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Re: [Icehouse] Re: End of Tournament Games

  • FromMarc Hartstein <marc.hartstein@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • DateThu, 06 Jul 2006 12:00:37 -0400
On Thu, Jul 06, 2006 at 11:45:04AM -0400, Eric Wald wrote:
> Marc Hartstein wrote:
> >One alternative I thought of after the tournament was to have a
> >tiebreaker rule instead.  I see two possibilities:
> >
> >1. Having an empty quadrant breaks ties.  [...]
> >
> >2. Having at least one piece left breaks ties.  [...]
> >
> 3. The person with the empty quadrant chooses a winner among those tied.

I hate kingmaking.  Making it explicitly part of the rules turns me off.

> >There could be a problem, though, where players are simply unwilling to
> >move the game toward an end if they're not in a winning position.
> This is slightly alleviated by the above rule, but perhaps not much.

See above.  Getting the kingmaker power wouldn't encourage me to end the

Which isn't to say it's not a good idea, just that I don't like it.

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