Rough, Initial draft at:
Rock, Paper, Pyramids! is a 3 person challenge game that uses 3 colors x 3
stacks (total of 9 stacks)
Its sort of a multi-dimensional rock-paper-scissors.
Each person gets a single stack of each color and puts it into a hidden
Our example will use Black, White and Crystal or (B)(W)(C).
Version 1 (Classic) lasts 9 rounds.
Each round a player takes one piece from their pool and hides it in thier
The player then puts their hand/fist out towards the other two players.
When all players have their hands out, everyone reveals simultaneously.
Black captures White. White captures Crystal. Crystal captures Black.
Large(3pt) captures Medium(2pt) Medium(2pt) captures Small(1pt) Small(1pt)
When there is a conflict (Large Black vs. Small White), then the result is
Null or Neutral.
The simplified table of results is as follows.
Where color X would capture color Y
X3 X2 X1 Y3 Y2 Y1
=== === == == == ==
X3 N > < > > N
X2 < N > N > >
X1 > < N > N >
When comparing all three, this gives five or six possible results depending
on how you look at it.
In this chart, A is relative. The easy way to calculate the winner is to
find one piece that is not captured. If all pieces are captured (Standoff),
the then no one wins. From the piece that is not captured, figure out the
order of capture.
Full Sweep A>B,C A gets B&C
A captures both B and C
Line Sweep A>B, B>C A gets B&C
A captures B, B captures C
Standoff A>B>C>A Null
A captures B who captures C who captures A
Wishbone A>B,C>B, A~C Null
Both A&C capture C, but A to C is Null
Solo, Single A>B,C>0 A gets B
A captuers B, but C captures nothing
Washout A>0,B>0,C>0 Null
No one captures
During the round, compare results.
Variable rule (working on):
Either the winner takes only the captured pieces, putting thier own piece in
the discard (as above)
or Winner keeps all pieces (A could get both A,B and C)
At the end, add up the point value of all the pieces you've won.
Add 1 red stack (Large, Medium, Small), give one to each player. The red
piece trumps all other colors, but not size.
/Glen Gyldersleve aka b00jum
/Portland, Oregon Gamer
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