Draughts (Roleplaying/Games Help)
Draughts is an ancient game, used by generations to pass time having
fun. It is a game of skill, but not nearly as complex as a game such
as chess. This is good, for it makes it an excellent game to play in the
company of beer. You may find a draughts board in Goldsmith's Fellowship
in Minas Tirith, level 3.
The rules of play are simple to master:
- The game is played on a 8x8 checkered board.
- Each player starts off with twelve tokens (called draughts) of his or
her own color (either red or blue).
- Only 1 draught can be moved per turn
- Each draught can move only diagonally.
- Draughts can jump over an opponent's piece if it is directly diagonal
to his or her own, and there's an open space available on the other
side. Any piece that is jumped, is considered captured and taken off
of the board.
- At the beginning of the game draughts can only move towards the
opponent's side of the board.
- When a draught reaches the far edge of the opponent's side of the
board, it is promoted to a king, and can move both towards the player's
own side, or towards the opponents (ie: back-diagonal, or
- A player wins by successfully capturing all of his or her opponent's
- If so declared by the challenger at the beginning, draughts may however
move backwards to capture an opponent's piece, even if the draught isn't
Visit the Fellowship's bar to learn the exact syntax of the commands
used to play draughts.