Tabletop Game: Linnare: A Hyrulean Strategy Game
A complex board game made by Lockon Lockon
that is best described as Chess meets Tactical Rock-Paper-Scissors
. It is inspired by The Legend of Zelda
series, and is supposedly played in Hyrule.
The game of Linnare is quite complex. The game is played on a 15 by 15 (15 intersections on each side.) And the pieces are played on the intersections. The first 3 rows on either side is your “territory”.
- Players determine who goes first. At the beginning of the game, the player chooses what type of pieces they wish to use.
- Players alternate each turn, moving their pieces.
- Pieces capture with a rock, paper, scissors mechanic. Power beats wisdom, wisdom beats courage, courage beats power.
- The player wins when his or her opponent A) cannot capture anymore pieces or B) their general cannot avoid capture.
Pieces: There are two sides, and each side has pieces in power, wisdom and courage types. Each player has one general, eight serfs, four lances, two cavalrymen, two swordsmen, and a hero.
- General: Can move one space in any direction. Can only capture a piece in one of these eight spaces. Serves as the game's "king:
- Serf:May move twice forward on first turn. Otherwise only moves one forward. Captures forward, or to the immediate diagonals. May promote to Hero. Serves as the game's "pawn"
- Lance: May move up to three spaces orthogonally. Can capture pieces two spaces diagonally as well as orthogonally.
- Hero: Can move up 5 spaces vertically or horizontally, can change direction mid move, as long as total distance does not exceed five. Can capture a piece adjacent to its endpoint. Serves as game's "Queen"
- Cavalryman: Must move 3 spaces orthogonally and 2 the the perpendicular of the previous move (like a chess knight, only with an additional square tacked on). Can jump over pieces, and can capture one piece it jumps over.
- Swordsman: Can move up to 7 spaces diagonally. Can capture pieces in its target square. Is the game's "bishop"
Design: Pieces are circular wooden tiles with designs on the front to indicate what they are.
The board will likely be made of wood, and will have the territories painted in a different color from the back ground. Embellishment is likely.
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