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Nice Games Jam: "Roboston! (part 2)"

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Your nice hosts return to Roboston in a first for the program, revisiting and expanding upon on a previous Nice Games Jam game! Ellen conjures some frightening scenarios, Stephen and Mark work the numbers, and everybody loves conditional formatting.





Prompt
Create a game where you are working together to construct a robot, but each player has a secret task they are trying to get the robot to complete along the way.



Game type
Tabletop game



Player count
3 - 8



Materials

Deck of Robot Parts



Deck of Player Roles



Deck of Objectives



6-sided die







Rules

Patch Notes!


New Roles:



  • Turtle: have more DEF than any other value AND complete the objective.

  • Generalist: All stats within 5 points of each other AND complete the objective.

  • Specialist: One stat is 7 points greater than the next highest stat AND complete the objective.


New Objectives:



  • GIANT MUTANT TREE ATTACK - It's 'leafing' downtown a total mess!

    Stats required to beat: Off: 21, Def: 16, Int: 8

  • ALIEN INVASION - They're slimy and they have the wrong number of eyes.

    Stats required: Off: 13, Def: 21, Int: 16

  • BAGGER 288 - This mining robot has gained sentience and is scooping up the suburbs!

    Stats needed: Off:13, Def: 13, Int: 23

  • WEAPONIZED WIND TURBINE - Green, scary energy!

    Stats needed: Off 15, Def 15, Int 15


In this episode we tried for a longer game by increasing the number of robot parts to 2 Body Parts, 2 Head Parts and 8 Limb Parts.


To create the part stats, we gave them a random number between -3 and 5 of Offense, Defense and Intelligence. Feel free to make your own!


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