Tennis! D&D-style dice combat! It’s Wimbledungeons! After our Mario Tennis Aces inspired tabletop game in Show of the Weekend, we asked if you could come up with your own versions for us to play, and you did! Our DM Johnny Chiodini of Eurogamer picked out this one by Jonathon Astles!

Cheers to all who sent in their excellent games, and hope you enjoy this one as much as we did (rules can be found below!).

More Johnny:

Our original game on Show of the Weekend:

Cheers to Loading Bar for letting us film in their (aptly named) bar Server, London:

D&D playlist:

Rules here so you can try it yourself:

****by Jonathon Astles****

Players select which type of shot they will play, with more difficult shots requiring a higher roll to succeed. When returning a shot, players must beat the difficulty threshold for their opponent’s shot added to the shot they have selected.

Shots Difficulty threshold

Straight 3

Topspin 5

Slice 8

Dropshot 10

When serving, the server can decide how risky to play their serve (i.e. how fast/close to the net). As such they can determine any skill threshold between 5 and 10. Service alternates between games as for normal tennis or for a single game service alternates between shots. Unlike regular tennis, players are not given a second serve.

Standard Tennis scoring applies with 40-40 leading to Deuce, advantage etc.

Doubles can be played. Rules apply as for singles plus the player returning the shot chooses which opponent to aim for.

An example section of a game goes as follows:

Player 1 serves choosing a serve difficulty of 8. They roll a 16 and therefore succeed. Player 2 must now return and chooses to return it straight, they must now roll at least an 11 (serve=8 plus straight return=3). They roll a 15 and therefore succeed. Player 1 must now return and chooses to give it topspin. They must now roll 8 (Straight=3 plus topspin return=5). They roll a 7 and lose the point. Game is now 15-0 to player 2.

Player 2 serves at 5. Rolls a 4, losing the point. The game is now 15-15.

Player 1 serves again at 6. Succeeds by rolling 9. Player 2 returns with a dropshot so must roll at least 16 (serve=6 plus dropshot return=10). They roll an 18. Player 1 returns with a slice and must roll at least 18 (dropshot=10 plus slice return=8). They roll a 7 and lose the point. Game is now 30-15 to player 2.


For more advanced rules:

Rackets have a point of damage added if a player rolls a 5 or less. If a critical failure is rolled (i.e. 1) then two points of damage are added. After three points of damage a racket breaks and that player loses the point. A new racket is then given to the player and the game continues.

Any roll above 15 gives the player a point of power. A critical success (i.e. 20) gives the player two points of power. Power can be spent to either reduce the threshold of your return by 5 (Calm in the Storm) or increase the threshold of opponents return by 5 (Press the Advantage). Reducing the threshold can be used even if the threshold has been raised by the use of power. Increasing the threshold is capped at 20. i.e. a natural 20 will still always return a shot. Power is gained even if the player doesn’t return the shot. I.e. rolls a 16 against an 18

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  • Grab your Pimms, enjoy a bowl of strawberries and cream, and watch Ellen and Luke play….WIMBLEDUNGEONS 🎾

    Outside Xtra July 26, 2020 6:04 am Reply
  • so when's the rematch?

    Brandon Keogh July 26, 2020 6:04 am Reply
  • Do they know that there's an actual d20 on google that you can roll?

    Matt Aber July 26, 2020 6:04 am Reply
  • 5:05 definitely andy walking in

    —— July 26, 2020 6:04 am Reply
  • Even tho RNGs are technically more random than dice, I'm absolutely appalled that a D20 wasn't used here haha. Also, obligatory "Johnny come back! You can blame it allll on meeee."

    Nicholas P July 26, 2020 6:04 am Reply
  • I absolutely adore Ellen's giggle of glee.

    That should be a dnd spell……

    Jacob Halterman July 26, 2020 6:04 am Reply
  • This just made me realize how badly I want anime-ified one-page RPGs for like every sport.

    Jakesterman! July 26, 2020 6:04 am Reply
  • Why has it taken a year for me to find this? I've been subbed, belled and a regular viewer for years.

    Vamptonius July 26, 2020 6:04 am Reply
  • The majority of this seems like the computer favours whoever serves first. Reciever almost always got single digits at the start

    kaiser 1845 July 26, 2020 6:04 am Reply
  • Ellen's victory dance is wonderful!

    Butch Masculinity July 26, 2020 6:04 am Reply
  • Coming here from the best moments video. Can't believe I missed this!!

    TheGaymerGirl July 26, 2020 6:04 am Reply
  • Was the slice reduced to 7? I might've missed something, but on the table it says a slice is an 8. :O

    ozoraidani July 26, 2020 6:04 am Reply
  • I enjoyed watching this more than an actual Tennis match…………………im such a nerd.

    Raijin Junglist July 26, 2020 6:04 am Reply
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    Anthony Mathieu July 26, 2020 6:04 am Reply
  • This was surprisingly tense.

    korey palmer July 26, 2020 6:04 am Reply
  • This was a great video, I loved the simplicity of the rules, it would be fun to add onto them

    Fenrir009 July 26, 2020 6:04 am Reply
  • Luke rolls a 1, misses his shot and goes full Johnny Mac throwing his racket into the crowd and throwing and punching the umpire

    sladekane 25 July 26, 2020 6:04 am Reply
  • you shouldn't of been able to just negate someones power point add 5 with your own power point take 5

    Deadly PiEcrab July 26, 2020 6:04 am Reply
  • Did anyone tell Luke that returning with a slice then reducing the difficulty with a power point could have just been returned straight and saved a power point?

    CEC416 July 26, 2020 6:04 am Reply
  • But…the number generator likely isn't designed to allow for the randomness of the same number appearing multiple times in a row…and it's already on 20, Luke. Don't do it! Don't do–

    TheDoubleHELO July 26, 2020 6:04 am Reply
  • Smh they didn't change ends after the first game

    Devilangel6161 July 26, 2020 6:04 am Reply
  • 34:00 Ellen cheated! She never pressed the button! Boooooo

    iscryed4u July 26, 2020 6:04 am Reply
  • 19:20 I'm on to you Luke! Using your diversion tactics to roll twice!!

    Ryanisbadatthis July 26, 2020 6:04 am Reply

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