How to play out Random Event Dice Roll 2

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bunguster
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How to play out Random Event Dice Roll 2

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Another situation cropped up in a recent game.
A character rolls his action dice and achieves three Aces High sixes. Rolled on Random Event table scoring 2.
Wild animal attacks the Character, who can play a Bonanza token to react before contact.

Does this mean:
1) The character can use an appropriate Action Dice from those just rolled to try for a shot at the animal. OR
2) Does the character use a Bonaza roll (with the dice reduction) and hope for a shoot dice? OR
3) Does the character use the act of playing a Bonanza to entitle a 'free' shot at the animal?

Our discussion led us to enact option 3) for our game. Would the forum agree?

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Re: How to play out Random Event Dice Roll 2

Post by Huscarl1066 »

I would have gone with option 1, I don't think there are any "free" shots.

If interrupting another character with a Bonanza and you do not roll a 4/5 you cannot shoot. Why would shooting at a random event be any different?
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Re: How to play out Random Event Dice Roll 2

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As written, it’s not entirely clear.

It’s only cropped up once in a game so far. We assumed the character must burn a Bonanza token to use his ‘just rolled’ dice to shoot/drive off the attacking beast, otherwise it gets a free attack with 4 dice.

It’s also not clear what those dice need to hit. We assumed 5+.
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Re: How to play out Random Event Dice Roll 2

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Our assumption in the game where this situation arose was that burning a Bonanza token would give the character a chance to react to the wild animal before Brawlin' occurs. We decided a dice roll of 5 or 6 should drive off the beast. Although the rules talk about getting off a shot; if the character concerned was out of ammo or did not have a firearm we assumed swinging an unloaded shotgun into its face or even a well placed kick in the whatsits could also come under the umbrella of 'shot'. For that reason if a firearm was used we didn't dock the character for ammo useage.
It's probably not going to occur toooften.
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