Each weapon has a damage rating. This is the number of dice you roll to see how much damage you have done to your opponent. If using a melee weapon you also get to add your Strength dice to this roll (or subtract them if you’re a weak character). See how many successes you gained over your opponent in the attack roll. This is the number of pips on your opponent must knock off the Health dice on their character sheet.
If your character takes damage, you must of course knock off pips of your own Health dice in the same way.ONce you have used up all your health dice, you carry on knocking off pips from the four shaded dice. This means that you are suffering from your wounds. From now on, you suffer a penalty to your dice pool for all rolls equal to the number on the gray die you marked points off most recently. Once the -16 die has both pips marked off, another point of damage will kill you.