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The Palanthas Herald

Dragon's Bluff a Major Hit In Palanthas!

by Kendermage, Staff Writer
Last Updated: Palast, Holmswelth 5, 419 AC

Palanthas – A new craze has taken the city of Palanthas by storm; Dragon's Bluff.

Dragon's Bluff certainly isn't anything new, but over the last few months a craze for the game has taken hold. It is being played nearly everywhere and people are buzzing with excitement over the game. There is even talks of holding a Dragon's Bluff championship tournament in Palanthas.

Dragon's Bluff is first and foremost a board game for 4-6 players. Players choose a colored marker to represent their "character"; placing it in the starting box. Each player is then dealt seven cards. Two suits are declared wild cards and one suit is declared trump. High Cards take the tricks and move that person character forward a number rolled on two six-sided dice. Bets are made on all hands; with some players preferring to have a set minimum bet. The object of the game is to move ones character to the center of the board to the space marked "Lair" which is guarded by a dragon marker, with the goal of stealing the dragon's treasure; all the while outwitting or "killing" your opponents with out being eliminated yourself. It is thought by many that the red and gold dragon's are the most difficult to defeat.

The Palanthas Merchant's Guild is currently looking into the possibility of hosting a major tournament. So players, "Pick your markers, and place your bets."