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Thodin Coldflame Lomin
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« on: 11 August 2009, 22:45:37 »

Aoriyá

Overview

Aoriyá is usually played by two people, though there are several thousand ways of playing the game, and everyone who plays will start the game differently. It is not uncommon, however, to find more than two people sitting at the same Aoriyá board. Being of elvish descent, this game is near impossible for humans to full grasp, and hours of practice, and training go into becoming a master of this game. As elves, the majority of the populace has nothing but time on their hands. When deciding who will start play, one of the two six sided dice are rolled and who so ever rolls the higher amount starts play.

There are thousands upon thousands of game pieces, and every second turn new pieces are placed on the board with the dice operating as fate. Each of the pieces has it's own uniqueness though many of the pieces may have the same purpose as other pieces. When purchasing a set, a color must be selected for the pieces. Every piece is the same color, and there is no notable difference other than the fact that not one of them is alike in appearance though they may  be put to the same use as another piece. The pieces themselves are usually made from almost anything, though the majority of them are made from hard glass, precious stones, or fine woods. The vast majority of the boards are usually dwarven or elven make as very few humans even attempt to play this game. Needless to say, this game cannot be learned by simply watching a match unfold.

The board is similar to a map, with colored sections pointing out different geographical figures, and land marks. The Aoriyá board has a variety of colors that make out different landmarks, elevation, rivers, islands, tributaries, and other points of interest that could be key in the winning of a battle. Though difficult, the artists, wood and metal workers who design and put together the sets manage to miraculously fit everything onto the small boards with immaculate precision. Both the creation of the board, and pieces take far longer than the average human life span hence the lack of interest from most humans.

Rules

The rules for Aoriyá are impossible to list all at once, and would require several long and arduous pages of explanation for anyone not of elven descent. The game itself requires a great deal of patience to play, and requires that the players remember nearly all previous moves made by their opponent.
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« Reply #1 on: 12 August 2009, 03:35:17 »

Hmm... Sounds very interesting, though so far its also somewhat unspecific concerning the rules and the goal of the game... What's the meaning of name of the game? Or what is it supposed to mean perhaps?
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« Reply #2 on: 12 August 2009, 04:26:03 »

Thodin, I realize this is just the overview and it is still a work in progress and you have not asked for comments yet.

However I am going to give you one anyways  :D,  let me suggest that you may want to first establish the basic game with the "normal" rules and game pieces.  Then at the end of the entry you can mention that there are thousands of variations, and maybe explain one or two of them.  Basically, first help the reader envision the basic game and then afterwards you can open up the possibilities.
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« Reply #3 on: 12 August 2009, 08:05:26 »

Alright to answer both you Seeker, and you Artimidor, I know it's kind of vague, but trust me for now, and let me finish the write up before I take any more comments. The concept of this game is something hug, and not easily understood by humans so there are no "normal" rules so to speak, and everyone is going to play this game differently.

I have to say that I need a little rewording pertaining to the pieces used in this game. An example is in order for people to maybe better grasp this. In chess a rook is a rook no matter what set you take it from. If the art work or the design is different it still operates as a rook. I'd finish this long and arduous explanation but I've got to send this in a PM or something cause this is going to be long. We'll talk about it but RL is calling me and my rents will kill me so I'll get back to you guys via. PM.

For now trust_me
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« Reply #4 on: 12 August 2009, 10:34:07 »

I am intrigued.  :D
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