Big Damn Hero Dice
If the total you rolled exceeds the total your opponent rolled by 5 or more, you rolled an extraordinary success. Shiny! Extraordinary successes allow you to bank a die for a future roll called a Big Damn Hero Die. The dice you bank as Big Damn Hero dice are equal to the highest rolling die type in the opposing dice pool. When you earn one of these dice, mark it down on your Crew Sheet as a Big Damn Hero Die under the appropriate die type.
Big Damn Hero Dice are special dice that allow you to do some thrillin’ heroics. If you ever find that your roll comes up short—either when you set the stakes or when you’re trying to raise them—you can spend a Plot Point and roll a Big Damn Hero Die. The result of that roll is added to your total before it’s compared against your opposition’s total. This uses up the Big Damn Hero Die—which you should mark off your sheet—but it usually results in your side winning the conflict. You might even earn another Big Damn Hero Die from an extraordinary success!
If your Big Damn Hero Die comes up a 1, though, it doesn’t add anything to the roll and the Gamemaster gets to introduce a Complication, just as if you had rolled a 1 on any other die in your pool. But because your Big Damn Hero Die didn’t help you out, you can take it back instead of accepting the usual Plot Point from the GM.