Bang!: NOTE >> THIS GAME ONLY WORKS IN FIREFOX... for now
To all the lovely Beta Testers: PLEASE report all bugs you find. When you play, at the bottom of the screen, there will be an input field for bugs you find. Please report a bug as soon as you see it (the internets will record at which point you file the bug). THEEANKS! (UPDATE: I'm working now and have little time to work on this game, but continue filing the bugs and so I have stuff to do when I do get around to working on this game. Thanks guys!)
Well, simply put it: your objective is to win!
For the Outlaws (baddies) to win: the Sheriff must be keeled
For the Sheriff/Deputies (goodies) to win: the Outlaws must be keeled
For the Renegade to win: he must be the last person standing (which means he needs to ensure that the Sheriff doesn't get killed until the very end)
That's it! Outlaws, Sheriff, Deputies, and Renegade are roles--they are selected at random for you. So how many of which are there in a game?
When you gots 4 players: Sheriff, Outlaw, Outlaw, Renegade
When you gots 5 players: Sheriff, Outlaw, Outlaw, Renegade, Deputy
When you gots 6 players: Sheriff, Outlaw, Outlaw, Outlaw, Renegade, Deputy
When you gots 7 players: Sheriff, Outlaw, Outlaw, Outlaw, Renegade, Deputy, Deputy
ONE: draw 2 cards
TWO: play as many cards as you want
The only except to this is the Bang! card. You can only play one Bang! per turn.
THREE: discard, you can only have as many cards as you have lives at the end of a turn
Role Cards: sheriff, outlaw, deputy or renegade
Character Cards: Each player gets one, and these give the players "powers." Each character also has a certain number of max lives the person can have. Oh, and the sheriff gets an extra life point. :)
Playing Cards: (see below) There are 2 type, brown ones and blue ones. Brown cards you play by discarding, and Blue cards you play by setting it in front of you on the table
Bang! - You hit somebody, they lose a life unless they discard a Mancato. Now, you can ONLY hit people next to you (one distance away) unless you have special powers or special gun cards. Also, you can only bang once per turn unless you have a special power.
Mancato!/Missed! - If you get banged, you can discard one of these and not lose a life.
Birra/Beer - Discard and gain a life. This is the only card you can play out of turn--if you have 0 lives left, you can discard a beer, or as I call, the Death Beer.
Saloon - Everybody gains a life!
Wells Fargo - Draw 3 cards
Diligenza/Stagecoach - Draw 2 cards
Emporio/General Store - Pick as many cards as there are players, and each person picks a card
Panico!/Panic - Take a card from somebody who's 1 distance away from you
Cat Balou - Make somebody discard a car
Indiani!/Indians! - Everybody discards a Bang or lose a life
Gatling - Everybody gets banged
Duello/Duel - The person you duel discards a bang, then you until somebody fails to do so and lose a life
Barile/Barrel - When you are banged, you draw and on a heart you don't lose a life
Dinamite/Dynamite - The person you Dynamite draws before his/her turn, on a spades 2-9, he/his loses 3 lives. If it doesn't explode, then the card gets passed onto the next person
Prigione - Before the turn, the person draws, unless you draw a heart, you skip your turn
Mustang - The distance between other players and one who has a Mustang card in play is increased by 1. However, he still sees the other players at the normal distance.
Appaloosa - A player who has a prized Appaloosa in play sees all the other players at a distance decreased by 1. However, other players still see him at the normal distance.
Volcanic - You can play as many bangs/turn as you want
The online version is pretty easy to understand. With all the cards and rules of Bang, it gets confusing who sees what distance and who has what power and all that. SO... the computer will remember the rules for you--so you can focus on strategy and the fun stuff.
Now, there are three screens:
The table screen: this shows you, well, the table
The Bang Feed: the screen on the right, shows what's going on in the game, PLUS chat stuff
The Control Screen: on the bottom, and this is where you can chose which cards to play, chat, etc.
7.28.08: Added the option to hear a bloop sound when somebody chats, but it only works about 3/4-4/5 of the time... hrm
7.27.08: AJAX! Now it runs smoother with Ajax, the page refreshes only when an action is required, instead of everytime somebody chats or does something that adds to the feed
7.11.08: Make it so that you can't have 2 cards of the same type in play at the same time (ex: 2 Bariles)
7.11.08: Converting the alert sound to flash
7.11.08: Change the GUI a little, spread folks out when there are fewer players, move the discard pile and general store to the center (more of a circle-ly feel), made the cards smaller so folks with smaller screens don't have to scroll as much, if any
7.11.08: Death rewards and penalties (when you kill an outlaw, or a sheriff kills the deputy)
7.11.08: Adding text descriptions of card in their pop outs
7.10.08: Added the New Features and Bug Fixes Section (so basically any bug fixes before today is not listed)
7.10.08: Made it so that multiple games can be played instead of just one
Features in the Pipeline
7.27.08: Fixed duel problem, Pedro Ramirez draw card problem
7.20.08: Fixed the Start New Game Bug, now we can start new games again
7.11.08: Fixed the who win's bug (renegade dies, and good guys automatically winned before)
7.10.08: Fixed the e-mail form field in the Beta Bug Machine
7.10.08: Fixed Paul Regret's problem w/ drawing 2 cards (not from player's hand)
Bugs in the Pipeline
Mysterious Bugs (sporadic bugz)
When you panic a Barile and then play it, a mysterious Mancato gets played instead and the Barile is still in your hand
Rev. Carabine sometimes still goes to the wrong player