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Paper Pinball is a dice game that tries to capture the feeling of playing pinball. All you will need is a pencil, three dice, and about five minutes. 

Each round, roll two dice and fill in one of the scoring zones. Some zones need to be filled in a certain way, and most will cause some sort of effect, so the order you fill them in is important. If you ever can't fill a zone, you'll lose a ball. Lose three balls and the game is over. Try to fill as many scoring zones as possible while triggering multipliers, opening tunnels, and getting the coveted multiball.

Changelog:

  • 18/06/2018 Added New Board "Laser Sisters". Made some minor changes to "Hacker Wolves"
Published 13 days ago
StatusReleased
CategoryPhysical game
Authormetalsnail
Tagsdice, pen-and-paper, pinball

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PinballDiceHW02.pdf 240 kB
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Nice, thanks for the update!  Do I get it right that in Laser Sisters, only two of the three tunnels can be opened in a game? And for multiball, do I reduce the number of rolled dice from three to two when I lose a ball (instead of crossing one off)?

You're correct about tunnels. For multiball, you both lose the multiball and the ball.

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Lovely lovely lovely! Really like this and would like to see more tables. Had a few questions about scoring:

  1. Bumpers: Is the score the sum of all the bumpers?
  2. Ramps: Is the score the sum of all the ramp arrows?
  3. Targets: You say 5 points each and 10 points for a complete set. Is it an additional 10 points for the set? For example: 3-9-11. That's 15 points individually and I get 10 on top of that for a total of 25?
  4. Tunnels: "Worth twice the value shown" -- does this mean if I roll a 12 (two 6's), the total for that tunnel is 24 (12 x 2) or 12 (6 x 2)?
  5. I totally now realize that I was choosing between scoring individual dice (1d6) and sums (2d6). Not sure if changing "total" to "sum" in the first instruction would have fixed that for me. Just a note. Could totally just be me. :P

Going to be leaving some money right after this comment and trying again at lunch.

  • For Bumpers and Ramps, you are using the sum total of all scoring zones of a type. 
  • The 10 points per set of Targets is in addition to the 5 per target. So, yes you have that correct.
  • You write the sum of the dice in a Tunnel, and it gets doubled for scoring. So two 6s would be 24 points.
  • I'll definitely take all of these confusing bits into account moving forward. The intent was that you use the sum each time, but I might make another table use dice splitting like you mention, that could be interesting.

Definitely don't change the 2d6 sum rule based on my feedback. I just misread it. Personally I had a lot more fun the 2nd time through when I was using the sum. Maybe for different tables that can change, but I did enjoy it more when I played it correctly.

On a side note: more please.