Die Code Simplification

As characters progress, often the number of dice players have to roll and add becomes daunting. With this in mind, this chart provides two ways of reducing the amount of dice needed.

The fast way is to roll five dice, including the Wild Die, add the results, and then add the die code's pips and a bonus number. To determine the bonus number, find the die code (ignoring the pips) of the original attribute, skill, weapon, or other value in the "Die Code" column. Then read across to the "5D" column to get the bonus number.

Example: A character has a Natural Ranged Weapon that does 30D of damage. Instead of rolling 30 dice, the player rolls five and adds 88 to the total on the dice.

The faster way is to roll only the Wild Die, adding to its result the corresponding bonus listed in the "Wild Die" column of the chart.

Example: A character has a skill with a value of 10D. The gamemaster rolls the Wild Die and adds 32 to the result.

When using only the Wild Die, a Critical Failure only indicates a complication or funny thing happening; it does not affect the total rolled.

Because Character Points function similar to a Wild Die, roll any dice gained from Character Point expenditure separately. When using Fate Points on a roll, double the original die code and use that to determine the bonus number.

For bonus numbers beyond the 50D level for the "5D" column, subtract 5 from the die code and multiply the number by 3.5. Round up.

To get bonus numbers beyond the 50D level for the "Wild Die" column, subtract 1 from the die code and multiply the number by 3.5. Round up.

Die Code 5D Wild Die
1D 00
2D04
3D07
4D011
5D014
6D418
7D721
8D1125
9D1428
10D1832
11D2135
12D2539
13D2842
14D3246
15D3549
16D3953
17D4256
18D4660
19D4963
20D5367
21D5670
22D6074
23D6377
24D6781
25D7084
Die Code 5D Wild Die
26D7488
27D7791
28D8195
29D8498
30D88102
31D91105
32D95109
33D98112
34D102116
35D105119
36D109123
37D112126
38D116130
39D119133
40D123137
41D126140
42D130144
43D133147
44D137151
45D140154
46D144158
47D147161
48D151165
49D154168
50D158172