The Board and Basic Rules

2009 Jun 9


The rules work something like this:

1. Players place their planets (dice) anywhere on the board except for the middle star. These are set to 1.
2. The player of the Chocolate Pirates places the ship (pyramid) on any remaining open space.
3. Player pawns start on their home planet.
4. Starting with the top of the list (Cream), the first player declares their destination.
5. First player draws a road in one of the three primary colors to that planet, moving their pawn there. Roads extend through the gaps surrounding hexagonal spaces, always taking the shortest route that doesn’t cross over an existing road or go through the sun. You cannot start a new road if all 3 primary colors are already in play.
6. You narrate a scene about mixing confectionery knowledge and experimenting with mad candy science.
7. The first player and planet owner swap candies, eating one of their own and the new one at the same time.
8. If the result is agreed to be yummy, that planet’s die is increased by 1 (to 2).
9. If the players do not agree that the result is yummy. The die stands.
10. The next player goes, etc.
11. You can extend roads by continuing to draw in the same color, but cannot fork them.
12. The Chocolate Pirates can sail 6 squares a turn, but cannot cross roads. If they arrive at a planet, they swap candies as normal.
13. Planets at 6 have developed a scientific solution to the chocalypse.
14. Once all planets are at 6, the chocalypse occurs and everyone eats chocolate and other candies together, instead of dying horribly. You win!

4 Responses to “The Board and Basic Rules”

  1. Matthijs Says:

    But it’s not a real role-playing game!!!

    Oh, sorry. I forgot what decade it was. I want some candy now.

  2. Tom L Says:

    “Chocolate Pirates” does sound like a euphemisim, though. Or possibly that was the intention? :)

  3. Mark Causey Says:

    Shouldn’t it be ALYPSE, not ALPSE?

  4. Matthijs: You couldn’t write a roleplaying game if you tried.

    Tom: Gay black pirates? Hopefully that’s not the first think people think of.

    Mark: Yeah, not having spellcheck in InDesign gets me all the time. Good thing these are mainly sketches. I have these cool colorful ones I whipped up today, and I think the spelling is right on those.

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