I had this thought over the weekend about “boss fights” in Crown & Skull and thought it might be fun to try out. Basically, during the BBEGs tactic die rolls if the result is below a certain value you would increment the “escalation die” by 1. Once the escalation die + the tactic roll = 6, BBEG uses itss AOE attack. Maybe this represents the aggressive nature of the enemy or its desperate attempts to thwart the heroes etc. I was thinking that a D4 would be the ideal die to use as that would allow for the player safe roll of repositioning to still apply without causing attrition.
Then I started thinking that this could be a neat way to maybe add in some “nova” bbeg attacks with totals that exceed 6, like maybe a total of 10, but I felt like I might be getting ahead of myself at that point.
Any way, just an idea that rolled around in my head this weekend, any thoughts or suggestions are appreciated!