Ryan Hackel wrote:

`Why two decktets? Good question. I didn't think the deck was big enough
``by itself. The basic decktet is 36 cards, with five more special cards
``in the extended version. Consider that nine cards start out on the
``board. Then put three cards in each player's hand. Even for a two player
``game, the setup alone uses 15 of the 36 cards, nearly half. With five
``players, the initial draw pile would only contain two cards! The
``decision to restrict the maximum player number or require a second
``decktet was an easy one. After all, Zarcana and Gnostica play better
``with more players, right?
`

`I think the decktet is an interesting idea. Being a math geek my first
``reaction was to think about the "card space". There are three of each
``numbered cards each representing two suits. A bit of quick math reveals
``that there are 15 distinct ways to pair up the suits in this manner. In
``the decktet as specified only 8 of those 15 are included, thus making
``some pairings more common/rare than others... Increasing the number of
``ranks to 15 (thus 2-16) results in a 57 card deck (3*15+6*2), but it
``makes the Aces and Crowns much more rare (21% of the deck instead of
``1/3rd of the deck)...
`
...how would this work for dectana instead of using 2 decktet decks?
-Dale