There’s no game of Knife-and-Candle going on now … not, ahem, that there ever was … but it is really not going on now. Which is why I was very tickled to flip this card with a new alt: "The rakes and ruffians who play Knife-and-Candle are out in force tonight. Some have been drinking, and at least one thinks that you are his mark."
Oh? Does this signify the "return" of the infamous nonexistent activity?
Sadly, I expect not. Most likely, these hacks are playing at something they like to think of as K and C, but is actually a trifling game of their own creation. Certainly they could not cut it (so to speak) in the real Knife-and-Candle … if there were such a thing.
Alas I have been pulling up this card for a while now, I remember having similar sentiments when I first saw it, which was some time ago now. It’s a good thing no such thing as Knife and Candle exists, otherwise I would feel a deep sadness at its continued hiatus.
Indeed, I remember pulling this card back when I first joined, and I have yet to see any other mention of this game being played. A shame, really!