Welcome to RS Games 1000 Miles, an accessible, online, multiplayer version of the card game 1000 Miles. RS Games 1000 Miles 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 1000 Miles 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. After you have made your choice, 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.
In 1000 Miles, you and the other players are in a car race, attempting to reach your goal of 1000 miles. Each player is dealt six cards. When it is your turn, you must first draw a card and can then play a card, or discard if you do not have a playable card.
There are many different types of cards in the game, and they are described in detail below.
This card must be played before you can play a distance card, or if you are stopped by a red light or other penalty. Penalties will be described later.
There are five distance cards: 25 miles, 50 miles, 75 miles, 100 miles, and 200 miles. These cards moved you forward by the specified distance. If a distance card would result in your distance being greater than 1000 miles, it cannot be played. You must reach exactly 1000 miles to win the round.
Penalties are cards that can be played against another player to inflict a penalty, that is, to make winning the game more difficult. Penalties can only be played on a player who is moving. The game wouldn't be any fun without penalties, trust me. The good news is, each penalty has a corresponding remedy which you must play to undo it. The penalty and remedy cards are described below.
Safety cards are quite valuable, as there is only one of each safety card in the deck. These cards both undo their corresponding penalty if a player has it, and prevents the player from receiving the penalty for the remainder of the round. A safety card can be played at any time. The safety cards are as follows:
If you play a safety during your turn immediately after the corresponding penalty has been played against you, this is called a dirty trick and you will receive a bonus of 300 points.
To win the round, a player must reach a distance of exactly 1000 miles. However, the game continues until a player reaches a score of the target score or higher. The target score is 5000 points by default and can be changed by the person who creates the game. Different cards are worth different amounts of points, so the winner of a particular round will not necessarily win the entire game.
A hand of 1000 miles is scored as follows:
Sometimes, players will want to open up the game for others to join between rounds. The game master can do this by pressing P at the end of a round. This postpones the start of the round until the game master presses Enter to start it, and adds the game to the list of available games so that others may join it.
There are several keyboard commands that can be used to get information about your current game:
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 1000 Miles:
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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