Understanding Damage entries

Friends: several monster damage entries have a single letter variable: a “b” or a “w.” What do they mean?

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Understanding Damage entries

Understanding Damage entries

Friends: several monster damage entries have a single letter variable: a “b” or a “w.” What do they mean?

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that’s damage, not danage

b-best of; means roll two dice and pick the better of the two.

w-worst of;roll two dice and take the worst of the two.

Roll the number of dice shown and take the highest/best (b) result or the lowest/worst (w) result. (It’s described in the

Playing the Gamesection, I believe.)edit: ninja’d!

Page 23, “Best and Worst”

Some monsters and moves have you roll damage multiple times and take the best or worst result. In this case roll as normal but only apply the best (or worst) result.

If a monster rolls its d6 damage twice and takes the best result it’s written b[2d6]. The b[] means “best.” Likewise, w[] means worst, so w[3d10] means “roll a d10 for damage three times and use the worst result.”

Thanks for the quick response.

DnD 5th ed took that concept (or one like it) for their Advantage/Disadvantage status. (Roll 2d20 to hit/save whatever: and if you have advantage take the best, if you are at disadvantage, take the worst).

I love this mechanic, and I think it’s really underused in DW. I think I read somewhere that best two of three d6 works out to +1.5

So instead of +1 forward, you could take best of 2d6. Nice.