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HobGoblin42

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#993 November 24, 2018, Saturday, 09:28 pm
At sunset, you and your companions finally arrive in Bridgewater, a famous hub of trade and other, less honest forms of business. Milling amongst the crowds of merchants and citizens, beggars and cut-throats, you slowly wander through the town's narrow alleyways towards the Merry Hangman Inn, in a district of town known for its pleasures – many of them illicit. You enter the tavern in search for a hearty meal, a warm hearth, and some merry entertainment to lift up your spirits.

As anticipated, you find the place is bursting with laughter, singing and cheer as you enter. The smell of good food and beer, and the sound of merry fiddles and happy folk songs out of tune, quickly overwhelm your senses. As some of your companions proceed directly to their rooms in the second floor, longing for a good bed after the strenuous journey, you manage to spot a small empty table in the far corner. When you finally make your way through the crowd of drunken patrons, the tavern maid brings you a battered pewter mug, and asks you with a smile: “Care for a Game?”

Games to spend your hard-earned coin on

Every adventurer needs some time to relax after a long day, and Realms Beyond offers you plenty of games to pass the time with when you return to town after an exhausting adventure. Cards, dice, pit-fighting and axe-throwing are just some of the many activities your adventurers can take part in, trying their luck or skill against NPCs and even wagering some money on their success.



If you’re on good terms with some tavernkeepers or have some coin to spare, who knows… they might even let you prove what you're made of in their underground fighting clubs (no arms, no armor, no spells – only fists and the cheering roars of the crowd).

But be careful with your money – many an adventurer has lost the riches he gained during the day in the games of dice he chose to play at night. If you are clever, though, success at gambling is not only a matter of luck. A character with a high skill at bluffing will be an excellent card player, while a dexterous rogue with sleight of hand can attempt to cheat at dice. But beware! If caught cheating, you might be dragged into a fistfight, and once the guards arrive the cheater is the one who has to pay the fine.

You may even catch goblins playing a game of dice in the dungeon, and if you don’t attack them right away, you may even join in! They are, after all, not the smartest creatures nor the most vigilant guards.

 
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#1009 November 25, 2018, Sunday, 05:35 pm
Cool! I remember spending hours playing a mini game in might and magic (forget what it was called).

Will gaming help with sanity? I'm quite interested in that stat.

I can see that skills already play a role so cool.

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#1010 November 25, 2018, Sunday, 08:57 pm
@Grammarsalad:

"I remember spending hours playing a mini game in might and magic (forget what it was called)."

Arcomage
http://mightandmagic.wikia.com/wiki/Arcomage



Well now,  I think we need a Realms Beyond Wiki.

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#1011 November 25, 2018, Sunday, 09:16 pm
Will gaming help with sanity? I'm quite interested in that stat.

I can see that skills already play a role so cool.
Yes, gambling will improve the mental stability of your character.

Well now,  I think we need a Realms Beyond Wiki.

A wiki is already in development  but only internally accessible  yet. We will make the engine part of the wiki public next year.