Tuesday, November 24, 2015

One Poker-hen 100

Happy 100th Chapter! We reach the end of volume here, so let's go out with a bang!

Thanks to Sonickrazy for the translations and to Crump Biggums for the cleans.

One Poker-hen 100
"Sophie's love will only go to one man!"

Finally some explanations about this game! I've been waiting for this! We learn that The scoring system is simple, and the game seems to be even simpler! Cards outrank each other based on their value, and only a slave can kill a kin- I mean, only a 2 can kill and Ace. 

Besides that we learn that at the start of each hand each person is dealt two cards and has to pick from one. Of course that would be an easy choice! Pick the highest card! No reason to put any more thought into it than that. Or is there something more...

Also, what does any of this have to do with earning the love of Mother Sophie? More information please!

 

9 comments:

  1. So what else is there to Mother Sophie? Can anyone spoil me please. I'm assuming all down cards can beat up cards, right?

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    1. No, only the 2 beats the Ace, all other cards are beaten by everything higher, regardless of whether they're up or down. And ask for spoilers on 4chan, not here.

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  2. Thanks for the chapter, and for finishing another great installment of Kaiji!

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  3. are the chapters gonna keep coming out weekly?

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  4. Maybe it's that each game is from one deck, can you can't reuse cards? So maybe you choose to play a lower card instead of risking a higher one you know will be beat?

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  5. It isn't a spoiler to reveal that lower cards can potentially beat higher cards of the same category, hell even DOWN cards other than 2 can apparently beat UP cards other than Ace. Obviously, otherwise you'd just automatically play the highest card you get while only worrying about that tiny exception. That would make for a shitty gamble. Still, it seems completely arbitrary as to which card actually wins out, and while I have my suspicions, there's a mechanic to the game that I don't really understand.

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    1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betting_in_poker#Fold

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    2. I'd imagine the card you don't pick gets revealed in some way and there is an option to fold.

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  6. Me and a friend played this game using the rules as I was able to explain them to him as I was able to understand them from this chapter. I dealt to cards to each of us and we'd put one down face down, and flip. Whoever played the high card kept the two cards played. Ties were put to the side. We played two games. A two was never played against an ace, I won the first round he won the second and we both had a pretty good time play just that way.

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