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TheDarkMantle
January 28th, 2021, 03:57
I have spent part of the evening reading the rules for the new Deadlands. I had read some of the DDR rules, but am by no means an expert.

I notice in the ruleset the duels require giving each person two hole cards to play a hand of texas hold 'em. I can't find a way to give the cards out face down. I think I saw videos in the DDR set that had a poker table, but I'm not finding any way to do something like that in DDWW.

Any thoughts on how to handle duels?

Doswelk
January 28th, 2021, 06:07
I have pointed this out to Ikael, here is me testing out how to do it currently:

(22) Deadlands: The Weird West Dueling - YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWzKoLlNbao)

FinkSmith
January 28th, 2021, 06:28
The canonical, basic setting is referred to as the "Weird West" due to the juxtaposition of the Western setting with the horrific and fantastical elements of the game.
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Valyar
January 28th, 2021, 06:33
Bring the poker table back :)
Everyone liked it.

dragonheels
January 28th, 2021, 09:44
Bring the poker table back :)
Everyone liked it.

If possible, I'd like it too. I used it sometimes kust like that in the saloon while Roleplaying. Better that a gaming die test

Doswelk
January 28th, 2021, 10:41
Bring the poker table back :)
Everyone liked it.
Except Ikael - not that he doesn't like it but the code broke a long time ago and he did not write it in the first place.

TheDarkMantle
January 28th, 2021, 13:24
Thanks Doswelk. That was very a very helpful option, though as you said, not helpful for pvp, thankfully I tend to avoid that.

But I have had players play an "NPC" if they wanted to join for a session, yes, sometimes even a key baddie. Throws other PCs off the first time it happens, they don't expect the character controlled by a player to be bad. haha

Dr0W
January 29th, 2021, 07:35
I believe you could simply drag and drop the cards directly to each player portraits, they wouldn't be able to see each other's cards AFAIK. And then when it's time to reveal, the GM could simply drag those cards from each player hand into the CT.

Doswelk
January 29th, 2021, 10:41
I believe you could simply drag and drop the cards directly to each player portraits, they wouldn't be able to see each other's cards AFAIK. And then when it's time to reveal, the GM could simply drag those cards from each player hand into the CT.
That's awesome, did not know you could do that!

Ikael
January 29th, 2021, 10:58
For your information, I am planning feature for the ruleset which will allow you do duels properly. For now, you can use Dr0W's suggested method. The only concern is that GM will see player cards. Like said, with upcoming ruleset update there will be proper way to do this.

TheDarkMantle
January 29th, 2021, 13:39
I just ran a test, using my main account on 2 screens on one computer, then a demo account on my laptop so I can see like I'm two players at once.

When I did that, I noticed that the players can only see their own cards in the combat tracker. So the video above actually works better than we thought. Screenshots below.

Marshal View:
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The player view, in this case I was logged in as Pat Garret
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I would still remove the action card from the hand since it's supposed to be different, but you can do that by right clicking, and remove card, it won't remove from the combat tracker. You can see that test here, the 3H is still the action card, but removed from the hole cards.
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My thought about the Marshal knowing the player cards, I would suggest having a rule in your head about only holding action if the athletics die is at least a d8 and the hole card is a 10 or higher (or something similar). Then you're not swayed by what the PC has because you're basing it only on the NPC and the cards in hand. Sort of like blackjack, draw on 16, stand on 17.

Doswelk
January 29th, 2021, 14:12
For your information, I am planning feature for the ruleset which will allow you do duels properly. For now, you can use Dr0W's suggested method. The only concern is that GM will see player cards. Like said, with upcoming ruleset update there will be proper way to do this.

Indeed I said that in my video :D

YamaShintaku
February 24th, 2021, 01:25
FANTASTIC! You guys rock!