AI didn't have to figure out an exit. they also broke the DM that day by telling him that if they'd remove the foyer from its place, there would be no entry to the HQ. something that chris hadn't thought of. easily answered by its a dimension door, once they step thru the door they enter the foyer wherever it is placed on.
but yeah it is a great exemple of what can be accomplished. the puzzle becomes much more potent if their goal is to create a path thru a labyrinth like maze.
druid:"Do you need healing ?"
knight:"i still have half of my health, so im fine."
DM:"the boss, crits, max damage which does 20 damage !"
no , imagine that you have a rubics cube , each smaller cube is a room , and so are the cubes in the interior of the rubic cube .
now remove one cube from every other row .
now every hour or so the remaining cubes all rearrange into a new configuration , still a "cube" , but the rooms have all moved around in various directions in the X,Y,Z axis through the empty spaces created by the missing smaller cubes .
each room has a clue that some one smart enough can follow to read the pattern of room moves and plot a path out using those moves and changing rooms as necessary .
each room has a door on each of its 6 sides so you may need to leave through a wall , the floor , or the ceiling , and each room is about 20 feet per diminsion .
BUT each room is also trapped , and the cube tracks the entrants , so that if you enter the wrong room in your attempt to plot the path out , its always fatal .
and to make the game better , dont bother with the toy puzzle .
this puzzle is actually the simplest that any GM can run . all you need are the 8 room tiles for the players to move into or out of . you would need the 8 incase they decide to go different directions .
the players have to figure out the code to get the room sequence right . any time they fail , they have to figure out how to get back on track . using a toy puzzle creates the idea in the players mind of 2 dimisional movement , while leaving the toy puzzle out all together means that they can better imagine moving in 3 deminsions .
all you need is to decide how many right room choices they need to make to get out and have a checklist on the side to mark their progress . if they make the right choices , check more boxes , if they make bad choices erase some of the checks . this also allows you to help or hinder them if they do something particularly inspiring or idiotic .
I dont have a birthday ! I wasn't BORN ! I SPRANG fully formed from the forehead of GOD , as he contemplated a particularly vile joke !
Thus began my like as the punchline of a dark comedy that ends happily only because in the end I die and thus get to sleep in the next morning .................
erho: I will once again rise above Lurker status if I ever get back to painting, Real life work transitions... Adulting
Jan 31, 2020 16:23:29 GMT
factoriatabletop: sgtslag...oh man! you are right about it...
Mar 3, 2020 10:13:15 GMT
Draklith: Hey everyone just a quick stop by to see if anyone is still here, hope everyone is doing ok
May 26, 2020 18:27:20 GMT
sgtslag: This forum seems to be slowing down. I hope everyone is still crafting, safely! I will be here until they turn off the power... Cheers!
May 27, 2020 13:46:43 GMT
factoriatabletop: maybe we should try to make a contest here, between us
Jun 2, 2020 8:40:08 GMT
factoriatabletop: no prizes, just proud....dont know, anyone else?
Jun 2, 2020 8:40:40 GMT
sgtslag: Still unpacking after moving in October... Too much stuff, crafting materials are mostly still in boxes. Weekends are busy with life, so little progress made. Getting the urge to push through, though, soon. I have several projects waiting...
Jun 2, 2020 20:14:39 GMT
erho: Yeah I'm down for a painting contect
Jun 8, 2020 14:28:59 GMT
sgtslag: Started working on making hills, which match my Tee-Time carpet I use for my "grass mat," on my gaming table, for big battles. Got two long chunks of open-cell foam, from a friend. Used my Proxxon Hot Wire Cutter to make terrain hills out of them.
Jul 26, 2020 20:12:40 GMT
sgtslag: Came up with around 80 hills. Covering them with the same carpet, from scraps. They will match the tabletop, perfectly. Contact Cement, is my friend. Will post on it, when I get the pictures uploaded. Some prototypes done, as proof-of-concept...
Jul 26, 2020 20:14:06 GMT
randywest: does anyone know more manufacturers for 1/72 fantasy minis besides Dark Alliance, Caesar and Elhiem?
Sept 14, 2020 14:16:19 GMT
sgtslag: 50 Hills completed, 24 left to cover the sides on. Hoping to finish this project within the week. Then I'll post a build description. For war gaming, but it can cross over to RPG sessions... They match the ground 'cloth', perfectly.
Sept 19, 2020 19:03:09 GMT
sgtslag: Sorry, randywest, the listed makers are the only ones I know.
Sept 19, 2020 19:03:34 GMT
sgtslag: Ran out of Hot Glue, with only five hills left to add a skirt to the sides of. Wal-Mart closes at 8:00 PM, thanks to COVID. GRRRrrr! Another 30 minutes of work, and I would have been done: ~77 hills, modular, perfectly matching my table's ground cloth!
Sept 23, 2020 2:50:39 GMT
sgtslag: Will post a write-up soon, or after next week's vacation. Cheers!
Sept 23, 2020 2:51:57 GMT
sgtslag: Hoping to acquire a Chop Saw within the next two weeks. Then I will cut up MDF into triangles, to form the skeleton of my d20 fantasy world globe... Posting will follow, with how-to guide. Cheers!
May 11, 2021 22:57:40 GMT
erho: I have a confession: I havnt painted a thing in months because I got a new guitar(#8!) but now that May "Megadeth month" is over I have a repaired airbrush and a early 90's Ral Partha Amethyst dragon on the table... pics to come soon!
Jun 11, 2021 17:49:58 GMT
margaret: too bad you can't post your music here =). Hadn't seen that dragon - looks like it came out when all my cash was going to raising kids. Looking forward to seeing your paint choices!
Jun 12, 2021 2:41:42 GMT