`RS Games Left, Center, Right

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Last Updated: 12/20/18



Welcome!

Welcome to RS Games Left, Center, Right, an accessible, online, multiplayer version of the dice game Left, Center, Right. RS Games Left, Center, Right 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.

The Main Menu

Once you are connected, choose Left, Center, Right 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.

Creating a New Game

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 asked several questions about the variations you want for this game. These variations will be discussed later. After you have made your choices, you will be placed in your game. Here, players will be able to join your game.

Bots

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.

Starting The Game

Once you are ready to start the game, press the Enter key. Each player will be told who is seated to their left and their right, since seating is important for this game. Seating is based on the order players joined, but the game master can set the game to move everyone around randomly instead.

Left, Center, Right requires a minimum of three players to play. If there aren't enough humans joining you, you may add bots.

Joining a Game

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.

Playing Left, Center, Right

Left, Center, Right is a very simple dice game. It uses three special dice. Each six-sided die has the following markings: One Left, one Center, one Right, and three dots. All the players start with three chips each, and there is a center pot which starts empty.

When it's your turn, roll the three dice. If you have fewer than three chips, roll a number of dice equal to the number of chips you have. If you have no chips, your turn is skipped. Note that even if you run out of chips, you're not out of the game. Take the following actions based on the dice you rolled:

Play then passes to the player to your right. The game is over when only one player has chips remaining, and that player is the winner.

Variations

Left, Center, Right has many variations which can be enabled by the game master at game creation. These variations are described below.

Multiple Rounds

Since a single game can go by quickly, the game master can choose to enable multiple rounds. If this is enabled, the game will not end when someone wins, but will instead start over. This will continue until everyone is ready to quit. Note that each round won or lost counts as a win or loss for scoreboard purposes.

Shuffle Seating

The game master can have the game randomly move everyone around at the start of the game and any additional rounds. This can spice things up a bit in a multi-round game, since you won't always be sitting next to the same people.

Starting Chips

The game master can specify the number of chips each player receives at the start of the game. This is three by default.

Wild variation

If the Wild variation is enabled, one of the dots on each die is replaced with a Wild. If you roll any Wilds, take the following actions:

Note that Wild dice are ignored if nobody else has any chips.

Reversible Dice

If the Reversible Dice variation is enabled, any player with at least four chips can put three of them in the pot, and for that player's current turn only, the meanings of all the dice are reversed, as follows:

Note that Wilds are not ignored if dice are reversed, since you're giving chips to others rather than taking them.

Winner Action

By default, the winner is the last player who still has chips. However, the game master can set the game where the winner must do something specific to win. The options are to simply be the last player with chips, be the last player with chips and roll all dots, or be the last player with chips and put their last chip or chips in the center pot. If a situation ever arises where nobody has any chips, everyone is given the starting number of chips and game continues.

In Game Keyboard Commands

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.

Chatting

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.

Background music

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.

Transcripts

You can opt to receive a transcript of your game, that is, an email containing a log of everything that happened during 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 associated with your RS Games account. You can also press F11 during the game, rather than wait until you leave the game to decide.

Credits

Thanks to the following people for helping to create Left, Center, Right:

support and Contact Information

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 rsgames@gmail.com.

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