The Hollow Earth
Games of Chance in Arroes
The Queen’s Dirty Eye
Played in some of the shadier pubs where the Queen’s influence does not extend, The Queen’s Dirty Eye can be as vulgar a game as you wish. Sometimes losers drop their trousers to show the Queen’s Dirty Eye, other times the groups just shout it out and take a drink. It’s played like this:
- Everyone makes a wager and rolls 1d8 (record the number).
- They wager again and roll another 1d8 (record this number too).
- Now, they can sit on their total or roll again (winner is closest to, but not exceeding 15). If you roll over, you forfeit your wagers.
- Your get The Queen’s Dirty Eye if you roll a 1 at any time, the same as rolling over 15.
- The house wins draws.
A popular game in Kvothe’s betting halls is called Evens. It’s played like this:
- Everyone playing bets any amount of money they’d like at the start of the turn.
- Dealer rolls 2d6. If numbers on both dice are even, betters double their wager.
- If the roll is double odds, the house keeps all bets.
- If the numbers are one odd and one even, everyone keeps their bets.
Another popular game in Kvothe’s betting halls is called Betweens. It’s played like this:
- Each player places a bet.
- Each player takes turns rolling 2d20 to create a spread from high to low.
- They then roll another d20 (preferably another colour dice).
- If this roll is between the original spread, they win 2x their wager.
- If the roll is outside the spread the house wins .
- The house wins ties.