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Joey2k:

--- Quote from: kryyst ---D6 is great at low levels soon as you start to power up the die roll mechanic of adding up d6's is just irritating.  If you want to use a similar feel mechanic but is a lot faster and works a hell of a lot better I'd suggest checking out Silcore.  It's a better system overall.
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Well, I've never had a problem adding single digit numbers together in my head, but I've also found that advancement is fairly slow compared to other games unless your GM is handing out Character Points (the equivalent of XP) like candy.

kryyst:

--- Quote from: Technomancer ---Well, I've never had a problem adding single digit numbers together in my head, but I've also found that advancement is fairly slow compared to other games unless your GM is handing out Character Points (the equivalent of XP) like candy.
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Good for you.  It's not the difficulty of adding up 3d6 - it's higher levels when you get to add up 8d6.  I can do the math I just don't want to.  It's not as fast or as elegant as counting successes or taking a high die and adding 1 to it for each additional 6.  Plus the huge randomness makes rolling 8d6 start to get pointless.

Nicephorus:
It's alright.  But, at high levels, and with mods for various things,  it can be lots of dice.  Adding up 10+ dice and subtracting a bunch more dice gets tedious when you're doing it for every action.  

For Star Wars, it's ok as an SF game but I think of the movie as heroic fantasy in space.  I'm not a D20 for everything gamer, but I think it's a reasonable choice for Star Wars style space opera.

Joey2k:

--- Quote from: kryyst ---Good for you.  It's not the difficulty of adding up 3d6 - it's higher levels when you get to add up 8d6.  I can do the math I just don't want to.  It's not as fast or as elegant as counting successes or taking a high die and adding 1 to it for each additional 6.  Plus the huge randomness makes rolling 8d6 start to get pointless.
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True.  I should mention that the new books have a way around that.  When you get to the point where you are rolling larger dice pools, there is a chart in the back that has you roll just a few dice and add the result to a static number (the average of the rest of the dice, I guess).  So if you had to roll 10D, you might actually only roll 3D and add 24 (the average roll of 7D6) to the total.  That might speed things up some.

Mcrow:
I haven't had a chance to play the new version of D6 but I do own the books. It seems to me that the new d6 is a bit more simple than I remember SW d6 being.

One of the best things about d6 is that is flexible enough to use for any type of game. It's not quite as much of a tool box game as FUDGE is but it is much easier to tinker with and keep balanced than d20.

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