FoRK classic: The Poker Game.

I Find Karma (
Fri, 6 Feb 1998 14:26:35 -0800

I'm still not sure what the origin of this one is, but I do know it was
written in the days before HTML was popular so the <Character>
references seem a little weird.
-- Adam

[Forwards Placing Bets]

<Order> Is each here? Does each have his opposite?
<Chaos> I am here, but my opposite is you.
<Order> Huh?
<Evil> Don't let him bug ya'. We're here.
<Truth> My opposite is not here.
<Good> Is your opposite "Lies"?
<Truth> My opposite is "Void". He couldn't make it.
<Evil> >snicker< Figures!
<Order> Agh! How are we going to seat five! This table is made for six!
<Evil> Just take out his chair and move over. Sheesh!
<Good> I have the cards.
<Evil> I've got the chips.
<Truth> I have the beer.
<Chaos> I have the cards!
<Order> Shut up.


<Order> Whose deal is it?
<Evil> Do ya' gotta ask that EVERY time?
<Truth> It is Good's deal.
<Good> OK, five card draw...uh, everything is wild.
<Evil> How can anyone win if everything is wild?
<Good> No ONE can win, but we all can call ourselves winners if...
<Order> I like this game.
<Evil> This is pointless.
<Truth> It is time to deal.
<Good> Here we go! Your bet, Truth.
<Truth> Five.
<Order> Five and raise you five.
<Evil> Don't you morons get it? It doesn't matter how much you bet!
<Order> I like ten better.
<Evil> >sigh< Call.
<Chaos> I fold.
<Chaos> I still fold.
<Good> OK, I'll call. How many, Truth?
<Evil> What's the point in taking more cards?
<Truth> I will keep the cards I have.
<Order> I will take two.
<Evil> Why?!?
<Order> I didn't like those.
<Evil> None for me.
<Chaos> I'll take six.
<Good> Sorry, you folded. Dealer keeps his. Bets?
<Evil> Oh, just get this over with.
<Order> But now we have to bet!
<Evil> Any money you put in, you're just gonna get back!
<Truth> I am in agreement with Evil. Let us show our cards.
<Truth> I have five aces.
<Order> I have five ace of spades.
<Chaos> I have a three.
<Good> Please be quiet. I also have five aces. We all win.
<Evil> Hold it, bub. Six aces, read'em and weep.
<Good> Where did you get that card?
<Truth> He stole it from Chaos.
<Evil> You know the rules, boys. The pot's mine.
<Good> That was a stupid game.
<Order> Whose deal is it?
<Truth> The dealer progression is opposite the deal. Chaos deals.
<Chaos> Whee!
<all but Chaos> >groan<
<Chaos> Eleven card stud-hold'em with threes, eights, jacks, and
kings wild...fives count as fours, fours count as nines,
and queens don't count unless there is a prime numbered
spade showing...
<Order> I fold...


"Well, I know you can't work in fast food all your life, but don't sign
that paper tonight," she said, but it's too late.
-- Reel Big Fish