This episode brings back call center memories for me.
We had access to an excel sheet between calls so myself and buddy created a game called: "Classic Chess". We created a rule set for the game based around the concept of Chaos Magic, where every turn a d20 is rolled to impact how the game is played for that individual player. We also added a rule that if you roll the same d20 result twice in a row than that effect becomes permanent for the rest of the game.
Some of the most absurd and fun examples were:
- Pawn Bomb: Select a Pawn on the Board and roll a D6. On each turn reduce that D6 by one. When the D6 would reach zero the pawn explodes killing itself and each piece in squares adjacent to it.
- Meteor: Randomly select a square on the chess board (easily done in excel). That square is struck by a meteor and any piece in that square is killed. The square can no longer be used. Only Knights may jump over that square.
- Diplomatic Immunity: Your king cannot be put into check or captured for 3 turns.
Needless to say, "Classic Chess" was hilarious and fun to play.
We even got a turn 2 checkmate via unlucky meteor roll!