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Offline StBrianOfMinneapolis

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Sabacc games & collectibles
« on: January 17, 2019, 01:14 PM »
Has anyone followed the history of sabacc?

Last night I found this "Han Solo card game" for $8 at Gamestop. I had never yet taken the time to compare movie sabaac to the game Lando and Zeb play in Rebels. I guuess they didn't need to make the two renditions match up.

https://www.amazon.com/Star-Wars-Solo-Card-Game/dp/B072VXWP2C/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1547747232&sr=8-1&keywords=sabacc

Rebels: Idiot's Array.
http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Idiot%27s_Array


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Re: Sabacc games & collectibles
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2019, 12:13 AM »
There was some retconning of the variety of Sabacc games in the EU.  To the best of my knowledge the first rendition tho came from a West End Games sourcebook that included a deco of cards and stuff.  I think I might own the book since I have a lot of them but Im not sure anymore.  Hell To get old.
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Re: Sabacc games & collectibles
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2019, 09:32 AM »
There was some retconning of the variety of Sabacc games in the EU. 

I treat it like Poker - same basic game but a LOT of variations to the way you can play it - draw, stud, straight-up, texas hold em, etc etc.
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Re: Sabacc games & collectibles
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2019, 10:40 AM »

I treat it like Poker - same basic game but a LOT of variations to the way you can play it - draw, stud, straight-up, texas hold em, etc etc.

I agree with this, but it would change our games quite a bit if the clubs, diamonds, hearts, spades, jacks, queens, kings and jokers were all changed over to something else.
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Re: Sabacc games & collectibles
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2019, 11:56 AM »
I agree with this, but it would change our games quite a bit if the clubs, diamonds, hearts, spades, jacks, queens, kings and jokers were all changed over to something else.

Actually, the original suits were a bit different in the past.  Some historical suits included swords, coins, polo sticks, cups, leaves, bells and acorns!

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Re: Sabacc games & collectibles
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2019, 09:32 PM »
There was some retconning of the variety of Sabacc games in the EU. 

I treat it like Poker - same basic game but a LOT of variations to the way you can play it - draw, stud, straight-up, texas hold em, etc etc.

Exactly...  I think that was the plan there.  I think the cards in solo were the same maybe as what WEG put out too even.  Kinda neat. Im easily amused. 🤷‍♂️
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