Handshakes 19: The Wonderlanders


It seems like you took a normal conversation and just replaced parts of it with strange made up words.

Na, What they’re seems legit :D. I heard Kory’s making an actual version of Baragrove, which should be fun to play :).

Whether made up or not I think is sort of debatable, since these are all words from Lewis Carrol and the “Wonderland” tales he wrote. Are the words made up? Yes. By the author of Skindeep? No!

For more on this, check the words to “Jabberwocky” from “Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There” 1872

Dude, I totally want to play. They say the guy who wrote wonderland was high when he did it, but I think that just bought something we on this mindset wouldn’t be able to begin coming up with.

Mate, Wonderland was a parody of new types of mathematics that were being introduced at the time of writing.
I find the best way to check to see if any author was high at the time of writing is to check to see if all it says is “Dude! Dude, dude, dude, dude…. Dude! Yea, We need more cheetos dude.”

Clearly, Eleanor and Rupert are just playing Mornington Crescent and didn’t have an Underground map handy.

In the second to last panel, in Rupert’s hand. The third card from the left is the Cheshire Cat, Am I right?

I imagined this game to be kind of like poker but with wonderland based cards, but the uno-like version sounds like a good idea :D

Strategy for the real game, at least the basics: keep one or maybe two BIG cards in your hand, like the thricewise duchess or the snickersnack white knight, and then a selection of smaller cards that won’t compete with your ringer if the round ends with them in your hand. Expend the small cards in order to avoid having to draw.

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