🎲 Gameplay Guide
Furrian Dice, simplified as Fia – Dice, is a simple free-formed tabletop roleplaying game based on Furria. The game is all about storytelling in the world of Furria in a sense where everyone contributes in anyway to make it fun.
Although there's a lot to explain, we will try to simplify it for you.
Players of Furrian Dice is divided into a Field Master and its cast. One cannot work without the other.
📒 Field Master
The Field Master (
FM) is the one who dictates and decides the game, and the one responsible for leading the story.
The FM is the one who creates the adventures for the cast. They describe situations to let the cast decide what they will do, and the one who determines and narrates the outcome of their choices. They also dictate what is and is not allowed.
The cast are the group of players who will be the ones going through the FM's adventure laid out for them.
Each player that is not an FM creates and plays a character as part of the cast and teams up with other members of the cast (played by friends). As part of the cast, it is their role for their character to make choices for the story to go on.
🌀 Flow of Gameplay
Everything is led by the FM as they dictate their story. As part of the cast, you are given a chance to interact with the story and try to play through as much of it as you can or go wild with it, as long as you don't end up throwing everyone off. The purpose of the game is to ultimately have fun.
Tip: Since Furrian Dice is a free-formed game, expect the “rules” to get broken depending on who the FM is.
When the cast is given a chance to interact (or interrupt depending on the FM), they can do any of these actions:
🤔 Do Something
As long as it's within your reach, you can do an action related to the current situation.
⁉️ Use a Skill
As long as you have the opportunity to do so, you can use a skill related to the current situation.
Details about it is explained in the ✡️ Skills section.
Interactions and Conflicts
The cast may do whatever they want in the flow of the adventure, but at times the FM may prompt them with the following based on their decision:
An interaction is when a cast member has to roll a dice for a degree of success as a result of their desired action. This is usually done for actions that do not have to be resisted.
More is dictated in the ✋ Interactions section.
A conflict is where a cast member has to work their way to success through several rolls of the dice in order to succeed in their desired action.
This could be resisted or not. More is explained in the ⚔️ Conflicts section.
Both of them are dictated by a degree of success, which is explained in the next section.
Degrees of Success (or simply, Success) dictates how often you are successful when doing a task when rolling from a six-sided dice (D6).
🎲 Degrees of Success
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Success or Failure?
What happens is dependent on the result of the dice:
Failure (Success 0) will result into their desired action not happening at all.
A Critical Failure (Success -1) is a failure and something bad will happen.
An Unlucky Failure (Success -2 or less) is a failure and two or more bad things will happen depending on how low the success can go.
Success (Success 2) will result into their desired action happening as intended.
A Critical Success (Success 3) is a success and something good will happen.
A Lucky Success (Success 4 or more) is a success and two or more good things will happen depending on how high the success can go.
A Partial Success (Success 1) is a success but something bad will happen.
In addition to these degrees, there are other factors that contributes to their success:
☝️ Choices of Dice
If you roll multiple dice, that member of the cast can pick which die will be the result of their action.
- The cast member ends up with ⚁⚂⚄ (2, 3 and 5) on their roll, they can pick ⚄ (5) as their success.
- Alternatively, they can choose ⚁ (2) and be ridiculous and see what happens.
🌗 Ones and Sixes
For every 1s or 6s that the cast member did not pick, their roll is:
- … reduced by 1 for every ⚀ (dice facing 1); and
- … added by 1 for every ⚅ (dice facing 6).
- The cast member ends up with ⚀⚄ (1 and 5) and picks ⚄ (5), they end up with the roll of ⚃ (4).
When a character is given a chance to do an interaction, the cast member may do whatever the cast member dictates that their character should do, as long as it is allowed by the FM.
Usually, when an interaction is not actively resisted, (like scenery or environment interactions) you roll for a degree of success.
- The number of dice you roll for success is dictated by the skills you use for the situation, plus one die.
Not every situation follows the standard and sometimes interactions are done this way:
- ⭕ Point Penalty – -1 Dice Value
If the task is hard but manageable without special knowledge or skill, they FM may deduct 1 point from the dice's value.
- 🔴 Dice Penalty – -1 Dice Rolled
If the task is advanced and requires specific knowledge they do not have, the FM may deduct 1 dice when a cast member rolls. This could end up with 0 dice, making the task impossible.
- 🔵 Easy Success – Always Succeed
If the task is easy enough, they will never have to roll for it. If the task is easy enough to offer a bonus to a roll, simply assume it was a success.
When the situation calls for it, the party will have no choice but to do conflict. There are three types of conflict that the FM can impose on the party.
After every conflict, experience may be gained. How much is dictated in the ⏫ Experience section.
🔗 One-sided Conflict
If the interaction requires more effort or successes than expected, then it becomes a one-sided conflict. A one-sided conflict will always go through like this:
- The opposing interaction will always start with 10 Action Points (
- Number of Dice Rolled: 1 + any skills used
- Keep rolling for success
- If the roll is successful, the opposing will have their
APdecreased by the value chosen by the dice
- If the roll is a failure, the conflict fails
- If the opposing interaction ends up with
0 AP, the conflict is successful
🗯️ Context Conflict
Context Conflict happens when something or someone is actively resisted. This usually happens in conversations or conflicts happening in the world. Context conflicts always go like this:
- Both sides will have to roll for success AND damage for each turn
- As success
- A failure will result in losing the current turn
- There will only be failures and successes
- Partial Successes counts as a success instead
- Crtical and (Un)lucky successes or failures count only as a success or failure
- As damage
- Both sides will have their trait value added to their damage
- Every dice's value is considered
- The higher valued side will have the other side take damage on their AP
- They will take damage depending on the value of the winning side
- …but is reduced by the value of the opposing side
- Any negative value will be treated as 0
- Turn repeats once all damage is done
- Both sides will start with 10 Action Points (
- The value used depends on the trait in context (for example:
CHAis used in arguments)
- Number of Dice Rolled: 1 + any skills used
- Skills are used when appropriate on each turn, not during the whole conflict
- Any opposing/FM-controlled opponents could also have 1 or more dice depending on the NPC
- The battle can be interrupted at any time by outside forces
- The conflict is won once their opponent reaches
🗡️ Combat Conflict
Combat Conflicts happen when you have to fight.