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Re: [Icehouse] Four-house Zendo

  • FromDenis Moskowitz <dmm@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • DateThu, 15 Jun 2006 17:24:40 -0400 (EDT)
> My $.02, nothing is verboten (German for 'forbidden') if all your players
> agree... I would think that something as complex as "Contains at least one
> vertical piece in your favorite color" is OK if everyone is OK with 
> player-specific metarules, and the favorite colors of all players are
> well-known.  
> Of course, that tends to lead to a longer game, since each koan would now
> have to be considered in the context of the guesser, and not simply on 
> its own.  Zendo geeks only.

Koans are supposed to be entirely self-contained - having a rule that is
player-specific is explicitly against the rules of Zendo.

As for the original question, "Contains a pyramid from the rainbow set" is
equivalent to "contains a pyramid of one of these 5 colors: ..." and is
thus legal.
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