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A poker like game where the stakes are various kinds of household duties, like garbage, dishes, and septic vac.
 
Simon: Tall card plum. Plums are tall.
 
Book: I'll take two.
 
Simon: Two. No tall card claim.
 
Jayne takes three and
 
Simon: Three. Dealer forced to claim the tall.
 
A moment later he folds and
 
Simon: Tall card's around my neck like a weight.
 
Long Pai (Dragon Cards) follows Draw Poker rules unless otherwise stated
 
6 suits (Plum, Peach, Orange, Apple, Apricot, Bananna) of 12 cards (72 cards)

Ranks: 1-8 spots, Ace can be low or high.
 
Face Cards: Tortoise, Unicorn, Phoenix, Dragon (The Ssuling 'Heavenly Beasts' of Chinese myth)
 
In addition to the regular 72 regular rectangular cards there are 6 round cards called 'Tall Cards' one for each of the six suits.
 
The dealer shuffles the regular cards and the player to the right of the dealer shuffles the Tall Cards.
 
That Tall Card for that hand is revealed after everyone antes up. After the first round of betting, players can discard and draw up to 3 cards or the face up Tall Card can be claimed by a player instead of a discard/draw.
 
Claiming the Tall Card allows the cards in one's hand, that are of the same suit as the Tall Card, to become wild in rank. If the option goes around and the Tall is not claimed, the dealer is forced to claim the Tall.
 
Another round of betting takes place and surviving players still in the game
 
5 of a kind is a possible hand in Long Pai, since there are more than 4 suits.
 
If you use the above card deck the probabilities of receiving certain hands change, so the new hand rank for the above deck should be:

Royal Flush, 5 of a Kind, Straight Flush, 4 of a Kind, Full House, Straight, 3 of a Kind, Two Pair, One Pair...descending order
 
The only real changes from the normal poker rank is that it is much harder to receive a Flush, and the addition of 5 of a Kind.

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