here's v2 in case you're curious
Welcome to the Gauntlet of Champions!!! A place to test your mettle and resolve, as your party plunges into 9 Rooms of Madness whereby a Champion is chosen at the very end. The Champion will reap all the rewards (including hot chicks. or dudes if you prefer.) of the Kingdom for all eternity.
Yes. A Champion. One.
How do I become the Champion?
In the titular Gauntlet, up to 6 players will traverse the perilous cesspool of evil and defeat abominations that will grant them GLORY, an immaterial Score that gives you a better chance of becoming the Champion! If any MMORPG has taught you, in order to gain GLORY, you must be the one to killstea---I mean, deal the glorious FINAL hit that kills the monster-of-the-day. Rinse and repeat 9 times until a Champion is chosen!
Anything else I should expect?
Traps. Items. Spells and whatnot. Situational events that may lead to strange bouts of machismo, greed, or bloodlust. There might be a timed situation, a riddle to solve, or an opportunity to rob each other in the dark. You never know what each room might have in store until you're in it.
So I just have to look out for Number 1?
Not exactly. The dungeon is scaled to the party. That means, if anyone gets any stupid ideas and kills each other off too early, the next room will still scale as if all of you existed! Thus, it is essential that you have a teeth-cleched friendship, with maybe the occasional backstabbing only if you can help it. Oh yeah, and permadeath exists as well. Any player that dies is out of the game for good! You must STILL do all 9 rooms though so Last Man Standing is not going to cut it.
How to Play (Exactly)
After signups, all players will face the threat together. Every threat will have a rule and an attack pattern that they will be informed off at the start of each Room. Then players will PM me some things:
1) Speed (number from 1 to 5.)
2) Attack (0, 5, 10, 20, 25, 30, 40, 50, 100) ***Attacks with value of 0 will be considered to have 'hit' for effect purposes
3) Any other special stuff (like item usage or abilities)
4) Miscellaneous actions (sometimes Threats will require it).
Actions will be resolved as thus:
I. Check Initiative
a) Players with a unique, lowest Speed value go first. Non-unique values go next.
b) Among the non-unique Speeds, group with the highest Speed value goes next.
c) Among those in B, random order is decided.
II. Damage Calculation / ResolutionOriginally Posted by Example
1) Player who's turn it is in the Initiative, deals the damage he listed. This happens in the order decided above.
2) If this attack kills the Threat, that player alone receives GLORY.
3) Note that Higher Value attacks will have higher level cooldowns. While in cooldown, the Player won't be able to use any attacks in that Category for awhile. For notes on cooldown categories, see below.
III. Receive Threat
1) After all Players have had a go, it's the Threat's turn to attack. Depending on its rules, it will attack based on the Turn Order established in Part I.
2) Some Threats can affect the current or future turn order. These rules will be reminded when first entering a Room.
After which the one with the highest GLORY that exits after 9 Rooms will be declared the winner!
Everytime an action is made, it cannot be used again for a certain number of turns. How many is dictated by the chart below. The range in which cooldown applies is decided randomly. A "Turn" is defined as one cycle in which the players and the Threat attacks. Ability actions also have cooldowns, and take significantly longer due to their awesome effects.
Attacks 20, 30, 40 - 1 to 2 Turns
Attacks 10, 25, 50 - 3 to 4 Turns
Attacks 5, 100 - 5 to 6 Turns
Attacks 0 - 10 Turns
Tactical Maneuvers - 5 to 6 Turns after 3 uses each.
Cheap Maneuvers - 7 to 10 Turns
Godlike Maneuvers - 10 Turns
Reactive Maneuvers - 5 to 6 Turns after 3 uses each.
Disruptive Maneuvers - 7 to 10 Turns
Items - 10 to 15 Turns
Abilities and Items
In addition to basic attack values, you may also optionally include an Ability or Item use. Each special action has their own set of rules.
Items are more straightforward: all Items sit in everyone's collective inventory until used. They'll then be unavailable for a time depending on the cooldown.
Abilities are a bit more tricky. Everyone in the dungeon is equally skilled, ergo everyone in the dungeon will have immediate access to all abilities. They will be listed and can be used anytime by anyone at anytime. Once used however, they cannot be used by anyone until the cooldown settles. Some abilities will have 3 uses before expiring into cooldown, but most can only be used ONCE. So make sure to only use an ability if you think the opponent isn't going to or if you think they should be saved for a harder Threat.
Kinds of Abilities:
Tactical - These abilities can be used up to 3 times (most of them) before cooling down. They're mostly concerned with buffing or getting yourself into a better position.
Cheap - These are basically some underhanded version of the above. They only have 1 use since they're so predictable.
Godlike - There are only 2 abilities in this category, but they are gamebreakers to be sure and can make or break a Threat or gain an advantage between your peers. Use wisely.
Reactive - These are abilities that respond based on a certain trigger and are 1 of 2 kinds of abilities that will require it to be POSTED for it to trigger.
Disruptive - These are somewhat more elaborate versions of Cheap abilities, except not all of them have the express goal of winning per se. Some of them could be damage negation, reflection, or just being an asshole in a sense. Also triggerable by publicly posting.
For a list of Abilities, see below.
Offensive Abilities: These Abilities are declared alongside the Attack PMs during Planning Phase.Spoiler for Tactical Maneuvers:
Spoiler for Cheap Maneuvers:
Spoiler for Godlike Maneuvers:
Defensive Abilities: These Abilities are publicly declared by post (in BOLD, please) in response to something (read the triggers below).Spoiler for Reactive Maneuvers:
Spoiler for Disruptive Maneuvers:
Items: The Party is carrying all of these together. Anyone may use them at their own leisure.Spoiler for Items: