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  • The Con
  • The Con
  • The con
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  • The con (also referred to as the art of the con) is the name given to the methods, skills etc that the team in Hustle, as well as other grifters use within the series to con the mark out of there money. Rules of the con: 1. * You Can't Con An Honest Man 2. * . Feed The Greed 3. * . Always Give The Mark An Out 4. * . Never Give A Sucker An Even Break 5. * . It's All In The Detail 6. * . Don't Have Anything In Your Life You Can't Walk Away From In A Second 7. * . Always Look Out For Number One 8. * . It's Not Just About The Money
  • The Con plot reveals the anatomy of a confidence scheme, usually from the criminal perspective. Less action-oriented than The Caper; while having some action, the main focus is on how The Mark becomes the victim of his own desires. May contain an A-Team Montage or Avengers Assemble sequence. Commonly uses a Big Store setting at some point. See The Tale and Short Con for descriptions of particular schemes, which may be a Plot Tailored to the Party. Components:
  • The Con plot reveals the anatomy of a confidence scheme, usually from the criminal perspective. Less action-oriented than The Caper; while having some action, the main focus is on how The Mark becomes the victim of his own desires. May contain an A-Team Montage or Avengers Assemble sequence. Commonly uses a Big Store setting at some point. See The Tale and Short Con for descriptions of particular schemes, which may be a Plot Tailored to The Party. Components:
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  • The Con plot reveals the anatomy of a confidence scheme, usually from the criminal perspective. Less action-oriented than The Caper; while having some action, the main focus is on how The Mark becomes the victim of his own desires. May contain an A-Team Montage or Avengers Assemble sequence. Commonly uses a Big Store setting at some point. See The Tale and Short Con for descriptions of particular schemes, which may be a Plot Tailored to the Party. The book The Big Con, by David Maurer, is recommended to the casual reader. An anthropological study of the Con Man circa 1935-1940, it served as partial inspiration for the original Mission Impossible TV series. See also Trope Workshop:Impossible Mission, The Infiltration, One Born Every Minute. While usually a standard of The Caper, occasionally there will be a Caper Crew running or utilizing The Con. Components: * Big Store * Con Man * The Con Within a Con * The Mark * Monster Protection Racket * Short Con * Beat Bag * Bibles From the Dead * Hustling the Mark * Pig in a Poke * Quick Change * The Tale * 419 Scam * Delayed Wire * Flopsy * Good for Bad * Kansas City Shuffle * Landmark Sale * Ponzi * Rainmaking * Spanish Prisoner * Violin Scam Examples of The Con include:
  • The con (also referred to as the art of the con) is the name given to the methods, skills etc that the team in Hustle, as well as other grifters use within the series to con the mark out of there money. Rules of the con: 1. * You Can't Con An Honest Man 2. * . Feed The Greed 3. * . Always Give The Mark An Out 4. * . Never Give A Sucker An Even Break 5. * . It's All In The Detail 6. * . Don't Have Anything In Your Life You Can't Walk Away From In A Second 7. * . Always Look Out For Number One 8. * . It's Not Just About The Money
  • The Con plot reveals the anatomy of a confidence scheme, usually from the criminal perspective. Less action-oriented than The Caper; while having some action, the main focus is on how The Mark becomes the victim of his own desires. May contain an A-Team Montage or Avengers Assemble sequence. Commonly uses a Big Store setting at some point. See The Tale and Short Con for descriptions of particular schemes, which may be a Plot Tailored to The Party. The book The Big Con, by David Maurer, is recommended to the casual reader. An anthropological study of the Con Man circa 1935-1940, it served as partial inspiration for the original Mission Impossible TV series. See also Impossible Mission, The Infiltration, One Born Every Minute. While usually a standard of The Caper, occasionally there will be a Caper Crew running or utilizing The Con. Components: * Big Store * Con Man * The Con Within a Con * The Mark * Monster Protection Racket * Short Con * Beat Bag * Bibles From the Dead * Hustling the Mark * Pig in A Poke * Quick Change * The Tale * 419 Scam * Delayed Wire * Flopsy * Good for Bad * Kansas City Shuffle * Landmark Sale * Ponzi * Rainmaking * Spanish Prisoner * Violin Scam