Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Proposal: There Be An Ace Up Me Sleev

shot down by Spikebrennen at Jack’s request (why not self killed? not that we mind the violence). Failed by Chivalrybean

Adminned at 29 Jan 2008 23:15:42 UTC

Add a new Dynastic rule, entitled “Cheating”, as follows:

Any player may once during a hand, replace one of eir cards with an Ace of Spades.  This player shall be referred to as the ‘Cheater’.  If the Cheater exposes their cards and wins that hand, then any player may make a post to the main blog accusing the Cheater of Cheating.  These two players shall then engage in a Shootout, according to the normal rules.  If the Cheater loses, then in addition to becoming Wounded, they shall run away and their Courage status shall be changed to Yellow, and the player with the next highest hand shall automatically win the pot.  If the Shootout is a draw, then the Cheater shall run away and their Courage status shall be changed to Yellow, and the player with the next highest hand shall automatically win the pot.  If the Cheater wins, then they shall win the pot as normal.  Only the first player to accuse the Cheater of Cheating shall engage in a Shootout. 

If a player accuses another player of Cheating, but that player claims innocence, then the dealer shall resolve such a dispute.  If the player claiming innocence was naturally dealt an Ace of Spades, then the accusing player shall have their Courage status changed to Yellow.  If, however, the player claiming innocence was indeed a Cheater, then the player with the next highest hand shall automatically win the pot, the rest of the Cheater’s money shall be taken by Uncle Sam, their Courage status shall be changed to Yellow, and Uncle Sam shall engage in a Shootout with the Cheater, which Uncle Sam shall automatically win, causing the Cheater to be Wounded.

Comments

Rodlen:

01-29-2008 05:40:34 UTC

against One problem: Why only the Ace of Spades? That just keeps anyone from wanting to cheat. (too obvious)

Jack:

01-29-2008 06:39:48 UTC

The problem with any card, is that too many people will accuse the winner of cheating, and thus give the dealer too much work.  Unless we of course gave the accuser more of a penalty…

aaronwinborn:

01-29-2008 15:01:54 UTC

against maybe it should be that a player may swap the cards with any cards by notifying the dealer privately during the first round. the only cheaters anyone will worry about will be cheaters who win, so once we introduce cheating, the winner will likely always be accused of winning anyway, so the dealer won’t have too many cheaters to track down.

Jack:

01-29-2008 15:32:20 UTC

Fairy nuff.  And I guess if it doesn’t work we can modify it.  I’ll repropose then!  Please kill, Mr Dealer.

spikebrennan:

01-29-2008 15:54:22 UTC

veto at Jack’s request

Chivalrybean:

01-29-2008 18:06:54 UTC

I hate being accused of winning.