Here is an example I was thinking of ...

import random 
import time 

def delay(seconds): 
    time.sleep(seconds) 

def shuffle_hitlists(my_hitlist, mo_hitlist): 
    """shuffle the two lists and return the result""" 
    random.shuffle(my_hitlist) 
    random.shuffle(mo_hitlist) 
    return my_hitlist, mo_hitlist 

def battle(my_hitlist, mo_hitlist, my_strength, mo_strength): 
    # player starts swinging first 
    for k in range(len(my_hitlist)): 
        my_hit = my_hitlist[k] 
        mo_hit = mo_hitlist[k] 
        # your turn 
        if my_hit == 1: 
            print "Scratched him good!" 
            mo_strength -= 1 
        elif my_hit == 2: 
            print "Sliced him deep!  Blood and guts!" 
            mo_strength -= 2 
        elif my_hit == 3: 
            print "Excellent hit!  He is screaming with pain!" 
            mo_strength -= 3 
        else:  #  my_hit == 0: 
            print "You missed!" 
        if mo_strength <= 0: 
            print "The monster is dead!" 
            break 
        delay(2) 
        # monster's turn 
        if mo_hit == 1: 
            print "You got scratched! It will heal quickly!" 
            my_strength -= 1 
        elif mo_hit == 2: 
            print "Ouch, received a deep slice!" 
            my_strength -= 2 
        elif mo_hit == 3: 
            print "You are hit and in pain!  Loosing blood!" 
            my_strength -= 3 
        else:  #  mo_hit == 0 
            print "The monster missed!" 
        delay(2) 
        print 
        if my_strength < 5: 
            print "You are weak and wounded, better withdraw!" 
            break 

    if mo_strength > 0: 
        print "The fleeing monster's strength is down to", mo_strength 
    print "You still have a strength of", my_strength 

my_hitlist = [1, 0, 2, 1, 3, 0, 3, 1] 
mo_hitlist = [1, 0, 2, 0, 3, 0, 1, 1] 

my_strength = 20 
mo_strength = 10 

my_hitlist, mo_hitlist = shuffle_hitlists(my_hitlist, mo_hitlist) 

print my_hitlist, '\n', mo_hitlist  # test 

battle(my_hitlist, mo_hitlist, my_strength, mo_strength)

Need to improve the battle descriptions, maybe draw on a sentence lists with random.choice() to get some variety in there.

One could change the my_hitlist depending on the weapon carried, or change the mo_hitlist depending on the nastiness of the monster.

If you carry fancy armor the hits could be deminished in severity.

Let me know what you think.

That's a good idea. I'm curious how turn-based games when you fight a monster work. I'm guessing no one here has worked on that sort of thing. =\

The hitlist type thing just doesn't seem like a great way to do it. I guess you could cycle it if the program hit the end of it, but I don't know... hmmm.

Thoughts from others?

That's a good idea. I'm curious how turn-based games when you fight a monster work. I'm guessing no one here has worked on that sort of thing. =\

The hitlist type thing just doesn't seem like a great way to do it. I guess you could cycle it if the program hit the end of it, but I don't know... hmmm.

Thoughts from others?

interesting...

Comments
This article has been dead for over six months. Start a new discussion instead.