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Why this playing cards are D and B instead of Q and J ?
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Elwi Offline
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Why this playing cards are D and B instead of Q and J ?

Why D and B and not Q and J.Im just curious,i thought that's same in every country.I like playing cards but ive never heard of deck(game) like this.

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09-12-2013 02:41 AM
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RE: Why this playing cards are D and B instead of Q and J ?

(09-12-2013 02:41 AM)Elwi Wrote:  Why D and B and not Q and J.Im just curious,i thought that's same in every country.I like playing cards but ive never heard of deck(game) like this.

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At a guess... bard and duchess?
09-12-2013 02:48 AM
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RE: Why this playing cards are D and B instead of Q and J ?

I think it's a German deck of cards (Dame / Bube).

09-12-2013 03:03 AM
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RE: Why this playing cards are D and B instead of Q and J ?

(09-12-2013 03:03 AM)Ashtoreth Wrote:  I think it's a German deck of cards (Dame / Bube).

Yes,thanks.Its from german game from 19 century,called "Skat".Never played this.
09-12-2013 03:34 AM
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RE: Why this playing cards are D and B instead of Q and J ?

Russian would be same, "Dama"/"Valet" (russian letter for v is "B")
09-12-2013 11:36 AM
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RE: Why this playing cards are D and B instead of Q and J ?

In Danish it would be (B)onde, (D)ame, (K)onge. The Ace is always A, for some reason, even though the name for it starts with an E in Danish.

I'd hazard a guess and say they could be a Swedish set of cards.
09-13-2013 06:48 PM
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RE: Why this playing cards are D and B instead of Q and J ?

(09-13-2013 06:48 PM)Integria Wrote:  In Danish it would be (B)onde, (D)ame, (K)onge. The Ace is always A, for some reason, even though the name for it starts with an E in Danish.

I'd hazard a guess and say they could be a Swedish set of cards.

Well AMFP takes place in London so I would say not, unless Swedish decks were used for a game that was popular in Victorian London. TCR (and Frictional) like authenticity for the time and dislike out-of-place references (For example, movie posters in a house from the same production company).
09-14-2013 01:21 AM
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RE: Why this playing cards are D and B instead of Q and J ?

Oswald Mandus seemed to travel a lot, he could have purchased the deck while visiting Prussia or any other state of the German empire.
Perhaps it was a gift from Alexander of Brennenburg?

09-14-2013 01:47 AM
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RE: Why this playing cards are D and B instead of Q and J ?

There are a lottoff German influences in the game. Also, when going under the church, there's a 1 minue monologue (in German I think) from a captor in one of the cages.

Let's fight.
Them's fighin' words.
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RE: Why this playing cards are D and B instead of Q and J ?

There are a lottoff German influences in the game. Also, when going under the church, there's a 1 minue monologue (in German I think) from a captor in one of the cages.
09-14-2013 08:01 AM
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