A normal Trait roll involves only 2 dice for a Wild Card, and thus the rule for Critical Failures is described as:

snake-eyes (double 1s) on one of these rolls is a critical failure (SW Deluxe 63)

But there are circumstances where you roll multiple Trait die with only one Wild Die (full-auto fire, wild swing, etc.). Can these end up as a Critical Fail?

Possible options I came up with:

  • No CF (seems RAW, but not RAI and no fun either)
  • CF only on full-1 rolls (not really logical)
  • CF if WD+1 rolls 1, affects the whole action
  • CF if WD+1 rolls 1, affects only 1 shot/swing/...

Is there a mention of this in any official material?


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It is entirely possible to roll multiple Critical Fails in these circumstances. If you roll a 1 on the Wild Die, then each 1 you roll on the Skill Dice counts as an individual Critical Fail.

See here for official confirmation of this.

  • \$\begingroup\$ He made that post over a decade ago. Has it not shown up in any book or errata? \$\endgroup\$
    – Szega
    Commented Sep 27, 2017 at 14:11
  • \$\begingroup\$ That was just the first example I found. It's something that comes up reasonably regularly on the forums and Google+. I'm not aware of any changes to the books to reflect it though. \$\endgroup\$
    – Wibbs
    Commented Sep 27, 2017 at 14:18

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