CthulhuTech runs on Framewerk, a system based on rolling several d10 and seeing if the result has a straight (at least three consecutive number) or three of a kind (or more); otherwise you go with the single highest number. This number is then added to your attribute to determine your result.
This means that rolling high is not automatically better than rolling low (rolling 10, 10, 8, 8 is worse than rolling 8, 7, 6, 5), so it is more desirable to roll as many dice as possible to get the biggest chance to get a good number.
However, from what I understand you only get to roll a very limited number of dice. If I read the book correctly the highest number of dice you can get for a single regular skill test is eight: five from your skill itself, one from a focus and two from a specialization. The downside is that those last three dice only apply if your focus and specialization are being met, otherwise you're stuck with your regular old five. And that's at the highest possible level for your skill: for a starting character this is far lower.
So I was wondering if there were other ways to get more dice to roll for tests. Preferably in a way where I do not have to rely on party members or situational differences like with the focus and specialization.