From: John Cowan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue May 25 2004 - 09:07:30 CDT
Eric Muller scripsit:
> >A suggestion for playaing cards: why not including the "Tarots"?
> >I mean in French the 4 "Cavaliers" figures, the 18 "Atouts", and the
> >(which is not exactly a Joker); sorry I don't have their English names.
> Make that 21 atouts (labeled "1" through "21"), for a total of 78 cards.
> The "cavalier" is between the jack and the queen. Very popular game in
> high school and college in my days.
"Trumps" in English. I suggest that 21 trumps be encoded, but not
named, because the correspondence of names to numbers is variable.
Suitable names would be PLAYING CARD TRUMP I through PLAYING CARD TRUMP XXI.
The Fool, the 22nd or un-numbered trump, is the direct ancestor of
the Joker and should be unified with it.
The fourth court card in each suit is called the Knight in English;
these should also be encoded.
This would call for 25 more cards. Documentation on the Tarot is
extensive and readily available.
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