Sep. 19th, 2010

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Okay, if you're reading this, it's because you've expressed interest in the Magician's Poker plot.

The premise is simple. There are two types of people in one of these games: you're either a con or a mark.

If you are a con, then your character knows how to work a deck of cards. Gus, Penn, and Teller are all going to be in this camp. Some amount of god-moding will be allowed, since that's sort of what this whole thing is about, but it MUST be done reasonably. Also, if you're playing in this camp, you may want to count on some cell-time for your pup, since they are sort of breaking the rules.

And above all else, put EVERYTHING your pup does in your tag. Every palm, false cut, and second deal. Half the fun of this is knowing that everyone is trying to cheat everyone else.

Info for players who will be playing cons )

If you are a mark, then you're consenting to a bit of god-moding by the cons. Prepared to be swindled, lied to, and cheated. Your characters will have money stolen from them, because that is how these sorts of jobs go down. At some point in the game, security will be alerted and the whole thing will be broken up, and the marks will likely get anything back that had been stolen.

Additional info about the set-up:

Penn and Teller both know that Gus is trying to cheat them, but Gus does not (at least right away) know that they are trying to cheat him. For the purposes of this post, they WILL NOT be in "uniform." This is a scam they've long-since perfected during layovers at airports and in bus depots. Penn dresses very casually. Dark T-shirt, leather jacket, tight jeans, et cetera. Teller is a bit more conservative: trousers, button-down shirt with an open collar, and reading glasses. Unless you already know one (or, in a few cases, both) of them, there's no indication that they're working a double-act on you.
The cards being used in this game are a standard pack (deck) or Red-Backs. They are unmarked and (at least at the beginning of the game) un-crimped. The deck is 54 cards; four suits, 13 cards per suit, and two jokers.

To make this fun, I do ask that nobody burn the game right away. That's where you basically use as many methods as possible to get all the money, take the money, and get the hell out of dodge. The game probably will get burned at some point, probably around the same time the game gets busted up because everyone's stealing from everyone else.

Anyone is free to tag in and play. Since there are bound to be quite a few people playing, tagging needs to be structured. The best way to do this would be to show up in crackchat to keep track of everything. Failing that, track the entire post.

Dealing will rotate, and will go in order of tags. Pups A, B, and C will start off in the EP. Since I play all three of them, there will be a lot of using one account to play the three of them, just to make things easier. After A, the deal will go to pup D (the first person to tag the post), then to pup E (the second person to tag the post), et cetera, until it comes back to A, at which point either B or C will take it.

Game play will rotate in the same way. A, B, and C will be played at once, then the tag will go to D, then to E, and so forth, until the hand is over. When D takes the deal, the first tag will be E.

TL;DR, your tag will always follow the same person. There will be a lot of OOC orchestrating going on to keep this whole thing sane, which is why crackchat is seriously recommended. If you can't be in crackchat, let me know, and we'll set up a way to be in contact some other way.

If you want to join in to the game mid-thread, let me know, and I'll shuffle you in. :D

Winning Hands in a Game of Poker (Opens in GDocs)

A player's hands are pretty much determined by the player. We're going on the honour system (ha!) here. So, if your pup is honestly playing, they probably wouldn't be getting great hands every time.

Especially since there are cheaters in this game, who will be dealing deliberately bad hands.


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