Right! I'm back, complete with sandwich! Nom nom nom, as they say!
So, to get to the good stuff - WINNING!
Since the prize is The Card Player
, this week's comp is going to involve playing with cards - a card game. A card game without any cards! Woo! Playing a card game over a forum - that's gotta be a first, right?
Anyways, here's the rules. It can get a bit hard to follow, so any questions just ask. Once we start playing, you'll get the idea soon enough - the games really simple - meant for kids. Meh.
Each player will be dealt four cards. These cards (randomly dealt from a pack of cards in front of me) will be sent to the players via PM. Only he/she will know what his/her 4 cards are.
Then, on this thread, I'll deal four more cards for everyone to see - almost like a face up pile. These 4 cards will be put into the 'MIDDLE'.
Got it so far?
Then, it's time to play the game. The first player looks at his cards (JEEZ, I'M GETTING DEJA VU HERE!) that were sent via PM and the 4 in the 'Middle'. If one of their cards is the same rank (ie, Queen, 10, Ace, 6, etc rather than suit) then they take the card from the middle and place it in their 'bundle' along with the matching card.
If there's no matches, the player has to 'trail' by placing one of their 4 (PMed to them) into the 'MIDDLE'.
Then, the next player steps in. He/she can do numerous things. If one of their cards (the PMed ones) match a player's starting card (top card - the first one) they can steal that players entire bundle. As the game goes on, this is the quickest way to get the biggest bundle. Stealing!
If none match this, then they may have a match in the 'middle'. If so, the player removes the matching card from the middle and puts it in his 'bundle' along with the matching one.
If none match at all, they place one of their 4 into the 'middle'
The next player does the same
And so on...
The 3 winners of this competition will be the 3 who have the biggest bundles by MIDNIGHT of next SATURDAY (13th) - so we have a time limit.
As mentioned earlier, stealing other peoples bundles and adding it to your own bundle is the quickest way of building up your bundle, obviously. So, in theory, at 11:59, saturday night, a player could steal a player's bundle at the last minute and WIN!
So, to be apart of this game, simply say you want to play below. Then I'll deal out the cards via PM.
Any one can join at any time - just announce on the thread you want to play, and I'll PM you your 4 cards.
Oh, and to make things easier, each time you post - copy and paste this into your message, changing in where appropriate:
PLAYER 1'S BUNDLE:
PLAYER 2'S BUNDLE:
PLAYER 3'S BUNDLE:
When a player runs out of cards (his 4 PM cards), I'll deal him/her a new set of 4.
Any questions feel free to ask.