Thursday, August 09, 2007

Items

A very very rough draft. Posted here to get feedback/keep my work

Items are objects tracked in the monkey line which belong to the monkeys. Each of the items belonging to a monkey is listed after that monkeys name. If an item does not belong to a monkey, it must be located in an empty position in the monkey line and that position must be marked in the monkey line section of the wiki.

Items may be gained in three different ways. When an item is added to the ruleset, unless otherwise stated, that item is given to the monkey in the first position of the monkey line. If an item is located in an empty position, the first monkey to move to that position picks up the item. Lastly, an item may potentially change hands from one monkey to another in accordance with the rules.

Each item has a size, a name, and a description. The size of an item is either massive, large, small or pocket-size. If an item is massive or large and the monkey holding that item moves to a different location in the monkey line, then the item remains in the old location. Large items may be transferred from monkey to monkey via other processes—massive items may not. If item is small then the item moves to whatever location the monkey holding it moved to, however, if e is moved to the barrel then that item remains in the monkeys old location. If an item is pocket-size, it remains with the monkey even if e is removed to the barrel.

The description of the item dictates how often the item can be used and what happens when a monkey uses it. Unless stated other wise, each item may be used as a weekly action.

The name of the item is what is listed in the monkey line.

Name: The Monkey Ball
Size: Small
Description: Whenever The Monkey Ball is used, the monkey holding it gains three bananas. There is no effect on the target.

Name: Flaming Frisbee
Size: Small
Description: Whenever Flaming Frisbee is used, another position in the monkey line must be named. The Flaming Frisbee is transferred from the monkey holding it to the target position. If there is a monkey in that position, that monkey gains the flaming Frisbee but loses one banana(provided e has one). If there is no monkey in that position, the flaming Frisbee simply waits for another monkey to pick it up.

Name: Big Rock
Size: Large
Description: The big rock may only be used on a monkey adjacent in line to the monkey using the big rock. The monkey in the targeted position is sent to the monkey barrel and the big rock is moved to the targeted position.

Name: Good Luck Charm
Size: Pocket-sized
Description: When the good luck charm is used, the monkey holding it is placed at the end of the monkey line, even if e was in the monkey barrel at the item of its use.

Comments

Chivalrybean:

08-09-2007 19:28:59 UTC

Seems good.

Amnistar:

08-09-2007 21:46:55 UTC

I think it’s not to bad, seems pretty fair to me :)

aaronwinborn:

08-09-2007 21:50:50 UTC

i’m not sure of the idea of all items going to the first position right away. also, maybe you could only have one massive item in a square? elsewise (unless placed differently in accordance w/ rules), you might have the ‘leaning tower of pizza’ and ‘monkey island’ both in the first position.

Clucky:

08-09-2007 22:42:21 UTC

Well like, I would expect anyone writing a item proposal to default its location. That phrase is just a catchall

Zephyr:

08-10-2007 10:24:54 UTC

Seems fun.