Welcome to RS Games 1-4-24, an accessible, online, multiplayer version of the dice game 1-4-24, which is sometimes called Midnight. RS Games 1-4-24 utilizes the RS Games client, which allows players to play against each other from around the world, via the centralized RS Games server.
To get started, you will need the RS Games client installed. TO get the RS Games client if you don't have it already, go to http://www.rsgames.org. connecting and logging into the server are covered in the RS Games client documentation. Alternatively, you can use the web client, from which you can play by using your web browser. The web client can be found in the "Quick Links" section on the RS Games home page.
This document assumes you have read the RS Games client documentation first, for general concepts and instructions on using the client. If you have not read this document, please read it before continuing.
If you are using the web client, options referred to as keyboard commands in this document will appear as buttons on the web page.
Once you are connected, choose 1-4-24 from the list of games, and you will be presented with the main menu. From there, you can create a new game, join a game, or see a list of existing games. Choose an option using the up and down arrow keys and the enter key, or by clicking on the option if you are using the web client.
If you choose to create a new game, you will be asked if you want to make the game private. If you choose yes, you can set a password, and only those who know the password will be able to join.
You will then be told that by default the game will end after ten rounds, and asked if you want to change this. If you answer Yes, you'll be asked to choose whether the game will end after a certain number of rounds, or when a target score is reached. In either case, you'll be asked to enter the appropriate value, number of rounds or target score.
After you have made your choices, you will be placed in your game. Here, players will be able to join your game.
Bots are computer players who will play against you if there are no other humans around to play with, or if you want to add more players to your game. If you are the creator of the game, you can press B to add a bot, or R to remove a bot.
Once you are ready to start the game, press the Enter key.
To join a game, choose the Join Game option from the main menu. You will be presented with a list of games that are open for players, along with the people playing in each game. Choose a game from the list, and press enter. If the game is private, you will then be asked to enter the password. Once you are in the game, you must wait for the game master to start the game.
The goal of 1-4-24 is to take your turn by rolling six dice, keeping at least one die, then rolling the rest and repeating until all six dice are kept, by which point you must have kept a 1 and a 4. Your score is then the sum of the other four dice. The person with the highest score wins each round, and the person with the highest total score wins the game.
At the start of each round, each player rolls a die, and the person who rolled the highest die goes first. If there is a tie between two or more players, they each roll again until the tie is broken.
When it's your turn, you start by rolling six dice. You then check the dice you want to keep, and roll the rest again. You must keep at least one die each time you roll. Your turn continues until you've kept all six dice. At some point during your turn you must keep at least one 1 and at least one 4, otherwise you are disqualified and don't score. If you kept a 1 and a 4, those dice are set aside, and your remaining four dice are totaled to obtain your score. For example, 1, 2, 3, and 4 would result in a score of ten. The highest score possible is twenty-four, which is obtained by keeping a 1 and a 4, and having your other four dice being all sixes. After each round in which you qualify, your score for that round is added to your total score for the game.
The winner of each round is the person with the highest score. The winner of the game is the person with the highest total score when the game ends. Normally this is after ten rounds, but this can be changed by the game master, who can end the game either after a certain number of rounds or when a target score is reached.
There are several keyboard commands that can be used to get information about your current game. You can always press Ctrl+H to get a quick reminder of these keystrokes.
-- C: Announces your current score. S: Announces the current and total scores of all players. -- T: Find out who's turn it is.
You can chat with other players at any point during game play by pressing the F2 key, typing your message into the input box and pressing enter. You can also chat at the main menu to other players who are not currently in a game, also by pressing F2.
To change the volume of the background music during the game, use F3 to lower the volume and F4 to raise the volume. You can also adjust the volume of the sound effects with F5 and F6 to lower or raise the volume, respectively.
You can opt to receive a transcript of your game, that is, an email containing the entire text of your game. When you leave a game, you will be asked if you would like to receive a transcript. If you would, choose Yes, and the transcript will be sent to the email address you used when creating your RS Games account. You can also press F11 during the game, rather than wait until you leave the game to decide.
Thanks to the following people for helping to create 1-4-24:
If you have any problems using any of the games released by RS Games, or have a question, bug report, suggestion, feature request, or anything else, feel free to contact RS Games by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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