Test the truth of the Blind Astronomer's story

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From: Ambition: Heart's Desire! 10

If you can convince the monkey to play cards with you, you'll know this isn't a huge hoax. But he seems reluctant. He must have suffered some tremendous loss at cards. Perhaps he's sworn off gambling altogether.

Challenge information

Broad, Persuasive 37

  • 26 - very chancy (42%)
  • 32 - chancy (51%)
  • 38 - modest (61%)
  • 44 - very modest (71%)
  • 50 - low-risk (81%)
  • 57 - straightforward (92%)
  • 62 - straightforward (100%)


A monkey of exceptional talent

It takes considerable cajoling, and an expensive quantity of fresh fruit. But once you finally manage to get the cards into his little hands, he comes alive. He cuts and shuffles the deck with remarkable dexterity. […] He looks up at you expectantly.

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A reluctant monkey

The monkey refuses to touch the cards. He goes so far as to put his hands over his eyes whenever you bring them near him. You'll have to find a better way. And hope that people don't find out what you've been up to.