Mao: the card game

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Mao starts off much like uno: I'll take two decks of 52 standard playing cards, shuffle them, and deal seven out to each player.

the goal is to get rid of all your cards. one card starts out face up, and each turn, a player places a card such that either the suit or value match. if its your turn and you cannot play, you get 2 cards, and your turn is skipped.

here's the catch however, all players have a secret rule. if you fail to meet a player's secret rule, I'll penalize you by adding a card to your hand, and tell you who's rule you violated. multiple rule violations means multiple cards.

some example secret rules you can create: Jacks reverse order of who goes next. kings allow play of any card, spades can only be played on hearts or spades; etc.

note that there is no talking about the rules! if you are unsure of who goes next, you have to just gamble and see. (if it's your turn and you haven't posted in more than 14 days, I'll penalize you a card and go to the next player.)

I'll be the moderator, making sure all rules are enforced.

note that I'll post your current hand in spoilers; please everyone only look at your own hands!

moderator: phil1882

sign ups:

player 1:

player 2:

player 3:

player 4:

player 5:

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Cut the 14 day deadline down and I would be willing to give it a try. That just seems like a long time to wait and will kill the game if someone does go inactive.

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Why not keep the hands in a PM convo rather than use spoilers? The temptation could be too much for people. Not saying people can't be trusted but if I saw a sign saying DON'T LOOK IN HERE! I would be almost compelled to look. Human nature. *shrug*

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well pm boxes can get quite full quite quickly, I'd like to not unnecessarily fill them. also knowing another players hand isn't a big advantage.

alright framm, lets make it 7 days.

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moderator: phil1882

sign ups:

player 1: Framm

player 2:

player 3:

player 4:

player 5:

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moderator: phil1882

sign ups:

player 1: Framm

player 2: Brainy

player 3:

player 4:

player 5:

Edited by Brainiac100
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moderator: phil1882

sign ups:

player 1: Framm

player 2: Brainy

player 3: Rob

player 4:

player 5:

Count me in. This sounds fun.

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moderator: phil1882

sign ups:

player 1: Framm

player 2: Brainy

player 3: Rob

player 4:

player 5: Flamebirde

Count me in. This sounds fun.

Why not. I haven't played many games lately and this'll get the blood flowing. I presume we will each pm you with our own rule?

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moderator: phil1882

sign ups:

player 1: Framm

player 2: Brainy

player 3: Rob

player 4: MiKi

player 5: Flamebirde

I played the real version at a debate tournament once. It was awesome. XD

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correct flamebirde I'll go ahead and pm hands let's get this Mao on the road!

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who starts?

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reread the rules please.

that's al i can give you.

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still waiting on some people to submit their secret rules.

Edited by phil1882
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brainy, you're all that's left.

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okay guys, got everyone's rule. I've dubbed flamebird's rule the most restrictive. you guys are gonna have a tough time following it. :-).

also i should note that if you play illegally, you also get your card back. if you need at any point to know your current hand you can defiantly ask that in pm.

Starting card:

J D

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after thinking about it I've decided to add an additional rule. you can pass your turn if you have no legal play, without penalty..note if you try to pass with a legal play. you get the same penalty as if you can't play. (goes to next player and you get 2 cards.) if all 5 players pass consecutively, everyone will be given 1 card.

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10 D

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don't need spoilers, just post.

result:

success! you play violates no rules!

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9 D

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3 D

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flamebirde:

penalty! not your turn! broke brainiac100 rule.

10 D still in play

Framm:

penalty! not your turn! broke brainiac100 rule!

penalty! invalid card! broke flamebirde rule!

10 D still in play.

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4 D

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penalty! not your turn! broke brainiac100 rule!

penalty! invalid card! broke flamebirde rule!

10 D still in play.

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What happens if someone's inactive? Should we get a backup or two?

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if its your turn and you don't post within 7 days, you get 2 cards and your turn is skipped. if it happens twice in a row, i guess your eliminated form the game.

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