Basic Instructions Benefit Latter Equities
by Jovon White
(An Informal Guide for Players)
Copy III, Revision 6 (or 9…)
Penned in Code by: Zero One
- Before a game of odds can be fair, for any player, it’s important that all players, present and gambling, review the particular rules of the chosen game. Contextually understanding the rules will help guarantee an even playing field for all. Any player who does not familiarize themselves with explicit rules (or regulations), as they are instructed by the agreed upon game, or any player who loses sort with objects of nuance, may find themselves at a competitive disadvantage.
- To ensure an amicable and transparent spirit of competition, it is important that all players, present and gambling, should be given the chance to visually identify every card in a set to be shuffled, both sides of any coin to be flipped, and a count and number association for all sides of the die to be rolled. This way if a 6 turns out be 9, the coin flips the bird, or a zero is rolled on a six-sided die, a player might recognize the error. If you are a savvy player, you will know when there’s been foul play at the dealer’s end of the table.
- Every player should be presented with a clear concept of the risk/reward value in every move they make, as well as how their bets are individually represented and counted.
- You may look forward. But you may look back…When you look back you might realize that yesterday was tomorrow, and today has already happened. Or maybe it didn’t…Either way, where you gonna go?
- Know your move, before you move.
- A player completely in tune with the flow of the game may find themselves distracted by elevated moods or feelings of euphoria. The thrill of pointless competition may resemble the smooth sounds of jazz synths taking you away in an excited, gambling bliss. Let the scent of raw, anxious desire fill your mind, body, and soul with the thrill of addiction. Enjoy the limitations of the imaginations of the game makers, confidently chase the win, knowing the paper’s been pooled in the collection pot, and no matter where you turn…
- You’re already here.
- Chips stacked up against each other will be easy to collapse. Most players are throwing their money away, while a few are acting as receptacles for the waste…
- The house always wins.
A Note for Disadvantaged Players:
- Some players are too eager to begin. They may rush with their senses and infer their own biases of fairness using ambiguous misinterpretations of the rules and loopholes through any ambiguity in the rules themselves.
- If a player should find this to be the case of another player in the game: play on, and utilize a heightened sense of awareness. Remember to remain calm and to continue exercising your right to information, while also paying keen attention to your place as it relates to the order of the game’s progress.
- Rules may fall victim to apathy in certain games where eager players begin the game before all have amenably received their opportunity for due assessment of all game pieces, as well as all the justifications for rules (or restrictions). In these extreme “endgame” circumstances the “good nature” of competition has been skewed by the baseline assumption of an equal playing field that doesn’t actually exist!
- Player, proceed with caution!
- Any discrepancy existing before beginning official game play will have made leveraged advantage for some and not others. If a player should find themselves disadvantaged at any point during the course of the game, it is important that they try to mind their own business by challenging the vantage point of unfairly elevated competitors.
- A player should always be recalculating, readjusting, while continuously considering the most crucial fact of any competitive reality:
The truth’s a lie, it’s all the same
Let’s roll the die,
see how it plays…
Whose endgame is this?