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Copyright 2013 Karen Wiesner

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Cover Art by: Karen Wiesner

ISBN ebook:978-1-922066-22-0 

Print: 978-1-922066-81-7 

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My gratitude to my husband, and Duane and Vicki Weldon. On May 18, 2012, we'd gotten together for a night of food, fun and game. During a random round of non-competitive draw poker, I came up with the idea of using discards to build a hand of poker. That night, together as a group, we established some basic rules and strategy for this game. At first I called it Discard Poker, then I thought it would work really well in this book, since Oscar and Yolie are playing a game to distract themselves in Chapter 8. This game requires inventive and sometimes unconventional strategy since what you end up with could simply be what fate (random chance) allows you. Destiny Poker was born and went through countless evolutions after that point until it became the game featured in this book. I couldn't have done any of this without these much more knowledgeable companions. Also thanks to Anne and Bob who gave feedback and/or even played the game with friends in the early stages.

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