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Re: [Icehouse] Treehouse

  • FromBrian Campbell <lambda@xxxxxxx>
  • DateFri, 20 Jan 2006 16:48:38 -0500
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 right?

Footnote: we may whip out a quick Volity implementation of this...


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