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22501
Gensokyo was known as a magical land, full of danger, mystery, and excitement. As well as its incidents which tended to directly, or indirectly, involve everyone. But it was also known for lapses in those incidents, and although it did mean the Hakurei maiden was free to lazy about her shrine all day, it meant Gensokyo as a whole tended to get... bored.

Which generally meant someone, somewhere, would throw some kind of party or get-together to temporarily relieve said boredom. As it so happened, today was one of those days. Some time ago, the youkai Yukari had organized a similar get-together at the Hakurei Shrine, and while there was a plan for another, Reimu had stubbornly refused, claiming she didn't want to clean up after everyone again, and all the youkai freely coming and going as they pleased, scared off any potential worshippers.

So instead, the other shrine of Gensokyo, the Moriya Shrine adopt the Youkai Mountain was to be tonight's gathering place. It probably, truth be told, would've been organized a lot sooner, but the ruling Tengu were always trying to keep outsiders away from the Mountain in the first place, so there was a lot of persuasion involved in trying to have them allow outsiders brought in for the party.

The night was to be full of food, drinking, and merry-making! In addition to cards. Specifically, cards used to play strip poker. As like the Hakurei Shrine, so to will the Moriya Shrine offer the same game! Why? Because why not. They had nothing better to do anyway.

- - -

Please select the roster! The teams are split into the Hakurei team and the Moriya team. However, this is mostly just for formality as the same rules as last time apply – the lowest hand loses, and it does not care for which team it is.

Each team will have four characters, totaling eight players in the end. Some characters can only be selected for one side, and will be noted as such, those who are noted as Neutral will play on either team.

Also note which character you want to be the 'main' character. This will just be whichever one will be actually controlled.

[ ] Reimu Hakurei [Hakurei]
[ ] Sanae Kochiya [Moriya]
[ ] Suwako Moriya [Moriya]
[ ] Kanako Yasaka [Moriya]
[ ] Yukari Yakumo [Hakurei]
[ ] Aya Shameimaru [Neutral]
[ ] Ran Yakumo [Hakurei]
[ ] Marisa Kirisame [Hakurei]
[ ] Nitori Kawashiro [Moriya]
[ ] Remilia Scarlet [Neutral]
[ ] Sakuya Izayoi [Neutral]
[ ] Patchouli Knowledge [Neutral]
[ ] Reina Roots [Neutral]
[ ] Yuuka Kazami [Neutral]
[ ] Byakuren Hijiri [Neutral]
[ ] Alice Margatroid [Neutral]
[ ] Mamizou Futatsuiwa [Neutral]
[ ] Yuyuko Saigyouji [Neutral]
[ ] Youmu Konpaku [Neutral]
[ ] Hatate Himekaidou [Neutral]

Planning for daily updates, at least. Possibly more a day, given the whole 'of Cards' thing is pretty simple and straight forward without needing a ton of planning.
[X] Ran Yakumo [Hakurei]

No need to konplicate things, just take on the role of the fox and win~

(Plus, why not Reina? We might end up facing her in poker. This way we don't have to lose to see her in her partially-naked glory~)
[x] Mamizou Futatsuiwa [Neutral]
Oh god finally.
Guys? I think we're supposed to select teams too.

Is that right, krisslanza?
>>22505
That is correct. I'm having you all pick the teams, and who you want to play as.

Sorry for not making it clear.
Moriya Squad:

Sanae Kochiya
Yuuka Kazami
Alice Margatroid
Remilia Scarlet

Hakurei Squad:

Reimu Hakurei
Ran Yakumo
Marisa Kirisame
Patchouli Knowledge

MC:

Yuuka Kazami


Is this what our votes are supposed to look like?
>>22507
Yeah exactly like that. Or well, yeah that's what I meant for the vote to be about.
Hakurei Squad:

[x] Reimu Hakurei
[x] Yukari Yakumo
[X] Ran Yakumo
[X] Yuyuko Saigyouji

Moriya Squad:

[X] Sanae Kochiya
[X] Kanako Yasaka
[X] Nitori Kawashiro
[X] Byakuren Hijiri

MC:
[X] Reimu Hakurei

At the very least, I expect Reimu and Yukari on one side and Sanae and Kanako on the other. Then I imagined Yukari would gather a team already used to this while Kanako assembled people that owe her or something. So kappas for technology and Byakuren for helping start ehr temple.

Well, Kanako may have had to twist Byakuren's arm a bit to get her to particpate but come on! Byakuren a strip poker game, me want.

Then I went for Reimu's POV because I like her and it would be amusing to see craziness observed in the eyes of someone used to craziness withotu being crazy.
>>22509
[X] This

I like these teams.

Yukari and Kanako: Must defeat Hakurei/Moriya!
Reimu and Sanae: Forced as shrine maidens of respective sides.
Ran and Byakuren: Forced due to circumstances (Ordered to/Calling in favor).
Yuyuko and Nitori: Here for fun and laughs.

Only one that may be wrong is Nitori to me. Also is she flat or not? Because if not, that also make Reimu the only one not... blessed in certain areas, so to say.
>>22503 Is me.

Then I'll edit my vote as such:

Hakurei team:
[X]Yukari Yakumo
[X]Reina Roots
[X]Reimu Hakurei
[X]Yuuka Kazami

Moriya team:
[X] Sanae Kochiya
[X] Kanako Yasaka
[X] Nitori Kawashiro
[X] Byakuren Hijiri

MC:
[X]Yuuka Kazami

Gotta keep Reina's harem together, after all~
I like these teams:

Hakurei team:
[X]Yukari Yakumo
[X]Reina Roots
[X]Reimu Hakurei
[X]Yuuka Kazami

Moriya team:
[X] Sanae Kochiya
[X] Kanako Yasaka
[X] Aya Shameimaru
[X] Byakuren Hijiri

And yeah, make Yuuka the MC.
Who the hell is Reina?
>>22514
She is from Restorer in Gensokyo by the same writer.
Hakurei team:
[X] Yukari Yakumo
[X] Reina Roots
[X] Reimu Hakurei
[X] Yuuka Kazami

Moriya team:
[X] Sanae Kochiya
[X] Suwako Moriya
[X] Kanako Yasaka
[X] Nitori Kawashiro

MC:
[X] Yuuka Kazami

I would have liked to see Momiji in the roster, but I guess she's too busy.
Can't say I really like Reina that much, so...

Hakurei Squad:

[x] Reimu Hakurei
[x] Yukari Yakumo
[X] Ran Yakumo
[X] Yuyuko Saigyouji

Moriya Squad:

[X] Sanae Kochiya
[X] Kanako Yasaka
[X] Nitori Kawashiro
[X] Byakuren Hijiri

MC:
[X] Reimu Hakurei
Hakurei Neutral Team:

[X] Reina Roots [Neutral]
[X] Yuuka Kazami [Neutral]
[X] Byakuren Hijiri [Neutral]
[X] Mamizou Futatsuiwa [Neutral]

Moriya Team:

[X] Sanae Kochiya [Moriya]
[X] Kanako Yasaka [Moriya]
[X] Hatate Himekaidou [Neutral]
[X] Alice Margatroid [Neutral]

Let's go~
>>22516
Same, no Momizi makes me sad.

Hakurei team:
[X] Yukari Yakumo
[X] Reina Roots
[X] Reimu Hakurei
[X] Yuuka Kazami

Moriya team:
[X] Sanae Kochiya
[X] Suwako Moriya
[X] Kanako Yasaka
[X] Nitori Kawashiro

MC:
[X] Yuuka Kazami
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Hakurei Team:
Reimu Hakurei
Yukari Yakumo
Reina Roots
Yuuka Kazami (Protagonist)

Moriya Team:
Sanae Kochiya
Kanako Yasaka
Nitori Kawashiro
Byakuren Hijiri

- - -

“Come ooooon Yuuka!” pouted the blonde youkai, throwing her arms up for effect, “You do nothing but lounge about all day, growing flowers, tending to flowers! Can't you ever just go out and do something fun once in a while!?”

You merely ignored the protests of the gap youkai, gently examining one of many sunflowers. The season had been good, and they were growing nicely... you couldn't hope for much more. Perhaps a little more rain, but you hadn't needed to get directly involve in the caretaking your field of flowers. However, Yukari's antics were distracting, she was stubbornly insisting upon you taking part in some party at night, at the shrine atop the distant Youkai Mountain.

The whole thing didn't interest you in the slightest – the flowers up there had already been tended too, and you never had any around that shrine anyway. Perhaps you should just bat the annoying blonde youkai away, she was seemingly still protesting even as you continued to ignore her and -

“I guess you don't even care that your 'little flower' is going to attend! I know you hate pretty much everyone else, but not even she can make you be sociable it seems...”

Your footsteps faltered for just a half of a second, and with a groan, you realized Yukari had already gotten your attention. Slowly turning around and regarding her with a piercing gaze, you let out a soft sigh, “Very well, Yakumo. I'll come to the party. Now please, leave me alone, if I have to go do something tonight, I have much to do.”

- - -

The Moriya Shrine was a mystery to you. You had heard of the incident surrounding its arrival, and the history behind its inhabitants from the gossip around the village. But the matters of Gensokyo were not your concern, so you had never bothered to dig any deeper into it. Still, you did have to admire the well-kept appearance of the shrine – it was a stark contrast to the state of the other shrine.

While Yukari had claimed it was a party, as far as you could tell there was only eight people here, including yourself. Not exactly what you would consider a par-

“Yuuka? I didn't expect you to be here!” exclaimed a familiar voice, “Er, wait that sounded kind of rude, I mean, I'm pretty glad you're here and all!”

It would appear the statement that Reina was going to be present was not a lie, you gave her a warm smile, “It is alright, little flower, I understand what you meant. It is a pleasure to see you here as well, it has been some time, has it not? I trust you have been well.”

The brunette pondered your question for a moment before nodding, “I can't complain. Nothing terribly exciting has happened, but that's a good thing on its own right? Business has been a little slow actually, but...” Reina shook her head, “But, tonight is a night of fun, so I guess I shouldn't worry about it.”

“That's the spirit Reina! Drink, eat, and be merry!” announced Yukari cheerfully, draping an arm over Reina's shoulder, “Well, that and enjoy the game tonight as well.”

You raised your eyebrow at hearing something about a game, “Tonight's game, Yakumo?”

“Eh, Yuuka is here? Surprising. But you didn't already know?” said Reimu curiously, sending a glance towards Yukari

The blonde laughed and rubbed the back of her head sheepishly, “Erm, I guess it miiight have slipped my mind. It's hard enough to get Yuuka to attend anything that isn't a holiday already, so I forgot all about it!”

“That sounds just like you Yukari...” said Reina with a chuckle, “But ah, well, besides all the free food and drink, we were all going to have a little game to go with it all.”

You nodded, “I see. I somehow suspect this isn't a game of danmaku, so, what is the entertainment, little flower?”

She blushed lightly, “Erm, well. Strip poker actually.”

Ah. You recalled that game, or well, something similar to it last year. So it was not much of a surprise, and given Reina had suggested it last time, her being present at another game for it was not unusual... the players were not trouble-makers, so you did not foresee any problems with the arrangement.

“I see. Well, I suppose tonight will be an interesting one. I think before it begins, I will help myself to some of the sake...”

Yukari grinned broadly, “I know you know the rules and all, but tonight we have a little twist Yuuka! See, I kind of put everyone onto teams. Me, you, Reina, and Reimu make up team Hakurei. The other team is the Moriya team, of course!”

So that meant the other shrine maiden, one of the local goddesses of the shrine, a kappa, and the buddhist were your opponents? An unusual lot...

“I see. What is the purpose of the teams?”

“Just thought it'd be a nice change of pace is all. While we're still going to do lowest hand loses, if one team is eliminated the other side wins is all. We have a little bit of a bet going there actually, but well, don't let that concern you!” the youkai laughed, “Of course, even when one team is gone, the game isn't over until everyone but one person is out of clothes. Just well, going to lose that little side bet...”

Reimu shook her head and sighed, “That youkai never takes anything seriously. She won't even tell me what the bet is. I think it just concerns her and Kanako though, so we have nothing to worry about.” the shrine maiden glanced in your direction, “As she forgot to bring it up directly, you can go set up a little bet with someone if you want. Up to you, don't let me sway your decisions or anything.”

“We're also a little unsure on what we'll do about clothing. I'm pretty sure everyone here is wearing a little bit more, or less, then someone else, so we're kind of deciding between making everyone wear five things, or six...” mentioned Reina, “I'm kind of gathering everyone's opinion, so ah, when you have time, could you give me your thoughts Yuuka?”

Seemed straightforward enough. It would appear there was a bit of time before the entertainment began...

Offhand, you counted you had seven articles of clothing on yourself. Seems regardless, you would have to shed some of it.

- - -

There's a little bit of time before the game...
- Required decision
[ ] You'll give yourself a slight handicap, but it should not matter. Five articles.
[ ] Six will be fine for everyone.
- Optional decisions
[ ] Make a bet with someone! (Only two bets at most)
[ ] Make small talk and discussion with someone?
[ ] Other?

For bets, keep them reasonable and simple enough. They'll just be something post-game, if you manage to fulfill them. The idea behind a bet is just you'll have an arrangement that you'll beat someone, or outlast, as the case may be.

If you decide on any bets, please also offer up what the OTHER person will offer as a counter bet. Keep them reasonable, of course. I won't accept a bet vote if you make the wages too unbalanced, or the character doesn't fit, so keep that in mind as well! Random thought, you can also make the bet be a private one-on-one match after the game proper if you like.

Sorry if my writing is kind of awkward. I'm really out of practice, so I thought I'd try to ease my way back in with this.
[X] Six will be fine for everyone

If worst arrives and this start to drag, we could always up the ante.

[X] Make small talk and discussion with someone?

Don't really see Yuuka making bets about this. She may as well learn a bit about people she doesn't know.
[X] Six will be fine for everyone

[X] Make a bet with someone!
-[X] Bet with Reina: If you outlast her, she owes you a day with her... and vice versa, of course.
[X] Make small talk and discussion with someone?
-[X] Reina, naturally.

Reina x Yuuka OTP.
[X] Six will be fine for everyone.

[X]Make small talk and discussion with someone?

No need to be fancy about it, as I kinda agree that Yuuka wouldn't go around making bets. Maybe.
>>22523
Probably only a friendly bet with Reina. Doubt she would make one with anyone else.

That being said, I'm meh on it.

[X]Six will be fine for everyone.

[X]Make small talk and discussion with someone?
[X] Six will be fine for everyone

[X] Make a bet with someone!
-[X] Bet with Reina: If you outlast her, she owes you a day with her... and vice versa, of course.
[X] Make small talk and discussion with someone?
-[X] Reina, naturally.

Win or lose, we spend time with our little flower. I see nothing wrong with this.
[X] Six will be fine for everyone

[X] Make a bet with someone!
-[X] Bet with Reina: If you outlast her, she owes you a day with her... and vice versa, of course.
[X] Make small talk and discussion with someone?
-[X] Reina, naturally.
[X] Six will be fine for everyone

[X] Make small talk and discussion with someone?
-[X] Reina, naturally.
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[X] Six will be fine for everyone

[X] Make small talk and discussion with someone?
-[X] Reina, naturally.

- - -

Regardless of what you picked, you would have to reduce your wardrobe, but regardless if Reina needed your input...

“Six.” you replied simply.

The young woman nodded her head, “Ok, I'll keep it in mind. Thanks Yuuka! Well, I'll let you go mingle or enjoy the food or... something.”

You shook your head carefully, flashing a smile, “I was actually hoping to speak with you little flower, if you do not mind?”

There was no harm in enjoying the food and drink, while also engaging in some small talk. While you understood Reina could not go to great lengths to speak with you right now – she was supposed to be helping set up the entertainment – she was more then happy to spare some time to chit-chat with you.

While it was little more then idle chat-chat, it was still pleasing to get an idea of how the young woman's life was going. Last you recalled, she was busy having her house redone on the suggestion of both the vampire and Yakumo, and it seemed to have been progressing smoothly. You had offered to help with the project, but Reina was quite insistent on being able to do it herself – which was likely true, carpentry wasn't a skill you possessed, but she still appreciated the thought.

You weren't too certain on why she needed to go through this project, but it would appear whichever reason she was given, she also considered it was worth the time, effort and money. Reina joked it would really strain her funds, but she seemed to be unconcerned about it. It occurred to you that given her friendship with the vampire, she probably had a steady income in addition to whatever business the village gave her as well.

Sadly you couldn't keep chatting for long, your little flower had to gather everyone else's opinions as well. It also appeared the Hakurei shrine maiden had been eyeing the two of you, and seemed to be waiting to speak to Reina for some reason... you considered inquiring, but it really wasn't your business. The thought of investigating the 'Moriya team' occurred to you, but you dismissed it – this was little then a game of cards, there was no need to inquire as to everyone's reasons for being here. This was hardly the most unusual thing to happen in Gensokyo after all.

- - -

After a little bit over an hour, the partygoers had gathered in a circle on the floor of the shrine. They had considered using a table, but Yakumo had taunted they could try to use a table to hide – while the Moriya shrine maiden had considered a kotatsu, she dropped the idea after realizing it may make everyone a bit too lazy and comfy.

The floor of the shrine wasn't terribly comfortable, but everyone had at least been provided a few pillows to use for seating if they wished it. The popular vote had been for everyone to wear six articles of clothing, so you had opted before the game began to discard your vest to play by the rules.

You were not aware of the team bet going on, nor any individual bets between each player. You didn't have any bets going on, so you had little to worry about – not that you were concerned about losing, or even cared for winning. Regardless, you were thinking it would be an enjoyable night regardless.

“Well Yuuka, why don't you start the night off as dealer then? Then after you, we'll switch to someone on Moriya, then back to us... and so on.” asked Reimu

You shrugged and shuffled the cards, “I see no problem with that.”

The deck was a bit thicker then usual. You suspected it was actually two decks combined into one, given there were eight players present that meant a minimum of forty cards, which would've left only twelve cards in the deck... two decks would give hundred and four cards, so more then enough. It would, however, make for some potentially strange hands.

- - -

The game is on!

Yuuka's hand: 6 of spades, 5 of diamonds, 3 of spades, king of spades, and 9 of clubs.
- Clothing: Blouse, skirt, stockings, ascot (Undergarments hidden)
- Discarded clothing: Vest

Hakurei Team status:
Reimu: Sleeves, top, ribbon and hair tubes, skirt
Reina: Blouse, jeans, socks, and hair accessories
Yukari: Tabard, dress, stockings

Moriya Team status:
Sanae: Sleeves, top, skirt, stockings
Kanako: Mirror, shirt, skirt, accessories
Nitori: Cap, shirt, skirt, key
Byakuren: Hat, outer dress, inner dress, necklace

- - -

I may rename some of that clothing later, hrm. So usual rules apply here. Pick which cards you want to discard and which article of clothing to bet. If any weird hands come up, it's because I only own one deck, so I have to reshuffle it after some point. Sorry. I don't feel like going out and buying a second.

It's not specifically stated, but I'll accept little write-in topics of conversation with anyone on either team. Keep it reasonable though, so only try to talk to one person a round or some such. Sorry for late update, I didn't realize the tie was broken.
So... we go for flush or we discard 4 and hope for a King pair? Not a nice hand to start with.

First article would be stockings, I suppose.
Discard 5 of diamonds and 9 of clubs. Going for a flush. Also, wagering ascot.
>>22537
[X] This.

Worse we can get is King high. But considering the number of participants and cards, it wouldn't be hard for someone to have way worse.
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And now is when I realize I don't know what the English terms for poker mean, and come to the conclussion I am an illiterate fuck.
>>22537
[X] What he said.

It's early. We can afford to try going big. This is a crummy hand anyway.
[x] >>22537
Because easier than copy pasta
Oh, right, we could also vote for a talk topic, right? How about asking some why they're participating if they feel like answering?
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[x] Discard 5 of diamonds and 9 of clubs.
[x] Wager ascot

- - -

As far as poker hands went, you probably couldn't have done much worse. Not even a pair to start, but a king high wasn't too bad. At the very least, even if everyone else had nothing, a king would put you above most any other nothings.

You casually gestured to the yellow ascot on your blouse, indicating what you were betting, before laying two cards down, “I'll discard two.”

The green-haired shrine maiden looked over her cards a moment, “I'll wager my sleeves and discard... three.”

“Just give me a new hand, and I'll bet the same as her.” stated Reimu flatly, jabbing her thumb in Sanae's direction.

“I'll take three, and wager my mirror.”

“Three, and my blouse. Does that mirror really count as clothes though...?” said Reina, placing her discarded cards on the floor.

The kappa shrugged, “Well, we couldn't think of anything else for her to use. I'll just be dumping this hand. I'll bet my cap.”

“We thought about letting her wear sandals, but it's just so rude to wear footwear inside like that! I think she just needs a more modest wardrobe.” the gap youkai giggled, “I'll discard three and wager my tabard.”

“Lady Kanako's choice in attire is her own choice. I will be discarding three, and wagering my hat.” said Byakuren, gently tipping the wide hat she was wearing.

This game was going to be quite something. Eight players was a rather large poker game after all, but it should be an enjoyable night regardless. Taking a few moments to deal out everyone's new cards, you looked yours over.

A six of spades and a two of diamonds. Almost a flush, but it did give you a pair of sixes instead of nothing, so it was certainly an improvement. After everyone showed their hands, Reimu and Nitori both had nothing, and both had aces. The only difference was Reimu had an ace of hearts, where as the kappa had ace of clubs.

“I think... the club is the lowest, right? I think a heart is higher.” offered Reina after a moment.

The blue-haired youkai frowned but shrugged after a moment, “Well, I guess if you say so. You're the one who knows this kinda thing I figure.” the kappa casually tossed her cap aside.

You passed the large deck of cards towards the Moriya shrine maiden, who dealt herself a hand first, before giving you your own hand. It seemed the order was going to be you, her, the Hakurei shrine maiden, the goddess, Reina, the kappa, Yukari, and lastly the Buddhist before cycling back to you.

- - -

Yuuka's hand: King of spades, 6 of clubs, 8 of spades, 6 of hearts, and 5 of spades
- Clothing: Blouse, skirt, stockings, ascot (Undergarments hidden)
- Discarded clothing: Vest

Hakurei Team status:
Reimu: Sleeves, top, ribbon and hair tubes, skirt
Reina: Blouse, jeans, socks, and hair accessories
Yukari: Tabard, dress, stockings

Moriya Team status:
Sanae: Sleeves, top, skirt, stockings
Kanako: Mirror, shirt, skirt, accessories
Nitori: Shirt, skirt, key
- Cap
Byakuren: Hat, outer dress, inner dress, necklace

- - -

Oh god trying to manage hands for eight players is actually really hard. I should've only done like four or six. Too late I guess though. Also thinking on it, this CYOA could last as few as seven more updates or as many as... 40?

I'm considering if maybe the two lowest should strip a turn. If you agree, suggest it in a vote for Yuuka to offer.
>>22543
Probably for the best, but let me add something.

You may as well go down to one deck once 4 players are left too.

[X] Wager ascot again.
[X] Discard 8 and 5.
[X] Suggest having lowest two discard clothing due to time it would take in current conditions. Maybe until only half the players remain?

As for hand... Pair is nice. Maybe we could discard the king too but with the number of cards in play? I really doubt we'll net another 6. May as well see if we can get anotehr king.
[X] Wager ascot again.
[X] Discard both sixes.

Yeah, it's not exactly playing safe, but the game is early yet. Might as well try and roll high early on.
>>22545
What? Roll high for what? The point is to avoid having the lowest hand. Don't give away the pair, you crazy.
[X] Wager ascot again.
[X] Discard 8 and 5.
[X] Suggest having lowest two discard clothing due to time it would take in current conditions. Maybe until only half the players remain?

If you think it'd be too time-consuming, go right ahead.
[X] Wager ascot again.
[X] Discard 8 and 5.
[X] Suggest having lowest two discard clothing due to time it would take in current conditions. Maybe until only half the players remain?
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[X] Wager ascot again.
[X] Discard 8 and 5.
[X] Suggest having lowest two discard clothing due to time it would take in current conditions. Maybe until only half the players remain?

- - -

The Moriya shrine maiden had laid down two cards, and continued her prior wager. Possibly she had a three of a kind? Or maybe she was aiming for a flush or some such. Either way, you saw no reason to not repeat your prior wager as well – it seemed everyone had the same idea, with only the kappa having to change her wager to the key strapped to her chest.

It was hardly a piece of clothing, but it was likely an improvisation based upon the lack of anything else for her to wear, much like the Moriya shrine goddess. The new cards in your hand was simply an eight and five of spades, so you still retained a pair of sixes. Not the best hand, but unlikely to be the lowest as well.

“If I may suggest something,” you asked slowly, rearranging your cards, “perhaps we can up the wagers to include the lowest two hands? We are playing with quite a number of players, and while the night is still young, we may be here until the sun begins to rise at this rate.”

“Well, I don't see why not. It couldn't hurt at least!” offered Reina with a smile, “This game does seem like it could last quite a while otherwise...”

The black and white-clad buddhist nodded her head, “I agree. Perhaps we could even up the ante to have one decide to wager two articles if they so choose...”

Yukari shook her head, “We could, but that seems a bit too much I think. With that, a player could be out of the game pretty quickly. But I suppose if someone was really confident in their hand...” the gap youkai shrugged.

“If someone wants to get naked that bad, they can wager two if they want.” countered the shrine maiden with a grunt, “I don't think it's fair if everyone has to match it though.”

“Well, maybe if they wager two they can get a piece of clothing back if they have the high hand or something? Risk and reward?” offered the green-haired girl.

You shrugged and laid your hand on the floor, “Well, I did no suggest such a thing, but I see no objection to the change for the lowest two? Either way, we have a game to finish.”

As you had suspected a pair of sixes was far from the lowest hand. With the change in the rules, the losers of the round had been the kappa once more, who had dumped her whole hand to only end up with a jack high, and Yukari who had also discarded her hand to only net a ten high – probably the worst hand of the night.

While Yukari was hardly phased by the loss of her tabard, Nitori was more concerned – she was out of accessories, and anything after this point would be a far more serious bet.

“I'm just having no luck at all tonight.” sighed the girl, taking a drink of sake, “I'm already about to have underwear showing. I guess at least with this change in rules, the rest of you can all catch up faster.”

The deck of cards passed onto the red-white, who dealt the cards to you and the blue-white. The two shrine maidens repeated their prior wagers, although Sanae only discarded three, compared to Reimu discarding her whole hand.

“Nothing like a crummy hand to start the round...” muttered the girl.

- - -

Yuuka's hand: Jack of spades, jack of clubs, 8 of diamonds, 3 of diamonds, 5 of hearts
- Clothing: Blouse, skirt, stockings, ascot
- Discarded clothing: Vest

Hakurei Team status:
Reimu: Sleeves, top, ribbon and hair tubes, skirt
Reina: Blouse, jeans, socks, and hair accessories
Yukari: Dress, stockings
- Tabard

Moriya Team status:
Sanae: Sleeves, top, skirt, stockings
Kanako: Mirror, shirt, skirt, accessories
Nitori: Shirt, skirt
- Cap, key
Byakuren: Hat, outer dress, inner dress, necklace

- - -

That should speed things up a bit. You can also try and work in the two wager thing if you so choose, but I will not demand you do so. This is after all, just a small little thing for fun, and to help me get back into the swing of things.
[X] Ascot
[X] Discard 8, 3 and 5
[X] Conversation topic suggestion: Reason for participation?

No point keeping low cards with a jack pair. May as well see if we can get another.
[X] Ascot
[X] Discard 8, 3 and 5
[X] Conversation topic suggestion: Reason for participation?

I concur with this reasoning.
[X] Ascot
[X] Discard 8, 3 and 5
[X] Conversation topic suggestion: Reason for participation?
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[X] Ascot
[X] Discard 8, 3 and 5
[X] Conversation topic suggestion: Reason for participation?

- - -

The usual betting and discarding was a bit... dull and repetitive. For whatever reason, everyone seemed rather focused on the game at hand, rather then enjoying the night. Perhaps they all had little bets going on with another? It was not outside the realm of possibility. Still, the night could do with some more entertainment.

Your discard had yielded you a third jack, so your odds of losing seemed quite remote unless everyone else was holding flushes or straights.

“I think the night could do with a topic to break this silence. Tell me, what reason brings you here tonight?”

“If you're going to ask us all that, why not give us your reason first?” retorted the red-white with a snap.

You casually cocked your head to the side, “I merely came because I was invited. I heard my little flower was going to be here as well, and I thought it a good reason to spend time with her. Will that suffice, red-white?”

“Well, I just thought it wouldn't be right if I didn't play tonight. I mean, this is my shrine and I'm kind of the host, so...” replied Sanae

“More or less my reason as well. I'm not sure how Yukari got everyone else to show up tonight though.” added the purple-haired goddess with a shrug, glancing at everyone else present, “I do admit, I am a tad curious.”

“I can't say I really have a good reason for coming. Yukari just invited me, and I do like to see around Gensokyo a bit.” said Reina, carefully taking a sip of her drink, “I was only over here a few times, and I've never really had the time to look around. I understand this party was planned to happen sooner, but it took a while to have the tengu allow outsiders up here...”

The kappa nodded her head, “Yeah, they can be really picky about that kinda thing. If you show up without some official paperwork or something, they'll just throw you right out. I'd like it if humans showed up around here more often, they're always so fun to meet!” she sighed, as she laid down her cards, “But you have to jump through so much political tape just to get some paperwork to let them come close to the mountain, let alone on it proper.”

“I helped organize all this, so I imagine my reason for being here is quite obvious – I must say Nitori, your luck is terrible tonight – but as for why I planned it, well, I just wanted another relaxing night I suppose. When an incident doesn't happen, I know how dull it can get around here.”

“Don't go jinxing it, I kind of like not having to deal with that.” muttered Reimu with a sigh, “And well, I just came because it seems my presence makes these kinds of things 'official' or something.”

“I'm sure it has nothing to do with it being not your shrine, so you have nothing to clean up, and all the free food and drink.” teased Yukari, ignoring the harsh glare she received in return.

The buddhist casually removed her wide-brimmed cap and set it aside, “I have never been invited to something like this before, so I couldn't really pass it up. It can be very nice to unwind once in a while, and it is much better to meet you all when it doesn't involve a danmaku duel.”

Nitori sighed as she pulled her shirt over head and cast it aside, “Why can't any of you all ever lose!? Every single hand! This is just turning out to be a terrible night for me.” she complained slumping.

The Moriya team was really quite a bit in the hole. The only member on your side who had lost any clothing was Yukari, where as the Moriya had the kappa lose three articles thus far, and Byakuren losing her first. You had to wonder what sort of bet the two teams were having... whatever it was, neither Sanae or Kanako seemed bothered by the disadvantage, so either it wasn't serious, or they didn't think they were in trouble yet.

“Well it could be... worse?” offered Reina nervously.

“Yeah, I guess we could've gone around betting two pieces a hand and I'd be butt-naked by now. Or we could be using money and I'd be losing my clothes and money.” replied the kappa sarcastically.

The Moriya goddess chuckled as she began to deal the cards, “Don't look so glum about it, at least you've got a body to be proud of, eh?” she teased with a grin.

The blue-haired youkai glared at the goddess and sighed, “Yeah, yeah sure. How about you get down to being nearly half-naked and see if you care about that or not.”

“Well, she is probably a bit more endowed then you, but you're not exactly lacking yourself.” replied the gap youkai casually grinning.

“Oh now it's all tease Nitori time it seems,” the kappa threw up her arms and sighed, “just remember it when you all start losing clothes, I'll get my revenge then!”

Kanako rolled her eyes, laying three cards down, “Oh we'll see. I think everyone here can take it. Anyway, same wager as before.”

“Three for me, and same as before.” said Reimu with a shrug.

“Seems I'll need to get a new hand... and ah, same wager.” said the Moriya shrine maiden with a small sigh.

- - -

Yuuka's hand: Jack of diamonds, 9 of spades, king of diamonds, 7 of diamonds, 2 of hearts
- Clothing: Blouse, skirt, stockings, ascot
- Discarded clothing: Vest

Hakurei Team status:
Reimu: Sleeves, top, ribbon and hair tubes, skirt
Reina: Blouse, jeans, socks, and hair accessories
Yukari: Dress, stockings
- Tabard

Moriya Team status:
Sanae: Sleeves, top, skirt, stockings
Kanako: Mirror, shirt, skirt, accessories
Nitori: Bra, skirt
- Cap, key, shirt
Byakuren: Outer dress, inner dress, necklace
- Hat

- - -

Downside to two a round? Means you can only see one image!
[x] Discard 9 and 2
[x] Wager ascot.

That is a fine Nitori indeed. She has nothing to be embarrassed about.
>Downside to two a round? Means you can only see one image!

Why not post twice then? One for update, then another for hand and status?

[x] Discard 9 and 2
[x] Wager ascot.
>>22556
Stop making sense dammit!
I could do that, but that would make the post with the hand incredibly short and it feels kind of wasted.

I could though. Maybe once people start actually losing important clothes.
>>22558
>Maybe once people start actually losing important clothes.

I don't see a problem with that.
[X] Discard 9 and 2.
[X] Wager ascot.

Sensible choice.
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[x] Discard 9 and 2
[x] Wager ascot.

- - -

Your starting hand wasn't anything great, and was likely a round losing hand, but your new cards did yield you the seven of spades, which at least lessened the odds of your hand being the lowest, or second lowest. It could've been a better hand, however.

With Reina, Sanae, and Byakuren all having discarded their entire hands – with the exception of Reina, who had discarded four – they were all likely prime candidates to have the lowest hands, unless someone else had tried to play a risky move in a game all about avoiding the lowest hand.

“Well, I really hope for a change I don't lose this round. I don't exactly have a lot of clothes left...” said Nitori with a chuckle.

“I don't mind if you keep it up, just makes our team more likely to win.” teased the blonde youkai with a grin.

But for a change, it seemed the kappa was not the victim of defeat this time, instead it was the Moriya shrine maiden and the little flower. It was a bit of a lopsided exchange though, given Sanae had merely wagered her sleeves meaning she had only exposed her arms.

In a bit of an unusual bet Reina had wagered her jeans, rather then something safe like her hairtie or socks. The brunette sighed and ran a hand through her hair.

“Well, that's what I get for trying to be daring I guess.”

Byakuren chuckled and smiled softly, “In a game amongst friends, a bit of daring is not bad I think. Well, I guess I may be the odd one out in that but... at least Nitori won't feel as lonely being the only one with her underwear showing?”

The blue-haired youkai rolled her eyes, “Yeah, yeah keep reminding me.”

Reina's face had a little bit of a blush on as she undid her jeans and discarded them, exposing her white panties. It looked a bit odd, given she was still wearing her blouse and socks. You couldn't help but notice Yukari staring unashamedly, and even Reimu seemed to sneak a small glance when no one was looking – expect you, of course.

The deck of cards then passed to the pantless girl, who seemed to be pushing her unusual state of dress out of mind. She shook her head before laying all her cards down on the floor, signaling the full discard.

“It's an odd way to bet your clothes, but it's an interestin' change of pace isn't it?” commented Kanako casually, laying three down, “It does make losing a bit more something when it's proper clothes instead of an accessory.”

“Says the goddess who has done nothing but wager her mirror the entire time.” retorted Reimu, laying her whole hand down.

“She kind of has a point there Lady Kanako...” said the blue-white with a giggle, also laying her whole hand down.

- - -

Yuuka's hand: Ace of spade, 10 of clubs, 9 of spades, king of diamonds, jack of diamonds
- Clothing: Blouse, skirt, stockings, ascot
- Discarded clothing: Vest

Hakurei Team status:
Reimu: Sleeves, top, ribbon and hair tubes, skirt
Reina: Blouse, socks, and hair accessories
- Jeans
Yukari: Dress, stockings
- Tabard

Moriya Team status:
Sanae: Top, skirt, stockings
- Sleeves
Kanako: Mirror, shirt, skirt, accessories
Nitori: Bra, skirt
- Cap, key, shirt
Byakuren: Outer dress, inner dress, necklace
- Hat

- - -

This update shamelessly making Reina wager her jeans, so I had an excuse to use that artwork.
Oh boy, that hand...

Sure, we're only missing a Queen for straight, but the odds of pulling one...
>>22564

It's basically a useless hand. I vote for:

[x] Discard the 9 and hope for either a pair or a straight.

If that fails, we'll at least have an ace high.

[x] Wager ascot again.
[x] Check out Reina's legs, discreetly.
[x] Discard the 9 and hope for either a pair or a straight.
[x] Wager ascot again.
[X] Discard the 9 and hope for either a pair or a straight.
[X] Wager ascot again.
[X] Check out Reina's legs, discreetly.

Not the best hand, really.
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[X] Discard the 9 and hope for either a pair or a straight.
[X] Wager ascot again.
[X] Check out Reina's legs, discreetly.

- - -

This was easily the worst hand you had so far, but you also had a rather solid clothing advantage – only you, Reimu, and Kanako had yet to lose any clothing, so perhaps risking your ascot on hoping to discard the nine and drawn a straight, or possibly a pair, would not be too risky. At worst, you would simply lose your ascot, an acceptable loss.

Judging by the fact both the gap youkai and Byakuren had both dumped their entire hands, it would appear this round everyone had rather crummy hands. Had this game involved any rounds of betting, your single discard may have been enough to bluff some of them out of it. The kappa had discarded three, so you assumed she had a pair.

Unfortunately, you only received a three of spades in exchange for your nine of spades, meaning your hand was only an ace high. However, it was the ace of spades, so it was at least the highest ace possible, which improved your chances... and either way, it was just an ascot.

While the buddhist had the lowest hand by far, merely a king high, there was an odd three-way of ace highs. Your ace of spades meant you were quite safe however, so it fell down to Yukari and Reina. The youkai had the ace of of hearts, to Reina's ace of diamonds.

“It's... spade, heart, diamond, and club I think. In order of high to low, so I guess that means I lose again.” admitted Reina with a sigh, simply pulling off her socks and tossing them aside.

“I think you should've wagered your blouse, or panties this round instead, made it interesting.” teased Yukari with a grin on her face.

The gradiant-haired woman had removed her necklace and gave Yukari an amused smile, “I would imagine you'd be more worried about one of your teammates losing another article of clothing.”

“She's still not as badly off as Nitori, and we still have a pretty good lead.”

“If I could only rig the deck, I'd make you all join me like this.” joked the kappa as she received the deck of cards.

“It would be pretty good if you could even the score a bit here, we're quite abit behind...” said Sanae with a sigh.

“Just what [i]is/i] the bet between the teams anyway?” asked Reina curiously.

Kanako chuckled and took a swig of sake, “That's a secret. Don't worry about it, you aren't part of it. Nor are most of you. It only concerns me and Sanae, along with Yukari and Reimu.”

Well, it did make sense that the more direct representatives of the Hakurei and Moriya Shrines were involved in a bet, rather then all their volunteer players. As the kappa dealt out the cards, you spent a bit of your time peeking at Reina's bare legs when everyone else was busy looking over their cards, or chit-chatting.

Her skin would count as rather fair, you would imagine, perhaps a bit paler then is healthy but you seem to recall she does spend quite a bit of time indoors, and is not one likely to engage in tanning, so her skin tone of her legs made perfect sense. They also looked quite smooth, and she did look kind of cute seated on the floor in her panties.

While you were certain no one noticed you looking over Reina's legs, you did however not pay attention to who discarded what.

- - -

Yuuka's hand: Ace of clubs, 4 of hearts, 6 of diamonds, 5 of spades, 7 of spades
- Clothing: Blouse, skirt, stockings, ascot
- Discarded clothing: Vest

Hakurei Team status:
Reimu: Sleeves, top, ribbon and hair tubes, skirt
Reina: Blouse, hair accessories, and panties
- Jeans, socks
Yukari: Dress, stockings
- Tabard

Moriya Team status:
Sanae: Top, skirt, stockings
- Sleeves
Kanako: Mirror, shirt, skirt, accessories
Nitori: Bra, skirt
- Cap, key, shirt
Byakuren: Outer dress and inner dress
- Hat, necklace
Argh. This is even worse. And ditching the ace is just too risky.

[x] Discard everything except the ace.
[x] Wager ascot.

Well, at least we'll have an ace high. And I liked looking at Reina's legs.
[x] Discard everything except the ace.
[x] Wager ascot.
[]Wager Blouse

The ascot has to be the last to go.
Yuuka shirtless with the ascot on? Mhhhmmmmmmm.
[x] Discard everything except the ace.
[x] Wager Blouse

Nothing important at stake so may as well be a bit more daring just because we can.
[X] Discard the ace.
[X] Wager ascot.

Eh. We're playing with two decks, so there's at least a decent shot of either making a pair or completing the straight. I feel more comfortable banking on one of those happening than throwing out everything but an ace.
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[x] Discard everything except the ace.
[x] Wager ascot.

- - -

Another lousy hand it seems. Discarding all but the ace did little to improve it, an ace of diamonds was the highest card you had received. It would appear you'd have to hope an ace high would keep you from the lowest two hands.

Yukari had discarded all but one card as well, although Byakuren had only discarded three. You'd have to see if the gap youkai had something lower then an ace high, or perhaps a lower suit of ace, after all a club ace was the highest ace.

Despite the Moriya shrine maiden having dumped her whole hand, she had managed to draw a pair of two's, nearly obtained a flush of hearts. Reina had only managed to get a king high, leaving the two of you as the lowest hands in the round.

“Finally, team Hakurei gets two losses in a round for once!” said Nitori with a chuckle, “And finally, Yuuka actually loses a hand.”

You merely shook your head as you casually undid your ascot and set it aside, “It was bound to happen sooner or later, but it is only a small loss for me.”

“True, but it's a much bigger one for Reina, she's all out of accessories and stuff now, so the next time she loses she's either losing her panties or her blouse.” pointed out the goddess with a grin.

The young girl chuckled as she busied herself with letting down her hair, setting aside her hair accessories, “Yeah, I think this actually puts me on par with Nitori now.”

“And Lady Kanako and Reimu still have managed to not lose a single round.”

The Hakurei maiden shrugged, “What can I say, I do like winning.”

Yukari gave am amused giggle as she began to deal the cards, “Is that maybe because you have a bet or two going on? I think I saw you chatting with Reina earlier, so I wonder...”

“What, a friend can't talk to a friend at a party without it looking suspicious? Yuuka talked to her as well, and I don't think they made any kind of bet.”

“Who knows, who knows.” teased the blonde youkai, placing two cards down.

The kappa shook her head, “Looks like I'll be discardin' four. Well, at least Reina is down to my level, I feel a bit less awkward.”

“Too bad I'm hoping to not keep it that way Nitori. I'll be discarding four as well though.”

“Looks like this is a bad round for most of us, I'll be discarding four as well.” said Kanako with a shrug.

“Only need to discard one for me.” said Reimu, a slight smirk on her lips.

That would've been an obvious tell she had a good hand, but given the lack of betting, her poor poker face was of little consequence. The other shrine maiden laid down three cards. As for your own hand, well... Kanako wasn't too off about her statement.

- - -

Yuuka's hand: Queen of spades, 7 of hearts, 2 of hearts, king of diamonds, 6 of hearts-
Clothing: Blouse, skirt, stockings
- Discarded clothing: Vest, ascot

Hakurei Team status:
Reimu: Sleeves, top, ribbon and hair tubes, skirt
Reina: Blouse, and panties
- Jeans, socks, hair accessories
Yukari: Dress, stockings
- Tabard

Moriya Team status:
Sanae: Top, skirt, stockings
- Sleeves
Kanako: Mirror, shirt, skirt, accessories
Nitori: Bra, skirt
- Cap, key, shirt
Byakuren: Outer dress and inner dress
- Hat, necklace

- - -

Sorry, no naked Yuuka but an ascot for you all anon. Finding an image of that would've probably been a bitch.
Ergh...

[x] Discard 7, 6, 2
[x] Wager stocking.

Lets us hope for a fairly high-value pair, but if someone has a better idea, I'm listening.
>>22575
Wait, WAIT. If we got an ace of diamonds, didn't that give us a pair of Aces for that round?
>>22578
Oops. You didn't get an ace of diamonds, but I goofed the card you got. I think.

I had the hands in a notepad file, but I save over it with each new round. I'm PRETTY sure you weren't supposed to have two aces, and instead I just messed up.

Or I messed up and you DID have a pair of aces, which would've saved your ascot. Oops.
[x] Discard 7, 6, 2
[x] Wager stocking.

What else can be done...
krisslanza? Did anything happen?
Alright, I give up.
Bandwagoning.
[x]Discard 7,6,2.
[x]Wager stocking.
>>22581
No sorry, I just usually don't update until I have a majority vote of more then 2. I usually wait for 3.

Sorry, I'll have an update today or tomorrow, it's my mom's birthday today.
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[x] Discard 7, 6, 2
[x] Wager stocking.

- - -

Three cards away, three new arrivals – a ten of hearts, nine of spades, and an ace of spades. Well, at least you upgraded your hand to the highest possible ace high. Still, a very lousy hand, anything less then a pair was very unideal.

The Buddhist ended up discarding her entire hand after you, and after a brief look of everyone's cards she had the lowest hand of all, only a king of spade high. You and Nitori were tied with an ace high, but fortunately you had the spade to tip it in your favor.

“I was having such a streak too!” said the kappa with a sigh, standing up as she slid off her skirt, exposing her panties, “Looks like I'm going to be the first loser of the night at this rate.”

“Chin up, you still have your underwear.” countered Byakuren smoothly, carefully removing the outer black dress she wore, revealing the full-length white one underneath.

Nitori frowned as she stared down her teammate, “Yeah, that's such a small consolation. The only other one showing any real skin is Reina over there, even if it's just her legs. Very nice legs though.”

Reina chuckled nervously and blushed as she expected the compliment. The deck of cards traveled to the Buddhist, after her it would be your turn again. Your own team had a significant lead, and in general your own team was doing quite a bit better... except for Reina, odd given she was one of the people who had introduced and spread this type of game around a bit.

Generally this kind of entertainment would be done over a mahjong board, or perhaps shogi... possibly hadafuda as well. You weren't too certain, these were not things you kept yourself educated on after all.

Interestingly, almost everyone before you was discarding all but one card – suggesting everyone had at least a face card, or an ace. Yukari had discarded two cards, Kanako discarded three, and Sanae did three as well.

Now as for your own hand, well...

- - -

Yuuka's hand: Jack of hearts, 8 of diamonds, 3 of hearts, 7 of clubs, 9 of hearts
Clothing: Blouse, skirt, stockings
- Discarded clothing: Vest, ascot

Hakurei Team status:
Reimu: Sleeves, top, ribbon and hair tubes, skirt
Reina: Blouse, and panties
- Jeans, socks, hair accessories
Yukari: Dress, stockings
- Tabard

Moriya Team status:
Sanae: Top, skirt, stockings
- Sleeves
Kanako: Mirror, shirt, skirt, accessories
Nitori: Bra and panties
- Cap, key, shirt, skirt
Byakuren: Inner dress
- Hat, necklace, outer dress

- - -

Dang, seriously some of these players HAVEN'T lost at all yet. I'm never going to do 4 on 4 again, it's just a lot more work then I was expected. As probably shown by my lack of good banter like Hakurei Shrine of Cards, I apologize.

Once the roster thins down a bit, I'll try to devote more focus to that.

Also, I know it's early to ask this, but if I did another “of Cards”, where would you like it to be?

Also, you know I couldn't find ANY images of Nitori in just a bra and panties? What the hell is this?
[X] Discard the 8 and 7.
[X] Wager skirt

A: Because I enjoy the idea of stockings,
B: Because This leaves many possibilities for pairs, and leaves us open for a Flush, which beats out a Straight by one step.
[X] Discard the 8 and 7.
[X] Wager stockings
[X] Banter suggestion: Recent events?

Not like we can do anything else with a crappy hand like that and everyone else looking strong.
[X] Discard the 8 and 7.
[X] Wager stockings
[X] Banter suggestion: Recent events?

I can get behind this.
[X] Discard the 8 and 7.
[X] Wager stockings
[X] Banter suggestion: Recent events?

Hm. Good logic. I'll support this.
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[X] Discard the 8 and 7.
[X] Wager stockings
[X] Banter suggestion: Recent events?

- - -

An ace of clubs and a king of spades. You get three hearts, and then this... well, at least you upgraded your hand from a jack high, to an ace high. Even if it was the lowest suit, it was better then nothing. But an ace high was more then enough, Yukari had only a king high, while the unfortunate kappa had a queen high... meaning she was down to her last article of clothing, and was additionally the first person in the group to be losing an undergarment.

The blonde youkai had merely discarded her hat – having recalled she was indeed wearing it still, sparing her dress or stockings at the moment. Nitori was however, losing her bra and was embarrassingly having to sit down with her rather generous bust exposed. The kappa sighed and ran a hand through her hair.

“This is a really bad night. It's a good thing we're not playing for keeps, or this would be a pretty cold flight home...”

Yukari's face broke in a teasing grin, “Maybe we should turn it to keeps then! I'm sure you have extras at home.”

Nitori stared at the youkai and shook her head, “Right, right... if you're turning it into keeps, it just means one of us is leaving tonight with the wardrobe of seven other people. And I bet Aya would show up and snap pictures of seven naked people flying home.”

The deck of cards found its way into your hands as you began to shuffle them, “I'm certain she's been told to keep far away from the shrine tonight, just in case that kind of thing happened.”

“Wait, are we actually playing for keeps!?” asked Reina a bit alarmed.

The Hakurei shrine maiden chuckled and shook her head, “No we're not Reina, they're just teasing.”

“Oh, are we...?” said Yukari with a sly smile.

“I think your scenario is a little wrong, me and Lady Kanako wouldn't have to fly anywhere tonight...”

“Good point, we could send the rest of 'em flyin' home naked though then.” responded Kanako with a laugh.

You shook your head as you looked over your cards, everyone was getting a little more lively it seems. It was up to you to do the first discard, but perhaps keeping the mood strong for now wouldn't be a bad idea – there wasn't a time limit on your decision after all.

“So, I understand this party was organized due to a lack of going-on's around Gensokyo, but what has everyone been up to then?”

“Yuuka being sociable? Are you drinkin' more when I'm not looking?” said Reimu with a chuckle, “I'm enjoying the peace and quiet myself. It's nice to not have to go and deal with some upstart youkai trying to cause trouble.”

“The quiet is nice I agree, but it does make the days at the shrine a little dull sometimes... the kappa and tengu only come up so often. I can't say I've really been up to much though.”

The purple-haired goddess shrugged, “Yeah, I guess that sounds about right. We've been trying to get some more followers and all, but it's a bit tough when the tengu don't let outsiders anywhere near us. They don't really go out to Reimu's shrine either, so it's not exactly an easy job. Byakuren has a much easier time I'm sure.”

“I would not say it is an easy job, Lady Kanako. But it is a fulfilling one, and well, I guess I have been doing much the same in the village.”

“I've just been tinkerin' and making stuff. The camo is working a little better, but it's still got some kinks in it...”

“I've been quite busy, having to maintain the border and all that!” proclaimed Yukari loudly, before laughing, “Nah, not really. I've been helping get Reina settled in though. I understand Remilia was not paying you properly?”

The brunette shook her head, “Ah, not really that. She's paying me fine but well, I guess no one really told me that Gensokyo isn't built on the yen like the outside world. I thought this 'rin' was your own version of it but...”

“Rin is more like pennies. Pennies for pennies actually. Still, even when you turned all your money into rin, it was still a good amount. Enough to pay for all that work going on at your house, wasn't it?”

Reina shrugged, “I guess so. Still, it made me feel pretty silly. Reimu didn't even tell me I had it wrong! I thought yen was the norm around here...”

Reimu chuckled, “Ah don't worry about it. It's the thought. And even if it was in rin, it was still more then I'd get otherwise, so...”

- - -

Yuuka's hand: 4 of spades, 9 of spades, 4 of clubs, queen of hearts, 10 of hearts
Clothing: Blouse, skirt, stockings
- Discarded clothing: Vest, ascot

Hakurei Team status:
Reimu: Sleeves, top, ribbon and hair tubes, skirt
Reina: Blouse, and panties
- Jeans, socks, hair accessories
Yukari: Dress, stockings
- Tabard, hat

Moriya Team status:
Sanae: Top, skirt, stockings
- Sleeves
Kanako: Mirror, shirt, skirt, accessories
Nitori: Panties
- Cap, key, shirt, skirt, bra
Byakuren: Inner dress
- Hat, necklace, outer dress

- - -

I forget Yukari had a hat. My bad. No ideas on the next 'of Cards' if you all wanted one?

This is also in no way foreshadowing Restorer in Gensokyo things. Nope.
[x] Discard 9, 10, queen
[x] Wager stockings

Well, let's try to build on that pair.

As for the next 'cards' locale... teaching it to undergrounders? No idea how it would catch on there, though.
[X] Keep 4s, discard the rest.
[X] Wager stockings

It's clear enough by now that until players start dropping, pair usually make one safe. We can fish for another 4 liek this, unless we feel like keeping the Queen.

>>22590
Kinda hard to imagine a next place as it is. It would have to somewhere private, of course...

Maybe Yuyuko's place?
>>22591
Wouldn't Satori be banned from playing? And I'm not sure Koishi would manage to stay on the game until the end.
[X] Keep 4s, discard the rest.
[X] Wager stockings

>>22590
Perhaps Eintei would do it?
>>22594

Stripping Reisen? Yes, please.
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[X] Keep 4s, discard the rest.
[X] Wager stockings

- - -

A pair of four's seemed to be your hand for the round, even when discarding the chaff, you only got a five of hearts, queen of clubs, and an eight of clubs in return, meaning your hand didn't improve at all – if anything, it weakened, as the queen of clubs was a lesser card then the queen of hearts. It was still better then a high hand though, so possibly it would be enough to keep you out of the low hands.

“Well let's see I'll discard... these four...” stated Sanae with a shrug, “Not the best opening hand here...”

Reimu laid two cards down as she glanced at Sanae, “Not like it matters much. You're still practically fully-dressed anyway. Losing a round isn't going to hurt any.”

“Says the shrine maiden who hasn't lost a round still.” countered Kanako, laying down four cards as well.

“Actually, you haven't lost a round yet either Kanako... you and Reimu have a pretty good lead.” said Reina as she laid three.

The kappa rolled her eyes as she placed three cards down, “Yeah and I'm sitting here in my panties, and naked aside from that. I don't think any of you can complain.”

“It's so nice of you to generously allow us to see you like this Nitori.” teased the blonde youkai as she laid down three.

The Buddhist only placed a single card down, “Hopefully we can even out the teams a little bit more... I feel the Hakurei have a commanding lead.”

By your count your side had lost six articles in the course of the match, where as the Moriya was at nine. It was a pretty good lead, but one that could quickly balance out in a bad round or two. Which would seem to have come on cue... your hand hadn't improved at all, but everyone else seemed to have drawn fairly strong hands, or had already had a strong hand – both Reimu and Nitori had three of a kind's, and Byakuren had a two pair.

Your pair of four's, along with Yukari's pair of eights turned out to be by far the weakest hand of the round. A shame, it was a bit nice to be on a winning streak, of sorts. The defeat had cost you your stockings, which given you still wore your plaid skirt, did little to reveal much – aside from when you had to unroll them, and you noted a few people looking as you did so to admire your exposed legs, before the skirt was back in place to conceal them.

The blonde youkai had opted to remove her dress, leaving her undergarments exposed, and her stockings. You noted Yukari's stockings were white, the opposite of your own black, and her undergarments were the same color – though they looked a bit too fancy and lacy. You suspected she had worn them specifically for this occasion.

“Well, I think that evens the score a little bit... eight to nine, I think?” commented the Moriya shrine maiden as she took the deck from you.

“I believe that sounds right. It is a thin lead, at best.” you replied smoothly, looking over your cards, noting Sanae had discarded four.

- - -

Yuuka's hand: 8 of diamonds, 9 of spades, king of spades, 10 of spades, jack of clubs
Clothing: Blouse and skirt
- Discarded clothing: Vest, ascot, stockings

Hakurei Team status:
Reimu: Sleeves, top, skirt, ribbon and hair tubes
Reina: Blouse and panties
- Jeans, socks, hair accessories
Yukari: Bra, panties, and stockings
- Tabard, hat, dress

Moriya Team status:
Sanae: Top, skirt, and stockings
- Sleeves
Kanako: Mirror, shirt, skirt, and accessories
Nitori: Panties
- Cap, key, shirt, skirt, bra
Byakuren: Inner dress
- Hat, necklace, outer dress

- - -

Dang, Kanako and Reimu still haven't lost at all.

So maybe an Eientei of Cards? (EoC?) That could work... Underground would actually work as well, Satori reading minds if so little advantage when there is no betting or bluffing involved. Otherwise, yes she'd be completely cheating.

Also I couldn't find a completely fitting image. Maybe I should've made her wear underwear like this image... hmm.
>>22597
Sorry, but even without bluffing, Satori would still know how much she has to risk, no? Still an unfair advantage.

And now, this and... Fuck. We have 3 spades, but are one card short of a straight. If we give up the king, we need either 7 or queen. Which is more likely, completing straight or making flush?

Or we disregard this and try to go for a king pair. Which we could still do if going for spades flush.
Given presently known information, our chance of completing a straight by discarding the king should be around 16/104, or ~15%.

Completing a flush from two cards away should be about .0625%.

Discarding the other four cards and going for a king pair should give an approximately 27% chance of getting at least one more king.

Feel free to point out any error I may have made. I'm not presently awake.

[x]Discard 8d, 9s, 10s, Jc
[x]Wager blouse.
>>22601
27%?!?!

I think you may need some sleep. Even if we get more tries disregarding 4, it's still trying ot get one of 7 others kings amongst the 99 others cards.
[x] Discard 8 and jack
[x] Wager skirt

Because I haven't a clue what to do here. Try for a flush, hope for a high pair?
F it. This is probably a losing round for us.

Now I know how Nitori feels. Well, not really as I'm not Yuuka, but still.

[x] Discard 8 and jack
[x]Wager blouse.
>>22601
You're not awake, are you? The flush completion chance is 0.0625, which is 6.25%.

>>22603
And 7*4/99 = 0.2828...., so 27% sounds about right.

[x]Discard 8d, 9s, 10s, Jc
[x]Wager blouse.
[X]Discard 8d, 9s, 10s, Jc
[X]Wager blouse.

Play it safe.
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[X]Discard 8d, 9s, 10s, Jc
[X]Wager blouse.

- - -

Discarding the four cards did little to improve your situation, you actually did manage to draw two eight's – heart and diamond, respectively – but it still only left you with a pair of 8's... which wasn't too bad, given the rules. Reimu, Kanako, and Yukari had also discarded four cards, so maybe your chances were pretty good. Reina and Nitori had both only draw three, suggesting at least a pair so you did not likely beat them, and Byakuren had only discarded one, meaning she most likely wasn't the low unless she was trying for a flush or straight.

While everyone had managed to draw something, your own pair of eight's and Reimu's pair of 5's were the lowest of the round. It was the first round the Hakurei shrine maiden and lost, and also meant everyone on your team had lost at least one article of clothing now – it also meant the Moriya team was leading by one 'point', you thought. You weren't really keeping score.

Much like Sanae, the brown-haired maiden only discarded her sleeves, exposing her arms in full, where as you had gambled your blouse and lost.. your stock of clothing was beginning to rapidly deplete. You were not as bad off as Nitori, but if you lost another round or two...

No point in putting it off however, without grace or care, you simply unbuttoned your blose and slid it off, carefully tossing it off behind you in your 'pile', leaving your upper body bare except for the black bra covering your breasts. It felt a bit chilly, but you paid it little mind, it was a natural reaction to all that flesh being exposed suddenly.

“Well, now that's a good turnaround, I think we're going to win this.” boasted Kanako with a toothy grin, downing another cup of sake.

Reimu rolled her eyes as she took the deck from Sanae, “It's only a one point lead. It'll just take a bad round to tip it on our favor, and a second one to make our lead even better.”

“How do you keep getting so lucky anyway Kanako? I swear, we've got Yuuka and Reina both showing underwear, I'm in my panties, and you've been betting your mirror all night without losing even once.” said Nitori pointedly.

The goddess shrugged, “Seems I'm just lucky tonight. I should've gone and made sidebets with everyone at this rate.”

“Did you make any sidebets? If you, ah, don't mind me asking.” asked Reina curiously.

“A few. Not going to say with whom, or what though. It's a secret between me and them! How about yourself then Reina? If you ask, it's only fair I can ask in return.”

The young woman chuckled nervously, “Erm... yeah, I made just one.”

Yukari raised an eyebrow curiously, “Ooooh, is that so? How daring little Reina!”

She shook her head, “Come on Yukari, it's not like it was for anything bad.”

“She'll just keep teasing you as long as you make it amusing.” said Reimu casually, laying down four cards.

The Moriya shrine maiden only laid down three... your own team wasn't off to a great start judging by those discards already.

- - -

Yuuka's hand: 7 of hearts, King of clubs, 5 of hearts, Ace of Clubs, 3 of diamonds
Clothing: Bra and skirt
- Discarded clothing: Vest, ascot, stockings, blouse

Hakurei Team status:
Reimu: Top, skirt, ribbon and hair tubes
- Sleeves
Reina: Blouse and panties
- Jeans, socks, hair accessories
Yukari: Bra, panties, and stockings
- Tabard, hat, dress

Moriya Team status:
Sanae: Top, skirt, and stockings
- Sleeves
Kanako: Mirror, shirt, skirt, and accessories
Nitori: Panties
- Cap, key, shirt, skirt, bra
Byakuren: Inner dress
- Hat, necklace, outer dress

- - -

This image felt slightly fitting.

Also as an early announcement, I'll be unable to update from July 4th until Sunday or so, family stuff.
[x] Discard 7,5,3
[x] Wager skirt

Eh, keep the high cards, and hope for something to go with them.
>>22609
Might as well go with this. We can't see the other's hands and you can't count cards in 5-draw anyway.

[ ] Keep the King and Ace of clubs.
[X] Discard 7,5,3
[X] Wager bra

Been getting some cruddy hands.
>>22609
[x] Discard 7,5,3
[x] Wager skirt

gotta keep something on Can't go full open just yet...
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[x] Discard 7,5,3
[x] Wager skirt

- - -

This game was turning out to be sharply different from the last time you played with Reina, some months ago, in that one you had a commanding lead and so did she. In this one, you were quickly starting to fall in the standings, as it were... at least for once, your discarded yielded fruit, as you snagged two aces, giving you a solid three of a kind of aces.

Unless this round went completely insane, that should guarantee you did not lose your skirt.

As it turned out, it was a weird round. Kanako had managed to draw a three of a kind of four's, along with Nitori having a three of a kind with two, and Byakuren with eight's. By no stretch, Reimu had the lowest hand with only an ace high, and the next lowest was Sanae and Reina, both whom had a pair of sixes.

“Let's see we both have kings as the next highest card, so if we compare suits...” Reina mulled it over a minute before sighing, “A heart is higher then a diamond, so looks like I lose this round too. It was a close one though.”

The Hakurei shrine maiden and removed her hair accessories, looking at it, her hair was actually pretty long when she removed them all, it fell down to perhaps nearly the middle of her back. Your little flower had wagered her blouse, and her face was red as she nervously unbuttoned it and cast it aside.

She was down to as far a level of undress as she's ever been in one of these games – last time you gracefully allowed her to keep her undergarments on. It was doubtful she would be as lucky this time, nor did you have the commanding lead to end the game quickly enough to do anything about it. Of course, you were also baring your bra, which was far more then Reina – or Reimu for that matter – had seen last game. This game was likely going to go all the way though, you were a bit worried for your little flower, she looked quite nervous and embarrassed about her state of dress.

The Moriya goddess wore a smug grin on her face as she started to deal the cards, “This is a turnaround I like. Just a few more hands and I think we've pretty much got this.”

Twelve lost articles on your team, to nine on their own was a pretty good lead.

“Yeah, yeah keep telling yourself that Kanako. Nitori is still just one hand from losing, and that makes it more likely for you to start losing for a change.” countered Reimu.

“Your luck has been pretty amazing Lady Kanako...”

There had been roughly a dozen rounds or so by now, and she had managed to avoid the low hand, or second lowest hand, in all of them. It was a rather impressive streak of luck to be honest.

“Well, what can I say?” said the goddess smugly, even as she laid down four cards.

“You'll run out of luck eventually...” muttered the Hakurei, laying down four as well.

Sanae chuckled and laid down four cards also. Well, perhaps for a change Kanako would lose... your own hand was actually looking pretty good, for a change.

- - -

Yuuka's hand: 7 of spades, 7 of diamonds, 8 of club, king of diamonds, 9 of hearts
Clothing: Bra and skirt
- Discarded clothing: Vest, ascot, stockings, blouse

Hakurei Team status:
Reimu: Top and skirt
- Sleeves, hair accessories
Reina: Bra and panties
- Blouse, jeans, socks, hair accessories
Yukari: Bra, panties, and stockings
- Tabard, hat, dress

Moriya Team status:
Sanae: Top, skirt, and stockings
- Sleeves
Kanako: Mirror, shirt, skirt, and accessories
Nitori: Panties
- Cap, key, shirt, skirt, bra
Byakuren: Inner dress
- Hat, necklace, outer dress

- - -

Once more an image that is NOT entirely accurate but hell, I don't really have a lot of Reina artwork laying around, for obvious reasons.
[x] Discard 8,9, King
[x] Wager skirt

Pretty straightforward. Keep the pair, shoot for something better.
[X] Discard 8,9, King
[X] Wager bra

Easy one. At least we actually have something for a change.
[X] Discard 8,9, King
[X] Wager bra

Sure, I'll go with this
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[X] Discard 8,9, King
[X] Wager bra

- - -

It was nice to get a good hand for a change, even if you couldn't improve it... a pair of seven's should be enough to tide you over. Wagering your bra was a risky move, but you felt confident enough that you'd keep it.

“When Yuuka offers her bra so casually like that, it makes me really worried... I guess it's a good thing I'm not betting it all on this one hand, like last time...” joked Reina nervously, discarding four.

“I wouldn't mind if she lost, it'd be nice to have someone else topless around here. I'll just discard these three...”

Yukari shook her head, “It'd be nice, but for Yuuka to do it, she's gotta be pretty sure she'll win. She's not someone to take pointless risks. Four for me.”

“I'll just discard one.” said Byakuren with a shrug.

She must've been drawing for a flush or straight? She could've had a two pair... or four of a kind? It didn't matter, you weren't going to try and beat her hand anyway.

In the end, Reimu, Reina, and Sanae all had king high's – unfortunantly, Sanae had the king of spades, ensuring she had already won the encounter. Hakurei's clothing pool was rapidly shrinking, and now Reina was in the same state as Nitori. The loss had only cost Reimu her top, revealing the sarashi bound across her breasts and her otherwise bare chest.

Your little flower however, had lost her bra... more skin then she had ever shown in a game such as this, to the best of your knowledge. The redness in Reina's face made her embarrassment at this situation obvious, and she took a heavy drink of sake before sighing heavily.

“Well, that's just my luck tonight I guess. I was really hoping Nitori was going to have lost by now.”

The kappa shrugged, “To be honest, I was pretty sure I would've lost by now. Now don't be so red in the face Reina, we're all girls here so it's not like you've got anything we don't have ourselves. Just don't think about it.”

“If you want you don't need to, you can just drop out...?” suggested Reimu, her face showing concern.

Reina shook her head, “No... no it's alright, really. It's just like taking a dip in the hot spring right? Just without the nice hot water but erm... whew, okay. I'll be fine, really.”

The young woman took another breath before reaching behind her back and nervously fumbling with her fingers before unclasping her bra and slipping it off. She nervously cast it aside, and seemed to mentally debate folding one of her arms across her exposed breasts, but she seemed to decide against it – maybe because Nitori had been sitting with her breasts exposed for quite a while without seeming shy about it.

The topless girl had the deck now, and seemed to push her state of dress out of mind as she dealt the cards calmly and quickly. She ended up discarding four cards herself.

Kanako, whom had still avoid losing a single round, discarded three... she'd be a problem. Her state of dress was considerably higher then pretty much everyone else. Someone would need a way to get that fixed, or if it came down to her against one other, she'd likely win as it stood now due to her sheer clothing advantage.

Both shrine maidens also discarded four cards. Seems like Kanako was in the lead so far...

- - -

Yuuka's hand: 2 of hearts, 7 of hearts, 5 of clubs, 3 of spades, 3 of clubs
Clothing: Bra and skirt
- Discarded clothing: Vest, ascot, stockings, blouse

Hakurei Team status:
Reimu: Sarashi and skirt
- Sleeves, hair accessories, top
Reina: Panties
- Blouse, jeans, socks, hair accessories, bra
Yukari: Bra, panties, and stockings
- Tabard, hat, dress

Moriya Team status:
Sanae: Top, skirt, and stockings
- Sleeves
Kanako: Mirror, shirt, skirt, and accessories
Nitori: Panties
- Cap, key, shirt, skirt, bra
Byakuren: Inner dress
- Hat, necklace, outer dress

- - -

Man, Kanako why you never lose? Seriously. (I'm not suggesting you should try to make a wager with her, nope!)

I'll be gone on vacation from the 4th to Sunday or so. I'll be leaving around noon, PST (more like 11), so if votes happen fast enough, I might get one more update before I go. Otherwise, I would not count on an update until Sunday.

Also sorry, I don't have topless Reina pictures so you'll just have to settle for entirely unfitting Reina in black lingerie.
[x] Discard 2,7,5
[x] Wager skirt

A pair of threes isn't a good hand, but it's better than nothing. I'm open to better ideas.
On family trip, back around Sunday. Possible updates during this time is unlikely, but not impossible.
[x] Discard 2,7,5
[x] Wager skirt

Other than praying for a straight/flush, this is probably the best option. pair of threes isn't great, but at least it's something.
[x] Discard 2,7,5
[x] Wager skirt

I wonder the exact bust size heirarchy as I'd imagine Nitori'd be the middle at least though I think Reimu'd be last (only because every other girl there has more up there)
[x] Discard 2,7,5
[x] Wager skirt

Very weak hand. Not much else we can do.
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[x] Discard 2,7,5
[x] Wager skirt

- - -

It was better to have a pair of three's then nothing, and your discard improved it only slightly be adding an ace to your hand – still, it was not two pair, or three of a kind but, you'd take it over a high hand any day.

The kappa and buddhist both discarded three, and the gap youkai did four. Given Yukari, Reina, Sanae, and Reimu all discarded four, they were most likely to be the lowest hands... which was a problem, your little flower was left in nothing but her panties – one more loss would be game over for her.

It was a moot point however, she had drawn a pair of aces, where as Yukari only had an ace high, and while you and the Hakurei maiden both had a pair of threes, your ace of diamonds assured your hand was still higher. However, it did mean your team's score was getting even worse, Yukari had claimed the bet only concerned her and Reimu, but you somehow doubted it was the truth...

“This is really not turning out how I was hoping...” muttered Reimu, standing up to relinquish her skirt adding it to her quickly growing pile of clothing.

The blonde youkai casually unrolled her stockings, “Seems like Nitori took all their bad luck, and now it's all directed right at us.”

The kappa chuckled as she drained a cup of sake, “Please, I'm not Hina. I wouldn't try playing cards against her, she'd probably give you all misfortune and win swimmingly.” she peered at Kanako, “Kind of like her. Seriously, she hasn't lost a single thing still!”

“What can I say, I like winning.” gloated Kanako, peering over the Hakurei team – all of whom were showing underwear by this point.

“Both you and your shrine maiden are faring quite well, come to think of it...” mused the buddhist aloud, noting the two of them were basically fully clothed.

The green-haired girl chuckled as she scratched the back of her head, “What can I say, I've been having a string of good luck I guess!”

“Maybe it's the power of miracles.” retorted Nitori, dealing out the cards, “Three for me.”

“Perhaps Sanae used to play cards in the outside world? Though, I guess this mostly boils down to luck... ah, three for me.”

“Not to my knowledge, but maybe she did for all I know... I'll be needing four.”

“Maybe she is cheating with that power of her's, but I don't see her using any power... she's just really lucky, I guess.” Reimu shrugged, “I'll need three.”

The Moriya maiden sighed, “I'm not cheating, really... I'm just getting really lucky! I'll take... three as well.”

Well, your own hand was junk, and everyone's discards were not very promising. Your own clothing stock was rather thin, as was your team in general... this was certainly not turning out like your last attempt at playing this game.

- - -

Yuuka's hand: 2 of Spades, Jack of diamonds, 7 of Spades, 3 of Hearts, 10 of Clubs
Clothing: Bra and skirt
- Discarded clothing: Vest, ascot, stockings, blouse

Hakurei Team status:
Reimu: Sarashi and panties
- Sleeves, hair accessories, top, skirt
Reina: Panties
- Blouse, jeans, socks, hair accessories, bra
Yukari: Bra and panties
- Tabard, hat, dress, stockings

Moriya Team status:
Sanae: Top, skirt, and stockings
- Sleeves
Kanako: Mirror, shirt, skirt, and accessories
Nitori: Panties
- Cap, key, shirt, skirt, bra
Byakuren: Inner dress
- Hat, necklace, outer dress

- - -

Back from my trip, hooray. It was boring.

As for this anon...
>>22641
I asked someone to post about this but they appeared to have FORGOTTEN. But from their viewpoint, the rating probably goes:

Yukari > Byakuren > Reina > Yuuka > Kanako > Nitori > Reimu

Nitori is probably about the same as Kanako, but she's also shorter so she'd be technically smaller as a result. If they were the same size, Nitori would maybe be bigger. Reimu just ranks low because, well, we do have a collection of some of the more busty characters.
>>22646
Aiming for a straight because screw it but discarding a 10?
[x] Discard 2, 3, 7
[x] Wager skirt.

Trying for a decent pair.
[x] Discard all but the 7, 10, and Jack
[x] Wager skirt

If we're going to do a crap shoot, might as well aim for something big. That and this way there'd be room for a pair to be formed.

>>22647
I meant for a straight by my mental train of thought got derailed due to nigh nude Reina and Ti- I mean Nitori.
>>22650
That is strictly worse than your predecessor's vote.

[x] Discard 2, 3, 7, 10
[x] Wager skirt
[X] Discard 2, 3, 7, 10
[X] Wager bra

Shit hands, man
[x] Discard 2, 3, 7, 10
[x] Wager skirt

Might as well go for broke
[x] Discard whole hand
Considering the discards, I wouldn't bet on a jack for a high card hand, maybe an Ace. Our only choice is to discard it all and just throw it all to luck in order to avoid the bottom two.
[x] Wager Skirt
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[x] Discard 2, 3, 7, 10
[x] Wager skirt

- - -

This was probably the most unusual draw you've ever had, or anyone has probably ever had in the game thus far.

Nine of clubs, jack of hearts, nine of spades, and jack of clubs. You weren't sure off the top of your head what a three of a kind was combined with a pair, but there was no way this was going to be the low, or even second lowest hand this round unless something absolutely crazy was going on with everyone else's hands.

The gap youkai and Byakuen both had discarded all but one card as well. Despite everyone else having pretty much done the same, or discarded three, everyone else had managed to draw some rather impressive hands as well – Reina and Nitori had even draw three of a kinds. Yukari had failed to draw anything, leaving her as the lowest hand by far with just a king high, and Byakuren had drawn a pair of sevens, which meant little in the face of two pairs and threes of a kind.

“This really turned against us pretty quick...” sighed Yukari, running a hand through her long hair.

The buddhist let out a sigh of her own as she shook her head, carefully pulling her white dress over her head, revealing the plain white undergarments she wore beneath, “It is certainly becoming something interesting. I was hoping I would not get this far undressed but I guess it cannot be helped...”

The goddess grinned as she looked at Yukari expectantly, “Well, come on Yukari, pay up.”

Yukari's mouth twinged into a frown for a moment, before she casually unhooked her bra and cast it aside, “This isn't even turning out to be a close game at all. I was hoping for something a bit more exciting!”

“It's pretty close for anyone not named Kanako or Sanae.” countered Nitori, “I've been sitting here topless for like the past thirty minutes or something.”

“I have to admit, I really wasn't expecting to do this well. I only was taught this game from Reina a while ago...”

Reimu rolled her eyes as she watched Yukari deal out the cards, “Yeah, and you're cleaning house more or less.”

“I guess that beginner's luck is really a thing, isn't it?”

The gap youkai nodded in agreement, gently fanning herself with her cards, “No kidding. Well, whatever I guess we can still turn this around. I'll just be discarding one.”

“I somehow don't think you even care if you lose Yukari. You don't look concerned anyway...” said Nitori with a chuckle, laying down three cards.

“I don't think she's ashamed of anything Nitori. She's certainly not acting like she has anything to be embarrassed about...” remarked Reina, sneaking a few glances at topless youkai, laying down three as well.

“Please, Yukari embarrassed about anything? She's acting like she's at her own home by herself or something... she even wore fancy underwear tonight. I somehow suspect she expected to be showin' off.” joked the goddess, even as she laid down four cards.

The hakurei shrine maiden shrugged and put down three, “Yeah probably. Last time she even wore pasties she claimed, but I have no way to prove that given she didn't even get that undressed last time.”

“Pasties?” asked Sanae, cocking her head as she laid down four, “Actually, on second thought, I don't think I need to know. I think I've heard of those...”

Yukari grinned, “I could show you sometimes Sanae, just get some permission from old lady Kanako.”

“Sitting in your panties, about to lose, and even then you can joke... and trying to hit on my shrine maiden, no less.”

- - -

Yuuka's hand: 3 of clubs, king of diamonds, 3 of spades, king of spades, 10 of hearts
Clothing: Bra and skirt
- Discarded clothing: Vest, ascot, stockings, blouse

Hakurei Team status:
Reimu: Sarashi and panties
- Sleeves, hair accessories, top, skirt
Reina: Panties
- Blouse, jeans, socks, hair accessories, bra
Yukari: Panties
- Tabard, hat, dress, stockings, bra

Moriya Team status:
Sanae: Top, skirt, and stockings
- Sleeves
Kanako: Mirror, shirt, skirt, and accessories
Nitori: Panties
- Cap, key, shirt, skirt, bra
Byakuren: Bra and panties
- Hat, necklace, outer dress, inner dress

- - -

At this rate, I think it's going to be a landslide victory for Moriya, and probably Kanako and Sanae.
[x] Discard 10
[x] Wager skirt

Hmm, starting with two pair. Not bad.
Byakuren is now in underwear and no pic? Boo.

[x] Discard 10
[x] Wager skirt
[x] Discard 10
[x] Wager skirt

I wonder how Kanako's being so lucky as with Sanae one could say miracle hax.

That and Byakuren's plain undies only highlights the anything but plain woman wearing them.
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>>22657
Here you go.

I didn't do one because I couldn't actually find one I liked. Somehow black underwear on a Buddhist seems... weird to me. And there's not actually a lot of things tagged with underwear_only for her.
It's hard to think of banter without having it go into some sort of gutter.
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[x] Discard 10
[x] Wager skirt

- - -

Thinking back on it, this was probably one of your better – maybe best – starting hands. It wasn't any real surprise you couldn't improve it, but it still seemed like a very good bet you wouldn't be losing your skirt this round.

If you did, it would've been a pretty crazy round.

“I'm afraid I'll need an entirely new hand I think.” stated Byakuren with a slight sigh.

While this round was certainly strange – Kanako had somehow managed to draw four kings with her discard – the losers were easy to pick out. The Moriya shrine maiden and the Buddhist had only high hands, easily being defeated by the pairs and two pairs almost everyone else had managed to get.

For Sanae it didn't meant too much, she only had lost her top exposing the sarashi bound across her breasts as a result, for Byakuren however it had cost her bra. The gradient hair colored woman seemed to ponder over her defeat a moment before sighing lightly and removing the lost garment without much more hesitation.

“Well, this is certainly turning into an interesting game I think.”

Yukari's eyes seem to roam over the almost naked youkai as she passed the deck to her, “It certainly has! Although Kanako is entirely too dressed for this whole thing, it's a real shame.”

The goddess rolled her eyes, “Maybe you should've played better, I've got no problem with my situation. I just hope I can beat you all before my poor shrine maiden has to reveal too much more.” she teased with a grin.

“Now you're just sounding like some overprotective parent Kanako.” said Reimu flatly.

“I think it's only natural for a goddess to look after her own shrine maiden that way. I would think if your shrine's own deity was present, they would hope to have the game wrap up before exposing their maiden, even if it is amongst friends and women.” commented Byakuren with a shrug, “And ah, I'll be discarding four this round.”

“If I was the Hakurei god, I wouldn't mind getting to see Reimu like this all the time personally~! Oh, I'd also see about adding Reina as a shrine maiden, in a similar state maybe...” the blonde youkai grinned as she was, no doubt, imagining something bizarre fantasy, “Three for me, by the way.”

The kappa rolled her eyes at Yukari as she put down four, “She's got the mindset and personality of a perverted old man, as they say...”

“I'm not sure if I've ever seen an old man act like that before, but ah, I guess this is just kind of how Yukari is...” said Reina with a nervous chuckle, laying down three.

“I'm not sure if she's like a perverted old man, she's just a pervert in general. I don't know how Ran can put up with her sometimes, or Chen... heck, I don't know how you put up with her Reina, let alone Reimu over there. I'll be needin' four by the way.”

Reimu shrugged and put down three, “You just ignore her. It works pretty well. She can say some pretty stupid things or perverted things, but she never acts on them if you don't present an opening. Pretty easy to avoid that if you just pretend she doesn't exist.”

“That's so mean Reimu! I only do it out of love and kindness!”

The green-haired shrine maiden merely chuckled nervously as she put down five cards.

- - -

Yuuka's hand: 7 of hearts, ace of diamonds, 10 of hearts, 7 of clubs, 5 of clubs
Clothing: Bra and skirt
- Discarded clothing: Vest, ascot, stockings, blouse

Hakurei Team status:
Reimu: Sarashi and panties
- Sleeves, hair accessories, top, skirt
Reina: Panties
- Blouse, jeans, socks, hair accessories, bra
Yukari: Panties
- Tabard, hat, dress, stockings, bra

Moriya Team status:
Sanae: Sarashi, skirt, and stockings
- Sleeves and top
Kanako: Mirror, shirt, skirt, and accessories
Nitori: Panties
- Cap, key, shirt, skirt, bra
Byakuren: Panties
- Hat, necklace, outer dress, inner dress, bra

- - -

I'm pretty sure at this point, unless something radically changes, Kanako is going to win this.

Also sorry for how late this was. I got kind of wrapped up in playing games, as I am prone to do. If I do another 'of Cards' I'm also never doing this many players again. It could add more fun to it, I think, but I just can't seem to get the banter and 'natural feel' to the game going like Hakurei Shrine of Cards with this many people on it for some reason...
[x] Discard the 5 and 10
[x] Wager Bra
[x] Remark that way in the worse case Reina wouldn't be alone. That and compliment Reina's composure; it must not be easy for her.
[x] Take a discrete look at Reina while doing so.
[x] Discard the 5 and 10
[x] Wager Skirt

>>22662
Agreed about amount of players.
[x] Discard the 5 and 10
[x] Wager Skirt

I can go with this.
Update is delayed because of me feeling a bit bleh lately. I'm also really trying to think up another proper CYOA to do instead of RiG2 for a bit, as I keep hitting dead ends in that.

I have an idea for another CYOA in mind, but the details and specifics and my desire for SOME form of mechanics... It'll be about a Teahouse though.

Also a certain game had a certain partial patch come out today. But I felt I should give you all heads-up. I'll start updating, and finishing, this soon-ish.
[X] Discard the 5 and 10
[X] Wager Skirt
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[x] Discard the 5 and 10
[x] Wager Skirt

- - -

Jack of spades and the three of diamonds. Hardly an improvement over your original hand, but perhaps you could not expect miracles. A pair of sevens was at least decent, or that was your working theory – in all honesty, the odds are being heavily stacked against you and your own team.

By your count, your own team only had seven articles of clothing left amongst them, compared to twelve for the Moriya team. Unless your side could manage to completely win about three more games, even on one to one, you would lose.

Perhaps that was still a possibility. For the first time the entire game, the somewhat haughty Kanako had actually lost a hand: of course, it only cost her the mirror she wore, so it mattered little but it was nice to at least even the score a bit... and better yet, the kappa's incredible lucky streak had finally run out, she had lost.

The blue-haired kappa sighed as she ran a hand through her hair, “Well dang. I was really having quite the lucky streak there. I guess I just kind of sit out on the side now, huh?” she asked as she casually stood and cast her panties aside.

“We never really did discuss that part. But I think it will work... do you agree Kanako? So nice of you to lose your mirror.” responded Yukari, her voice mocking and teasing.

The goddess rolled her eyes, “Yeah, go ahead Nitori. You did good, just sit back and watch us win this anyway. Enjoy the sake.”

Now the odds were a bit better in way.. the score was seven to ten, however... Kanako still had a considerable advantage, and of your team you were the only one who could really afford to lose a hand. Reimu and Reina both were down to their last article, and Yukari could only take one loss before she too would be one hand from defeat.

Still, not that it particularly concerned you... you had no bets or reason to really care for winning. Reina was taking her considerable state of undress quite well, given the last time she was almost like this, the poor little flower had seemed on the verge of fainting.

The deck of cards traveled to you, and as you started to deal them out, you decide to chat a bit.

“You are doing remarkably well, little flower. When we last played, I would think by now you would have passed out from embarrassment.”

The brown-haired girl's face reddened a bit from her blush, “Ahaha... well, yeah probably... I guess I just figure there's not much to worry about. I don't have anything anyone else doesn't have here so...”

An understandable viewpoint. Although, she did not seem to consider that the last time. Reina's figure was quite pleasing, and maybe not one would expect given her relatively... normal lifestyle. The girl seemed to shut herself up inside her house, working a lot, but she still had shapely curves and well-kept body. This was the first time you had seen her naked breasts like this as well, they were also fairly large... you briefly wondered if her own bust was about equal with your own... possibly larger? It was tough to say based on sight...

… It occurred to you everyone was waiting for you to discard. That was right, you were the dealer. Thankfully, by their expressions, none had noticed you discreetly looking at Reina.

- - -

Yuuka's hand: 3 of clubs, queen of hearts, ace of hearts, 9 of spades, and 9 of hearts
Clothing: Bra and skirt
- Discarded clothing: Vest, ascot, stockings, blouse

Hakurei Team status:
Reimu: Sarashi and panties
- Sleeves, hair accessories, top, skirt
Reina: Panties
- Blouse, jeans, socks, hair accessories, bra
Yukari: Panties
- Tabard, hat, dress, stockings, bra

Moriya Team status:
Sanae: Sarashi, skirt, and stockings
- Sleeves and top
Kanako: Shirt, skirt, and accessories
- Mirror
Nitori: Naked
- Cap, key, shirt, skirt, bra, panties
Byakuren: Panties
- Hat, necklace, outer dress, inner dress, bra

- - -

Okay, let's finish this thing. It's not canon. Do not reference this in RiG2.
[X] Wager skirt.
[X] Discard 3 and Queen.

Pair with ace. Can't really discard those 3.
[X] Wager skirt.
[X] Discard 3 and Queen.

I concur.
[X] Wager skirt.
[X] Discard 3 and Queen.
[x] Disceetly size up the other girls.

I can imagine her being a bit curious.
[c] Wager skirt.
[c] Discard 3 and Queen.
[c] Discreetly size up the other girls.
[X] Wager skirt.
[X] Discard 3 and Queen.
[x] Disceetly size up the other girls.

Since there is no reason to bluff, we don't need any daring bets.
And clearly a bit of comparison is in order when playing strip poker.


And just a random though.. In a big game like this, if someone keeps winning all the time like Kanako has done, maybe there should be a "challenge rule"? Someone can wager a piece of clothing to challenge someone with all their clothes (or at least the most clothes) after everyone else has lots at least one piece of clothing each. They then compare hands and the loser removes a piece of clothing, beyond any other losses that round. Or maybe the leader has to remove two pieces if they lose the challenge, just so they can catch up to everyone else?
Obviously only one challenge per round is allowed, and for simplicity it would be announced when discarding.
After all, it's no fun if someone still has all their clothes after the game is over.
>>22768
That or Kanako giving up pieces to keep others from stripping more (too late for Nitori, not so for Byakuren and Sanae)
[X] Wager skirt.
[X] Discard 3 and Queen.
>>22768
I have been mulling this over actually. The first time I tried this, the game went a lot 'smoother' I guess since it seemed everyone kept losing. But at this point, Kanako has a pretty huge lead and I've been struggling with ways to deal with it.

After all, if she keeps it up, we're going to reach just a long string of boring one on one kind of things.

And I just picked WAY too many players this time.
>>22832
You can try looking at the ideas suggested
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