Prepare to rule the battlefields of Achtung! Cthulhu's Secret War with these 15 D6, which come in a 5 x red, 5 x black and 5 x blue pack. A perfect accessory for your Skirmish wargame, here's how the coloured dice work with the mechanics of the game. They're also useful of course for any RPG or wargame where you need a fistful of dice!
Types of Dice Roll (from the Achtung! Cthulhu Skirmish core rulebook).
The rolling of D6 is governed by the Coloured Exploding Dice game mechanic. For clarity, this takes advantage of using black, blue and red coloured dice.
BASIC DICE [BLACK D6]
Wherever you see the number of dice to be rolled written in black, you know that the
Basic Dice mechanic, often denoted [BLACK] or [BASIC] is to be used. In this case a natural roll of 6 results in ONE Success.
HEAVY DICE [BLUE D6]
Where you see the number of dice to be rolled written in blue, the Heavy Dice mechanic,
often denoted [BLUE] or [HEAVY] is to be used. In this case, a natural roll of 6 results in TWO Successes.
EXPLODING DICE [RED D6]
Many dice rolls in Achtung! Cthulhu Skirmish will use the Exploding Dice mechanic as a
means of generating Successes. If the dice to be rolled are listed as [EXPLODING] or [RED], a natural 6 results in TWO Successes AND an additional roll of a dice (the ‘Exploding’ part!). Additional rolls also use the same Exploding Dice mechanic, so they may result in even more additional rolls, and so on.
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