Dice Fight XL is on 25th July and we would like to see some Infinity Gauntlet action! As many people will not yet have access to the set, we are happy to allow the use of proxy dice as stand-ins. To help you out, I’ve drawn up a list of older dice that you can use.
All bar ten characters have dice that are easy to proxy. In most cases, only the colour is different; in a few, the suggested die also has a different symbol, but identical energy type and stats. In Dice Fight you may use as many of this type of proxy as you like.
The ten problem characters are:
As proxies for the first nine of these, we have decided to allow the use of non-Modern action dice with matching energy symbols. So, for example, you might use Ring dice from Faerun Under Siege as proxies for Pip the Troll, or Cosmic Cubes for Black Swan:
The energy symbols match and the action dice ‘levels’ are easy to distinguish due to the bursts. We realise that this is not a perfect solution, but it does seem cleaner than trying to find approximate matches. To avoid too much of a cognitive burden, you may proxy a maximum of two cards in this way, and they must be of different energy types.
All versions of Typhoid Mary are banned, as we don’t have a bolt/mask action die proxy.
Card Proxies and Other Sets
For cards, and for sets other than Infinity Gauntlet, the usual Dice Fight proxy rules apply:
1. Cards may be proxied freely, as your opponent will always have access to your Dice Coalition Team Builder link, which provides all the information they need, without having to squint at your online cards. As a bare minimum, though, you should have clear placeholders for any proxied cards on your mat.
2. Dice must match the energy type and stats of the card you are using. Colours and symbols need not match. For example, you can use AvX Black Widow dice to supplement (or replace) AI Black Widow dice, and either set’s dice could be used with Black Widow: Agent. You could also happily use any bolt action die to stand in for Yawning Portal.
The Mighty Hedgehog himself, Peter Ježko, has created this fantastic tool to help you find the dice you need (you can find the original at proxydice.com):
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