I’ve been pondering how to incorporate magic in Throw Me a 6. I think I have come up with a simple but kind of interesting solution.
- Spells, in general cost “points” not unlike other systems out there. A wizard will have a set amount per game to use.
- When a spell is cast, the points for the spell are expended and a success roll is made. On a ‘1’, the spell fizzles. On a ‘2’ through ‘5’, the spell succeeds with normal effects. On a ‘6’, the spell critically succeeds! ‘Throw me a 6’ right?!
- The ‘6’ might be to simply double the effect, or add some other bonus to the spell. Haste, might allow a unit to move a second time. A ‘6’ would add +2″ to each move. Fireball might be 1-3 dice depending on how many points you spend. A ‘6’ would double the amount of dice rolled. Fear might cause a unit to retreat as if it just lost a melee. A ‘6’ would also cause a loss of a stand.
I think there would be a couple of broad types of casters. Wizard, Sorcerer, Necromancer, Druid and Priest. Each will probably have about 3 spells to choose from. I’ll have to give it a few tests to see how it goes.