Games of cards

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From: Pass Your Time: No Sight of Land

The scourge of the upper classes is alive and well aboard the battered steamer. By now, the portable stakes have gravitated to the best players. Games are played for matchsticks and promissory notes.

Challenge information

Broad, Shadowy 50

  • 35 - very chancy (42%)
  • 43 - chancy (51%)
  • 51 - modest (61%)
  • 60 - very modest (72%)
  • 68 - low-risk (81%)
  • 76 - straightforward (91%)
  • 84 - straightforward (100%)


Not worth the paper they're scrawled on

You spread your cards on the rickety, spray-washed table. You win again. You now have an admirable collection of matchsticks and hold promissory notes from a trio of penniless rakes. Still, it passes the time.

Rare Success

A book of lies and scandal

You spread your cards with a flourish on the rickety, spray-washed table. You win again. That will teach him to stake his journal. Or did he mean to put it in your hands?


A poor run of luck

What? She had another Queen? Beaten again. The Wild-Eyed Journalist holds a dozen of your promissory notes. You're fairly sure she'll forget or lose them before you make port, though.