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>look table *** WELCOME TO THE BLACKDRAKE TABLE *** RULES The rules are simple. You can KNOCK the dice to change the value of your bet. You can ROLL the dice to start a game of BlackDrake. You *must* KNOCK the table when you are done rolling. You should wait until everyone at the table has had the chance to do their first roll before KNOCKing. KNOCKing earlier can shut them off from joining that game. Possible bet values are 100, 500, 1000, 5000, 10000, 50000, 100000, 500000. The object is to roll a total closest to 21 without going over. If you go over 21, you lose that game. On the first roll, you roll 3 8-sided dice, on the second roll you roll 2 8-sided dice, and on the third and subsequent rolls, you will roll a single 8-sided die. If you roll a RedDrake on any of the dice, you lose that game. If the dealer rolls beats your own, you lost that game. A BlackDrake will always count as 7 on the initial roll. Thereafter the BlackDrake will count as either a 1 or a 7, whichever is more advantageous to the player. However, once you have rolled again, the value of the BlackDrake becomes fixed. Current bet is 1000 silvers. PAYOFFS A BlackDrake straight (Three rolled BlackDrakes on original roll) Pays 50:1 Current Payout: 50,000 silvers Beating the House Pays 2:1 Current Payout: 2,000 silvers Push with the House Pays 1:1 Current Payout: 1,000 silvers Two or more BlackDrakes in a winning roll Pays extra 1/5 of payout on win (Does not pay on BlackDrake Straight or a Push) One BlackDrake in a winning roll Pays extra 1/10 of payout on win (Does not pay on BlackDrake Straight or a Push)