Questions tagged [rock-paper-scissors]

When two events (eg: attacks or strategies) from competing actors (human or not) clash against each other, and the outcome is determined by strength/weakness relationships between the strategies each actor chose, such that every strategy can be beaten by some other strategy.

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How can I make sure all army compositions are counterable in an RTS game?

Most RTS games I played have some kind of rock-paper-scissors system that ensure that there is no single best unit you can mass and win with all the time. However this breaks down when players start ...
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Weapon RPS - circular list; troubles keeping circular list balanced when expanding

I've got a idea for a game in the works, and I'm trying to figure out how to sort 17 weapons into a circular list where each weapon beats the 8 below it but loses to the 8 above it. Currently, I only ...
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10 weapon types, 2 proficiencies, rock-paper-scissors relationship?

I want to make a game where there's a total of 10 general weapon types. I want any given character to be able to be proficient with 2 of the weapon types. Looking at the fact that 10 is an even number,...
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