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Re: [Icehouse] Single-Stash Zendo (HOT!)

  • From"James Hazelton" <jameshazelton@xxxxxxxxx>
  • DateWed, 20 Dec 2006 12:17:06 -0600
I notice one little problem with the name.  Zendo terminology is based on Japanese, not Chinese.  (In all fairness, the Japanese word Zendo is based on the Chinese word Zen-Dao.)   Mondo, katsu, satori--all Japanese.  So when you attach a Chinese word to the beginning, so you get a few possibilities.  What first came to mind is that Anzen means "safe."  In this case, Anzendo would mean "Safe Way."  I then looked up An by itself, three things came up.  You can pick between "bean jam," "hermitage, retreat," and "plan, suggestion, ponder, idea."  I vote Bean Jam Zendo!
On 12/20/06, Carlton Noles <carlton.noles@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
A stash and a TreeHouse set are not equivalent because of the color. Most single stash games can be played with a TreeHouse set But the reverse is not necessarily true since color may matter. Just my 2 cents.

On 12/20/06, David Artman <david@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I added this to the wiki.  Since you've actually played this, take a look and
> see if you can improve on the page. :)

1) You rock!
2) As you have probably seen in my most recent posting, I have revised it
slightly for clarity and to give it a more evocative name. Though now I wonder
if it might be better to leave it as "Single-Stash Zendo," to help draw attention
from folks seeing one-Treehouse games? Or is saying "single-stash" in the title
redundant, since the wiki both sorts by and allows search for games based on number
of stashes?
3) I am an idiot, and so I don't know how to edit a wiki--do I have an account?
Or, if I must make one, do I then automatically get to edit, or does it go through
a "moderator review" stage, or what?

Sorry to sem dumb, but this is my first rodeo. ;)
David Artman

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