I am glad to hear that Vic and co are working on it.
They have answered a few specific examples. The fact that they do not simply say that this applies across the board indicates to me that it does not. Their response to other queries is almost immediate but not so here.
You have to admit that a phrase like "Skills have bonuses, dice don't. So, roll your Dexterity die means "Use your Dexterity Skill, with bonuses" seem just wrong.
Unless you change it to :-
During Step 1 :- When a Power or Boon refers to a die including its skill as in Arcane die or Dexterity Die, this can be played during step 1 and means use the referred to skill,on your characters card, for that check, including its listed bonus and any bonus listed on the Power or Boon. You may only use a single Power or a Single Boon not both. The Check will be of the type referred to on the Power or Boon.
During Step 3 :- When a Power or Boon refers to a die without an accompanying skill then substitute this die for the one used in the named skill, providing that skill was selected in step 1. This must be played during step 3. One of each type of Boon or Power may be played by each character at the location.
If we change a check to one not listed on the Villain/Monster and it is undefeated your character will suffer damage of the type listed on the Monster/Villain Card and if present of a sub type listed on the Monster / villain and Location card.
For example when using Lightening Touch to use Arcane skill instead of Combat skill for a Combat Check and you fail you will still suffer Combat Damage.
I would like clarification on the following:-
Traits means Magic, Electricity, Force etc.
If the Monster/Villain is immune to any of the traits used in the check then it cannot be used (or would be ineffectual)
If the Monster/Villain is immune to all of the traits used in the check then it cannot be used (or would be ineffectual)
I think in #34 saying a die is a die is what misled me.
Clearly the phrase 'skill' die is often used to refer to check ability which includes the 'skill' and its bonus.
Consensus is saying:-
A die is a die when it is not prefixed by a skill.
A die prefixed by a skill is a skill check.