If you're smart you probably figure out the game mechanics after a few plays.
However, you might miss some nuances which prevent you from playing to your fullest advantage.
Therefore, we highly recommend you to scroll down and fully READ THE FUCKING MANUAL!
Blades of Chance
is round based tactical fighting game for two players sharing a single device.
Its core is a combination of rock-paper-scissors and gambling mechanics.
The clue is that you know your own chances as well as those of your opponent.
The state of each character is represented by a pair of status bars. Each consists of 10 segments.
- Health - a player's character dies if all health points are lost.
- Luck - some actions will succeed or fail with a probabilty based on your luck.
Each turn, players choose one of the three actions, attack
, unless the critical
condition is met.
Each of the three standard actions has an advantage against another one similar to the rock-paper-scissors game.
- Attack - deals damage (beats ).
- Block - blocks some damge and restores luck (beats ).
- Dodge - evades all damage (beats ).
- Critical - combines the best of all three. It is activated if:
you have 2 or less health points while your opponent has more than 2
you have 50% or less of your luck left and your opponent's luck is greater than 50%.
Attack and dodge actions may succeed or fail depending on the player's luck. This is visualized with a coin toss.
In case of a fail, it will result in a forced block
action instead. This is identical to a regular block
except that it only restores a single luck point instead of all.
Instead of choosing one of the three actions yourself you also may:
- Random - Let the game pick one at random for you (next turn you can choose freely again).
- NPC - Let the game take over the character for the rest of the fight (you cannot regain control).
In the options screen
you can enable/disable two modes altering the game play:
- Quick - 2 additional damage points are dealt resulting in shorter fights. Also 1 additonal recover point.
- Arcade - If attacking or dodging you need to touch 10 marks within limited time.
Successfully touching the marks determine the outcome of the coin toss, not your luck.
However, the time you have to touch each mark depends on the amount of your luck.
The less you have, the shorter the dwelling time.