Among the worlds of the C.O.W., games using poker dice such as Showdown on the Star Express and Beige Bart’s High Noon Showdown have become popular among Raiders and Tinstars alike. Given the violent world of Raiders and Lawbots, it is perhaps not a surprise that “showdown” games are the most popular. Indeed, more often than not, a game ends in a real showdown. How else is a Raider supposed to unwind after a hard day of banditry upon the space rails?
Given poker dice’s history in the setting and the the sci-fi western theme of the game itself, it was only natural for poker dice to feature in the game. Poker dice are used to resolve shootouts and other situations within the game. Each die features six values: 10, Jack, Queen, King, Ace, and Joker. Players roll a hand of five dice and then attempt to make the highest poker hand from the results. The player with the highest hand wins!
Typically players only roll five dice. However, special circumstances may give players additional dice. Players can also use a Joker result as any value, significantly increasing the likelihood of a good hand. Some bandits and items of loot also have unique effects which occur depending on what was rolled. A good poker player always rolls with an eye for the best advantage in the given situation!
The Rail Raiders Infinite Kickstarter launches Monday, April 4th at 2:00 pm EDT.
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to hop on the space-rail and take a ride through the galaxy. See you there, Space Cowboy!