Wednesday, January 25, 2012

MUTANTOR! DICE ENGINE


Here's the final version of the dice engine I'm gonna go with for MUTANTOR! Thanks to everyone who shared their thoughts on this. I've tried to strip it down to as simple an explanation as possible. Lemme know what you think. Plus, logo!

ROLL THREE 6-SIDED DICE:

• If each dice is different:

PURE! Drop the highest and lowest dice; the remaining dice is your score.

• If two of the dice are the same:

FREAK! Add those two same dice together. That’s your score.

• If all three dice are the same:

MUTANT! Add those three dice together. That’s your score, plus your dice will start to MUTATE!

• Ones are Bad:

Double ones? HORROR! Don’t add them together, instead your score is 1, plus bad stuff happens.

Triple ones? ABOMINATION! Don’t add them together, instead your score is 0, plus real bad stuff happens.


MUTATING DICE:

Whenever you roll a MUTANT your dice start to MUTATE. That number you rolled three times? Any time you roll that number again you can change it to be any number you want – between 1 and 6 of course.

So when you roll three 6-sided dice that are MUTATING:

• If each dice is different and one is a MUTANT DICE:

You can change your MUTANT DICE to be the same as one of the other two dice; add those two same dice together. FREAK! That’s your score.

• If two of the dice are the same, and one or two is a MUTANT DICE:

You can change your MUTANT DICE to make all three dice the same; add those three dice together. MUTANT! That’s your score.

• If all three dice are MUTANT DICE:

MUTANTOR!!! You can change all your MUTANT DICE to be whatever you want them to be and other super awesome stuff happens.

6 comments:

  1. There's a Yahtzee-type element in this that just might prove a little addictive.

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  2. I like it. I wonder how it messes with the normal bell curve inherent in rolling d6s.

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  3. @ Michael Thanks!

    @ Erik That's what I'm hoping for, except instead of yelling Yahtzee they'll be yelling MUTAAAAAANNNNTOOORRRRR!

    @ John It does horribly wonderful things to it. Have a look here:

    MUTANTOR! Dice Engine Graphs

    It's Option 4 with a couple of minor tweaks.

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  4. It looks like it's perfect for a game about mutants.

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  5. cool. I may get ideas from this for a class in my own RPG...

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