Handshakes 19: The Wonderlanders

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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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    This was my collection of medallions, until very recently… I noticed my keychain felt lighter than usual, and sure enough the fob that I kept them all on was gone. No luck finding it so far. I’m looking in your store and not seeing most of these, is there any way to replace them? Maybe even a secondary market, if you know of one?

    Oh no, that stinks, I’m sorry! I hope you can find them back!

    Unfortunately the all-copper medallions are out of print and I probably won’t remake them like that anymore. If they do get remade they’ll have color on them, like the others. Same story with the nixie medallion. I need to do inventory on the white stags to see if I have any left, but I will probably be reordering those because they are popular. And bugbears are always in stock at my store! Send me a message on Patreon and I can sell you a bandersnatch medallion for cheap, even though those aren’t in the store.

    05/26/15

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