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You have been held in Hell for hundreds of years.  Now, finally, you have been given a chance to escape; by winning the golf tournament held every 666 years!  Which really is an awful choice, but it's the best you've got.  Can you defeat the other competitors to escape from Golf Hell, or will you be trapped here for all eternity?

Hell Holes is a competitive fantasy golf dice game for 1-6 players.  Each time it is your turn, you will select your club and roll dice to see how your shot went.  Hopefully, you stayed on the course and did not stray into any of the fantastic dangers of the Circle you are competing on at the time.  As you play your way through the nine Circles of Old Hell Downs, the demonic Caddy will interfere by offering special clubs to whoever is in last place at the end of a circle.  Only by playing better than your fellow golfers (or maybe being luckier than them) can you escape Golf Hell!

You will need a pair of ten-sided dice (or an electronic dice roller, or a numbered spinner, or some other way to generate random numbers between 1 and 10) to play Hell Holes.

Purchases at $6.00 or above add a community copy to the pool for other community members who may be interested in the game, but unable or unwilling to purchase it, to claim and enjoy Hell Holes themselves.

StatusReleased
CategoryPhysical game
Rating
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(6)
AuthorAryxymaraki
TagsFantasy, Folklore, Non violent, Turn-based
Average sessionAbout an hour
LanguagesEnglish

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Hell Holes.pdf 2 MB

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Community Copy

If you can't afford the asking price for Hell Holes, or it would cause you undue hardship to rearrange finances to pay for it, or you're just getting into games and not sure if you'd like it, or you think it's dumb but your friends keep telling you to read it, or any other reason, you can claim a community copy that has been kindly donated by another community member.  All purchases at $6.00 or more add a copy to the pool. 

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Hell Holes is a competitive fantasy golf dice game for 1-6 players. As one of the damned souls, your only chance to escape Golf Hell is to win in the golf tournament! Each of the 9 circles of hell has unique features that change the game.

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golf balls i love balls and golf

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Funny and goofy way to pass some time. Recommend that every player use their own calculator.

Some minor notes: 

  • Circle 5 has no zone between 221-250. I considered this Obsidian Fairway.
  • There is no way to hit between 40-60 yards, so landing in the Molten Caldera in Circle 6 at 390 is doubly punishing. A 3 Iron that gives 30 or 40 yards would solves this and a few other situations where a mid-distance swing is wanted.
  • Putting theoretically requires hitting the precise number? We decided that putts went in as long as they rolled the minimum yardage.

The  punishment is part of the experience, of course.

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Actually it seems putting is nicer than that, because it says 1d10 feet,  and then on page 4 it says "If you’re putting, and your Distance is not a round number of yards, you can round it however you want. (You can round 140.1 up or 140.9 down if you want. It’s fine.)

Google tells me 1 yard = 3 feet, so that suggests that you have a zone of 2 feet to either side where you're allowed to "round into the hole". Still at best a 50/50 in that case though!

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Heya! Played this on a date, it was great fun. The only problem was I, a person who knows nothing about golf, did not know what the par number did. But we had much laughter and decided the caddy lost the score cards to sabotage one character bc it wanted to date them.

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Awesome!  Thanks for letting me know, I'm glad you had fun with it :)

Par as a golf concept doesn't really matter for gameplay, unless you're playing solo, so it's fine to ignore!  It just means that the course creator expected it to take about that many strokes to get in the hole.  For solo play, since there's no one else to try to get lower than, the goal is to get a total score lower than the sum of par on all 9 holes; but with more than one player, it's not really used.