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STELLAR POKER





INTRODUCTION
Poker variant
Requires a special deck called the Earth Sun Moon deck


EARTH SUN MOON PLAYING CARD DECK
This deck has 52 nonstandard cards
There are 4 suites. They are designated:

SUITE		SYMBOL
FULL		Black circle
NEW		White circle
WAXING	        Black Crescent
WANING	        White Crescent

Each suite contains 13 cards:

ORDER	        CARD		NOTES
1		Sun		
2		Mercury 	Inner Planet	
3		Venus		Inner Planet
4		Earth		Inner Planet
5		Moon		Inner Planet
6		Mars		Inner Planet
7		Asteroids		
8		Jupiter		Outer Planet
9		Saturn		Outer Planet
10		Uranus		Outer Planet
11		Neptune	        Outer Planet	
12		Pluto		Outer Planet
13		Comets		

TURN SEQUENCE	
1- Shuffle deck.
2- One player is chosen as the dealer. 
3- Players ante in.
4- Five cards are dealt to each player 
Cards are dealt face down unless house rules state otherwise.
Play starts with the player to the dealers left and proceeds clockwise
5- In turn each player may discard up to 4 cards and receive replacement cards.
6- Players may now, in turn, raise the ante.
Other players must match the raise or drop out.
7- Players reveal their hands. The highest combination wins the pot.

COMBINATIONS
In order from lowest to highest:

Pair
Two Pair
Two Pair of adjacent planets (Example: Jupiter & Asteroids)
Two Pair of Earth & Moon
Flush
Straight
Inner Planets Straight 
Outer Planets Straight
Three of a Kind
Full House
Four of a Kind
Four Moons & New or Full Earth
Inner Planets Straight Flush
Outer Planets Straight Flush

NOTES
Use Comets as the first choice for Wild Cards (Asteroids second)
The order of the Moon & the Earth are interchangeable when forming a straight
The order of the Neptune & Pluto are interchangeable when forming a straight
(Pluto's orbit is elliptical. It is sometimes closer to the Sun than Neptune is)
 







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