Yeah, I had some trouble understanding the rules too.
I managed to figure out that tipping unstacks a tower, but not where
the pieces go if there is a piece in the way. For example, say you
have a stack SL next to M. If you tip SL towards M, do you get S L M,
S M L, or what?
When swapping pieces, does "swapped pieces are re-oriented" mean that
they have to be changed to the orientation of the piece they were
swapped with? Or re-oriented any way you want?
On Jan 20, 2006, at 3:08 PM, Andrew Plotkin wrote:
You asked how the rules worked out. Answer: we're having some
trouble understanding them.
It took me several re-reads to decide that only vertical pieces
could stack, not horizontal ones. (That is: I thought a Tip on a
stack would result in a horizontal stack. Now I believe it results
in separate horizontal pieces.)
I'm still not sure what the targetting rules on Dig and Hop are.
Can you use those moves to place a piece between two existing
pieces? Or does the piece have to wind up under/above another piece?
I believe that a move which changes nothing is no move, and
therefore gives you the opportunity to change the House. Is that
Footnote: we may whip out a quick Volity implementation of this...
"And Aholibamah bare Jeush, and Jaalam, and Korah: these were the
It's a nice distinction to tell American soldiers (and Iraqis) to
Iraq for the sake of democracy (ignoring the question of whether it's
*working*) and then whine that "The Constitution is not a suicide
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