Sometimes a character completely messes up. If a player rolls more successes on his black dice than the normal dice, this is called a Foul Failure and means that the character has made a complete hash of things. If climbing, the character not only falls but breaks some important item of equipment. If in combat, the character’s weapon jams, breaks or flies out of their hand and skitters across the deck and over the side. If doing first aid, the patient takes more damage. The greater the Foul Failure, the worse the result. This is not just failure, it’s the sort of failure people will talk about for years.