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Text adventures are fun, but it seems they always die very fast and it brings out the troll in everyone.
Yes, that is true. And without the DM people can't be honest. pff, can you imagine.
"Okay, Roll a six five times in a row and you win, otherwise you die."
"DID IT!! I SUPA LUCKY!!"
Seems that could be easily fixed by assigning multiple DM's and having them roll for each others battles... right?
That's the idea. A D20 roll sounds good enough. An honor system is in place I suppose but I'll think of something to keep things honest.
I can link you to two of the most successful text adventures here. Skim through it and see what works.
You are essentially writing a story with the input of others. What you should do is make clear the choices they have to advance the story. They may be some ambiguous third choice that is not explicitly stated. And yes, you must watch out for the trolls. My first and only successful TA was removed because of them.
Edited by smylez on 10/30/2012 4:11 PM PDT
A hits you
A rolls 14
B rolls 18
B successfully defends and attempts to counter! He gains a plus 1 to his roll!
A rolls 19
B rolls a 15+1=16!
A dodges the counter blow and rolls out of the way!
Rinse and repeat.
Looks about right...
Edited by smylez on 10/30/2012 4:27 PM PDT
Modifiers will be a bit of a snag but I'll limit it to +/- 1 to the next roll.
A: Derpy charges at Herpy with his bat and attempts to swing at his head.
B: Herpy swings his bat to parry the blow.
A: Rolls 5
B: Rolls 20
A: Derpy manages to take off Herpy's tooth with the swing to the head. -1 to health.
B: Herpy staggers backward. He swings again for the legs to immobilize Derpy
A: Derpy tries to move back
A: Rolls 17
B: Rolls 18
B: Derpy's leg is immobilized. -1 to his next roll and -1 to his health.
Well, that's the gist of how it'll work. Still not starting until I fix some kinks. I can imagine the QQ right now.
Edited by smylez on 10/30/2012 4:45 PM PDT
Yeah, that is a good idea. So is it just whoever rolls a higher number gets the strike in?
It is still alot on the honor system though. One could roll the dice, then reset if they didn't like that number...
Edited by MarkusDaWise on 10/30/2012 4:48 PM PDT
That just produces the same problem. The reason why we are doing this is so that it is not dependent on a DM.
Yeah... I dont think anyone here is THAT bad...
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