Pay To Play

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Pay To Play

Introduction

Pay To Play is a feature on K.R. Engineering game tables that allows the table owner to charge a fee for use of the game table. THE GAME DOES NOT PAY ANY DIVIDENDS TO THE WINNER WITH THIS ENABLED. THIS IS NOT A 'PLAYER POT.' THIS IS NOT GAMBLING. However... the game incorporates an API that can communicate with objects outside of the game. Included with your game you should receive two objects called 'K.R. Engineering Prize Server' and 'K.R. Engineering Advanced Prize Server.' By using a Prize Server, your table can pay dividends to the winner, or give the winner a prize of your choosing, or basically anything that you want it to do.

If you don't have a copy of the Prize Server, you can obtain one from the K.R. Engineering main store for 1 Linden.

Disclaimer

As of the writing of this, it is a violation of the Second Life Terms of Service for the prize server to award prizes of any value (L$ or objects otherwise considered to have value) to game winners if the winner of that game had to pay a 'consideration' (pay-to-play fee) to the game in order to participate if the game is a game of chance rather than a game of skill. Novelty objects or other prizes of little or no value may be given to players as prizes LEGALLY if consideration was taken. If no consideration is taken (free to play) your prize server may do whatever you wish. K.R. Engineering can not be held liable if you choose to use it in a way that violates this policy.

Skill Vs. Chance

There is not a clear answer on what constitutes a game of skill versus a game of chance, and the Lindens are loathe to clarify this for a variety of reasons. As a general guideline, if it uses any game elements that can be randomized, such as dice or cards, then its legality is suspect. Some card games and some dice games can still be considered games of skill, but if the winner of the game is overwhelmingly determined by the randomness of the game elements versus actions that the players must take and decisions that they must make, then it probably falls under a game of chance.

If the game has no elements that are randomized, then it is completely legal to gamble on in any way you see fit. Games that fall under this category would be games such as Chess or Khet, where the outcome of the game is based purely on how the players manipulate the playing pieces.

Prize Server

See Prize Server page for information on setup and usage.

Advanced Prize Server

See Prize Server page for information on setup and usage.

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