve that will fit into almost any medieval or fantasy setting.

The Fantasy Dice PDF will be available from DriveThruRPG and RPGNow, as well as from Chronicle City. Chronicle City will also be releasing a print edition at a future date.

More glimpses at the Fantasy Dice rules will be released in the run-up to the 1st of August, so check back soon to learn more.

Trauma PDF now on sale at Chronicle City

The Trauma 2nd Edition PDF is now available for sale over at Chronicle City. The print version will also be available from Chronicle City and can be pre-ordered now.

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Chronicle City

Chronicle City and Radical Approach

We are very pleased to announce that Chronicle City, founded by industry veteran Angus Abranson, will carry Radical Approach books. What this means is a much bigger distribution and getting the books into your local gaming stores.

Angus Abranson has a lot of experience and with several great roleplaying lines already signed up it looks set to achieve its tagline as “The New Capital of Gaming”. Geek Native takes a look inside Chronicle City in an interview with Angus Abranson, and a promising new free quarterly e-magazine called The Gazebo has also just launched with an interview on page 37.


Fantasy Dice

Dare you wake the dragon? Fantasy Dice is a roleplaying system to make gaming fun without dumbing it down. Fast paced, highly tactical and low effort for use with your own games. Create NPCs with a single stat. Roll dice, but skip the math. Everything is fast and simple, but there is plenty of depth and tactical choice. There are social conflict rules. Advice for how to run your games and much, much more.

Crimson Exodus is a complete roleplaying game using the Fantasy Dice system with a sword and sorcery feel to it and gives you a big sandbox with everything you need to play. Don your chain hauberk, pick up your sword and shield and join the fray – make it a big shield if you’re going troll hunting.

If this place has been quiet it is only because everyone has been too busy creating lots of new stuff, so be prepared for interesting times ahead.