That's why partners is less 'risky'. The team can just choose the one who doesn't mind to perform the dare.
If someone doesn't like anal, and the hand winner wants it, well, then giving up clothes is more desirable. If their partner can do it, then they don't give up clothes, making the game 'easier'.
True, if only one of the partners has to perform it, then it'll occur less often. We'll see less stripping and more action.
A side effect of partners would be that the partners would have to decide among themselves who would perform the dare or strip. This might be considered interesting, but might also lead to problems.
I have a question, how do you determine the 'loser' of a hand? It would just be the person with the worst hand, right?
No. That would remove all point of betting. The winner of the hand is obvious, it's the player that receives the pot (doesn't have to be the highest hand, as the highest hand could have folded).
The 'loser' would be anyone ending up with negative chips. If you're short on chips, you can borrow some from the bank to afford your ante, bet, call or raise. If you win the pot, you can simply return what you borrowed.
Some rounds won't have "losers". Other rounds would have more than one "loser". If there's more than one "loser", the winner can order them all to do the same thing or order them different things. The winner could even order two "losers" to do something together, but if one "loser" bails out, then the winner is still allowed to pick something for the other "loser" to do.
That's fine, you are the GM, I'm cool with that, but an intense poker game would see me drop out, it's not my thing. I can get intense competitiveness at work 7 hours a day 5 days a week, in the evenings I want fun. I just thought I'd drop that in there to give an idea of how I'm approaching this, if you want different I'm fine with that and will leave you to it.
It puts quite a difference in how the game is handled. Some like it, some don't. I think the majority is currently aiming at a competitive game, so I think we'll have that as a game.
If there however are more people that think about it like you, then there's nothing stopping us from putting up a seperate game that's more casual. Could also be a student party or something. The dumb-blonde that's just waiting for the orgy at the end would fit in nicely in how you see it, but not so well in the competitive game.
I'm getting a vibe from you that you want the game you want, you seem to have some good clear and nicely organised ideas already about the shape it'll take, which is good because things like this need solid planning, I'm just not sure how having us all saying a half-dozen different things about what we want will help?
That's not true. I've got a very logical thought pattern, and I trust myself on that, so how the exact bidding and stuff works I'll just work out for myself instead of letting a ton of people turn that into a very clumsy discussion.
However, for the questions that I did ask, I am going to follow the majority, even if that disagrees with my own opinion. I thought the partnership was a nice twist, but most seem to be disapproving of it, so it's most likely not going to happen. I'm not seeing it as "It's my game, so it's going my way!"
Likewise, I put the competitive vs casual up for debate after it appeared that not everyone was assuming the contesting part. It still seems to be a winner, though.
Setting: Someone's home - I think when it gets to the orgy at the end a home is just a better place for lots of rude things to happen, I feel 'safer' in such an environment.
Partners: I rather would - yeah, that's a nice touch.
Game: Blackjack or Other - the simpler, less intense and less competitve the better. Heck, snap would do for me! I'll be focussing on the social interaction side anyway. I'm reasonably confident at Blackjack, clueless at Poker.
Dealer: Don't mind, whichever is the easiest from a technical game management POV. I would not want to be dealer though.
I'm tending to think my character might be one of those dumb moll types who's gorgeous but thick and hangs on some loaded dude's arm chewing gum and getting sloshed - so he'll be the brains and I'll be the bust. ^_^ Hm, yeah, actually I've never played a dumb-blonde. I think I'll go for that, should be quite liberating not having to think :)
I will play a dumb blonde hanging on my dude's arm, so I've decided I *will* play in this, no matter what card game it is, and he can do all the clever card-work and I'll just be used to soak up some of the nastier dares... yeah, that works well for me. Dares + me = fun!
So who wants a dopey huge breasted willing blonde as their partner?
I think that if partners would be picked, that that idea could work very well. I'd sure be interested in a partner like that