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FANTASY FLIGHT RELEASES NEW RPG, BY CAYLIE SADIN
Genesys uses Fantasy Flight’s narrative dice system, which you’ll recognize if you’ve played their Star Wars RPG.
The narrative dice system has players roll dice when they are attempting skill tests. The main dice you’ll be rolling will be the Ability and Difficulty Dice. But instead of numbers on the dice, there are symbols. Those symbols will give you successes, advantages, failures and disadvantages.
The great thing about these dice is that even if you fail to accomplish your task, you could still be left with a few advantages. You can then use these advantages to flesh out your story. Maybe you grab some cover in a gunfight, or maybe you avoid detection as you are trying to pick a lock. There’s a lot more nuance to the narrative dice system, and Fantasy Flight goes into much more detail about how it works on their Genesys Product Page.
Caylie Sadin is the Editor-in-Chief of Down To Game. She’s in charge of penning almost everything on the site, from this page, to the reviews, and even the descriptions of the rules videos. You’ll also see her face in her review videos.
Caylie’s nerdiness began when she was about 8 years old, and was introduced to some classic Dungeons and Dragons novels. Her favorite board games include Castles of Mad King Ludwig, Battlestar Galactica, and Mansions of Madness 2nd Edition. Her favorite book is The Name of the Wind, and her favorite video game series is Dragon Age.