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Discussion on: Interesting Board Game Mechanics

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David Wickes

Oh of course you also play boardgames :lol:

One of my favourite mechanics that sticks in my mind was in an old Martin Wallace game - something to do with empires. The combat mechanic involved rolling 2D6 - and using the difference. Way to quickly build a normal distribution of results iirc.

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Ben Lovy Author

Ah, that's pretty clever! I love stuff like that - simple but effective.