Doublerogue? I'm In!
One thing about Greyport that is reflected in the Rogues and Warriors Deck is that the city and its vast Undercity have a lot of rogues. Like, a LOT of rogues. Some, like our heroes Gerki, Lizwick and Sera use their rogueing skills to fight for good. Others… not so much.
Doublerogue is a new press-your-luck game that uses the Rogues and Warriors Deck. The object is very simple. Don’t get two Rogues.
OK, but how do you actually play?
First, Doublerogue doesn’t quite follow the usual betting structure as most other games. Instead, at the beginning of each round, each player antes an additional coin into the pot. So, as people press their luck more, the stakes go up!
Each player starts the game with 3 cards in hand and 1 card face up in front of them. Starting with the player showing the lowest-numbered card, each player has a choice of three actions: Hit, Fold or Defend.
To Hit, you reveal the top card of the deck and add it to your face-up cards. If you now have two Rogues showing, you must pay 5 coins to the pot, then you’re out of the game.
To Fold, you throw away all of your cards and you’re out of the game. Folding is a good way to cut your losses and avoid having to keep anteing when you think your odds are bad.
To Defend, you choose one of the cards in your hand and add it to your face-up cards. Defending allows you to take a “safe hit”, with a card that you know rather than a random one (which could be a Rogue). Cards in your private hand are never replaced, so if you have no more cards in your hand, you can’t choose to take the Defend action.
And that’s actually the whole game! Players continue anteing, then choosing to Hit, Fold or Defend until only one player is left. That player wins the pot!
We hope you enjoy pressing your luck with Doublerogue!