Robo Rally is a board game where you program your robot with your hand of cards, and race other players’ robots to finish the course first.
I used to play on GameTableOnline, but they closed down. I’m currently playing on Tabletop Simulator. I recommend DRaine’s Robo Rally 2016 rendition of the new version of the game.
These are courses I made on the now-defunct GameTableOnline website. These are suggested flag layouts for use with my custom downloadable boards, and one official board.
Toggle Boggle Too: A course that uses the special Toggle Boggle rules on the official board Chop Shop. Special Rules: Your team’s robots can touch the flags in any order, claiming them for your team. Control them all at the same time, and your team wins! Just one little thing: your claim lasts only until the other team touches the flag. Whenever a robot touches a flag, place its Archive marker on top of any others to show which team controls it. If a robot is destroyed, that player must sit out for a full turn before reentering the game (follow the normal reentry rules).
Custom 12×12 Courses – Good Ones
Love Knot for Bots: – This course layout is based on a Celtic Love Knot. Special Rules: The flags move with conveyors.
Love Knot 2: The sequel to Love Knot for Bots. Special Rules: The flags move with conveyors.
A Fishy Knot: So called because of its fishy appearance. Based on two overhand and two figure of eight knots. Special Rules: The flags move with conveyors.
Twist and Shoot: This course is not based on any knot in particular. Special Rules: The flags move with conveyors.
Twisted Strands: Winner of the 2010 Map Editing Contest on GameTableOnline. Special Rules: The flags move with conveyors.
Fancy Frogging: It reminded me of that fabric decoration thing called frogging, hence the name. Special Rules: The flags move with conveyors.
Custom 12×12 Courses – Bad Ones
Carrick and Josephine: Inaccurately named for the Josephine Knot and the almost-identical Carrick Bend. Special Rules: The flags move with conveyors. Note: I added some upgrade squares to the start board for this course.
Pretzel: It’s a giant pretzel! Note: There are no repairs or upgrades on this course.
Turntable: A “flippy board” course. It uses two of Starting Board B from the 2005 edition. Special Rules: Every spawn point is also a repair. When a flag is touched there is a 50% chance that the centre board will rotate 180 degrees.
Merry go round: The first course I made using the map editor. No special rules. Just a simple little course
Custom Odd-Shaped Courses
Endless Knot: This course has no Starting Board! It also has 6 flags, so is a bit longer than many of my other courses. Size: 11×11
Doodle: No Starting Board. Again, I was playing about with the knot motifs I like so much! I ran out of inspiration when it came to giving my courses titles! Size: 11×11
Carrick’s Bend: This board is based on a single Carrick Bend knot. Special Rules: Flag 5 moves with the conveyors. Size: 11×11 with 4×11 start board
Killing Floor: Deathmatch course, no starting board. Special Rules: 30 second timer, no powering down.
Based on “Bumper Pool” by bmrr. Named for the arena in Johnny Mnemonic. Size: 10×10
Custom Odd-Shaped Courses – Really Bad Ones
The following courses are low quality screenshots from GameTableOnline. I consider them bad enough to not be worth recreating with better graphics.