Rock, paper, scissors as a game mechanic

imageIf you play strategy war games, you will have met this mechanic: swordsmen beat pikemen, pikemen beat cavalry, cavalry beats swordsmen. This simple rule can make a game hard and interesting.  To learn more:

rock, paper scissors on Wikipedia

– a detailed presentation of Tactical Rock-Paper-Scissors

– how to win at it every time

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Prototype a game in 48 hours: 7 easy tricks

A video from 2009 by Kyle Gabler which is still inspirational:

This may come particularly handy if you ever participate in a Global Game Jam.

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