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RE: [Icehouse] Fifth Pyramid Color?

  • From"Elliott C. Evans" <eeyore@xxxxxxxx>
  • DateFri, 10 Mar 2006 10:08:29 -0800 (PST)
Christopher H. wrote:
> The Spock rule allows only objectively observable attributes of a koan to be
> relevant.  Spock can't passively observe an obscured pyramid, so they don't
> exist.

Sorry to throw the rulebook at you, but it's only logical that Spock
would ask the master a question.

> Asking About Koans
> Players may always ask the Master clarifying questions about the
> physical features of existing koans, such as "Master, is that
> small green piece pointing at the medium red piece?" or "Master,
> which pieces are touching that yellow piece?" These questions
> are free and may be asked at any time. The Master must always
> answer them, even if they have no bearing on the actual rule.
> Students may even ask about a koan before they are done building
> it, such as "Master, is this new koan just like this old one,
> except that the red piece is now blue?" In all matters of
> uncertainty, the Master's judgments are final.

Master, does a piece exist under this black 3-pointer?

> If a pyramid falls in the forest, and it gets covered up by a
> black one, does it exist?  :)

Answer: It does if the master says it does. =^>

Elliott C. "Eeyore" Evans

PS: The Kirk rule demands the game always be played on a clear table.