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    [DL:R] Fanning the hammer/multiple dice actions

    I'm going to start playing in a Deadlands game this coming weekend and we're using the excellent Fantasy Grounds program as our tabletop (hence why I am posting on this forum!) but I can't see a way to roll multiple dice for a single action.

    Fanning the hammer is an action where you would roll multiple shooting dice but only one wild die and you need to see the results of each die, not just the highest total, is it possible within the rules set? (this type of die rolling would be generally useful for the Savage Worlds ruleset as it applies to the bolt power, guns with a RoF of greater than 1 and the Frenzy edge... and possibly more that I don't know about)

    The only way I can see to do it is to make individual rolls of the relevant die type x times and then another separate d6 roll afterwards (to represent the wild die) but that is so time consuming, there must be a better way to do it that I'm just missing.

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    Ah! the old triple-bolt, full-auto, fanning-the-hammer query!

    It's quite straight forward actually single-kick on the skill you want to use this should attach some dice to the cursor, now all you need to do is click the right mouse button, each time you click it will add one more skill die to the roll.

    Then drop into the chat window and you FGII rolls all the skill dice and the wild die. All dice will explode as required.

    Currently it does not show you which die was the wild die only an issue when skill is also d6 (but will tell you of a critcal fauilure), that said it is the second die rolled I think.

    Hope that helps
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    What Doswelk said !

    There is a wish list item to make it better - started by me, as it happens it's rarely a problem (hence it hasn't been improved yet) but it could be that little bit better / smoother with baked in support for multi-dice trait test.

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    Indeed, that does help Doswelk thanks for that, I never would have thought to try that!

    phantomwhale, thanks for making the module at all! It's a great aid for us online players.

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    My question is when unloading your six shooter with "Fannin' the Hammer" the modifier is a -4 to all shots but do you add recoil also making it a -6 to all shots?

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    Nope
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