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Re: [Icehouse] Branches, Twigs, and Thorns

  • FromAaron Dalton <aaron@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • DateTue, 06 Sep 2005 16:12:47 -0600
Andrew Plotkin wrote:
On Sun, 4 Sep 2005, Aaron Dalton wrote:

Andrew Plotkin wrote:

No, it doesn't work. All the strategy comes from the fact that the board fills up, and you need to give yourself enough room to grow your last few pieces. If one player withdraws and stops playing, then it's almost certain that nobody else will lose points for the rest of the game -- there will be too much room. So the game is effectively over anyway.

Cheers!  2-player only it will be then.

The system doesn't have a notion of "this game has been abandoned in mid-game"?


After thinking about it, I will make it such that if one person resigns from a 4-player game, then the game ends unscored (abandoned). This will be the first such game, but it would be a shame to not include the 4-player version. 4-player games wouldn't be ELO rated anyway so... It's 2nd on my dev queue.


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