The Legendary Duel of Stonevale


In the mystical realm of Stonevale, two warriors, Rok and Papyra, are chosen for a duel that determines the fate of their tribes for the next century. The arena, known as Scissoria, is where each move carries weight and consequences.


Your task is to simulate the duel between Rok and Papyra. Each warrior makes a series of moves, and each move has a specific outcome. To win the duel, a warrior must accumulate the highest score over a series of rounds.


  1. Moves and Points:
    • Each warrior can make one of three moves: rock, paper, or scissors.
      • A rock win = 1 point
      • A paper win = 2 points
      • A scissors win = 3 points
  2. Duel Dynamics:
    • When both warriors choose the same move, it’s a draw, and no points are awarded.
    • Rock crushes scissors, paper covers rock, and scissors cut paper.
    • Points are awarded based on the winning move.
  3. Gameplay:
    • The duel consists of 5 rounds.
    • The goal is to accumulate the highest score over these rounds to win the duel.
  4. Player Moves:

    Moves for Rok (Player 1)

    Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5
    scissors paper scissors rock rock

    Moves for Paprya (Player 2)

    Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5
    rock rock paper scissors paper
  5. Advanced Features (if time permits):
    • Implement a hint system that suggests a move to the player.
    • Players can select their move for each round rather than it being automated.


Summary of High-Level Tasks to Perform

  1. Use a console application to render the output.
  2. Initialize scores for both warriors.
  3. Each warrior selects a move for each round.
  4. Determine the winner of each round and award the points.
  5. Tally the scores after 5 rounds.
  6. Declare the overall winner of the duel.

Tips to Get Started

  1. If you’re using a GitHub Codespace, you’re ready to go!
  2. If running locally, ensure that you have your target language/framework installed.
  3. Create a folder for your code.
    • JavaScript: Create a folder called stonevale and add a file named app.js.
    • Python: Create a folder called stonevale and add a file named
    • C#: Create a folder called stonevale and run dotnet new console.

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