Hi. Just recently started reading the novels recently, and I just opted to pick up this game on Monday.
I'm actually rather impressed with it, seems like a surprisingly tight little design. I do have one question about something that has me confused, though. Specifically, it relates to "Catching a Beat".
It says that "Catching a Beat" generates no additional dice. What does this mean in the context of a Challenge and a Contest?
For a Conflict, I *think* it means that you don't get any new dice added to your Action Dice pool, so any dice you use for the roll have to come from there. It seems like that is probably a rather limited supply, which might diminish the value of Catching a Beat... especially since you are supposed to convert your Action Dice to Defense Dice immediately after forming the pool for your action, by my reading.