Watching Project Gorgon’s development is almost as fun as actually playing the game, and with the game’s next patch meant to feature gambling heavily, that’s very prominent with the latest story from the game on Twitter. The developers were working hard on implementing a craps table into the game to serve as one of the gambling centerpieces, but they ran into a problem when it turns out that craps is only fun in real life and doesn’t involve much skill. But they already had the dice-rolling NPCs! What do you do with this work?
If you said that you create a version of Dungeons & Dragons with gambling which should take about 1-2 minutes to play a session, that is absolutely insane and also exactly what happened. Monsters and Mantises places you in the role of a Mantis explorer fighting monsters, leveling up, and gambling for money while you strategize about your approach. It’s coming with the next patch, and it’s as much about skill as luck. It’s also a symptom of why Project Gorgon remains so wonderfully, wonderfully weird.
(2/2) Many prototypes later, we had Monsters and Mantises. It's like speed-D&D plus gambling. You take on the role of a brave mantis explorer. Kill monsters, get treasure, level up, and have random encounters, all in sessions that last 1-2 minutes. Rewards skill as well as luck. pic.twitter.com/01zxg73jKz
— Project Gorgon (@GorgonMMO) August 20, 2018