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Hello BGG,

In my game, sometimes the objective is to roll straights, flushes, and even straight flushes of different sizes using from three up to six dice. To preserve text space on cards, I am using basic descriptors to indicate the size of the roll needed. For instance, a small straight is a sequence of four (e.g. 1–4 or 2–5), and a large straight is a sequence of five (e.g. 1–5 or 2–6). This is identical to Yahtzee and similar games, as I wanted to maintain that familiarity with the terms. I'm not sure which words to use for rolls using three and six dice, though, and I need your help coming up with the right terms. Below are some possibilities I've been noodling:

Three:
Slight, Slim, Partial, Minor, Low, Light, Weak

Six:
Full, Complete, Major, High, Heavy, Great, Grand, Strong

Part of what I get hung up on is the phonetics of them all in succession: X, small, large, Y. In the alpha print I used "slight" and "full," but I'm not sure that's best. What do you think?
 
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Jeff Bockelman
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How about just using the number of dice to describe the size?

Three Straight
Four Straight
Five Straight
Six Straight
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Maybe just keep it simple:

Straight3
Straight4
Straight5
Straight6

Flush3
Flush4
Flush5
Flush6

?

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Narrow Gate Games wrote:
Maybe just keep it simple:

Straight3
Straight4
Straight5
Straight6

Flush3
Flush4
Flush5
Flush6

?

Edit: ninja

joefunk wrote:
How about just using the number of dice to describe the size?

Three Straight
Four Straight
Five Straight
Six Straight

Fair question. The reason being, it's possible the objective might be to get multiple sets of straights or flushes. E.g. you might need to roll two slight straights using all six dice (three dice for the first straight, three dice for the second straight). "2 Straight Flushes3" could be a possibility...but I personally hate how it looks.

So in listing out these objectives on card text, it gets confusing when trying to use numerals to describe the size and amounts.
 
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How about:

trio straight (for 3 dice)

max straight (for 6 dice)

?
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So four categories, yes?

Mini (3)
Minor (4)
Major (5)
Grand (6)
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Expanding on an earlier idea:
Trio, Quad, Quinto, Hex
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bwingrave wrote:
How about:

trio straight (for 3 dice)

max straight (for 6 dice)

?

cardshark28800 wrote:
Expanding on an earlier idea:
Trio, Quad, Quinto, Hex

Thanks for the suggestions.

Double, triple, quadruple, quintuple, and hextuple are already being used in my game to describe same-kinds (e.g. triple is three-of-a-kind). Because of this I'd rather avoid using tuple-verbiage to also describe the straight/flush sizes—that might confuse players.
 
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I’d change the theme of the game to a barbecue theme and go with “half rack” and “full rack”.
 
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brantshep36 wrote:
I’d change the theme of the game to a barbecue theme and go with “half rack” and “full rack”.

Alright, I looked at your game and I think it would be good to stick with your theme and maybe call them “pistol” for 3 and “rifle” for 6. If they’re straight flushes, maybe add “golden” in front of them so that instead of a “pistol straight flush”, you have a “golden pistol”. Just a thought.
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govmiller wrote:
So four categories, yes?

Mini (3)
Minor (4)
Major (5)
Grand (6)

I like this. I'm thinking maybe this could work:

Mini (3)
Minor (4)
Major (5)
Mega (6)

My question from that point would be does this fit the western theme of the game alright enough?

brantshep36 wrote:
I’d change the theme of the game to a barbecue theme and go with “half rack” and “full rack”.

Get outta here.
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