When you want to play a video game, but can't because you don't have one, or your parents say you can't play it? What if you want play a game in school, in the car or anywhere and your GameBoy is dead? If your 'rents are using the TV? What to do to cure that boredom? Try this.
- Get a blank piece of paper.
- Draw some sort of monster on it, but don't fill up the page. Use a pencil so you can erase when he gets hurt.
- Give it a name and a health bar.
- Draw two smaller characters. You can make them up yourself.
- Give your characters names and health bars. Write a 100 above each health bar.
- Draw a magic bar
- Think up some attacks for your characters, and a few for the boss too. They should do varying amounts of damage the strong ones use magic.
- Have one of your characters attack. Subtract the attack value from the enemy.
- Have the characters take turns attacking. You can play with your characters on the same team, or you can have all three go at it.
- Once the boss is down to zero health, you have advanced to Level 2. Reward yourself by unlocking something like power Armor or Fire Arrow or a new character. One idea is that every level you unlock a Fusion ability, which lets you merge two characters into one.
- Once you're on level 2, keep going. There's really no limit in levels--just your imagination.
- Then, finally sit in your room for hours on end, and your parent will think your doing something naughty, but you're just playing VIDEO GAMES!
- Add 10 HP whenever you gain a level. Experiment with different attack powers.
- Try playing co-op--you control one character and a friend controls the other or 1 on 1 battle.
- To make yourself more motivated, plan out attacks for your characters to learn on later levels, like Meteor smash on Level Five.
- For the Health Bar, make a narrow box but don't fill it. Whenever the character gets hurt color in some of the bar to represent damage or when you use a healing move rub out some damage and when the bar's all colored...well, you're dead.
- People might think you are weird
- Don't tell your friends who play D&D about this, unless you want them to try and recruit you for their next session
Things You'll Need
- no life