Posted on April 24th 2021.
The Gifts of Darkness - Chapter 13 - Page 23
Whenever I get to make the Italian version of this comic, Adrien's dialogue when he counts should be: "...ciottociannove veeeeenti VENTUNO!! ...ntiduentitre".
This is how the scoring at the end of each hand of scopa works: one point is for who has the most cards, one point is for who has the most cards of the coin suit, one point for who has the seven of coins, one point for who has the most quality cards (the primes, which have their own complicated sub-scoring system, which is why Val isn't bothering at this point), and one point for each scopa. Adrien is counting to twenty-one so gleefully because, in this case, that's the number of cards at which he surely has won the point for most cards (40 cards / 2 players, + 1 to break the tie).