How does combat work?
​Once a story has been developed by players over a period of a month, the site holds a round of fights, pitting those players against one another on the last week. Ideally players will have their opponents figured out in advance, so that they can tell an interesting story leading up to their fight. At the start of that last week, a post will be made on the Practice Mode that asks players to post their fights.

Once the fights are listed, the developers of Press Start spend the rest of that week rolling and writing the fights using an in-depth, specifically designed fighting system .  Developers lay out a fight with combat rolls, giving them a rough draft for how the fight should play out. They then take the results of those rolls, and write out a detailed story that helps to illustrate what happened in an epic way.

On the last day of the month, the conclusions to the fights are posted on the VS Mode for all players to see. Players can read the results and begin to plan their next story based on how things end up. This allows the process to begin anew, leading to new adventures and new fights for the coming month.

Battle Rewards

Win Rewards:   100 Coins
Loss Rewards:   75 Coins 

Special Match Types

Flawless Victory
If a player defeats an opponent and does not take a single point of damage (Healing does not count), that character will earn the following: 25 Coins!

Death Match
Death matches can be held between characters who have built up a rivalry with each other through several weeks of role plays.  In a death match, you and your opponent fight to the death. The character that dies gets nothing in the way of stats, but doesn't necessarily have to change characters or start over.  The character who wins gets all the stats from both players.  

Tag Battles
There are two types of tag team battles that you can have.  One is a five on five battle royal, where one group of fighters goes into total melee with another group.  The other type is an elimination type match, where you have one person from each group start out the fight.  It is a one on one battle until someone is knocked out.  Once that happens, the next fighter from his team steps in and fights the person who won. The person who won will start with the hp they had left.

Special Battles
Some of the most fun battles are those that are uncharacteristic and out-of-the-box compared to the normal battles.

For example: An arm wrestling match, a poker tournament, etc.

These battles will be rolled just like a normal battle but written in such a way to make sure what you're trying to accomplish does happen. Be creative and have fun and we'll make sure, from the Dev side, to accommodate as many of your wants/needs as we can!