If I focus a die, can I free it and reroll it later in the same turn?

The only reference I see in the rules is the following (with something similar in the faq as well):

Note: A player can focus a die only after a failed roll, and he can focus only once during each of his turns.

This, combined with the "Elder Sign: Omens" iOS game's inability to unfocus a focused die makes me feel it may be set in stone once you focus and bar you from freeing it. Is there any supporting ruling otherwise?


No. Once focused, a die may only be used to complete a task using its locked side.

This is not specifically mentioned in the rules or the FAQ sheet - however, based on other rulings in the FAQ, it is clear that not being mentioned in the RAW is not considered proof positive that a rule doesn't exist by the creators. Focused dice are especially limited in usage, and they seem to be intended to be used only in a very specific way. I believe you should go with the same ruling as the video game.

  • Thanks for your answer. I added more detail to my post as a result pertaining to what documentation I've found.
    – Joey
    Jun 28 '15 at 15:29
  • @Joey After reading the FAQ, I have completely changed my answer. It's still up for interpretation, though. Jun 28 '15 at 17:34

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