'Like minds' and all that... ;)
I went to bed thinking of Brian Penn's surprise that Fight Dice didn't actually do the Fighting.
I woke up thinking that they very well could, and then:
* A Paladin in Citadel's blog
* Carl Nash's Other Blog
* Stuart Robertson's Robertson Games blog
Musing on What Fight Dice Could Actually Do-
What if Fight Dice (or Hit Dice) were instead actually rolled (akin to T&T), but with each die operating solo in comparison to another, opposed die from the opponent?
Let's start simply: 1d6 v. 1d6-
In a simple 'high-roll-wins' contest two 1FD combatants roll off:
Opponent B wins the contest and that die difference inflicts 2 DP (or HP). Ouch.
OC: 3, 4
OD: 1, 6
Opponent C wins two DP against opponent D, but D returns the favour.
2FD v. 3FD:
OE: 2, 5
OF: 3, 3, 2
Opponent F inflicts a total of three (3) DP against E, but E inflicts 2 on F.
If in the above mismatch, what if F's unopposed 2 could be used instead to block E's two DP reprisal?