I'll try not to overwhelm as I explain this. I'm simply looking for help on how to figure out the odds of different card hands using custom cards.

So, first off, the cards.

4 suits, no numbers. Each card has two halves, light and dark, each half is one of the suits.

The deck has 4 of each possible combination for a total of 64 regular cards (total of 70 planned cards, but these are special and not considered)

There's a little more to it than this but essentially players will play cards from their hand (likely 5 cards) a little like rummy to try and make scoring hands.

The wrinkle is that even though there's a light and dark side to each card, when you play a hand of cards it must be all light or all dark.

So, how do I calculate the odds of possible hands so I can score them appropriately?

Possible hands would be things like 3, 4 or 5 of a kind, 1 of each, suit. 3 of one suit and 3 of another etc.

A good specific example you could try to answer is, what are the odds of getting four of a kind vs 1 of each suit?

First of all, thanks for taking a crack at it!

For all intents and purposes, you are playing the cards as all light or all dark in trying to make a hand.. A same card could not (under normal circumstances) be used as part of two hands.

So, 0.003248116... how would that translate to a probability?

And, this is the result for a 4 of a kind.. What about 1,1,2,2? or 1,2,3,4? I assume the result won't quite be the same, no?