# Clarification about Tools in Stone Age

I just got Stone Age as a gift and I've played it one time so far. But I have a question about how the tools work.

They way we played from how I understood the rules:

A player places two people and decides to use 1 value-1 tool to gather wood in the forest. Thus the player rolls 3 dice (2 for people, one for tool). He rolls 3+4+5 = 12. Divides that by 3 and takes 4 wood.

This quickly resulted in not having enough dice to handle a single job. Considering you could place 5 people and use 8-value tools which means you'd need 13 dice.

I read online that other people play this way:

A player places two people on wood. Rolls two dice, gets 2+3=5. Then decides to use 1 value-1 tool to up his sum to 6 which lets him get 2 wood instead of 1.

Which way is correct?

• I am unaware of the official rules, but if you need to roll more dice at once than you have available, why not roll them multiple times and add up the results? Feb 3, 2012 at 10:49
• That is what we ended up doing, but one player thought it shouldn't be allowed.
– jb.
Feb 3, 2012 at 17:16