From: Jon Hanna (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue May 25 2004 - 09:34:00 CDT
Quoting John Cowan <email@example.com>:
> 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
> > >"Excuse"
> > >(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.
Are they very variable? I can only think of the one substitution suggested by
Crowley. Are there others, outside of toy decks?
Plain text is going to end up a lot less plain...
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