The Hotness
Games|People|Company
Legacy of Dragonholt
Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage
Rangers of Shadow Deep: A Tabletop Adventure Game
Ubersreik Adventures: If Looks Could Kill
Dungeonslayers (Version 4.0)
Waterdeep: Dragon Heist
Deck of Encounters Set One
Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay (4th Edition)
Mothership Player's Survival Guide
Player's Handbook (D&D 5e)
The Black Cube
Dusk City Outlaws Core Game
Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition Core Book
Masks of Nyarlathotep (5th edition)
Going Through Forbidden Otherworlds
The Committee for the Exploration of Mysteries
Polyhedron (Issue 5 - May 1982)
Blades in the Dark
Tales from the Loop
Genesys Core Rulebook
Realms of Terrinoth
Vikingr
Dead Planet
100 Fantasy "Positions"
The Blasphemies of Bor Bwalsch
Dungeons & Dragons Set 1: Basic Rules
Beyond the Mountains of Madness
The Black Company
Dash-in Dungeons Basic Set
Microscope
GameMastery Map Pack: Dungeon Sites
Star Wars: Edge of the Empire Core Rulebook
Dungeons & Dragons Starter Set
Land of Ice and Stone
Curse of Strahd
Graphic Novel Adventures: Captive
She Bleeds
Sounds of the Mushroom Kingdom
Obscene Serpent Religion 2
We Have Been, We Are, We Will Be
Lemurian Legends: The Complete Adventures
Xothian Legends: The Vault of Yigthrahotep
Player's Handbook (D&D 4e)
Dread
Batman Role-Playing Game
Dungeons & Dragons (Woodgrain Box & White Box Sets)
Dungeons & Dragons Basic Set (Second Edition)
The Dying Earth Roleplaying Game
Spawn of Azathoth (1st Edition)
Savage Coast Campaign Book
Information
Primary Name
Narrative Dice System
Alternate Names
 Corrections
 Clone
 Customize View
xml RSS Feed 
Facebook Twitter Delicious Google
ObjectID: 26027
Description Edit | History

User summary:

The Narrative Dice System was first created by Fantasy Flight Games for Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay (3rd Edition). It was later employed for their Star Wars RPGs and Genesys. It received its name in that last RPG.

The core mechanic of the system is a skill check that is made with several dice. The character's attributes and skill add positive dice to the pool, whereas the difficulty is set by a number of negative dice added. Circumstances may add more dice.

If the player rolls more successes than failures, the action is a success. However, the dice show other symbols in addition to success/failure. Other symbols may provide side effects or trigger a critical success of failure.

Compared to more straightforward tests, this mechanic offers a wider range of outcomes. It also offers a tool to explain the outcome of the text. For example, if only the character's attribute dice contributed to the success, the story may become that the character's training was not of much use for the specific task.

The exact combination of dice, and the names used for the dice and the symbols on them, differ from RPG to RPG.

More Information Edit | History
This page does not exist. You can edit this page to create it.
Linked Items
Relationship: Sort: Mechanic:
Pg. 1
Rank 345
Num Ratings 7
Average Rating 8.36
Num Owned 26
Prev. Owned 0
For Trade 0
Want in Trade 0
Wishlist 9
Comments 2
Rank 51
Num Ratings 86
Average Rating 7.71
Num Owned 197
Prev. Owned 1
For Trade 3
Want in Trade 12
Wishlist 47
Comments 9
Rank 14
Num Ratings 260
Average Rating 7.99
Num Owned 496
Prev. Owned 6
For Trade 6
Want in Trade 28
Wishlist 73
Comments 28
Rank 22
Num Ratings 69
Average Rating 8.20
Num Owned 155
Prev. Owned 2
For Trade 3
Want in Trade 9
Wishlist 32
Comments 5
Rank 64
Num Ratings 248
Average Rating 7.50
Num Owned 377
Prev. Owned 12
For Trade 4
Want in Trade 19
Wishlist 49
Comments 47
Updating...
Thumbs Up
Images
Gallery:
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No images found
Updating...
Thumbs Up
{{data.config.moduletitle}} Relationship:
[] [Forums »] [Post »] [Search »]
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No threads found
{{thread.numrecommend}} {{thread.subject}}
Last Post {{thread.lastpostdate|truncate:"10"}} Posted {{thread.postdate|truncate:"10"}}
{{thread.user.username|truncate:"10"}} {{thread.numposts-1}}
Updating...
Thumbs Up
{{data.config.moduletitle}} Relationship:
[] [Forums »] [Post »] [Search »]
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No threads found
{{thread.numrecommend}} {{thread.subject}}
Last Post {{thread.lastpostdate|truncate:"10"}} Posted {{thread.postdate|truncate:"10"}}
{{thread.user.username|truncate:"10"}} {{thread.numposts-1}}
Updating...
Thumbs Up
{{title}}
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No posts found
{{post.numpositive}} {{post.title}}
by
{{post.numcomments}}
Updating...
Thumbs Up
GeekLists
[Browse »] [Summary »]
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No lists found
{{list.numpositive}} {{list.title}} {{list.username|truncate:"10"}} {{list.numitems}}
{{list.lastreplydate|truncate:"10"}} {{list.postdate|truncate:"10"}}
Updating...
Thumbs Up
Web Links
Category: Language:
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No Web Links Found
Link {{cat}} {{lang}}
{{weblink.postdate|truncate:"10"}}
Front Page | Welcome | Contact | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Advertise | Support BGG | Feeds RSS
Geekdo, BoardGameGeek, the Geekdo logo, and the BoardGameGeek logo are trademarks of BoardGameGeek, LLC.