Dirge of the Dragon
Step 1: Start with a Core dice pool. It’s usually Attribute + Skill
Step 2: Apply any bonuses or penalties. For each +1, you roll an extra die. For each -1, you roll one less die. For example, each character starts with 3 specialties. These add bonus dice in specific situtations.
Note: Because of penalties, you may not be able to roll any dice. In these cases, you can roll a chance roll. If you get a 10, you succeed. If you get a 1 though, it’s counted as a Dramatic Failure and bad stuff happens.
Step 3: Roll your total dice pool against a target number of 8. Any dice rolled 8 or above count as successes. Any dice rolled as a 10 get to be re-rolled to try to attain additional successes. The more successes you acquire, the better the results.
Note: 5 or more successes count as an Exceptional Success and good stuff happens.