TUMBLE RACING - Achaea Online Help
17.2.7 TUMBLE RACING
Recreated from the ancient texts of Silvestri Carnivalis, the new-old tumble race will now be a game of strategy and skill, both offensive and defensive, with the use of various jesterly props! Tumble races comprise a series of laps around a course. The course and number of laps will be described at the beginning of the race (for example, from outside the Vundamere fishing shed, proceed clockwise around the lake, for 3 laps). Adventurers will then tumble around the route in a battle of speed and skill, with the option of using special prank items to boost their progress or hinder their opponents. Commands --------- JOIN TUMBLERACE - Join the fun! QUIT TUMBLERACE - Leave the race. WHERENEXT - Just in case you're lost! Each time you complete a lap of the course, you will gain a special tumble race prank item, randomly generated from this list: Tumble Race Prank items ------------------------ Firecracker - THROW FIRECRACKER <dir> Effect: Stuns and interrupts the tumbling of participants in that room. 1 room range. Concussion Bomb - THROW CONCUSSION AT <competitor> Effect: Stuns and interrupts the tumble of a single participant from anywhere in the race. The target will receive a message when the bomb is thrown and the bomb will explode a few seconds later. Balloons - N/A Effect: Balloons will increase the speed on the next two tumbles by 50%. This effect is applied when the item is received. Banana Peel - DROP BANANAPEEL Effect: Places a banana in the room, causing the next person who tumbles into the room to slip on it and be knocked off-balance. Lasts 30 seconds if it hasn't been hit. Confetti - THROW CONFETTI Effect: Throw confetti into the air, surrounding yourself in a whirling maelstrom of colour. This effect will prevent the ill effects of the firecracker, concussion bomb, and banana peel for ten seconds. Web Bomb - N/A Effect: The booby prize! This will instantly coat you in sticky webbing, which will need to be WRITHEd out of before continuing the race. Other Notes ------------ If you already have a tumble race prank item in your inventory, you will not gain another when you complete the next lap. So, for instance, you can't save up a concussion bomb and firecracker to use at once. Tumbling off the course will result in a small balance penalty as you are moved back to the room you tumbled from. While the course is relatively easy to remember, there may be a time when you forget where you are, or where you have to go next. Simply use the WHERENEXT command to see where to tumble next.