05:29:13 PM Jun 3rd 2012
I hope it's okay to add folders to this thing. Please don't roll it back, it looks better this way.
02:41:09 AM Feb 15th 2011
"The player almost always stands to lose more than money. Historically, this has meant that if he loses, he will die, lose a body part, have his family members die, be forced into slavery, or suffer any number of other horrific consequences." Will someone add Mahabharata here? I mean, way before the big battle, the bad guys win a chess game and thereby get the "right" to denude main character's wife. (Same main character who later on listens to Krishna in the passage known as Bhagavadgita, I think: his name is Arjuna, but I might be wrong there). Gods do not let this happen, clothing miraculously reappears, but selling your wife into slavery for a chess game bet ... well, fits the trope.