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Andrea Sbragia
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The judge variant suggested me this variant idea:

For 3 Players (see below for more)

One player is the Judge, the other two players are prosecutors or law firms for the defendant (barristers, solicitors and so on...)

The judge will randomly choose 3 dice and he will roll them, and from the results he will portrait a situation (a case): For example "John Doe murdered Jane Doe in an house near a wood"

1st round
The Prosecutor will randomly choose 5 dice and he will roll them, from the results he/she will build up evidences for the prosecution

Then the defendant will do the same as the prosecutor to build up his/her defence

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2nd round

The prosecutor may decide to let the judge to make the verdict or the prosecutor may choose to continue the debate choosing randomly 3 dice and rolling them

IF the prosecutor rolls the 3 dice the defendat may choose to:
roll 2 dice to counter the prosecutor or to "make objection" to ONE die of the 3 rolled by the prosecutor BEFORE the prosecutor can speak
After the choice of the defendant the Judge will make the verdict based on coherence and evidence given by the prosecutor and by the defendant
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With more players it should be interesting to replace the "judge" with the jury to vote the verdict
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StevenE Smooth Sailing...
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Nice idea
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Mark Nicosia
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this is awesome
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Sotirios K
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Okay, how about this: while defense is speaking, offense rolls 3 dice in secret and can object by revealing a die and incorporating it in the objection (or vice versa, of course). Thus, it feels even more like a court case and you have a set limit of objections so the game doesn't bog down.

You could also use a die as a witness as a piece of evidence. This gives a way to deal with a large number of players: either defense or prosecution can use a die to call on a witness who has to support their case by responding to questions in a way related to the die. And of course, objections can be called on during witness quesioning. Maybe with like 10 players, you could have a jury of 3, prosecution/defense (2), 2 witnesses per side (so both sides have to use 2 dice as witnesses) and one Judge to act as a wildcard by asking questions to both sides and setting the scene by describing the case at the start. With even more players, you can add more jury members or witnesses.
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Andrea Sbragia
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Really nice CrazyCod
 
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Well, I was thinking about making up an Ace Attorney cardgame, and I just received Rory's Story Cubes for Christmas, I guess this is what I was looking for :-D. Awesome ideas!
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