Pt. 1 Ch. 6 - Page 18
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MistakeNPotatoes
22nd Jul 2016, 10:30 AM

Oh snap, the best hand! If it's lowball. If it's texas hold 'em, not so much.

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T_Deines
22nd Jul 2016, 10:37 AM

Lookit those tiny ass cards in his giant hands. xD

Poor dude tho. Sometimes cards just don't deal in your favor.

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MistakeNPotatoes
22nd Jul 2016, 10:41 AM

I thought that was pretty funny, especially in panel one on the last page :')

Remember, though! They're playing lowball, 2 and 3 are the best you can get :D

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MadJak91
22nd Jul 2016, 11:20 AM

I have no idea about the rules but if you say the cards are good then I guess they are good :D
What are they even playing for? Probably just a friendly match and talk. That works. Gotta let off some steam.

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MistakeNPotatoes
22nd Jul 2016, 1:24 PM

Forgot the rules, did you?

Don't worry, I have a refresher from waaaay back on chapter one!

Talk about long set ups :')

As for what they're playing for, Barry told him he was going to teach him some of his personal philosophy, so... we'll see where that's going, heheheh...

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MadJak91
22nd Jul 2016, 2:38 PM

OMG! Reading more than a year later D:
Einstein was right.

Anyway. Thanks! Card games are super complicated for my brain for some reason :D
Whatever was available back then though!

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dougwarner59
22nd Jul 2016, 5:23 PM

lots of possibilities here. 3 of a kind 4, of a kind, two pares, full house...etc.

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MistakeNPotatoes
23rd Jul 2016, 6:05 AM

They're playing lowball in this case, so you want to get the lowest hand you can manage. Unsuited 2 and 3 is the best you can get in this case! Heheh

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Bob Mozark
23rd Jul 2016, 8:54 AM

Too bad this is in the 1920s. Otherwise, Barry would know from Star Wars that the best strategy is to, "Let the Wookie win." Somehow, though, with Hugh, I doubt that there will be any arms ripped off. <g>

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MistakeNPotatoes
23rd Jul 2016, 9:52 AM

Oh man, can you even imagine Hugh getting upset over a game? Or... in general, really? Marco maybe, haha :D

Makes you wonder if anything in the story is going illicit that kind of response from the big teddy bear. Hmmmm....

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Ahakarin
23rd Jul 2016, 10:32 PM

This is a set up on Barry's part, which will lead further revelations and waxing philosophic. Some allegory about playing the hand you've been dealt, even with that hand is frickin' huge and fishy...

Ah well. I still think Barry and, really all of them mean well. Hugh's as nice as a warm apple turn over, but... those get eaten. And so will he. It's a mean, mean world out there, and that's not even counting the otherworldly unfathomable horrors. Horrors which, like it or not, he's bound to by blood.

He's already a hulking fish beast, but it can get worse, he can get hurt, and he has a lot to lose, more than just chips. He can't keep folding - Too much is at stake.

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MistakeNPotatoes
24th Jul 2016, 7:59 PM

Ooh, super solid analyzing - naturally I won't comment too much on speculation but I love seeing people put thought into stuff like this :)

Thank you!

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HeSerpenty
23rd Jul 2016, 12:06 PM

Ok all caught up again X'D-- I fell behind on so many things the last coupla weeks! Hmm I wonder what lesson is going to be learned here :D

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MistakeNPotatoes
24th Jul 2016, 8:11 PM

I'm still getting through your archive, sorry D: Don't even worry about it lol I can't even imagine getting upset at people for not reading every new page as I post them XD

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HeSerpenty
24th Jul 2016, 8:26 PM

Ohhh lolol you don't havta apologize! I just really hope you're enjoying it! ^__^

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Soul Pider
25th Jul 2016, 2:29 PM

Just found this comic and oh my god is it good. I've read a few times over and My god. Glad I found it. I'm gonna follow this from now on. Keep up the Fantastic work!

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MistakeNPotatoes
25th Jul 2016, 3:01 PM

Oh wow, thank you :D I'm glad that you like it!

I'm sorry I can't crank it out any faster, I'm tryin' to get to that point - gotta get them Patreon bucks, heheh :)

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MistakeNPotatoes
25th Jul 2016, 6:29 PM

Haha :D I think the worst kind of players are the ones that always call and get lucky when the river comes out. Uuuugggghhhh.

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Veinexes
25th Jul 2016, 8:37 PM

stacking

After going back and reading the last page I have this thought that Barry may have stacked the deck slightly. Not to cheat against Hugh but to test and see if something's up. He'll know what cards Hugh has and deal out either pairs or triples of those cards and see if he folds and then catch him at it if he does. Not to be mean or anything but more to make a point of Hugh's character.

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MistakeNPotatoes
26th Jul 2016, 10:04 AM

Ooh, he could be stacking the deck :D

Seems like you and Ahakarin have the same idea, heheheh

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Tricksteratops
28th Apr 2018, 7:58 PM

Hahaha! Since yesterday I'm hooked on your comic and I must say I'm loving it, but this page made me laugh especially... this is how I feel when people convince me to play poker... or even worse! Basically the only way I can get any real entertainment (and chance to win) in this game is to not check my cards at all and bet blindly. ^^'

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