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Is the following a valid set for rummy when we're using three decks of cards? What about two decks?

6♠️ - 6♠️ - joker

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That set is acceptable only in Indian Rummy's three deck variant. (I'll call Indian Rummy by its name Paplu here for some better clarity.)

Two-deck Paplu and regular Rummy only has sets (same card value, different suites) and runs (same suit, sequential card values) and that move isn't legal in this format.

Three-deck Paplu allows the set type you describe, called a tanala:

When three decks are used it is customary also to allow an additional type of combination consisting of three identical cards - such as ♣️10-♣️10-♣️10. This is known as a tanala, and is treated as equivalent to a straight run.

Pagat's definition of Indian Rummy

The joker is a wild card that can stand in for any other card at all, which means it's legitimate for completing the tanala.

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