I've created a "battle strip" by scanning the battle box results chart from the Operations Manual and color-coding the columns to keep them in order:
This requires purchasing a set of 12 different colored dice (I got mine from Chessex). I chose a "spectrum" color scheme to make the order of the dice easy to remember. I have one each of red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple dice. Since that's only six, I have one set of these colors in opaque and one set in translucent to make twelve. If you don't want to pass the dice back and forth, you just need two battle strips and two sets of dice.
Now I just line the dice up by color, grab the correct number, and roll them. It's just a simple matter to match them to the color chart to get the combat results. It's a little more work than using the battle box, but it's a lot quieter!
You can download the battle strip here.
"War is much more fun when you're winning!" - General Martok
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An awesome idea and I love the colors. I being the dice man I am as well, love it.
Unfourtunetly, for FTF tournament play at this time, the rules state that you must use the dice the game come with and the Battle Box. Until we get enough players using a system similiar to yours, we are going to have to stick to what comes with the game.
But again, I love it. Might even help speed up the game a bit after one gets used to the roles/colors.
In Revised, my partner Jeff and I always did the same thing. Grey dice were ones, White dice, 2''s; green -3's, and blue 4's and put the legend on the edge of the board before play so there would be no confusion...
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