Shattered uses a system we call the Multi-Die System, or MDS. The MDS takes players’ core stats and respective skills into account when determining what dice are rolled. Stat ranks and Skill ranks are added together to form a Rating. These ratings count in four repeating steps, using 4, 6, 8 and 10 sided dice (d4, d6, d8 and d10). After each fourth step, another die is added, starting at d4 and progressing up to d10 again.
For Example, if a player has a Strength of rank 2 and a Melee skill rank of 1 they have a Melee skill rating of 3 which rolls 1d8. If the same player instead has a Strength of rank 3 and a Melee skill rank of 2, they would have a Melee skill rating of 5, which rolls 1d10+1d4.
We felt that this system allows for a more consistent success rate as players grow without completely sacrificing randomness.
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