Play unpredictably

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From: Ambition: Against the Topsy King

If you're going to put on a show, you should make it a memorable one. They can't say you were cheating if they can't understand what you did.

Unlocked with Ambition: Heart's Desire! exactly 430

Challenge information

Broad, Persuasive 190

  • 130 - very chancy (41%)
  • 162 - chancy (51%)
  • 194 - modest (61%)
  • 225 - very modest (71%)
  • 257 - low-risk (81%)
  • 289 - straightforward (91%)
  • 317 - straightforward (100%)


Like minds

Taking your lead from Tristram, you play as though you'd staked and lost your own mind to the Manager […] Bet half your stake on a Sister's-in-the-Well? Why not? […]

Tristram matches you in madness: for a while he refuses to play any suit but hats. […]

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Can't beat a master

It is impossible to out-Topsy Tristram Bagley. Who could have foreseen that Candle Amidst Jaguars? And when he raised and raised on what looked like a Khan's Chariot, you had no choice but to fold […] then he revealed it was only a Serpent's Remorse!? […]

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