Sigil Casino Games: Roulette

Last time on our Casino Games series, we showed you the most famous of casino games: Poker.

This time, however, we’ll talk about the one where it is all about luck, hope and prayers: Roulette

d100 Roulette

The roulette table is where you want to be if you love taking a risk, and love getting even bigger rewards. With 35 to 1 pay-out, you can put in a little and get out a lot.

Sigil Roulette is actually very easy to play, and has only two steps: First everyone places their bets, and then the GM rolls a d100. That’s all there is, simple as that. All you as the player needs to know is how to bet.

The Roulette Board

This is what a roulette board looks like and where your PCs will place their chips to make their bets. There’s 37 pockets on a roulette wheel (running from 0 to 36) and how you bet will depend which of these 37 in whatever combination will get you your winnings.

The Bets

There are 13 types of bets you can place, and we’ll run through them, how they work and what your pay-out will be.

NameDescriptionPay-out
StraightBet on a single number.35 to 1
SplitBet on two adjacent numbers (e.g. 14, 17 or 8, 9).17 to 1
StreetBet on three horizontally adjacent numbers (e.g. 7, 8, 9).11 to 1
CornerBet on four numbers on a corner (e.g. 10, 11, 13, 14).8 to 1
Double StreetBet on six horizontally adjacent numbers from two horizontal lines (e.g. 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36).5 to 1
TrioBet on adjacent numbers that include 0 (0, 1, 2 or 0, 2, 3)11 to 1
First FourBet on numbers 0, 1, 2 , 3.8 to 1
Low or HighBet on numbers 1 through 18, or 19 through 36.1 to 1
Red or BlackBet that the number will either be Red or Black.1 to 1
Even or OddBet that the number will either be Even or Odd.1 to 1
DozenBet that the number will be either in the first dozen (1 through 12), second dozen (13 through 24), or last dozen (25 through 36).2 to 1
ColumnBet that the number will be in one of the three columns.2 to 1
SnakeBet on numbers 1, 5, 9, 12, 14, 16, 19, 23, 27, 30, 32, 34.2 to 1

For the pay-outs, 1 to 1 means that you will win as much as you bet (and get your bet back as well). So if you bet 5 points of Wealth, you will win an additional 5 points of Wealth.

After everyone has placed their bets and their PCs have put their chips on the boards, the GM as the NPC host rolls a d100 to spin the roulette wheel.

The Roulette Wheel

While 37 doesn’t quite divide neatly into 100, a d100 is all you’ll need to simulate the roulette wheel. And when you roll that d100, simply consult the table below to see where the roulette wheel stopped:

1-3 (Green)        0

4-6 (Red)            32

7-9 (Black)          15

10-12 (Red)        19

13-15 (Black)     4

16-18 (Red)        21

19-21 (Black)     2

22-24 (Red)        25

25-27 (Black)     17

28-30 (Red)        34

31-33 (Black)     6

34-36 (Red)        27

37-39 (Black)     13

40-42 (Red)        36

43-45 (Black)     11

46-48 (Red)        30

49-51 (Black)     8

52-54 (Red)        23

55-57 (Black)     10

58-60 (Red)        5

61-63 (Black)     24

64-66 (Red)        16

67-69 (Black)     33

70-72 (Red)        1

73-75 (Black)     20

76-78 (Red)        14

79-80 (Black)     31

81-82 (Red)        9

83-84 (Black)     22

85-86 (Red)        18

87-88 (Black)     29

89-90 (Red)        7

91-92 (Black)     28

93-94 (Red)        12

95-96 (Black)     35

97-98 (Red)        3

99-100  (Black) 26

Betting

Betting in the Sigil System works by using “points” of your character’s Wealth Skill Level. If you win, you gain a bonus to your Wealth Skill Check equal to the amount of points you’ve won until such a time as your GM decides you have used up all of your winnings (at least for 1 session). Similarly, you won’t lose any levels in your Wealth Skill if you lose a bet, but you will take a penalty to any Wealth Skill Checks equal to the amount of points your lost.

You can bet as many points of Wealth up to your character’s Wealth Skill Level plus any points you have already won. Other characters can “spot” you some money by taking a penalty to their Wealth Skill Checks, and you will gain some “points” to bet with.

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