One card game within my solitaire suite uses two decks. Its tableau occupies 4 rows; by default the first row reads A through K. After drawing several cards the tableau might appear as:
A 
2 
3 
4 
5 
6 
7 
8 
9 
10 
J 
Q 
K 
_ 
_ 
6 
_ 
_ 
_ 
_ 
_ 
_ 
7 
_ 
_ 
K 
_ 
_ 
_ 
_ 
_ 
_ 
_ 
_ 
_ 
A 
_ 
_ 
_ 
_ 
_ 
_ 
_ 
_ 
_ 
_ 
_ 
_ 
_ 
_ 
_ 
_ 
1. With disregard to actual play, define just one rule
^{*} which would allow me to fill the tableau if the odds are in my favour.
2. Provide the content of the fourth row when the tableau is full.
^{*}The rule may be conditional.
(In reply to
Consistency by brianjn)
If consistency is required, ie 10 is always followed by 7, then I think my method would work with a small change.
Make the row mulitpliers 1, 2, 4, 8 instead of 1, 2, 4, 7.
This would be equivalent to doubling each entry in the row above (mod 13).
If you can't use the mod function, and since the largest number you are doubling is 12 or 13 (depending on whether King is 0 or 13), then you could just subtract 13 whenever the doubled number is over 13. This works whether K=0 or K=13

Posted by Larry
on 20121008 14:37:19 